Fasting Progress Report Rose
Intended Length of Fast: 30-40 days
First Name: Rose
Site User Name: HealthyHappyRose
City, State and Country: Near Atlanta, Georgia
Weight: 215 (I have gained 40 of these pounds the last two years)
Proposed Fasting Method: I believe some kind of water fast might be in order… or a water/juice combo. I feel I should fast at least 30-40 days…??? Suggestions….?
Past Fasting Experience: I have undertook at least several juice fasts: 5 days, 7 days, 17 days (several days of this was a water fast). The last juice fast I did was a little over three years ago because of my female system causing me problems-irregular cycles, spotting between cycles, high-grade pre cancerous lesions on my cervix, new diagnosis of cyst on cervix and new diagnosis of HPV (though I had been exposed years ago by my first husband). After this fast and intravaginal herbal suppositiories/food grade peroxide douches/ apple cider douches, my periods were normal for at least four months and I was rechecked and found to be HPV negative and the high-grade pre cancerous lesions were repairing per pap smear. Yet because I went back to poor eating habits after this initial victory, my periods slowly became more and more irregular once again.
Present Diet: I am a wannabe raw foodist. I have under took a raw food diet for one month a year ago and two months of this year. A raw food diet makes sense to me to promote a healthy body and to prevent the myriad of degenerative food related disease caused by a SAD diet (Standard American Diet). After all wasn’t this a raw diet given to us in the beginning by the Creator of the Universe?
That all being said, I eat well, one week (lotsa fruits, veggies, nuts) and the next I blow it…Typical SAD diet. I have problems with balance. This is one of the reasons, I feel I need to a prolonged fast, to help break certain food addictions (and alcohol addictions). I feel I have been addicted to alcohol the last couple of years (I had a girlfriend who is an alcoholic and I started going out with her once a week for drinks after work… to the one margarita at the beginning of our friendship…. to several crown and cokes a night at least four times a week) I have not had a drink for several weeks now because of some current health issues, knowing alcohol exacerbates them.
Relevant Medical History: I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), fibroid tumors, cyst on cervix (felt to be caused from history of HPV infection), years of irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, overweight.
Present Medical Problems: Periods lasting three weeks at a time, painful ovaries, increased mood swings-(easily angered& irritable) during my cycles, fatigue, depression, overweight. I also believe I had my first outbreak of a genital wart (eeewww) last month, which I treated with black salve & apple cider vinegar. It is presently gone. I also had a reappearance of a wart on my finger which had been gone for over 20 years. I treated this with food grade peroxide and it is presently gone. I feel my body is horribly rundown for me to not be able to keep these viruses in check. I feel I need to do something drastic to let my body heal and let the great Physician do His work in me, hence I feel I need to fast.
State of Mind: Somewhat down & depressed, Irritable, However Optimistic if I complete a fast, healing will follow….
Limitations: I have none right now. I am not working right now. I will be able to rest, relax and heal at home.