every Water Fast is different, I've come to appreciate.
Will we ever know how many things your body was working on correcting..? maybe things that had never yet come to your awareness, and maybe now, are no longer an issue.
And then, there is that pesky business of having to break the fast on less than an up-swing. This recent fast I had some eye issues, after I broke the fast.. My eyes were puffy and seemed to be leaking somewhat sticky tears. It felt like my lympha system was *busy*. Sounds charming, right? Well, my eyesight was a bit less than perfect,(getting more blurry these past few years) although I do not wear glasses. I should, for driving, for distance. In anyt case, the eyes were feeling funky and blurry--so I was a bit disappointed with that...but, I decided that the body had begun to work on vision, and I hadn't really let it finish its cleansing. I also believe that we have to make judgement calls sometimes, (there's onlt so much free time) and we may find it takes a number of wf's to finish with all the major (and minor) cleaning/healing issues.
I choose to look at it from a glass-is-half-full perspective; I made Dr. Christopher's eyewash formula, and used that for about a week and a half, maybe more. I got to REALLY liking it--and the taste as well. You put some in the eyes, and drink a little cup as well. It's all good herbs. My eyes are now better than they have been for a number of years.
Give it a try--it's great stuff. (you can make it yourself, or buy it--google Dr. Christopher's eyewash.)
Another thing I don't know if I mentioned--I had a BIG craving after this last Water Fast for what's called
the master tonic--again; you can curezone google it.
I ate a LOT of it, for about a solid week. (the second week re-feeeding, I believe) I just ate it until I stopped craving it. I postulate that it was a major mineralizer/alkalizer, and there must have been some sort of prebiotic action it supported, with the refeeding. I was NOT digesting food well for a few weeks. Bowel movements were more orange than dark. Now things are much better.
Do you drink kombucha? I think you are in need of some good probiotics. The Water Fast leaves a body quite barren...and then it's ALL_important to build up the *right* sort of flora. I'm for doing it all naturally. (no packaged stuff) If we could pick our own food, we's get some nice bacteria that way... Meanwhile, try kombucha. And for the stomach rumbling...Ginger. I make kombucha with ginger juice and blueberries. (If you buy it, make sure it is raw, unpasteurized)The master tonic has a lot of ginger as well...I stopped craving it, finally. :-)
PS--I think as you go along, you might come to feel, as I do, that the water fast is not so much its own discrete experience, but it spills over into day-to-day life, as day-to-day choices seep into the (next) water fast. Does that make any sense? I think I made it sound more complicated than I meant. What I'm getting at is, I think we can tend to make the line between Water Fasting and NOT Water Fasting too solid--when in fact it's more subtle, if you will.
One of these days I'm going to post a bit more of my thoughts thus far, about the whole business: the natural Hygiene lifestyle. A sort of essay, more carefully considered. Water Fasting is *a part of it*, sort of like the centre of a daisy in relation to the petals. Not so distinct as we might have thought. (Or hoped!!!) Maybe some people find it a very cut-and-dried thing; fasting; not fasting, and the two stay separate; and the body quickly follows suit. I'm not really that sort of person though, I guess--and I sense neither are you. I mean the sort who keeps everything in its own compartment.