Despite a rough night, this morning was pleasantly surprising…. My fasting blood glucose reading dropped to a healthy-normal 83, Ketones are 2.1 (which puts me in the ketogenic, fat burning sweet-spot) and I lost another -2.2 pounds (-13.7 total weight loss).
I am over joyed to see that my morning-fasting BG has dropped. Now I’ll be testing and watching it a little more closely to see that it’s remaining low through-out the day.
There is truly nothing worse than waking up at 12:30 am for a rushed trip to the bathroom. TMI? Sorry Folks we are talking about fasting and well, for lack of a better saying, Shit Happens People. I laid back down and tried to get to sleep but there was pain radiating in my mouth, my back teeth were aching. all of them.
PS. You can not take any pain relieving medications while fasting. It’s totally counter-productive to the body’s healing. Headaches, muscle aches, tooth aches, suck it up buttercup. You literally have to push through the pain on your own.
Yesterday I mentioned having lower-back pain and today tooth pain, I understand some of you may feel like those are strange or bad signs.. however while a person is fasting the body is healing. And often times you will start feeling old injuries hurting again as the body is healing them. For me I feel the lower back pain was some healing going on in my kidneys – I had several major kidney infections in my 20’s and that pain was very similar to that of a kidney infection ( the pain is now gone and I have no other kidney-related symptoms)
And as for my teeth, it’s pretty much one year to the day of my final amalgam filling removal procedure. The very same teeth that the mercury was “safely” removed from were throbbing with pain over night. Perhaps my body was doing some work healing those teeth through the night, which is totes ok with me. That healing, is after all what the point of my fast is.
As Ketogenic diets have successfully been used in the treatment of cancer, fasting is also beneficial for the PREVENTION of CANCER by giving the body the time/energy to focus on stopping the progression of any cancer that has just presented itself in your body. (we all ‘have cancer’ in our bodies, it’s just is your body able to keep it inactive or not) It is recommended to practice fasting annually to help prevent cancer. Since we learned about this cancer prevention side effect of fasting, we’ve been fasting each January (previously 14-45 day juice fasting and 30 day bone broth fasting, this is my first long term water only fast)