View Full Version : fasting and Addison's Disease?
07-31-2009, 10:33 AM
Hello. I've tried juice fasting 3 times now with the same result each time. On day 3 my blood pressure tanks so bad I have to break the fast (todays BP was 85/45 and I was falling over dizzy). I have Addison's Disease and am underweight. I'm trying to fast mostly to heal my stomach issues, but can't get past day three, even with sauerkraut juice, lots of celery and kombucha this time. Any advice?
07-31-2009, 11:05 AM
I don't know much about Addison's disease, but I hope this advice will help you some. It sure helped me on my most recent fast. In the past I had mostly problems when resuming solid food after a fast. Using the following plan has helped greatly with that, and this time there were no problems.
Are you eating more gentle, easy to digest foods on the days prior to your fast? If fruits alone are tolerable to an Addison's sufferer, you might try this approach leading up the the fast. A day of just fruits, followed by a day of just fruit juices, then your fast, and then break your fast with one meal for each day of your fast, of fruit or fruit juices alone. Three day fast, three meals of fresh fruit juice or fruit. Chew those last and first meals slowly and thoroughly also.
From what I have read, problems can arise during the detoxification if going into a fast with harder to digest meals in your system. If those meals arent flushed out with easier to digest matter prior to the fast, it will increase the load your body has to deal with in the detox process. Some suggest an enema to remove this matter during the fast. Fasting shuts down your digestive system for the most part. If not well cleaned out of the harder to digest foods, you can become overloaded with, and feel sick from extra toxins, as the remainders of those pre-fast meals are putrifying in your gut.
I suggest reading quickfasting.com (http://www.quickfasting.com/) prior to your next fast and see if the advice there of easing into and out of a fast might help. Good Luck. Following that guide helped make fasting much more of an enjoyable experience for myself.
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