40-Day Fast Ends in 21

Listening to just how much fasting, no more and no less than my body needs, I made the decision to end Don Tolman’s 40-day water fast on its twenty first day. Since I’ve maintained my ideal BMI ratio for the past four decades with Body’Fit pH Fitness™ exercise (pHx™), I don’t carry a lot of extra fat. That’s not why I was fasting, I needed to detoxify from chemical poisoning after application of perfume containing aldehyde. I felt the final release of toxins from my solar plexus on day 21.

Since any residual pain I’d been experiencing when stretching in a cobra position was completely gone, what I didn’t want to do is start losing muscle – there was no need too. I broke my fast with a fabulous Japanese Buckwheat Soba Wakame soup that went right to my soul. The iron-like strength that a simple bowl of Ramen can impart after a fast is quite astonishing. Please note that breaking a fast like this may not be for everyone – it was what my body needed at that moment, and I wasn’t about to argue. I’m now doing a few days of Cabala juice to wind down the fasting process.

It’s interesting how orthodox academic propound on ancient ways of healing has argued that accounts passed down over the ages, although similar in many traditional texts, doesn’t imply effectiveness… “When one plant failed, another was tried, but the first may still have been recorded as a treatment.” “It could have been one in a long series of failed experiments.” Of course, since it’s been the practice of modern science to maintain meticulous records of both failed and successful experiments, and also for analysis to take precedence over empathetic intuition, this would have to be their point of view, wouldn’t it.

At the end of the day, when we rely on the knowledge and wisdom of our innate pre-established wholeness, we can observe that the scales of justice do not tip in the direction of concocted medicine synthesized for patentability. We don’t all know the intricacies of masking symptoms, however it becomes obvious when we unmask what works.


Midpoint in 40-day Water Fast

I just came back from my usual 10+ km walk in the park  – with the sublime stillness of morning light releasing it’s fragrance of freedom (got wild weed photos). I started off on 6 ounces of Cabala fast juice, a glass of water, and a 10-minute round of pHx™. I experienced no desire to drink water during the walk, however I’ve had a couple litres of water since.

The thing about cell revitalization, rejuvenation, and regeneration is that, without detoxification, it can’t happen to the level of original completeness and perfection. Yet to push out the toxins and clean house before modelling according to our pre-established blueprint, detoxification requires that cellular metabolism reach its peak under conditions of pH balance… the dilemma solved by a synthesis of our collective traditional and contemporary knowledge that restores body pH to normal alkalinity, and reaches Peak Metabolic Potential™ (PMP™) in minutes.

Since acid base equilibrium is pre-requisite for optimal cellular function, compression of physiological response elicits an entirely new experience in pH fitness magnifying the detoxification of walking, running and working out. A singular sequence of movements, specific to these principles, needs to be performed as a warm-up immediately pre and post acidic exercise or sports for  regeneration to be more noticeable without a lot of time and effort.

In this context of exercise and fasting, it’s exciting that the pain in my solar plexus (immune system central) from aldehyde perfume poisoning (which gave me a reason to try out Don Tolman’s fast combined with the Body’Fit pH Fitness™  exercise (pHx) sequence) is subsiding faster than expected. If it’s possible to sustain our health without the weapons of war against disease, then I’m confident it’s also possible to lay down the weapons of war that threaten global survival. As we become self sufficient at conserving our own health with what nature freely provides with abundance, war, debt, and the ‘not so‘ fabulous become redundant.


Day 12 of 40-Day Water Fast

It’s true… fasting sharpens the mind and heightens the senses. Today, on the morning of the 12th day of my fast, I woke up to this clear realization: “Drugs kill. Ask any pre-med, it’s their business. Dodging the lethal edge of synthetics unscathed takes some skill”.

Sugar-coated and laced into an intricate web inundating our bodies and minds from every conceivable angle, awareness remains our only protection. From children’s Tylenol (the recall, a crump) to vitamin additives and perfume fragrances, we’re lulled into a false sense of security.  From the almost indiscernible messages in movies we watch, the advertizing we absorb, and the charity benefits we attend – physically, emotionally, and mentally we’re dangerously in denial.

In a climate of socially sanctioned and entirely legal attack from a wolf in sheep’s clothing, even a complete water fast cannot provide refuge. Chemical poisoning from aldehydes for someone like myself with a sensitivity requires specialized cellular detox and recovery. Having restored depleted salt levels, I’m starting to take small sips of Cabala juice with water, and of course continuing a protocol of pH fitness to speed up detoxification. It’s taking every ounce of my ingenuity and intuition to align with the complete and perfect blueprint. Still I almost drank juice made from organic lemons whose fungicidal coating had not been scrubbed off satisfactorily.

Quote of the day:  “Believing everything is okay, doesn’t make it so. Conscious choice takes a vigilient effort of Will”. The next time you ask for medical advise, make sure it is indeed sound. Doing your research is a matter of self responsibility.


Day 8 of 40-day Water Fast

To restore the body to it’s peak potential of completness and perfection, rigid adherence to the 40-day water fast may not be sufficient. Heightened body awareness, however, divulges it’s secrets.

After a herbal tea of tumeric spice on the evening of the 6th day, I experienced an upset stomach, I’d consummed a herb that had been tampered with. Sure enough it wasn’t organic and if it had crossed the US border it had likely been irradiated. I immediatly made a seaweed tea with cayenne and a little mineral salt appreciating it’s soothing detox. Miso had helped the Japanese survive an irradiated environment, so the next morning I went out for some. It was cool and I wore my half finger leather gloves.

The impact of my boot hitting a ridge in the sidewalk created a sudden forward velocity. Okay I’m falling, my body instinctively surrendering calmly; its entire length distributing the hard bang into cement. Not bad, except my head kept going. Boy, that was a hard hit, I thought, roll over to absorb the electro-magnetism of the soft earth. I pressed my temples between my hands, and vocalized. Internally focused I noted with some surprise the resilience and energy of my bones. I’m OK – years of daily pHx and work with neural lymphatic systems paid off. A gentleman came by when I bit the dust, and told me the bump on my eyebrow was dripping. It dripped for a minute cleaning any dirt out.

I walked with my forehead toward the sun, a half mile home. I dressed in natural fibers of wool, silk and cotton. A draught of miso tea brought up my salt levels. First I poured hydrogen peroxide on the bruise several times, then soaked in a rock salt bath, and iced to reduce swelling in my right knee, hip, and Zygomatic bone (which works like a car bumper). After some internal work, exercises to generate electrolyte flow, and pressing deep into bone all around the painful areas, any residual shock dissipated in the healing presence of my husband.  I awoke refreshed for pHx and a morning walk, the 80 percent of body energy required for digestion redirected into regeneration. 24 hours later, the pain, swelling and bruising have just about disappeared. I’ve learned if you let your body talk, it leads you to the truth of it’s volition. Economically, efficiently – marvelously.


Day 6 of 40-Day Water Fast

I’d been waiting. I knew the answer would come; I just didn’t know how, when, or in what form, exactly. If I wanted to live a long healthy life, at least as long as I have lived… whatever it was needed to be a potent, powerful remedy that would  come at the moment it was most needed, would be of the most benefit, and that I would have the fortitude of will to carry through.

Sure enough, both reason and remedy arrived as a package the week before. We had just discovered Tom Tolman’s 40-day fast, and had watched the Coco Chanel movie. On the strength of Coco’s immutable character I all of a sudden went out and for the first time in decades test sprayed a whole bunch of French perfume on my carotid artery.

Well that certainly gave me the motivation… I was flat on my back with intense pain from the chemical reaction. My husband who had met the inventor of this perfume and his family many years ago remembered after the fact that it was a natural flower essence bound to an aldehyde molecule. I had always been able to recover my original vitality and strength through pH fitness exercise and diet after experiencing a setback. This however was different.

It was time to do the water fast, starting immediately. I made the decision, and simply stopped eating and started drinking water… warm water, cold water, water infused with dandelion, camomile, or a pinch of Himalayan salt. Suddenly overcome by a desire to consume the beautiful rainbow of fruits and vegetables before me, the waning pain in my bowel held me steady on course. We had a social function, a barbecue, to attend which thankfully distracted me somewhat – and also built up my resistance to temptation. Now on day 6 my cravings are all but gone, and my energy has returned. Onward and upward.


Catabolic ≠ Anabolic Cure

How can we adapt to stress without damaging the complete, perfect, and pre-established blueprint of the human organism? How can we best address the lifestyle cause of oxidative stress (inflammation)? How can we achieve anabolic rejuvenation faster on a daily basis, before catabolic wear and tear  puts us at risk of degenerative disease, cancer, and heart attack? Finding the anabolic/ catabolic balance that restores cellular chemical balance in minutes immediately before and after acidic workouts, and whenever stress disrupts metabolic pH, may be the answer.

As a sole means of physical conditioning, SAID (Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demands), while necessary for muscle conditioning and controlling weight gain before it becomes Obesity, doesn’t  guarantee the process of aging isn’t happening just as fast. Take for example endurance and resistance workouts which depend largely on anaerobic metabolism –  they generally don’t address the catabolic effects of adrenaline fatigue, deep organ shut down, or neural, hormone and circulatory imbalances that  typically stress the immune system almost immediately (sometimes even at the thought of exercise).

Exercising with slower shorter intervals helps reduce immune stress. However the reality is we need to be able to withstand the full impact of stress at greater speeds, duration and intensity. If we are to adapt muscle cell mitochondria to use up a greater percentage of lactic acid as fuel, if we want to reach for Olympic gold, if we want to go for a run or play a game of squash, how do we reconcile adaptation with the acidification which eventually limits the full anti-aging potential of exercise? Clearly body pH acidity is implicated in free radical damage, and this must be addressed when developing any program of nutrition and exercise.

An acidic cellular environment (indicated as soon as breathing quickens during exercise), increases the probability of oxygen becoming a highly reactive and damaging free radical species, -OH. Chemical pH balance is at the root of  all physiologic processes in the body; it’s the foundation for achieving health fitness. The oxidative stress that results from disruption of body pH chemistry during physical exercise (or any kind of mental and emotional stress) can affect neural signals, gene expression, and an inflammatory reaction produces (CPR), also referred to as protein free radicals or oxidesleading to among many other things, to plaque build up in blood vessels. .

Metabolic pH acidity from excess hydrogen (H+), carbon dioxide (CO2) and lactic acid produced by muscle contraction changes the shape and function of protein cells, as well as the distribution of electrolytes necessary for optimizing the cellular action potential – except in muscle of course which hog most of the blood supply in the body (at least until the compensatory mechanisms fail). The proton gradient across the inner mitochondrial membrane is maintained by the action of the electron transport chain
. The electron transport chain consists of 6 proteins associated with the inner mitochondrial membrane.

Among the numerous theories that explain the process of aging, the mitochondrial theory of aging has received the most attention. This theory states that electrons leaking from the ETC (electron transfer chain) reduce molecular oxygen to form superoxide anion radicals. Superoxide, through both enzymic and non-enzymic reactions, can cause the generation of other ROS (reactive oxygen species). The ensuing state of oxidative stress results in damage to ETC components and mtDNAc (mitochondrial DNA), thus increasing further the production of ROS. Ultimately, this ‘vicious cycle’ leads to a physiological decline in function, or pre-mature aging. It’s been estimated that up to 2% of the oxygen used in mitochondrial respiration could end up as superoxide in unhealthy tissue.

On what basis other than the possibility of oxygen becoming a free radical, would http://www.physorg.com say… “even the simple act of breathing constantly inflicts damage upon our genes.”? Such a viewpoint comes from the premise that our default response to physical, emotion, or mental stress i.e., hyperventilation, is the sole paradigm for breathing during physical exertion. And must necessarily derive it’s logic from the assumption that the pre-established blueprint is not complete and perfect within the context of our natural environment.

Metabolic pH acidity predisposes to free radical production, cellular damage, and inflammation, no doubt. However DNA-altering protocols are not a viable solution. Either are statin drugs used to control the inflammatory reaction typical of overactivity in the sympathetic nervous system. Adverse side-effects add to modern stress that goes far beyond simple physical exertion… from exposure to high-use commercial microwave oven and man-made EMF radiation to ingestion of chemical pollutants and genetically altered food (not to mention unknown effects like nano particles on DNA). Stress causes pH acidity, and anything unnatural to the body puts us under even more stress.

Conceivably pH fitness is an option that can be easily implemented without ‘side effects’. Very good information is now available (just google pH fitness). A recent article in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine reports the finding of researchers at the University of California, Berkeley that supplementing with vitamin C reduces C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation linked with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Black tea*, Indian gooseberry, Curcumin, and Omega-3 fatty acids also have anti-inflammatory properties. An alkalizing diet will help balance body pH, but not during an acidic workout, or when we’re under stress of any kind.

The trade off for exercise conditioning without pH fitness, is accelerated DNA aging. From the food we eat to the skin products we use to the type of exercise we do, even the chronic stress of working before our neuro-endocrine-organ systems are fully integrated… the resulting body pH acidity is pretty much a way of life in our fast paced world. It’s true, without deliberate exercise engineering that fits the needs of the body homeostatic-ally so precisely it renders hyperventilation unnecessary  during exercise, we have no control over a dismal aging prognosis.

Therefore a comprehensive pH fitness exercise routine which can restore H+ levels to normal with speed and ease is indispensable DNA protection. With the emergence of the Body’Fit pH Fitness™ exercise warm-up  cool down workout (short form… pHx™), it’s now possible to recharge cellular electricity and restore metabolic pH balance by building up the deep body oxygen reserves in as little as 7 minutes pre and post sports training. Even yoga or qi gong, by itself, doesn’t give the same advantage. Incidentally Body’Fit pHx resolves the circulatory imbalance inherent in both endurance and resistance training promoting vascular health.

We seem to sometimes forget that, given what it needs in terms of a true body fit, a living organism is quite capable of regenerating itself continuously… view video below for details.

*A nutrigenomics molecule which may produce similar benefits without concern for statin side effects is found in black tea. To reduce destructive inflammatory reactions which are at the root of aging and degeneration, the extract of the molecule called theoflavins has demonstrated powerful antioxidant effects and a remarkable ability to control inflammation at the genetic level. To regulate blood lipid levels Indian gooseberry or amla has produced exciting results in human clinical trials with the added benefit of reducing oxidative damage to fats that can lead to early atherosclerotic changes.

Dr Paul Clayton is immediate past Chair of the Forum on Food and Health at the Royal Society of Medicine, and Scientific Advisor to the Nutritional Therapy Council. He is a former Senior Scientific Advisor to the UK government’s Committee on the Safety of Medicines, and a visiting fellow at Oxford Brookes University. Dr Paul Clayton graduated summa cum laude in Medical Pharmacology from Edinburgh University, prior to obtaining his PhD. He lectures at the Royal College of General Practitioners and his books include Health Defence and After Atkins. He recently was invited to present his proposals on national health policy to a Government Select Committee.