I started a Water Fast.

I developed psoriasis at about the same time I got sarcoidosis, and after a long round of prednisone and a number of inhalants, the sarcoidosis was gone leaving me with the psoriasis and now asthma as well. My doctor kept me on the inhalants, which there were three of, and prescribed a cream with a steroid in it for my psoriasis. It started on my knees and spread to my elbows, then my ankles, lower leg, and finally the back of my hands. It is currently making its way from my elbows to my hands. This is a very slow progression as I am talking about a period of 25 years. Over the period, I graduated to stronger and stronger creams and today I use Dovobet, which is very effective but seems to cause skin disruptions in other areas. All the creams I have used in the past have left the skin very thin and I regularly find my elbows or knees bleeding from minor bumps and rubs.
When I did my 21 day fast in 2010 the psoriasis did improve greatly but it was still there. The skin cells did seem to be multiplying at a slower rate and If I had kept going who knows what the result could have been.
Since my psoriasis did improve during my last 21 day fast I expect to see much better improvement this time around. I do not expect it to be totally gone by the end of the fast as that will take a few months longer after the fast and will be dependent on my diet.

My fast started August 29th, 2011 and will continue until my hunger returns, which I suspect will be between 40 and 60 days. I invite you to follow along at my blog at gordons-water-fast.com where I will be providing pics, video, stats and commentary every couple of days.


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Day 12 of my Fast

Just cruising along now. No urge for food and drinking a lot of water.
As far as how I feel I do have very low energy and need to rest throughout the day. My mouth is always very dry and my breath is horrendous. (Can it be worse than it normally is?) My Psoriasis is improving and the biggest improvement is on my hands which is the last place I developed the disease so it should be the first area to improve. My blood pressure dropped a bit again and today I don’t seem to be as winded as in the past.
I found a great little book on the topic of water fasting. It is only 50 pages and is the best overview I have come across and it is only a one hour read. It covers everything from history all the way to how to end a fast. The book is a download from a library in Australia and the link takes you to their sign up page which is simply a matter of your email addy. A page comes up asking for a donation which you can click on “no” if you wish and still get the book. It comes to your email and is good for 30 days. If you wish you can download it to your hard drive.
Stats at Day 12
————————————————–August 29, 2011————September 12, 2011
BMI (Body Mass Index)—————————38.9———————-35.9
BIA (Bioelectrical impedance analysis)——----55.8———————49.6
Weight ———————————————271.2——————–250.4
Waist ————————————————49”———————–47”
BP (Blood Pressure)—————————–182 / 103—————141 / 94
Probably about a quarter of the way there….My glass is quarter FULL !

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Hi Everyone,

Well today is day 15 of my water fast and for some reason I have more energy now. I went for about a mile walk yesterday and this morning and I was tired after the walks but quickly recovered. I feel great, no aches, no pains, but I am seeing the positive improvements I have been expecting start now. My gout is completely gone, no pain at all and my edema is completely gone and in fact my ankles look spindly and weird. In addition, my psoriasis is improving. I am going to wait another week and then I will be posting new pics on my blog. The difference in my ankles and the psoriasis is amazing.

My weight is now 247.2 lbs which is a total loss of 24 lbs in a matter of 15 days. This is normal and expected as the first pile of weight loss was just fluids and is the reason why the edema is gone and perhaps the gout. The best stat to report is my BP….it is now down to 138 / 89. I am so glad I did this….my mental attitude is changing, it is a very difficult thing to explain but it is as if I am being renewed. Not quite but I have a very uplifting, and positive attitude and feeling now.

I do have a certain protocol that I follow which addresses the issue of feeling sick or avoiding some of the symptoms that caused me to cut my fast last year short. This time I feel confident I can make it to the 40 to 50 day mark and then another 30 days or so on fresh fruit and veg juices plus a couple of supplements.

For those following my blog, I don’t have time today to do my video and I will be out of town Tues. and Wed. but I will attempt to get done on Thurs. or Fri.


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Day 18 update.

A few things to report today.

First, I am feeling great and am getting stronger every day. I can now tie my shoes without grunting and moaning and walk up two flights of stairs with no difficulty. My psoriasis is healing nicely with scale production almost stopped now and overall my skin feels softer. My new video at my blog shows the improvement. I started going for morning walks a week ago and I am now cranking it up to mornings and evenings. Each walk is about a mile. I feel great, my heart is getting stronger and stronger, I don’t get winded very often anymore. Of course I have my weak spells but they tend to pass very quickly.

My stats as of today Sept. 15, 2011

My weight is 244.4. My fast start weight was 271.2 Total loss of 26.8 lbs
My blood pressure is 136/83. BP at start of fast was 182/103
My waist is still 47 inches..(Actually that is my tummy measurement)
My BMI is 35.1. Down from 38.9
My BIA is 47.7. Down from 55.8

I have further updates, video and commentary at my blog.

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I’ve made it to day 23 with no problems, issues, pain, sickness etc. I feel great and getting stronger everyday which one would think should be just the opposite.

I would like to point out why I am doing a fast as opposed to a diet. The first reason has to do with the digestive system itself. When on a fast it is essentially shut down which allows for it to heal. Diets can never accomplish that healing. One of my health conditions is psoriasis which is an auto-immune disease. (Rheumatoid Arthritis is another) This is caused by something called leaky gut syndrome where minute food particles get through the intestinal wall. Shutting down the digestive system allows for healing of the intestinal tract and allows for the healing of my psoriasis. A diet cannot do that.

My heart condition is improving also due to that fact that the fast is removing plaque buildup in my arteries. My body is in complete ketosis so it is consuming all kinds of garbage, fat and a bit of muscle. Again, a diet cannot do that.

And finally, I am not restricted to certain foods or limited in their amounts. I don't have to watch a clock to know when I can eat and when I can't. I have NO appetite so this is a breeze!

Be sure to watch my next video as I talk about the association between Dr Oz of TV fame and one of the top Water Fasting Doctors in the world. It should be up later today.

My Stats for September 20, 2011. Day 23 of my Water Fast.

My weight is 236.4 My fast start weight was 271.2 Total loss of 34.8 lbs
My blood pressure is 130/85. BP at start of fast was 182/103
My waist is 45” inches..(Actually that is my tummy measurement)
My BMI is 33.9. Down from 38.9
My BIA is 45.1. Down from 55.8

Best Regards

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during the fast add a little bit of apple cider vinegar to the water to add the akaline effect

with the skin:
goto wholefoods

buy some bentonite clay and apple cider vinger mix the two together and apply accordiningly

also buy some

activated chocaoral soap
vitamnin e soap
milk soap
dry brush


1. dry brush your skin before the shower
2. get in the shower use
3. use the activated chocaoral soap-wash it off
4. use the vitamin e soap wash it off
5. use the milk soap wash it off

6. once out the shower apply the benotnite clay and apple cider vinegar mixture

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Day 30 of my water fast. Sept. 27,2011

I apologize for taking so long to post an update. I have been very busy.
Still going strong and my blood pressure is now down to 120/73 so I am very happy with that. In addition, my psoriasis in now completely gone. One might say this is a cure but it is not. Psoriasis is a symptom of leaky gut syndrome. All I did was shut down the lower digestive track so my body could heal and repair. Now many will say that it will come back as soon as I start eating again but I will keep posting even after the fast. I may end the fast on October 2, 2011 which would be the 35 day mark. I have accomplished what I had to and now comes a number of weeks on juices and smoothies. (Vegetable and fruit.) I will not be taking in any protein for the first few days after the fast to allow my body to switch back from ketosis. Protein consumption while in ketosis causes a lot of stress on the liver. More on this soon. Be sure to check out my latest video. Weight is now 232 lbs


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The fast is over. I ended my fast Monday morn so I went 35 days. Probably one of the easiest things I have ever done. Total weight loss was 45 lbs but more importantly my blood pressure is completely normal and my heart is far far stronger than it was at the start. I haven’t had any new lesions/scale production in three weeks now so it looks like my psoriasis is disappearing as well. I am walking 2 to 3 miles a day and jogging for five minutes at a time. This is the best thing I have ever done and now look forward to tomorrow, next year and the coming decades.

This is something I personally feel everyone should consider after doing their own research. I urge anyone interested not to believe anything you are told by anyone that hasn't done a fast. Look at the research, talk to anyone that has done it. (And I don't mean someone that has done a 1 day or 5 day fast. Search out the people who have done at least a 21 day fast.) Read Dr Fuhrman's book and learn why Dr Oz of TV fame consults with Dr Fuhrman.

I am now on a juice diet which incorporates a lot of kale. Thursday I will be moving to fruit and vegetable smoothies and then steamed vegetables over the weekend.

I will not be posting any longer as I just don't have time. I will however keep my own blog up to date with twice weekly posts just to debunk those who say I will quickly gain it all back.
(Before and after pics should be up over the weekend.)

Best Regards

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