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Life Style Without Food by Joachim M Werdin

Life Style Without Food by Joachim M Werdin

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The ability to live without food
The ability to live without food

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Published by: Robert Donald Tonelli on May 25, 2011
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These are frequently experienced symptoms; only a few of those fasting for
a long time can say that they had not experienced them. Especially persons
with low blood pressure may experience unpleasant situations. These per­
sons need to take special care not to allow the blood pressure to fall too
much, because it may be hazardous for the proper work of the body. If you
are one of these persons, you better start with some fasting training consist­
ing of a series of gradually extended fasts. In this way the body will partly
cleanse itself and learn to react with lesser drop in blood pressure.

Another solution (not really a good one) is to drink herbs during the fast —
in much smaller doses and only when the real need arises. A lot better solu­
tion is doing energizing exercises, acupressure, acupuncture, massage and
similar treatments that increase the blood pressure.

Many people give up fasting because of dizziness and fainting. These symp­
toms look grave enough to shaken even a self-confident faster and make
him/her apprehensive about the state of their body. Dizziness or fainting are
not as dangerous as the consequences they entail, so this is where attention
must be directed. The most important is to make sure that the person suffer­


ing dizziness or fainting does not fall down because they may wound them­

Dizziness, ranging from slight to loss of consciousness, is most often caused
by too low blood pressure and/or too low blood sugar level. When fasting
the body undergoes many truly revolutionary changes. One of the symptoms
of these changes is fluctuation of the blood pressure (especially dropping).

The lowered blood pressure is mostly felt between the first and the fifth
weeks of fasting, with changing intensity. Later, with self-cleaning of the
body and its adaptation to living without food, the blood pressure stabilizes
at the optimal level for the fasting person. Fluctuating blood pressure
episodes may also come later. For each individual it will happen differently
and will depend on the amount and type of consumed liquids, temperature,
atmospheric pressure, among others.

Changes in blood pressure per se are not as dangerous as the movements
done by the person. For the sake of personal safety, it is very important that
the person avoids sudden position changes from lying or sitting to standing.
When rising, lean against something or support yourself by placing your
hands on chair, table etc. and slowly erect the body to the standing position.
When you feel dizziness coming, stop rising or sit back. Do not move to fast
to avoid blackouts.

It is a good idea to learn how to behave at the times of experiencing dizzi­
ness with blackouts. Blackout is a symptom of a sudden blood outflow from
the brain, causing fainting. In this case adopt the low bending position, that
is, the head lower than the trunk and the hands put down in front of the head.
If you feel worse, squatting will help in most cases, so put your hands firmly
on the floor (lean on them) and lower the head down freely between the

If the dizziness persists, rest for a while. Lie down and the rise the legs lean­
ing against the wall or a chair.

If the fluctuations of the blood pressure persist, cause frequent fainting or
last for too long, consider carefully whether you want to continue the fast
and consult a competent doctor. It is also very advisable to check your blood
sugar level.


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