I just got off the phone with a woman that was in our group and asked her how she had done. Our group fast ended January 24 and I hadn’t seen or talked to her since. She was having trouble with her thyroid at the start of the fast and was one of the things that she was asking God for help with….I do have her permission to tell you this : ) She had her blood work drawn and the doctor asked her what she was doing…her numbers were different…..and she had to lower her medication. The doctor was excited when my friend told her what she was doing…she had read about what animal products could do to our hormones….and here was some proof! She asked her to stay on this “diet” for 6 weeks and get her blood tested again…and my friend is doing that. She has also lost 25lbs since January 1! She did a 10 day Daniel fast before Thanksgiving to try it out and lost 10 lbs but gained it all back over the holidays. She re-lost the 10lbs she gained during the 3 day juice fast….this isn’t someone I would have called fat at all….it’s surprising that she has lost so much!
If you are doing the 40 days with me….technically, we’re done as of Wednesday….but between this story and what I’m reading in “The China Study”….I think I want to keep doing it. I may not be so rigid if I want to go out to eat and have to have some salmon or ranch dressing or something small once and a while….but this has me totally geeked and excited, I’m going to stick with it : )
I just love what comes to me during a fast. A few months ago I was given this book to read but because I was preparing for an open house with this person, I didn’t take the time to read it thoroughly, I was more focused on the event. This has just been “in my face” somehow to the point that I had to go out and get it yesterday. How fascinating! It’s about a professor at Cornell University…specializing in bio-medical research….Brett looked into that….but he seems to be more excited about electricity : ) He was brought up on a farm and totally believed in dairy, meat, eggs, etc….they even found a way to make the animal feed higher in protein. His goal was to make this even more refined, more protein rich…so they could eat more meat. He studied with 3rd world countries that were deficient in protein….amongst other things….and high in liver cancer, the conclusion was that they needed more protein. Through his research….and I’m only several chapters into it….he began seeing that the opposite was true…..protein….especially the protein in dairy products ignited the cancer and plant proteins shut it down. In the normal world….when I’m not on a Daniel Fast…..I live on yogurt….if you know my story, you know that cancer ran an ugly rampant race through my family. Alexis loves cream and milk….Brett loves milk on cereal…..Eric drinks a whey protein shake for lunch every day…..it does say that a small amount , (under 5% didn’t seem to be a problem), but some of what we are doing could lead to disaster. I find it so interesting that this comes at this point. As much as I love yogurt….and I do…..I don’t love it that much….I feel like this is a warning…..and sorry family….I’m going to shake things up again….I love you!!!!