Taking Charge of Your Health

So I have to tell this story about my ten
day water fast okay? Cause it’s pretty crazy. Really intense. Really insane. If you’ve never
cried out of sheer hunger than you don’t know what I’ve gone through, okay? The reason why
I was on a hunger s…. I almost called it a hunger strike. So I came to the idea of
a water fast in a really round about way. I had.. we’re into 2013 right now but 2012
was really rough for me. I was so sick. Basically I had an undiagnosed skin condition. The doctors
were telling me it eczema, psoriasis, I had dermatitis. They all had different names for
it. I was also on a vegan diet. So a lot of them told me “oh it’s from eating dairy and
preservatives” and I said well actually no, I eat a raw vegan diet and they were like
OH! So another doctor told me that my vegan diet was the problem so I ate bacon for a
month straight. Long story. I was taking all types of supplements to try and help. I tried
every holistic medicine you could think of. I was doing these complicated routines day
and night, applying topical products, pills, potions, teas, like nothing was working. So
it got to the point where I recognized that western medicine, the doctors, I mean we have
free health care here in Canada thank god for that. I was at doctor after doctor after
doctor, no resolution was coming, nothing was helping, I was actually getting worse.
What I finally ended up doing was seeing a naturopathic doctor. My boyfriend found one
online. This naturopath seemed really good on paper and uh my boyfriend totally recommended
him. I went and looked him up online to look up the reviews like what people were saying
about him and this is what I found. This doctor is very good at displaying what he does know
up front, thus impressing the lay person. Unfortunately, there are some problems in
his approach. First, he should not use the F word when communicating with patients, especially
when they typically do not use that kind of language. Secondly, he should insure that
the recommended procedure of a coffee enema is appropriate for that individual. Third,
he is extremely expensive. For one thousand dollar, I got an ill advised enema, a sore
ass and a completely detoxed bank account. This is the guy. What he recommended was a
seven day juice fast that included vitamins and minerals, essential oils and a bentonite
clay psyllium husk mixture. He had mentioned that I could work up to a water fast but start
for a few days on juice and then go into water if I wanted to. But he said that was really
difficult and he wouldn’t recommend it, just to do the juice fast. I was totally down for
that. I was desperate um and I love a challenge and I thought at that point I would have done
anything to help myself get better. SO what I did was, I think I took two weeks before
I started the fast. I was on a vitamin protocol where I was loading my body with vitamins
and minerals in preparation. SO I was like pumping, chugging these vitamins. I was also
starting to scale back my diet. Salads, fruit and occasional bit of rice brown rice. Yeah
so the day before I started the fast, I had never, I had been meaning to juice all of
this time. I was a huge fan of Dan the Life Regenerator on YouTube. I was into the raw
food movement but I hadn’t made a commitment to purchase a juicer and I didn’t really like
I wasn’t really that interested in it but with this fast I was okay great, awesome.
So we got a juicer and I went to the store got a bunch of organic vegetable and day one
of the fast came and I was like all right so I’m going to make my juice here in the
morning and this is going to work I’m gonna feel great. So I took a head of like kale
and I put it through the juicer. And like I put like half of a lemon with like the rind
on because like the essential oils are good for you. I think I put in like some carrots
or something. And then I just had this like black green brew and I was like oh this is
wonderful this is gonna be great. So I took a first sip of it and I almost threw up. And
I was like, there’s no way I can do this fast. I didn’t know how to juice properly . At that
point I decided, you know what, I’m gonna do this on water. I would say the first day
of the fast was pretty easy. Um yeah I had my total resolve going. I went to bed that
night and I was perfectly fine. Day two was pretty easy too by the time evening came around,
that’s when it started to kind of get to me. I started to feel kind of uncomfortable. I
had read up online a bit about it and everyone was saying once you get past day four you’re
in the clear, you’re good. But it’s gonna be really hard. So I kind of held onto that.
Day three I was, I was, I was hungry. The water, I would drink it, it would make me
feel a little bit nauseous. My stomach was really starting to get going. You know later
that evening I was like crying, cause I was so hungry. I tried to think like think of
all the starving kids in Africa I mean I think that the choice not to eat for ten days is
such a luxury. It’s a gross luxury but it’s a luxury indeed and that was how I that’s
the attitude you have to have going into something like this in order for it to succeed. I saw
it as a wonderful healing opportunity I was very grateful. Going into a water fast or
a juice fast with the mentality that you’re giving something up or that you’re being deprived
or just with a sense of lack instead of a sense of gratitude and cleansing and power
um that’s the whole difference right there. Day four, just like they said online, was
the hardest day. It’s the day when you really get to meet your brain. You get to meet what
your brain will do to you when it’s not happy. And it almost takes on a mind of it’s own.
Like I’d be sitting there and my brain would be running these messages. Telling me like
oh you could just walk to the grocery store like you know it’s just like two minutes away
and like you could have like a bun. Just go buy a bun like they’re like twenty five cents.
I don’t even eat bread right so go buy a bun. It’s saying oh you know like apples are health
food. You can have like one apple a day. It starts this, it starts this bargaining process
in your mind and that was the morning of day four. By the evening of day four I was being
visited by the ghosts of junk food past. Like, it was almost like my body was purging like
memories of like bad things I’d eaten in my life like coming back to haunt me. And it
was really good to just be able to release that and recognize that we don’t we really
don’t realize how much the energy of what we eat how it becomes part of us and how it
will stay in our bodies. It’ll stay locked in our cells in weird ways you don’t even
understand. And you can’t understand until you’ve been on day four of a water fast and
you’ve experienced the ghost of jelly donuts past. Like when the hell did I ever eat a
jelly donut? I recommend staying away from the internet and social media during the first
like as long as you can during this type of fast but like by day four I just went on twitter
to lament and I was like getting these cravings for like the weirdest things like licorice
allsorts, like black licorice, candy. Like you brain just goes to like the craziest things
and you start getting like food porn images where it’s like buckets of gummy worms and
like frosting on like cakes like really thick like juicy like eat it like. But that was
what happened like and it’s so interesting because it really gives you a chance to just
sit there and observe your brain and observe the process it goes through. It’s really amazing.
And it was a very spiritual experience because it’s a time where you can really differentiate
between your brain and who you really are. It the the the definition becomes very distinct.
Because you have the brain which is trying to drive you and trying to put all these messages
and like all these rationalizations and then you have you know your source, your real true
self that’s behind everything. Behind the big scenes, way up there observing this little
brain with it’s little gears going crazy on you, it’s so funny. So after I kicked day
four, I woke up on day five and I was good. I was not hungry. And I made it through to
about day eight without being hungry. Day ten rolled around. By day ten I was thinking
I really was I really was wanting to go for like fourteen days so I could say I did 2
weeks but that was just not happening. It was not not not not not not NOTgonna happen.
I was at the point where all I could talk or think about was food, food, food, food,
food and that was it. So no I was just done. By day ten I was like ok you know what this
is enough. There’s a huge protocol for how you’re supposed to break your fast which is
like starting off with like vegetable broth and then like work up to like some cooked
vegetables and then like some fruit juices like screw that! I was just hungry as hell
Um I just started eating apples and apples and apples. And then I actually broke down
went to the convenience store bought like three different bags of chips, some chocolates,
some licorice and like pounded that in like 2 hours. Oh and from after my first day of
fasting I got on the scale, cause of course I was curious about this and I was down one
pound. I fasted for ten days and I lost a total of eleven pounds, ten, eleven pounds
sitting around watching tv all day, just by not eating. I would not recommend this for
anyone for reasons other than health because I have to say like what it does to you, the
repercussion and the follow through after, just make you really hungry and it’s not fun.
I was very hungry for about a month after that. We had a after fast party for me where
I made like a ton of food for like a bunch of friends and had everyone over and we just
like ate like crazy and gave thanks for abundance in our lives and it was really fun. I think
I would try to do a juice fast again in the future, especially after watching fat, sick
and nearly dead where Joe Cross did a juice fast for sixty days. For sure I could do that
for one month or something. Um but again it would be for wholistic reasons with a lifestyle
in mind. The diet didn’t even end up helping me with my skin condition all that much. SO
if you’re interested in hearing more about juicing, stay tuned to my channel because
I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite recipes. Have a great weekend and we’ll see
you guys next week!

100 thoughts on “10 DAY WATER FAST! HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED….

  1. This book was really helpful. Thank you for taking your time out in helping up and coming YouTubers. If you don't have this book already you need to get it ASAP.

  2. Was enjoying this until you said, "think of all the starving kids in Africa". My dear, America has plenty starving kids and adults! I'll say no more. Glad your fasting worked for you 🙂

  3. Well, here's what my brain did… it had me go to the Domino's Pizza website to go through the process of ordering a pizza, and a chocolate brownie thing. And I don't even really eat Pizza. I know better. I ended up exiting off of the website! LOL…
    I'm doing Soup daily and veggie drinks as well as protein drinks… I notice when I fast, the very next day I can't even eat the entire thing I began eating because your stomach shrinks…
    You look great, you look pretty and so healthy!~ 😉

  4. Yes. I'm on day 4 and it's tough, not because of hunger just because I feel dizzy. Feel like I should eat some veggies and avacodos.

  5. I’ve watched this a year or so ago. Re-watching it today and your descriptions and image inserts with the sounds have me cracking up like it’s my first time watching. 😂

  6. Yep,that's how I did it, worked up to a water fast from a green juice fast from vegan diet. It's all baby steps, tried to go from SAD or semi decent diet to water fast – no way!!!! So sick of green juices for 10 days that water was a blessing- lasted 21 days on water and NEVER felt better. Broke the fast nice and slow. Vegan, some raw, some cooked. Felt like a million bucks! Time for another reset very soon.

  7. i can imagine it didnt help much bc the way you break the fast is actually almost even more essential than the fasting itself. idk if you did enough research for this beforehand?

  8. I fasted for 40 days and never had the problems that you had. Don't know what went wrong for you. I drink lots of water spend time alone and pray I have a wonderful experience and I do this yearly and have for over 40 years

  9. You're right, I looked up hungry cougars…………………………I think I going to need a 40 day fast in the desert.

  10. Most people fast for spiritual reasons, either to get an answer from God or to feel closer to him. Thank you for including the spiritual aspect of your fast even though you did it for health reasons.

  11. 5:58 "the choice to fast is such a luxury" – as so much of the world is starving is so insightful and a superb perspective. Thanks. I'm on day 8 – water only – going to day 10 and perhaps more. Have not been "hungry" for a second – even on day 1 – I just looked at the 35 dangerous pounds hanging off me and said: "I have PLENTY to eat."

  12. You look so beautiful in this video,,wearing a shirt like yours right now,,,funny 👍👍🌻🌻🥂

  13. Of course this fast would give people a spiritual experience. It might even bring people closer to God especially when you account how close to death you walk.

  14. The choice NOT to eat is a Blessing. God blesses some of us more than others BUT we will have more to answer for when the time comes.m

  15. I really like how you let everyone know that they'll get to know what their brain is saying, Vs what their soul is saying. So true!

  16. Your spirit. Thats the word your looking for. U said there is your brain and then the"real u behind it"..thanks for sharing u did great!!

  17. This is just my opinion; it doesn't sound to me that you fasted for religious reason. Sound it more like an experiment for you.

  18. Don't do this! It washes out your natural microbiome, leaving you susceptible to infections, and also depletes your sodium level. Many people have died from this.

  19. I have Oroficial Dermatitis, and I have been helped immensely by salicylic acid, clindamycin gel, and adapalene cream, as well as a light moisturizer, along with Vaseline for scales.

  20. I admire u trying a fast but I get the impression that you were ill prepared from listening to you on this video….. ur description of ur experience was i am sorry to say poorly delivered…. not very educational for novices to fasting…. u did not deliver a concrete protocol of how to fast effevtively…. this would have helped others to avoid ur mistakes…. and torture…. [email protected]

  21. There's nothing wrong with fasting if it's done properly but the person who recommended to you "juice fasting" I'm afraid is a quack.
    Country to the popular belief juice is nothing more than flavoured fructose water. Most of what you want is left behind by the juicer.
    Drinking juice will do nothing but spike your insulin levels making the fast complete torture as your metabolism crashes. Fine if you are a cave person during autumn needing to pack on the pounds to get it through winter. Otherwise terrible.

  22. Bahahaha!! I laughed through your whole video thank you so much for all the great insight and sharing your experience. You are hilarious

  23. Lmao girl 😭😭😂 lmao @ a sore ass and detox bank account lmao I have been thinking and praying about going vegan but I already have a week Immune system due to Ulcerative Colitis so for me any type of lettuce big no no lol

  24. Ridiculous this is so typical you can't even drink a healthy kale drink with lemon in it. Go ahead and be unhealthy. That is not helping people.

  25. Wow. Good blow by blow of the experience. I really appreciated the psychological description of the minds negotiating process. Funny thing is that not everyone can step back and see their own thoughts as seperate. It takes an elevated consciousness. Good job.

  26. If you only lost 10 lbs on a 10 day water fast it goes to show that you were not overweight when you did your fast, even though you were trying to heal other health issues. People who have diabetes are morbidly obese or even obese, have chronic inflammation, auto immune disease etc… benefit much more from water fasting and lose about 2 lbs a day.

  27. U dont fast to lose weight u fast for spiritual focus n knowledge of oneself thweight lose is a bounces

  28. Pretty black girls really turn me on. Respectfully I say to you. You are a doll ! I am a white man who thinks blacks girls are something special. So mature and all woman !!

  29. Thank you! I am ending my first my first day of fasting! I am doing this for spiritual reasons, I really want to meet my mind and my true self 😁

  30. Damn you made it to day 4 lol. My brain take on a mind of its own at like day 2 lmao. by day 3 I start to get ok and the hunger subside. it just kept telling me to get a box of donuts and a large pizza a soda and a four loko! omg! like you said it picks all the worst things!

  31. lmao its so funny it sounds like we think exactly alike! I didnt ease out of my fast either. I broke down and got doritos lmao I ate some chocolate coins. and pop corn lmao I dont even eat this stuff btw. oh and I had coffee.

  32. If you would have continued fasting for a prolonged time it could have help. There is a channel called A Healthy Alternative. This guy and his two brother got amazing results with extended fasting. Stephen’s story would be relatable for you.

  33. I can't help it, have to laugh at the day four fast. You so funny with your description and pictures. I have done it years back for 7days, I nearly passed away. I am scared of trying again; maybe I will start with one day in a week, then progress to two days the upper😆. Thank you for sharing.

  34. Starving kids in Africa…hahaha…..why are you Americans SOOOO IGNORANT..???….Lady don’t be deceived….do some research and find out how many people got NOTHING TO EAT ON YOUR STREETS!…..I see THEM ALL THE TIME and I’m from Africa……and I SO THINK YOU ALL NEED HELP WITH WHAT YOU THINK IS HAPPENING IN AFRICA…..PLEASE GET OUT OF YOUR AMERICA AND SEE THE WORLD……

  35. I can’t believe I watched that. 😳 I thought you were going to say something insightful. YouTube…

  36. How do I deal with insomnia and head pain while fasting? These are my biggest issues. I did 28 day fast and had to stop not because I was hungry, but because of not being able to sleep and Headaches.

  37. Hi Adelle, I just finished your ebook, (BTW, it's not the 1st ebook I've ever purchased but it's the 1st I've ever completely read every page.) Great info there I just can't wait until I have over 1000 subs to make it worth it. But in the meantime, I will focus on better content and quality. Thanks for a great easy read. Be Well.

  38. This is one of the best descriptions of the process I've read. I've gone to 7 days, and I know this feeling. Good luck in the future. The description of The brain vs the mind? Brilliant. I hope you join our community at A Healthy Alternative..our Facebook group is 20,000 strong and very supportive. Anyway, best wishes, I hope this becomes a lifestyle for you.

  39. Loved the video I think your so funny as well🤣 talking about the brain and how it’s telling you to buy all this food had me laughing my head off mint keep it up 👍👍👍👍🙌

  40. I have done a specific Distilled water fast before and it works nicely. Other than distilled water one is encouraged to juice the following or adding into the fast: all of the lemon water one wishes – I juice organic lemons using about half of the peel, as well as, beet juice, celery juice, cabbage juice, carrot, and grape juice. These must be fresh juices mixed as one wishes as well as organic. One can use all of the Green drinks one wishes, which is great in many ways. Also before starting it is recommended to eat mostly raw veggies and some fruit for 2 days before starting the fast as well as to do the same when finished. What i now know by experience: I have come to the conclusion that I also needed to go on a food elimination diet to eliminate and foods that I had that I was sensitive to. The fast alone did wonders for me. Thanks for reading

  41. Try food combining…have been adhering to this 80/20 of the time since 1998. It got rid if my eczema. Food combining for health by Doris grant/jean joice.

  42. Tanglewood wellness center is a fasting center the owner has a YouTube channel called Loren Lockman. He talks about the proper way to fast and refeed. He's very experienced in fasting.Its nice to have someone who's been there to help you prepare. If you ever want to try again .

  43. Don’t ramble some BS and learn to speak a fluent proper sentence…. she is not the brightest brainer 😂😂😂👎🏻maybe some colonics and longer water fast will make her a bit smarter 😂😂😂🤷‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️

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