Has anyone tryied fasting or intermittent fasting? I’ve had some great results fasting in the past (pre vas), I haven’t done anything really long (8 days water only). I healed a nagging back issue and a couple of other things, I saw external scars that I’d had almost my entire life disappear. The process of autophagy is apparently what clears out old scar tissue, and weak cells, the body also produces more stem cells as well when re-feeding after a fast. One of the main reasons For fasting is the anti inflammatory response, from what I understand there is nothing better than fasting if you want to reduce inflammation in the body. There are also other benifits- increased testosterone, HGH and other hormones. This is all quite well documented if you do some digging around, the benifits are incredible.
I’ve searched around here, doesn’t seem to have been tried by any members. There are clinics around the world where they fast you for 30-50 days to heal various injuries and disease, it very popular in some parts of the world, and has been used for healing for thousands of years.
The problem with fasting in a pain state is that it’s more challenging than if you say are feeling okayish. I’ve been laying around the house in pain for 1 month now since vas, my self control is not there, I have been eating terribly due to severe depression and pain. I’ve always been an emotional eater so it’s tough in times of fear, sadness etc. I seem to also eat when I get anxious.
I may try to force myself into a water only fast for a week or so, but I’m not sure I can handle it mentally. Physically it’s fine, after 2 days the hunger fades, you get a ton of energy, mental clarity, and kind of this high on life sort of feel. I also turn to alcohol when things get bad, so my nightly beers are going to be missed.
The fact is I’m in excruciating pain, I’m not sure other members experience this ir not, it’s hard to get a feel through text. My entire body seems sick, my lymph nodes are swollen and painful to the touch, even under my arms. My pelvic muscles seem to have seized, I feel like I’ve got something jammed up my ass, my balls are at least twice the size they were, my back is messed, Im leaking urine, my penis feels like a I have string tied around it cutting the circulation off, electric shots through the groin into the legs, tingling and numbness in my feet. Pinching and pulling in the scortum. I don’t feel as though I have an infection, my doctor seems to think I do. The usual treatment - anti inflammatory meds (ibuprofen), antibiotics, and going for a ultrasound. I don’t have any trust that these drugs will help me, they haven’t so far, I’m sure the doctors won’t find anything.
I might have to just be forced to put my body into healing mode through a prolonged water fast.
Please let me know if any of you have tried this approach, or maybe you have some input. Thanks