Tuesday, April 20, 2010

2010 Water Fast - Day 13 - Ending the Fast

April 20, 2010
Yesterday I was really hungry. I decided eventually it was real hunger.
And since I was low-weight before starting to fast, and since I don't have a supervising doctor, I decided to end my fast.

The approved manner of ending a fast according to the masters who have conducted thousands of fasts (Herbert M. Shelton, Arnold De Vries, Paul Goldberg, the American Natural Hygiene Society, the International Hygiene Society, et al), is on the fresh juice of fruits or vegetables. Shelton supervised over 25,000 fasts. Goldberg has supervised over 5,000.

Here's the formula:

The care that must be exercised in breaking a fast is in proportion to the length of the fast and to the general condition of the fasting individual. The approved plan is to break the fast on liquid food, using for this purpose fruit juice, or tomato juice, or watermelon juice, or vegetable broths. Fruit juice--usually orange juice--is used most often.

Orange juice, grapefruit juice, or fresh tomato juice are excellent with which to break a fast. Watermelon juice or the juice of the fresh pineapple or of fresh grapes may also be used. A half a glass may be given at the start. After an hour, another half glass may be given. Juice may be given every hour the first day. The second day a whole glass of juice every two hours may be employed. On the third and fourth days give the whole orange or grapefruit and on the fifth day other foods may be added. Large meals should not be attempted in less than a week. These instructions are for the long fast. A short fast requires less care in breaking and is usually followed for several days by an eliminating diet.

Devries (post-Shelton researcher) says:

...generally most satisfactory results are the uncooked juices of fruits and vegetables.

Days of Fast : Days of Juice Diet
1-3 : 1
4-8 : 2
9-15 : 3
16-24 : 4
25-35 : 5
over 35 : 6

the above chart "generally" of course.

So last night I squeezed some grapefruit juice and sipped it through the night. I also took another salt flush enema in the Master Cleanse style (2 teaspoons (10 ml) of salt in 1 liter of warm water after good hydration; 2011-06-02: note that Shelton says anything besides water and rest is not helpful; salt flush is probably part of the "not helpful") and had a bowel movement this morning. Today I am continuing to sip grapefruit juice, and according to De Vries, I will continue that today, with possibly some variety of fruit and vegetable juice. Tomorrow I will have a cup every two hours, and the next day I will eat grapefruit.

I feel fine.

(Next day)

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