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Intermittent Fasting

Hi All

I've seen a few posts on HU regarding intermittent fasting and have been thinking of it for a while now. So today, after reading an article in my Simply You magazine, which is the September issue, and after seeing a few posts on HU about fasting I decided to have a go at Intermittent Fasting and am fasting for 16 hours and then I eat in an 8 hour window.

I had food poisoning back in November 2018 and got so fed up with the symptoms I was experiencing for about 10 and a half months I decided to go and see a Nutritionist and she said I had a high sensitivity to gluten, rye, barley, milk and Formalin (Formalin definition is - a clear aqueous solution of formaldehyde and methanol used especially as a preservative) and a medium sensitivity to peas. I had a Vegan Magnum in August and that very same day I was poorly in the evening and noticed on the wrapper than it had pea protein in it so that's a no no for me. Other than that I was still experiencing problems so started to doubt the Nutritionist, particularly as I was able to eat sourdough bread with no issues, how wrong I was do doubt.

I went to the cinema last week and then had a lovely meal in Bella Italia but stupidly had some spaghetti as I'd been eating sourdough bread and thought I'd be okay. Unfortunately the following day I didn't feel brilliant and have been up and down ever since so now know for sure that I have a problem with some gluten. The IBS Network to which I am a member of published a Spelt Flour sourdough bread recipe and said that those with IBS may be able to tolerate it (this is why I started eating sourdough again and was pleased I was okay). The problem with normal wheat is that it contains a lot of fructans whereas Spelt Sourdough contains very little.

Therefore, one of the reasons to try intermittent fasting is to try and get my tummy back on track as I was feeling really well and back to normal until last week. I won't be eating wheat again that's for sure.

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Hey poor you Alicia it's horrible when food can make us ill and modern dwarf wheat has a high gluten content.

I wish you well with fasting and hope that you feel better real soon.

Jerry 😊

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Thank you Jerry and yes I wish I had gone with what the Nutritionist said. I was absolutely fine with artisan sourdough. A stupid mistake last week and I won't be making any more.

Yes I think the fasting can only do me good.😊

Alicia😀

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If you’re thinking short (or longer term) intermittent fasting with a ‘vegan’/ WFPB (Whole Food Plant Based) bent, these references might hold some relevant considerations for you, crazyfitness: healthunlocked.com/fasting-... (’Water Fasting and Green Juice Fasting Thoughts’)

This type of fasting might give your gut microbiome 🦠 ( healthunlocked.com/nras/pos... ) an opportunity to ‘reboot’ 🥾 💥 ✨ — to "get back on track" 🛤 🚂 .

Think an important element after the fast is the ‘re-feeding’ phase. (How & with what beverages & foods we re-populate our gut 🦠 is just as important as the ‘abstaining’ phase. 👍👍)

Good luck, crazyfitness. 😌 🙏 🍀 🌺 🌞

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Thank you so much Kai for all the very helpful information, I really appreciate it. I really can't think you enough.🙏🙏

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[Very welcome, crazyfitness. 🙏 😌 ]

Those folks have experience (lots of it). They "know whereof they speak". [Their practical guidance (wisdom) has yet to fail me. 🙏 😌 ]

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Please bear 🐻 in mind 🧠 , if you’re new to ‘fasting’ — particularly longer 🗓 fasts, it doesn’t hurt to bounce the idea off your medics 👩‍⚕️ 👨‍⚕️ to see if there’s any potential issues to be aware of — particularly if you’ve any medical conditions (or are on any meds 💊 💉 ). (They’re 👨‍⚕️ 👩‍⚕️ a good ‘sanity check’ 🤪 to ensure we don’t go off the rails. 👍👍 )

Oh, it’s good to let your loved ones 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 know what you’re doing too. Especially if you try longer fasts where you may have an ‘unanticipated reaction’ (such as a whoozy-ness 🥴 or weakness 🤤 ). It’s good to have a loved one 💑 around to "keep an eye 👁 on you” or “check in on you 📞 .” (Merely a ‘just in case’ (braces ‘n belt) safety ⛑ precaution.)

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Thank you again Kai, I really do appreciate all the links you've provided. I'm not hungry at the moment and was the same yesterday.

I get all the emails from Clint Paddinson, he's amazing and I watched a video with him and another American doctor, America are further ahead than this country with both medication and natural alternatives.

Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.🤗🙏🙏

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👍👍 . . . 😌 🙏

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I've just scrolled through the first link you've signposted me to, can't believe it's the NRAS. My granddaughter, who's 3, has JIA (Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis), she mainly has the Uveitis which affects the eyes. I've also got a close friend who's daughter also has JIA, she's just coming up to 16, and hers is very severe, she has it in numerous joints.

I'm goingvto slowly and methodically go through what you have shared.

Once again, thank you so much.🙏🙏

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[Very welcome, crazyfitness. 🙏 😌 ]

Hoping 🙏 the links will prove useful to your 3-year old, JIA/ Uveitis granddaughter & your friend’s near 16-year old JIA daughter. There are abundant Lifestyle/Dietary resources for their parents (& medics) to scrutinise & help guide their youngsters toward better health & improved QoL (Quality of Life) — throughout their lifetime. 😌 🙏 🍀 🌺 🌞

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Thank you. Very good resources and so much help out there. I need to block out some research time on the PC and go through the resources slowly and methodically.🙏📖

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Hi Alicia,

Wishing you the best with your intermittent fasting, and hope it goes well. I hope you're able to get your tummy back on track again, and that you can enjoy the weekend.

Take care,

Zest :-)

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Hi Zest

Thank you. I've just had a little snack now so that's it until tomorrow lunch time. Probably helps that I'm not particularly hungry at the mo.

I’m doing the fast 800 there’s a group on face book it’s brilliant the recipie book is on amazon low carb Mediterranean style recipes

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Thank you for that, I'll join the group on Facebook.😊🙏

Hi, Hidden, I am gluten intolerant too.

I hope these FAQs on the Fasting and Furious Forum will answer any questions you have, but, if not, please ask:

healthunlocked.com/fasting-...

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Thank you so much, I really appreciate that. Honestly Health Unlocked is the best forum.

Thank you for the link to the FAQ's, much appreciated.🙏

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