View Full Version : tissue healing and juice fast
07-19-2010, 10:48 PM
ABout 4 weeks I have completed 1 10 day juice fast. I felt amazing and am looking forward to doing it again. I am curious to hear about your experience healing soft tissue (muscle, tendon, ligament) while fasting.
backround- i have a split in the connective tissue (ligament- linea alba) between the right and left sides of my superficial abdominals (rectus abdominus), know as diastasis recti. It's been 3 years and I am ready to heal!! All the abdominal work has helped, but not healed. I feel like part of the issue is that any time I eat anything my digestive organs press out and down, and because of the lack of support, over time this pressure seems to be splitting me more. When I was fasting I was amazed by how flat my belly was, thus approximating the two halves. It seems that this would be the best time to do the PT work to muscularly draw the two halves together and reintegrate.
I really believe in and trust my body's ability to heal itself.
I'm looking for testimonials in soft tissue healing, how long did it take, did fasting on green juices help, what happened when you introduced food??
07-21-2010, 12:34 AM
Funny your post should come now, when I'm just now beginning to notice that it seems? my abdominal diastasis has healed itself.
My background: I had twins 7 yrs ago, and my abs split. After I ate, I could feel a funny feeling, like a pressure or bubble in my abs. When trying to do a sittup, my abs bulged to one side.
I have wanted to get this fixed, as well as a belly button hernia I got during the pregnancy AND wanted to get a tummy tuck at the same time because it is the same incision. My prob was that I was fat in my stomach, so two docs told me that before I got the tummy tuck, I needed to lose weight.
Fast forward to now ---I've lost 20 lbs (I'm actually about 119, not as my sig ays - no time to change) ---and I am thinking of doing the surgery.
But I was noticing that I don't feel that funny pressure any more. And when I looked at myself doing abs the other day, it appeared to be bulging normally - not from the side.
I hope I remember to stay in touch with you, because I'm going to be going to some doctors to see what they have to say.
In a way, I'm bummed, because if it's healed, that means my tummy tuck surgery will not be covered by my insurance at all. whereas if I still had the diastasis, since the cut is the same, most of it would be covered. I have read that sometimes diastasis can be cured with proper exercise. I have been doing some abwork - nothing too ironwoman-like though ---but I work lower abs, then obliques, then upper abs. I don't have a six-pack or anything. LOL, I don't even have abs ---I have AN AB.
Hope I haven't rambled on too incoherently and that this makes sense!
07-21-2010, 03:37 PM
Thank you for your reply! That awesome that the diastasis is seemingly healed!! Did you juice fast? Obviously you eat raw, do you have any thoughts about how much your way of eating helped to heal the soft tissue? Of course abdominal work has it part in the rehab process, but how much did raw play a role- not just in the weight you lost, but in the actual tissue healing?
Please keep me posted after your Dr appt!!
Anyone else?? It need not be abdominal specific, it could be internal organs, bruising, pulled muscle, surgical site, skin, etc. I'm looking for something to believe in!
07-22-2010, 02:27 PM
Just because of you, I really checked out my abs (er, I should say, ab...LOL) the other day and when I used to sit up, the "bump" from the diastasis was off to one side. Now there is a bump still - but it's right in the middle. Now, I'm thinking there shouldn't be a "bump" at all, so maybe it is still there? But I don't feel that funny feeling any more, so I've just gotta think it's either healed or partially healed.
It'll probably be months though before I get to seea doc though. If you remember, pls feel free to send me a reminder to tell you what happened!
Is your diastasis off to one side? down the middle?
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