Joachim Bartoll – My Story, Part 2

How I reversed cancer and severe illness

Discovering the terrain and our natural human diet

Here it is, the second unedited part of my story. It’s about my journey through the worst years of my life. How I bounced back, reversed tumors, repaired my failing organs, and reclaimed my health. How it changed my view on diet and nutrition, on disease and health, and on life itself. And how I had to unlearn most of what I previously believed in.

This unedited version is totally free. Download it here or from my Patreon account and enjoy.
By Joachim Bartoll.

My Story – Part 2 by Joachim Bartoll

By |2020-09-22T19:11:32+02:00September 22nd, 2020|Fighting Morgellons and Tumors|0 Comments

Joachim Bartoll – My Story, Part 1

How I reversed cancer and severe illness

Discovering the terrain and our natural human diet

Here it is, the first unedited part of my story. It’s about my journey through the worst years of my life. How I bounced back, reversed tumors, repaired my failing organs, and reclaimed my health. How it changed my view on diet and nutrition, on disease and health, and on life itself. And how I had to unlearn most of what I previously believed in.

This unedited version is totally free. Download it here or from my Patreon account and enjoy.
By Joachim Bartoll.

My Story – Part 1 by Joachim Bartoll

By |2020-04-05T08:15:10+02:00April 4th, 2020|Fighting Morgellons and Tumors|0 Comments

Some facts about fasting, part 2

Destroying the propaganda


In the first part, we literally destroyed the myths that fasting slows your metabolism and put you in ‘starvation mode’, and that it makes you burn muscle mass when it’s actually extremely muscle sparing.
In this part we’ll look at the misbeliefs that fasting causes low blood sugar and that it will deprive the body of nutrients – when in fact your body fat is the perfect food and has all the nutrients you need.


Reader Warning:

If you’re indoctrinated with the bro-science of the fitness industry, the brainwashing propaganda from the food industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and parts of the “health care”-system, the following blog-post might be controversial for you – and your programming will probably fight it. But try to stay with me. Absorb the information and do your own research.
Those of us who actually have worked with thousands of clients for 25+ years and study health, longevity, nutrition and everything in between on a daily basis (and read studies, both new and especially older studies, that are not financially backed by the previous mentioned industries), know that the following information is tried and true.
Don’t be a slave or a shill to the food- and pharmaceutical industry! Drop the chains that are choking your brain and seek out the truth!



Misbelief #3 low blood sugar

Oh noes, I haven’t eated in 30 minutes. I feel my blood sugar crashing. Need to take my selfie before passing out.

One of the most ridiculous things you can hear, even from people within the fitness industry that should know better, is when someone saying that they got low blood sugar because they haven’t eaten in a while or because they missed a meal. No, just no! Your blood sugar (blood glucose) does not plummet or jump around all over the place. You simply have a food addiction and you have habitually programmed yourself to eat multiple meals a day. It’s all mental and signs of addiction.

In reality, your blood sugar level is tightly monitored by the body as a part of metabolic homeostasis, and there are several mechanisms to keep it within the proper range. If not, you wouldn’t be able to function and you would ultimately lose consciousness.

During fasting, our body will start to break down glycogen in the liver to provide glucose. This is our short-term storage. This actually happens every night as you sleep to keep your blood sugar level normal and stable as you fast overnight.
If you fast for longer than 24 to 36 hours, glycogen stores become depleted. The liver will now manufacture glucose in a process called gluconeogenesis, using the glycerol from the breakdown of fat. In other words, we do not have to eat glucose, or anything else for that matter, to keep our blood sugar level within the normal range. As long as we have some body fat to break down, blood sugar will remain stable.

A related misconception is that our brain can only use glucose for energy. Human brains are very unique amongst animals, as it can use ketone bodies as a fuel source. Ketones are produced when fat is metabolized. Actually, ketones are the brain’s preferred energy source, and ketones are the reason why many feel extreme clear-headedness, heightened emotional well-being, and have more mental energy than usual.
Up to 75 percent of the brain’s energy requirements can be met by ketones. That means that glucose only provides a measly 25 percent of the brain’s energy requirements during a fast or a ketogenic diet – which is easily provided through gluconeogenesis.
This allows us to function optimally even when no food is available – and even prolonged fasting for months will not send blood sugar to low levels as long as we have fat on our bodies to be utilized as energy.


Misbelief 4: fasting deprives our body of nutrients

2008 - intermittent fasting, 36-hour fasts and the ketogenic diet.
2008 – my first real experiments with intermittent fasting, 24 to 36-hour fasts and the ketogenic diet as a base.

Can you feel that fat on your tummy, on your hips, on your legs? That’s stored food. The perfect food.
Ever heard of calcium deposits? Kidney stones? Everyone has them in various amounts. They’re simply buildups of minerals – and guess what? Fasting breaks them down to be recycled and used instead of clogging you up.
In other words, if you’re overweight, you have all the nutrients you need for months and months stored in your body. Even if you’re athletic, you have more than enough for several extended fasts.

And for amino acids, that’s where autophagy comes in. Your body will start recycling damaged cells, scar tissue, damaged and/or unwanted skin (from rapid weight loss), and so on. It will provide all the protein you need – all while rebuilding your body from the inside out.

Also, during normal circumstances when we feed daily, our body generally lose both essential amino acids and essential fatty acids in urine and stool. During fasting, these losses are minimized as our body want to hang onto as much as possible of these necessary nutrients. Bowel movements decrease as there is no food going in, which in turn helps to prevent loss of protein in the stool.
Protein metabolism decreases during fasting as fasting is extremely muscle sparing, resulting in almost negligible nitrogen levels in the urine. By keeping essential nutrients in the body instead of excreting them, the body is able to recycle many of them during fasting – further extending the possible fasting window.

As you can see, our body is not some fragile and stupid construct. It is actually built in such a way that we can survive the hardest of hardships – a necessity for our species survival.

Also, while we might eventually run out of essential fatty acids and some vitamins, it will take a long time. How much we need of these essential nutrients are strongly exaggerated as a part of fear mongering. And most studies are performed on people following starvation/very low-calorie diets (vlcd) or on people who only fast a few non-consecutive days a week; not allowing for autophagy to really kick in. Remember, and as long as you eat something, you are not protected by the survival mechanics of fasting.

The only thing I recommend during a fast is electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, and maybe a little magnesium if you’re fasting for more than a week. Staying hydrated will make a fast a lot easier and there is no difference in results. Actually, doing a plain water fast is simply stupid as the water will flush out electrolytes, resulting in possible headaches, lower energy levels and less bodily strength. If you’re going for a dry fast, make sure you are loaded on electrolytes before you begin and it will be easier, and you will be able to go longer before it gets hard.

Even with my low body fat levels I can do extended dry fasts without any problems.


While fasting’s most obvious benefit is extremely efficient and rapid loss of body fat, there are a myriad of benefits beyond this – especially when it comes to cure “diseases”. Not long ago, it was common for people to fast for a certain period of time for health benefits. These periods were often referred to as “cleanses”, “purifications”, and “detoxifications”, since people believed that they would rid their bodies of toxins and heal them. They were actually absolutely right. And that is what I will cover in the next part. Until then, take care and seriously look into adopting a fasting lifestyle!


By |2018-06-24T19:20:10+02:00June 24th, 2018|Fighting Morgellons and Tumors|0 Comments

Some facts about fasting, part 1

Destroying the propaganda


This is the first part of an article series about fasting that I will work on whenever I have time and energy during my recovery and healing from my nano/Morgellons disease. My goal, and hope, with these articles is to inspire, encourage, and help people to try out fasting for improved health, and/or fat loss, and to heal themselves to the best of their abilities.


Reader Warning:

If you’re indoctrinated with the bro-science of the fitness industry, the brainwashing propaganda from the food industry, the pharmaceutical industry, and parts of the “health care”-system, the following blog-post might be controversial for you – and your programming will probably fight it. But try to stay with me. Absorb the information and do your own research.
Those of us who actually have worked with thousands of clients for 25+ years and study health, longevity, nutrition and everything in between on a daily basis (and read studies, both new and especially older studies, that are not financially backed by the previous mentioned industries), know that the following information is tried and true.
Don’t be a slave or a shill to the food- and pharmaceutical industry! Drop the chains that are choking your brain and seek out the truth!


Let’s start with the most common misbeliefs regarding fasting. These are:

  • Fasting slows metabolism and puts you in “starvation mode”
  • Fasting makes you burn muscle mass
  • Fasting causes low blood sugar
  • Fasting deprives the body of nutrients

The funny thing about the common misinformed opinions about fasting is that if someone is fasting because of religious beliefs or is doing a 2-day fast before undergoing surgery or a colonoscopy, no one bats an eye. The response is usually, “good for you, two days is not that hard. You can do it!”
But if you say you’re doing a 2-day fast to feel better and/or cut some body fat, everyone is screaming, “oooh maah gawd, you’re going to starve! You’ll lose all your muscle and die.”
Funny how that works, right?


Misbelief #1: slowdown of metabolism

Oh noes. Iz so tired. My metabolism has stopped. Damn you fasting.

Let us approach this logically and with baby steps. Although our ‘known’ written history is sketchy at best, we do know that the human race has survived a lot of hardships. We are designed to be hunters and gatherers, which requires you to be successful in finding food if you want to eat. There are still tribes today that are hunters and gatherers, and they do quite well. And even when the majority of our civilization learned how to farm, disasters struck from time to time and all crops were lost. So, consider the survival situation as the seasons turn and food availability varies greatly. If short-term fasting would lower our metabolism and cause us to lose precious functional muscle, humans as a species would not likely have survived.

In fact, metabolism speed up during fasting. This makes perfect sense from a survival standpoint. If we do not eat, our bodies use our stored energy as fuel to keep us alert and energetic so we can successfully hunt, collect, and search for more food.

This is the whole point of us being able to store body fat in the first place – so we have something to tap into if there’s no food available.
Studies demonstrate this phenomenon clearly. In one, fasting every other day for twenty-two days resulted in no measurable decrease in Basal Metabolic rate (BMR.) There was no “starvation mode.”
Fat oxidation (fat burning) increased 58 percent, from 64 g/day to 101 g/day. Carbohydrate oxidation decreased 53 percent, from 175 g/day to 81 g/day. This means that the body has started to switch over from burning sugar to burning fat, with no overall drop in energy production.
In another study, four days of continuous fasting increased BMR by 12 percent. Levels of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine (noradrenaline), which prepares the body for action, increased by 117 percent, keeping energy levels high. Fatty acids in the bloodstream increased over 370 percent as the body switched over from burning food to burning stored fats.

Zauner et al., “Resting Energy Expenditure in Short-Term Starvation Is Increased as a Result of an Increase in Serum Norepinephrine.


Misbelief #2: rapid muscle loss

I’m so triggered! You must eat at least 10 times a day or you’ll lose all your gains!!1!1!

The next persistent myth of fasting – especially in the fitness industry – is the belief that fasting will ‘eat up’ muscle. That our body, if we’re not eating, will immediately start using our precious muscle mass as an energy source. This belief illustrates both a lack of logical thinking and a lack of fundamental understanding of physiology.

This misbelief probably comes from the “reasoning” that if a severe calorie restriction diet makes you lose muscle mass, fasting (as in not eating at all), will make you lose even more. Again, believing this is faulty reasoning and displays a lack of research on the topic.

Sure, if you’re used to eating every third hour and consume a lot of carbohydrates – so that your fat-storage hormone insulin is elevated most of the day – your body doesn’t really know how to use body fat for fuel. In this scenario, you will lose a little muscle mass if you throw yourself into a fast without any prior preparation. It would probably take 2 to 3 days before you enter ketosis and start to feel a little bit better. And it would take another 2 to 3 weeks before you get properly ‘fat adapted’ and start to really tap into fat as an energy source (once you enter ketosis, you will start to use fat as fuel, but not as efficiently as someone who are used to it). This is why I always recommend to start with a ketogenic diet for 2 to 3 weeks before transitioning into a fasting lifestyle; so you can re-learn how to burn fat efficiently. Read my previous blog posts for more information about this.

Let’s get back to the topic. The human body is designed to survive periods of fasting (as in being fasted from lack of food sources.) We store our “food energy” as body fat and use this as fuel when food is not available. Muscle, on the other hand, is extremely valuable and is therefore preserved until body fat becomes so low that the body has no choice but to turn to muscle for sustaining bodily functions. This will only happen when total body fat is at less than 4 percent.
If we did not preserve muscle when no food was available, we would not have survived very long as a species. Almost all mammals have this same ability.
Real-world studies on fasting show that this hold true. Alternate-day fasting over seventy days decreased body weight by 6 percent, but fat mass decreased by 11.4 percent and lean mass (muscle and bone) did not change at all.

Bhutani et al., “Improvements in Coronary Heart Disease Risk Indicators by Alternate-Day Fasting Involve Adipose Tissue Modulations.”


As you start fasting, carbohydrate oxidation will increase for the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours, until your body runs out of glycogen (as stored in the liver and muscle cells.) With no more sugar to burn, the body switches to burning fat. Fat oxidation increases as carbohydrate oxidation decreases toward zero.
At the same time, protein oxidation, such as muscle, for fuel actually decreases. The normal protein breakdown of around seventy-five grams per day falls to fifteen to twenty grams per day during fasting. Rather than burning muscle during fasting, we start preserving muscle. Much of the amino acids that are broken down during regular turnover of cells are reabsorbed into new proteins.
This is called autophagy – where the body breaks down damaged cells and cells/protein that is not needed. This is why people who lost a lot of weight can lose all their excess skin from utilizing long-term fasting, as the now useless skin is broken down and recycled as amino acids for energy and repair.
This is not possible on a calorie-reduced diet, as you need to be fasting to activate autophagy. Also, as long as you are on a calorie-reduced diet, no matter the number of calories, your daily protein breakdown will still be at around 75 grams a day. But if you’re fasting, it’s five times lower!

Also, consider other stress-factors, overuse of low-intensity exercise, and so on. This is why people tend to lose more muscle mass and damage their metabolism on stupid very-low-calorie-diets (VLCD) than when doing a more sensible diet and alternating days, or several days, of fasting. We will explore this in more depth in following parts of this article series.

From my fasting and ketogenic diet experiment in mid-2016. Actually gained muscle mass.

Once again, apply some logic. Why would your body store excess energy as fat if it would start to burn muscle protein as soon as food would become unavailable? Muscles, tendons, and other proteins are functional tissues and are very important to our chances of survival. They are not designed to function as energy reserves. To burn muscle for energy would be like storing firewood for the winter and as soon as cold weather and snow hits, you’d start chopping up your furniture and throwing it into the fireplace.
In all seriousness, fasting is actually one of the most potent stimuli for growth hormone secretion; and increased growth hormone helps maintain lean body mass (as well as a young and healthy skin and joints.) In studies that used drugs to suppress growth hormone in fasted subjects, there was a 50 percent increase in protein oxidation (muscle loss).

Also, gaining muscle mass (or losing muscle mass) is mostly a function of exercise. Stuffing your face with food and drinking weight gainers does not build muscle mass. That’s wishful thinking. Carefully planned pre- and post-workout nutrition might help to maximize your efforts. But it’s still intense exercise, such as weight training, where you keep challenging your body, that actually stimulate muscle growth. Muscle is mainly about exercise, and body fat is mainly about diet.
If you’re worried about muscle loss, do more of the exercise that built your muscle in the first place, and do less of exercise that raises muscle wasting cortisol such as low intensity cardiovascular exercise.

And for the record, don’t confuse long-term diets with a 7-day, 14-day or even a 21-day fast. When fasting, your body will do everything in its power to stay as strong and healthy for as long as possible. Only your pre-nutritional status, your level of fat adaption, and the amount of body fat you can burn will limit how long you can fast without ill-effects. Remember, once your body fat goes below a total of 4 percent, you will risk starvation because there is not enough fat to be released as energy on a continuous basis to keep the body going. But until then, if you’re fat adapted, muscle loss will be minimal.

On a long-term calorie-reduced diet on the other hand, you still get calories and some nutrients. Your body will simply perceive it as starvation and there will be no protective hormonal response (as with fasting). This is why it’s so important to get enough nutrients to support hormone production, enzyme production, vitamin- and mineral status, maintain a proper electrolyte balance, and so on, while on a long-term diet aimed at fat loss. If you lose muscle mass on a fat loss diet, it’s because you do too much harmful exercise, too little muscle building exercise or simply do not get enough nutrients (usually not enough fats and minerals). In other words, if you get help from a coach or a personal trainer and you lose muscle mass, that person lacks knowledge and understanding of the body, and you should turn to someone else.
If they say that muscle loss is unavoidable on a ‘fat loss’ diet, simply reply with, “good bye”.

To be continued in the next part where we will look at blood sugar and deprivation of nutrients. Until then, take care and stay healthy!


By |2018-06-08T08:29:11+02:00May 27th, 2018|Fighting Morgellons and Tumors|0 Comments

My Path to Recovery, part 3

Day 6 and 7 of my 7-day fast and the aftermath


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Saturday, April 21: sixth day – sweet wonderful water

Water never tasted this good.
Water never tasted this good.

I had some problem sleeping due to pain and stiffness in my lower back – the exact spot where I had an injury back in 2000. This sensation is from the boosted repair process – as in breaking down scar tissue and remodeling. I could not find any sleep position that was comfortable, so I tossed and turned most of the night. Actually, I only got about 3 hours of sleep and got up at close to 3 am in the morning. However, I was still feeling somewhat better (especially mental energy and clarity) than previous months – and that’s after six days of fasting and with mild sleep deprivation. That says a lot of the power of fasting.

Urination was still regular with 150 to 250 ml every 3 to 4 hours. No color or odor as far as I could tell. This constant production of urine is another confirmation of being in deep and efficient ketosis.

During the night and at some very short moments in the early forenoon I did experience stronger- and faster-than-usual heartbeats. This was only noticeable when lying down in bed (when I was trying to sleep) and when I had a powernap – and it was only for 10 seconds or so.

I felt really energetic and good in the morning. At noon my mouth felt a little bit sticky and my voice was a little bit off. But still not to any degree that it bothered me. I also felt restless with high mental clarity, but with no real desire to do anything mental or physical.

Lower back still sore and during the day my right arm started to ache – exactly where I broke it in early 2001. Especially the brachialis and the mid triceps felt really sore. And yes, that’s exactly where my bone healed with a slight angle and where I have some deep scar tissue and trigger points. My body is simply healing these spots by recycling damaged and useless tissue (autophagy.)

I broke my dry fast at 6 pm to give me a few hours to rehydrate before hitting the bed. That resulted in 51 hours without any liquids at all. I started with sipping on a glass of cold distilled water with 1 tea spoon of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and then I threw in some sodium (sea salt) at the side. A few hours later I had some additional potassium and magnesium with even more sodium, another tsp of baking soda, and some regular cold tap water (the tap water in my city is decent, so no worries.) Since being in deep ketosis from dry fasting, your body can become quite acidic, so baking soda will help your organs.

Since I began drinking water again I also took a nice footbath in room-temperature water. Why not hot water? Well, A few hours before I ended my dry fast, my body temperature had increased a little, probably from detoxifying and repairing (which is in overdrive on a dry fast.) A lot of old toxins that was being released, and the lymph system and lymph nodes was without a doubt working overtime.
Later in the evening I actually ran a fever of 38.8 Celsius (101.84 F.)

The thing is, if you’re healthy and do a water fast, or a dry fast, with the goal to repair an injury, re-booting your immune system, or simply to improve some health markers, it’s not that tough. My previous 7-day water fast when I was fairly healthy was a breeze compared to this one.
You see, if your body is fighting multiple injuries and/or other health problems, it can be really tough. The toxic load can be immense, and you will feel really drained and lethargic – maybe to a degree that you might have to step back, do some maintenance, and then do a new fast in a month or two.

With that being said, I was not going to quit early. Being uncomfortable or feeling lethargy and/or pain have never bothered me. I know my body and I was going to stick with it to the end. After all, the only reason I didn’t plan a 10- or 14-day fast was the realization that it would be too tough on my organs and body, and with my very low body fat, it could back fire instead as a lot of energy is required. Fasting for too long with a low body fat could push you into starvation, and that is never healthy. So, 7 days it is. Then stabilize, increase my body fat a little (to provide energy for the next fast), and then probably another water and dry fast – where I might extend it to 10 days.


Sunday, April 22: seventh day – breaking the fast

Fever down to 37.5 Celsius (99.5 F), which is just above my normal body temperature of 36.8 to 37.2 C. Still experiencing some pain and stiffness where the body is healing. Other than that, I’m feeling pretty decent.

I broke the fast at 6 pm by consuming 300 ml of homemade orange juice, followed 30 minutes later by eating an orange (very slowly – chewing as much as possible.) Two hours after that I had some flaky cod with butter, avocado, and cooked “mushy” vegetables to make it easier on the digestion (broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower.) And as always, chewing until it turns into a liquid.

If you’ve ever done a longer fast, then you know what a rich and amazing experience it is to taste food again. It is truly a transcendental experience!
The flavors are more intense, vibrant, and living; and the textures are much more distinct and noticeable. The only way to truly appreciate the gift of food and drink is to live without them for a while.


Monday, April 23: the day after – reflections

Body temperature was back to normal this morning. Still feeling a bit drained and “off” after the massive dump of toxins and from the healing that took place – especially during and right after the second dry fast.
Not hungry at all. I’m actually feeling full after only half a plate of food – probably from a temporarily shrunk stomach, lower production of stomach acid and thus slower emptying rate.

With all this in mind, I do not recommend dry fasting to anyone who hasn’t done at least a previous 7-day water fast. If you have high levels of toxicity and some health issues (as I do, and most people do in modern life to various degrees), you will experience some really nasty detox symptoms. With a dry fast, the cleansing is very fast and very, very powerful.
Therefore, my suggestion is, if you want to try fasting or even dry fasting for its healing properties, you need to approach it gradually. I would break it down in these steps:

  1. Get accustom to the ketogenic diet – get fat adapted. You need to teach your body to use fat and ketones for fuel. It usually takes 2 to 4 weeks to get fat adapted to a degree that you feel fine on a ketogenic diet.
  2. Try a 24 to 36 hour fast. You will experience short bursts of hunger, because you’re programmed and used to eat several times a day.
  3. Try a 3 to 5-day water fast. Hunger will disappear by the third day. You will probably experience more mental clarity than you ever had before. If you have a lot of toxicity, you might feel a bit lethargic by day 4 or 5.
  4. Try a 7-day water fast. You should be good. Perhaps a little fatigued at times, especially if you need to detox and heal. If you felt drained, weak and lethargic, repeat a 7-day water fast after a few week or so before even considering a dry fast.
  5. Try a 36-hour dry fast. Start with a water/electrolyte fast for at least 2 days, then cut water.
  6. Try a 48 to 60-hour dry fast. Once again, ease into it by starting off with a water/electrolyte fast.

There you have it. A simple strategy guide to gradually get into fasting. If you’ve read this series thus far and all the provided links to previous articles, you should be familiar with each and every step by now.


April 24 and 2 weeks forward: The aftermath

This is what I’ve noticed during the two following weeks after completing the 7-day fast with two shorter dry fasts.

April 8, 1 week before starting the fast – looking a bit worn and fatigued.

The first thing I noticed was that my ability to focus and concentrate had increased quite a bit. Before the fast, I could only focus on writing for 15 to 20 minutes – after that I had to start re-read what I just wrote several times to remember how to continue or to get new ideas. Same with reading – after 20 minutes or so, the words would begin to float and the information would not really stick.  Also, my eyes would get tired and my vision blurry within a few hours – especially in the afternoon.
Now however, I can easily focus for an hour or more. I actually have to hold myself back, because if I try to write and “work” as I used to before I got sick, I will get drained and almost apathetic for several hours before I recover and can focus again. I learned this the hard way as I usually get overly immersed and “lose track of time” when writing or reading. So, while all this has improved, I still have a long way to go.

Another thing I noticed was that I could handle a lot more fats in my meals. Before the fast I could run into trouble when exceeding 120 grams a day. Now I can easily consume 250 grams of fat a day. Actually, my digestion has been pretty much perfect since finishing the fast.

It’s the same with protein. I can now consume more than 20 to 25 grams in one sitting without albumin showing up in my urine. And I don’t get the same level of inflammation and water retention when experimenting with more protein in the diet. Still, I’m more than happy with 80 to 120 grams of protein a day. I don’t really need more; so, there’s no need to push it or experiment with a higher intake.

Before the fast I could experience some pain and stiffness in my lower back when sitting for too long (where I had my old injury.) Now, I haven’t felt a thing in the two weeks that have passed.

1 week after fasting – looking healthier and gained some muscle mass. And sorry for the bad image quality – a lot of muscle definition and veins has been smooth out.

No noticeable muscle loss. You obviously lose glycogen and water from your muscle cells, making you look smaller and somewhat flatter during a fast. But due to the muscle protein sparing effects of fasting, there’s very little muscle loss as long as you don’t go into starvation. I will cover this in the next blog post (and many other myths.)
It only took a few days of eating to “fill out” and actually look better and somewhat bigger than before starting the fast.

And finally, when I’m in the gym it’s now a bit easier to activate the nervous system and get that crucial feeling of alertness, focus, body awareness and presence. The muscle-mind connection is a little bit better. It’s still not like it used to be, where I could just enter the gym and start ramping the weight to both warm-up, activate, and potentiate the nervous system and feel 100 % in the zone on the first set.
Now I can feel my muscles contracting against the resistance after 10 to 15 minutes of working with the nervous system. Before the fast, it could take 30 minutes – or not happen at all. It’s a small and important improvement.

To summarize, I’ve noticed a lot of small and significant improvements. I still have a long way to go, but these experiences and the results once again show that you can heal your own body. It might take months or years. But it’s the only real way back to health.


Observations after 3 weeks

During the last 4 or 5 days (little over 2 weeks since the fast), I’ve noticed a small decay in the positive effects the fasting brought me. My mental energy and my ability to focus for longer periods of time have declined slightly. While my stomach is mostly fine, it can act up a little from time to time.
This is without a doubt because of my illness and the large tumor with “unidentifiable” mass (nano/Morgellons) in my left leg.
My body is still under constant attack, and although the fast did an enormous amount of healing, the illness is still present and it slowly eats away at you.

In other words, I still need to do a lot of healing. Keeping with the ketogenic diet as a safe and anti-inflammatory base. Diving deeper into an epigenetics diet (still doing research and applying some stuff), and even more importantly, doing more long-term fasts.
Actually, I’m already longing for another dry fast. Considering my illness, I really miss the temporary boost in mental energy and clarity – and all the health benefits I could actually feel and experience following the fast. So, with this in mind, I will probably do another fast within 1 or 2 weeks.
Since I finished the previous fast, I’ve been eating really well; re-gaining some more muscle mass (that I lost in late 2016 and early 2017), and my mineral status should be excellent.
So, another fast (only a month after the first one) should not be a problem, just the opposite, in fact. I’ll keep you updated!

In my next blog post, I’ll write more about fasting and how it works. Busting some myths, explaining the huge difference between starvation (unwilling scenario) and fasting (willing scenario), why your metabolism may slow down and you lose muscle on a calorie reduced diet, while metabolism actually revs up and your muscle mass is protected during a fast, and much more.


By |2018-07-25T07:27:51+02:00May 14th, 2018|Fighting Morgellons and Tumors|0 Comments
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