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Subject:         Re: Recent death @ Dougs fasting retreat?
Date: August 19, 2011 at 11:14 pm PST

In Reply to: Re: Recent death @ Dougs fasting retreat? posted by Fred Hassen on August 19, 2011 at 3:02 pm:


I also have fasted for 22 days, 16 days and 12 days.

On my last fast, I started exercising too soon afterwards and blacked out for the first and only time in my life and I was 41 at the time. I was running on a treadmill and fell and got a nasty bruiser. I have never blacked out since.

A young man recently died AFTER breaking his fast at Loren Lockman's fasting center.

A young boy died after 2 weeks of breaking his fast at a fasting center of a friend of mine's.

Why are all these people dying AFTER they break their fasts? My opinion is mineral depletion during the fast that then stresses the body to the breaking point when exercise is introduced.

It is not unusual for people to be vulnerable during this time and yes, it takes time for the body to rebuild it's reserves and be ready for activity and Doug himself has said many times that the general rule of thumb is to rest after the fast as many days as you have fasted.

I would think this would ESPECIALLY be true of someone who is 65 and not in good shape.

Of the people I've talked to about this, not one does not see the death not related to the fast.
If you have been on a SAD diet your whole life, which is nutrient depleted, and then go without food for 3 weeks, you are not going to replenish those nutrients within 2.5 weeks of refeeding.

All I am asking for is blood tests. If blood tests were taken before, during, and after the fast, these types of deficiencies would have been detected and better decisions made with regards to what her body could have handled.

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