Raw Food – Day 12: to fast or not to fast?

Raw Food – Day 12: To fast or not to fast?

So at the moment I am struggling with the next move.  I have a niggling fear at the back of my mind that things are getting worse fast enough to warrant extreme action.  That means maybe fasting again.  When I try and meditate on what I think is working best I keep coming back to juice fasting.  But it is hard to justify going back on a third juice fast simply based on my intuition, especially when I have so many identifiable issues around food to cloud my judgement.

So a compromise.  I have started monitoring the tumor sizes on my leg.  I will keep doing so until Tuesday which is meant to be the last day of my raw food trial.  Instead of introducing cooked food I will keep going on the raw food until I can see a pattern with either growth or no growth of the tumor masses.  If there is growth I will drop down into a juice fast and see if that changes anything.  If there is no growth I will continue as is.

Totals for the day:

Calories: 2798 kcal

Calories from fat:56%

fat: 189g

sugar: 142g

Protein: 79g

Fiber: 57g

Stats for the day:

Morning weight: 65.5kg

Morning pH: Urine 6.7

Evening temperature: 35.3

Evening pulse: 70

Evening pH: Urine 6.5

General Thoughts:

Wow.  An interesting day.  It was my sisters birthday so we had a bit of a dinner after she got back from a diving trip.  They all had Burmese takeaway and I was feeling a bit down due to my leg pain and the monotony of this whole process (blog on plans to jazz things up coming soon).  When dessert came out I snapped a little.  Not much but I just kept on snacking on almonds.  This is where a good proportion of the extra calories for today came from.  Around 100g of almonds is over 600 calories.  As far as falling off the wagon goes this is probably the best I could hope for but it must be noted that I am still finding myself drawn to food when I feel down, which is not good.  I can’t seem to find a working alternative although I am developing a few plans.  I am also having more trouble coping with other people eating in front of me.  In the past this has never been much of a problem.  The longer I go without progress however the harder it is to justify continuing on this strict lifestyle and so the harder it becomes to watch other people eat food that I would love to eat.  Amelia was very nice and noticed my distress and tried to comfort me on the way home by saying how rubbish she felt after the meal.  It is good to see her digestive system letting her know what it can and can’t handle, although I know better than most people that this is not always enough 😛

pH might have been affected by the almonds, I’m not sure.  Whatever made the pH go down to 6.5 in the evening is not good. It is possible its the cottage cheese.  It is also possible that it was my mood.

Mental condition:

Not good I have to admit.  Started the day off alright then got worse throughout the day.  Then sleeping my leg pain came back again and I had to resort to pain killers which I do not like doing.  The pain killers also didn’t work all that well which is pretty discouraging.  All in all a day I could quite happily have slept through.

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6 Responses to Raw Food – Day 12: to fast or not to fast?

  1. Cristina says:

    Hmm, food as comfort, that’s a tough one. I reckon it starts at birth when warm sweet milk is pretty much your number one agenda. But for babies that perfect comfort equals perfect nutrition too. It’s so much more complicated for us. I’m always going to be a sucker for a hot cup of tea!
    I think you’re doing amazing work figuring out what is the right nutrition for your body. I want to say follow your intuition! But then I can see why you want to complete the fortnight to get more data.

    • jeromepink says:

      You could very well be right. Just off the top of my head it is also possible that we start having issues with food the same time. e.g. one time when you are hungry your mother is not around, or is busy and so a very small part of you starts thinking of food as something that is with held or something. Not a very well thought out theory but an interesting thought.
      A warm cup of tea is amazing, there is something very comforting about the warmth. These days I am sticking to herbal (mainly black adder) but the effect is very similar. I suspect I will go with my intuition, but I do need a couple more days to get a good base line.
      Looking forward to seeing you guys soon.
      Love
      J

  2. Ro says:

    Hey Jerome,

    Yeah I can relate to so much that you’re dealing with. I’m struggling a bit right now also. I’ve got a lot of chest pain and breathing difficulty, I don’t know what it’s from. I’m worried it could be from my tumours. I’m not sure. My next scan is in 2 weeks so I’ll get more information then.

    Also my digestion slows down and I get gassy too with the CC/FO however personally I think the benefit more than offsets that, this is my own feeling anyway. Also, now I make the mixture and just have a few spoonfuls throughout the day, I think this is better for my digestion and it actually enhances the absorption and effect I feel.

    Whether you do a fast or not, I think it’ll be useful to use some herbal formulas to really accentuate the detoxing. Eg Colon cleanse, kidney cleanse, liver cleanse. As I’ve said I like the ones from Jon Barron.

    Anyway keep it up, I agree the monotony is a real struggle.
    Ro

    • jeromepink says:

      Hey Ro,
      Sorry about the chest pain. I know how shit it can feel to think that something might be wrong and not be able to know for sure. Hopefully it is something good like your body acting on the tumors causing inflammation, or just some old problems that you are more aware of now. I also know there is probably not much I can say to make it better, but good luck with it all. I must admit to still not being sold on the CC/FO. It is clear it works for some people, but as with all things not everybody will get a benefit. In the end I suspect the foundation might have to be something else and the FOCC mixture be a boost. I guessmy prejudice against animal protein is coming through. What do you think about using sprouted oats and flax seed oil? Oats have a very high amount of the sulfurous proteins.
      J

      • Ro says:

        That’s a good idea, I don’t know enough about it to know if that would be a good option, I think it’d be good to run an idea like that through the flaxseed oil group, they’ll probably have some ideas.

        One thing I’m doing now that seems to be having a positive effect is taking high amounts of flaxseed oil with a blood electrification device. I’m aiming to eliminate an underlying virus that is likely to be the cause of my condition. The device creates blood electroporation, it allows the flaxseed oil to get into each cell more easily and use its anti-virus properties, so far it seems to be achieving this, I’ve been working with a kinesiologist in following this approach.

        Ro

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