This is day five of a fast. I planted tomatoes on Tuesday, but by the time I was finished I could barely walk. While we were preparing lunch, I told John, I was nauseous. He said, "Then it's time for you to stop eating". So very gladly I went to my room and crawled under my covers. I was running a temperature of over 100 degrees, headache, diarrhea, lower back pain...I could go on and on. In Nature Cure this is called a healing crisis.
A healing crisis occurs when your body has built up enough vitality to make a giant purge of toxins. It feels awful, but the results on the other side will be so worth it. I have never fasted five days before. I fasted for three days with John's long distance supervision from my home, but it was more difficult by far than this has been. One reason is because my body was ready for this and another is because my dear husband is not smelling up the house with popcorn, lemon pepper chicken, summer sausage, etc. Disgusting stuff....(not the popcorn). But even popcorn is not nice to bring around a fasting person.
I feel better today, but I doubt I will break my fast today. I still feel a tiny bit of nausea. I have been up for two hours, but I am ready to go snuggle back under my covers for a while.
I recommend an author for you book lovers.....Bryce Courtenay. He is an Australian writer. I read book three in a trilogy called Solomon's Song. It is part of the Potato Factory series. The first book is The Potato Factory, followed by Tommo & Hawk, then Solomon's Song. I think John has some of his other books which I plan to borrow.
All's well here. Stay healthy and happy.