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Healing sport injury with fasting
Posted by: sgc ()
Date: January 16, 2013 01:14PM

I wonder if anyone has any experience in healing sport injury with fasting. If so, can you tell what you did?

Personally, about 2 weeks ago, I was training on bars with a friend, and tried out something he showed me I shouldn't have, and injured my right chest in the upper part on the parallel bars. Not very happy camper, I couldn't do much after that.

It has been 8 years now that I eat 100% raw, low fat, and I do sports regularly since young age.

At the beginning I thought it was on the muscle, and thought it would take a few days to go away, but after almost a week, I was still the same, nothing changed, and I wasn't happy. Clearly, it was not muscle but tendon I must have ripped in the upper part of the chest, just below the shoulder.

So I decided to take a break, and try to fast for at least a couple days, just to see what can happen. And just at the end of the first day, I could feel the pain area getting smaller, on the second day it was significantly smaller, and the day after I started eating again later in the day. I was happy to be getting better, but after two days, again, no improvements, nothing changed....

So, I went back to fasting again, for more than 2 days again, and at the end of the first day, I could go back on the bars and do some leg raises with no pain. The day after, I could do push ups, no problems, and in the afternoon I went to the bars to do pull ups, loops etc, just about the same than before. I only avoided the parallel bars, and kept it under max I could do, just not to overdo it straightaway.

But I was amazed how after a few days of fasting, the healing process on the injury went on so fast. No I'm a happy camper. Of course, one can say it is just timing, but honestly, after the first week, I was really desperate for it not to go away, and the first two days fasting were the first and only ones when I felt some improvements. Not even talking on the last days fasting where it all went away.

So, if anyone has similar experience, please share.

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Re: Healing sport injury with fasting
Posted by: RAWLION ()
Date: April 29, 2013 02:43PM

less is more yes yes, less is more......
I have found this in the way that, as I quit eating fat, and reduce my diet down to just nutrient rich foods, like greens, juices, smoothies. My body will heal things that didn't heal for years. fat is a big blocker! Pure fasting will definitely do miracles !!!!

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Re: Healing sport injury with fasting
Posted by: la_veronique ()
Date: September 09, 2013 01:10AM

hey sgc

that is freaking AWESOME!!

thanks for sharing

hope you are continuing your sports with no obstacles

keep us updated

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Re: Healing sport injury with fasting
Posted by: taylor123 ()
Date: March 02, 2014 04:57PM

Wow this is what I'm looking for for myself.

Can you guys look at my post?


What type of fasting are you guys referring to? Gerson?

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Re: Healing sport injury with fasting
Posted by: KellyEverson ()
Date: September 25, 2014 06:52AM

I have found a similar reference for this thread. Yes It can be done

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Re: Healing sport injury with fasting
Posted by: misterh ()
Date: April 26, 2019 03:51PM

I can add on another testimonial for fasting as a way of healing. I do self marathons and when I found my knees had a soreness beyond just running too much, besides resting I decided to do a water fast too.
The human body is amazing when we work with it not against it with putting crap in our bodies. Congrats on finding your groove!smileys with beer

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