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Life Without Food: A Post Mortem

Life Without Food: A Post Mortem

Since coming off a 20-day, water-only fast on Easter Eve, where my body weight plummeted to 160 lbs, my energy, strength, and outlook continues to grow brighter.

However, eating once again was not to be rushed into. The bathroom scale indicated 160 lbs only a few days ago (Sunday). My first “food” intake after almost three-weeks was cold-pressed apple juice. I also drank a tasty unpasteurized orange juice that is available at Trader Joe’s.

 

It is amazing to see how completely ignorant our society has become with respect to the subject of pasteurization, and how medical “experts” and government agencies cultivate it. Performing a search on the phrase “unpasteurized orange juice” yielded several search results that discussed “inadvertently” drinking unpasteurized orange juice and then automatically wondering whether that single act would make the writer sick.

The City of Houston publishes a xenophobic document extolling the dangers of any number of bugs that might be present in an unpasteurized juice, which is why any establishment intending to offer such substances to the public must display the following label:

“THIS PRODUCT HAS NOT BEEN PASTEURIZED AND THEREFORE MAY CONTAIN HARMFUL BACTERIA THAT CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS IN CHILDREN, THE ELDERLY AND PERSONS WITH WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEMS.”

They do not say that the absence of a normal bacteria, enzymes, proteins or amino acids, which are obliterated when pasteurization is performed, will eventually cause serious illness in children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems. (See this link for what is missed when orange juice is cooked through pasteurization.)

They do not say that the lack of microbial diversity (or presence), as is caused when pasteurization is performed, weakens one’s immune system.

Pasteurization leaves the recipient’s immune system unequipped to actually process the substances, both natural and unnatural, that have been deposited.

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A couple days later I had a fruit smoothie made with an 1100-watt Ninja Professional Blender.

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I have snacked on dried seaweed.

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Seaweed strips; better than potato chips. 🙂

And a tasty, vegetable broth-based miso soup.

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Miso (sans tofu) soup is yummy.

Initially I noticed, and missed the animal broth, along with the chicken and rice that we usually put in our miso soup (no tofu), but this preparation has been delicious as well as filling.

In just 72-hours, my weight has risen to 170 lbs. I suspect that tissue composition is changing, and will continue its morphogenesis

I’m still just getting started, but the time away from my former routine, coupled with what I have learned from Hilton Hotema writings and my fasting experience, lead me to suspect that I have created the conditions that will help my body make the other corrections that remain, at this moment, unresolved.

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  1. Jim

    Thanks for your updates on your fasting experience. It is helpful to learn about your personal reactions to your fast, and resuming food intake. Nutrition is such a personal path and there is no shortage of experts telling the public what diet or food will work or how to eat for health…and even spirituality. It is interesting to me that the one nutritional constant that hasn’t changed over time for healing, health, and spirituality is fasting.

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