Stage 3 (Day 8 to Day 15)

On the latter part of an extended fast, you can experience enhanced energy, clear-mindedness and feel better than you have felt since childhood. (yes yes yes!  I am experiencing all this!) On the downside, old injuries may become irritated and painful. This is a result of the body’s increased ability to heal during fasting. If you had broken your arm 10 years before, there is scar tissue around the break. At the time of the break, the body’s ability to heal was directly related to lifestyle. If you lived on a junk-food diet, the body’s natural healing ability was compromised.

During fasting, the body’s healing process is at optimum efficiency. As the body scours for dead or damaged tissue, the lymphocytes enter the older, damaged tissue secreting substances to dissolve the damaged cells.(during my menstrual cycle, I feel like I am having birth pains again) These substances irritate the nerves in the surrounding region and cause a reoccurrence of aches from previously injured areas that may have disappeared years earlier. The pain is good as the body is completing the healing process. The muscles may become tight and sore due to toxin irritation. (yes) The legs can be the worst affected, as toxins accumulate in the legs. Cankers are common (one or two, gone now) in this stage due to the excessive bacteria in the mouth. Daily gargling with salt and water will prevent or heal cankers.

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I went all day feeling like a truck hit me!  A very big, big truck!  I expected it, everything I read told me I would have days like this.  Terrible terrible headache, I refused to take anything.  I was very tired and lethargic.  I went to bed early and woke up like nothing happened.  This morning I am fine.  That is so crazy!

This is a great recipe that really gets around, and it’s so easy to prepare.  This recipe was designed as a cleansing tea to stimulate processing of excess fats in the body, rev up circulation, and provide essential antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals…

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/zesty-lemon-detox-tea.html#ixzz1mBWmTXSC

INGREDIENTS: Enough freshly-boiled water to fill your teacup or mug; 1 tablespoon real maple syrup; Freshly-squeezed juice of half a lemon; Cayenne pepper to taste Simply stir ingredients together in your mug or cup. Be careful with the cayenne: A little goes a long way.


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