Water Fasting

Water Fasting

Water fasting is probably one of the best natural methods to heal yourself from eye floaters (see my story with eye floaters), and a million more conditions including chronic diseases, allergies and stomach and digestion related problems.

In my case, I had been suffering from indigestion, diarrhea, several pollen allergies, hay fever, stress and anxiety on and off for decades. However, what pushed me into doing a water fast was the sudden appearance of numerous floaters in both eyes. It was a highly severe case.

Let’s clarify, first of all, that  I am not a doctor and everything that I have done so far is the result of my own experience.

Here is a list of suggestions to prepare yourself for a water fast:

  1. Make sure water fasting is appropriate for you. If you suffer from any particular ailment, consult your doctor or qualified personnel who have experience with water fasting.
  2. Do not attempt water fasting if you have an eating disorder or if you are underweight.
  3. Before the water fast, you should first start getting rid of junk food, canned or preserved food, sodas, alcohol (including beer), cigarette smoking, drugs of any sorts including medication and prescribed medications (that’s why you have to consult your physician first).
  4. Before and after fasting, stick to a plant based diet. Greasy and fatty foods interfere with your liver.
  5. Learn meditation or other disciplines such as yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Gong or whatever helps you relax.
  6. Avoid negative news, violent or horror movies and whatever might affect your feelings in a negative way.
  7. Go for a walk in the woods, in a park, along the beach, in any case in a quiet and natural setting if possible.
  8. Take at least a couple of weeks off from work or study or whatever you are doing.

 

How does a water fast work?

A water fast is a very powerful method to cleanse your body from toxins. Water fasting has been used for centuries in India, where it is still practiced today as a form of yoga known as Kunjali. Its diffusion in  Europe reached its peak in the early 1900’s, thanks to Arnold Ehret, a German naturopath who believed that most diseases are caused by an excess of mucous in the body (see Arnold Ehret).

You need to be strongly motivated to do a water fast as it is really hard to do and once you have started, you are supposed to complete it to enjoy its benefits.

I have read of people who actually did a fast for over 2 weeks, some people even fasted for 40 days. However, I would strongly discourage such a prolonged fast without the supervision of a qualified physician.

In my case, I only fasted for 10 days and believe me, they were the longest days of my life.

 

FASTING

 

From day 1 to day 3

The first three days are the hardest as your body needs to adjust to the total lack of food. To make the process smoother, I started the fast by having a little water porridge  for a couple of mornings. Drink a lot of water every day even if you are not thirsty; I used to drink 4 or 5 liters of water a day. You will feel very energetic!

From day 4 to day 10

This is actually when the real fast begins as your cells start the healing process. My diarrhea worsened and I had to run to the toilet every now and then for a couple of days. The discharge was yellowish and didn’t seem to contain any particular mucous to me. My stomach was totally bloated and a white creamy substance formed on the surface of my tongue. My mouth was constantly dry despite the amount of water that I was drinking.

Perhaps I should remind you that I am vegan and thus I was already purified in a way, though I strongly felt that the coffee  and a bar of chocolate which I had prior to my fast had been really deleterious to my health.

I felt completely weak and though people say that you do not feel hungry during the fast, I felt very hungry and had a lot of fantasies about cooking and eating!

While all your energy is focused on healing your cells, you will feel completely exhausted, I even had troubles walking up and down the stairs… Just lay down and let your body heal itself!

Breaking the fast

Breaking the fast is a very important part of fasting, some people even say the most important. I had some fresh fruit juice in the morning the first day, and a little bit of watermelon in the afternoon. On the second day, I had watermelon and papaya twice a day and fresh carrot juice. From the third day on, you can gradually introduce a new item but always avoid introducing too many items at once – I’m obviously referring to fruit and vegetables and eventually whole meal bread or pasta – made with whole wheat, water, salt and natural levitating agent; if the list of ingredients is longer than this then don’t eat it! My choice was brown rice but I also had some noodles after a few days.

What’s most important is that you eat very little as your stomach needs to adjust to food again. By food it is meant only fresh fruit and vegetables: your body will not feel like anything else. Don’t be tempted with any other food or you may really damage your cleansed liver and erase all the benefits of the fast.

Finally, remember that once you start detoxifying yourself, there wouldn’t be any point in going back to an unhealthy lifestyle. You should keep sticking to a plant based diet for life and avoid all forms of pollutants, preservatives, artificial coloring and flavors,  white sugar, chemical substances, drugs, alcohol and cigarettes.

The coating on my tongue is still there after my last fast 7 months ago, though not as strong. My stomach is still a little bloated even if my diarrhea has been totally healed, my allergies are gone and my eye floaters are much much better.

I know this is not the end of the journey; it takes a long time to recover as it took me a long time to get so ill, so be patient and live a healthy and stress free life.

Once you start healing, never look back again to your old habits!

Become your own doctor by becoming responsible for how you treat yourself physically, emotionally and psychologically.


Stay healthy, happy and grateful – whatever you lack will find its way to you!

I wish you all a blessed journey!

Healing from eye floaters

Healing from eye floaters

I’m healing myself from eye floaters without any medication or particular treatment. The following is my personal story which I decided to share with people who got as desperate as I was for the lack of proper treatment for eye floaters. We must share what we know if we want to evolve as a species.

This is the chronological story of the events as they happened

2001:

Italy, Monza

I underwent surgery in both eyes for retinal detachment; one month apart from each other. The surgery had to be done the “traditional way” because no laser could get to it (the retina is located at the back of the eye). So basically my retinas got wrapped up and stitched all around to make sure they wouldn’t detach again.

March 2015:

Thailand, Bangkok

A few eye floaters appeared in my left eye. I was in Bangkok in Thailand where there are some of the best hospitals in the world but I decided to wait convinced that the floaters would go away just as they came. The right eye is fine. I’m still drinking coffee and I have started smoking cigarettes again… (I had quit 3 years earlier).

April 2015:

Nepal, Pokhara

My eye floaters  are getting worse though they are still in the left eye only. I go to the hospital to check if my retinas are fine. After a thorough check up, a very kind doctor tells me that I have a degenerative condition of the vitreous and that my retina is fine. When I heard that my retina was fine I was so relieved that I wanted to kiss her. She explained to me that there was no known treatment for the degenerative condition of the vitreous which causes eye floaters and I just had to get used to them.

While in Nepal, I and many other people, got terrible diarrhea and nausea. It is the day of the first big earthquake that I decide to go to the Tibetan clinic in Pokhara. I’m given a lot of pills and I’m told to go back for a check up in a few weeks. The earthquake happens just as I am on my way to the clinic on a taxi. Luckily no damage in Pokhara!

July 2015

India, McLeod Ganj

I meet some American women who tell me that Ayurvedic medicine is great and many people are here to get treated. My main problem is not the floaters but the stomach which is incredibly bloated and I have constant diarrhea.

Unfortunately, the Ayurvedic medicine did not prove effective and I still have diarrhea. I feel very weak and I know I have to do something fast. I’m loosing too much weight and too quickly. I’m starting to get a bit worried; I’m afraid I’ve got something terrible.

There is a big Tibetan clinic near my guest house. Twice I found myself in front of it by chance as I was wondering around. This time I was determined to see a doctor. They are supposed to be the best. I meet a very kind and polite doctor that immediately understands my concerns and with an almost fatherly voice explains to me that my stomach condition and my eye floaters are connected. He tells me that I have been suffering from a chronic condition for a very long time and I never really took care of it. The floaters are just a symptom signalling to the body that there is something wrong with our kidneys and liver. I’m given lots of pills and the doctor recommends to eat plain food and not to worry.

November 2015

George Town, Malaysia

My stomach seems much better with the Tibetan pills. There are many Chinese Traditional doctors in George Town so I decide to visit one who inspires me, just for a check up. As soon as he sees me, after having checked my tongue and pulse, he tells me that I have to do a 20 day fast immediately or I am going to die. I never thought about fasting, though I knew people were doing it all over Asia. How could I possibly convince myself to fast? I love food so much. This doctor doesn’t want any money from me!

After a couple of days, I’m walking near my hotel when suddenly I see something like a black liquid pouring down the top of my right eye. I cannot see properly, my heart starts pounding at the speed of light, I’m very afraid, I think I’m going to faint in the street. I fear my retina has detached. Thanks to meditation, I manage to keep conscious and get back to my room. Luckily, I was only less than 100 meters away from my hotel. Once in my room I start crying desperately because I don’t know what to do. Shall I call an ambulance? What if they operate on me again? I could loose my eyesight. Shall I go back to Europe? While I am sobbing like a baby I hear the Divine Voice telling me that I only have to fast and drink plenty of water and the floaters will be reabsorbed in no time. So I did and it worked.

This is my vision when the floaters appeared in my right eye:

EyeFloater1

This is my vision after a 10 day fast:

EyeFloater2

This is my vision after three months:

EyeFloater3

This is my vision today (July 2017):

EyeFloater4

Eye floaters are a symptom of problems in the liver and/or kidneys according to Chinese, Tibetan and Indian Traditional Medicine.

Thus, if you treat the symptom without treating the cause, the problem is very likely to return.

This is my personal experience and as you can see my floaters were really serious. I stopped taking any sort of medicine, whether Western or Asian traditional. I allow myself to rest often, drink plenty of water, have fun with my pets, stick to a vegan diet and always make sure that nobody disturbs my peace. I quit smoking again as soon as I got to Malaysia, I don’t drink any alcohol and I don’t take any drugs either legal or illegal. My floaters are almost completely gone and my internal organs are on their way to recovery as well. Coffee was literally destroying my liver and kidneys so I happily gave it up. Here are my suggestions if you want to heal yourself naturally:

7  SUGGESTIONS TO HEAL FROM EYE FLOATERS

      1. Always drink plenty of water to flush out the toxins and cleanse your blood
      2. Drink plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable juices to get the vitamins you need. Don’t buy any canned stuff – stay free of all preservatives and artificial flavorings. The best fruit are those rich in beta-carotene such as carrots, papaya and mangoes. Make  smoothies with dark green leafy vegetables which are rich in lutein such as spinach.
      3. Adopt a plant based diet, avoid all fatty foods and industrially prepared foods. Ideally, brown rice and plenty of vegetables are the best. If you get bored you can find millions of delicious recipes in vegan websites but remember to avoid greasy food.
      4. Give your eyes some rest. Avoid reading and using a screen for a while. Just use the minimum you need to get you by.
      5. Go for a nice walk in a natural setting: a park, the woods, the lake or wherever you can breathe some nice and clean air.
      6. Learn meditation or Tai Chi or yoga to help you deal with stressful situations.
      7. When you are ready prepare for a water fast. The fast is very effective but basically you are not supposed to be working while fasting. You need at least 2 weeks for a fast. There are specialized doctors and clinics who can help you with this but if you want to do it by yourself, you may want to read some literature to know what to expect. I did it by myself. For a quick summary about my experience with fasting you can visit this link to water fasting

Remember that praying has helped me a lot so whether you are a believer or not, pray and ask God, Allah, Buddha, Shiva, or whatever name you want to use for the Divine Source, to guide you through the process of healing.

Your intuition is your best doctor: trust it!

Feel free to contact me if you need any other information.

I wish you all to be happy, healthy and blessed!

Please do not assume that I have a religion because I don’t. I’m a spiritual person and I have no religion. Thank you!

Lose yourself to life

Lose yourself to life

Sometimes people are told to get lost – and it is usually meant in an offensive way – but you might be surprised of how extraordinarily fantastic getting really lost is!

I found that out the hard way.

At the age of 47, I suddenly experienced a huge shift of consciousness which made me realize that there was more to life than just making ends meet and trying to live up to other people’s expectations.

It wasn’t something new to me but I guess I didn’t want to listen to my own inner voice which kept screaming at me telling that it was time to change.

My job contracts were shrinking to the minimum and interestingly, at the same time, utility bills started to soar and my landlord wanted more money  for the apartment I was renting. Does that ring a bell to you? Yep, I’m talking about what some people refer to as the “downturn” or the financial crisis. I was in Italy when it hit me and it was 2014.

I got really anxious and depressed and I started to think that life was really unfair. I had been working and studying my ass off and, according to my standards, I had also tried hard to be kind with both humans and other creatures and somehow managed to remain cheerful despite everything  I was going through at the time.

What did I do to deserve all this?

It was right then and there that I decided to start meditating and praying to find an answer to my questions.

The first intuition that I had while meditating, was to pack up everything and return to Asia – a place that I used to love when I was younger – and basically I had to get lost to find myself again.

Starting life anew is a really difficult thing to do but changing lifestyle, environment, language culture or whatever can break your habits, can bring new energy to your soul and ultimately help you getting back on track! The healing process takes time and space so never push yourself too hard, enjoy every single step of the journey, no matter what.

So my advice for you today is to get lost!

Trust your gut feelings and do whatever it is that you need to do to be happier in this life. Sometimes it may seem like something completely irrational to either you or the people around you.

Stick to your feelings; stick to yourself!