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Fasting Series: #15 – Day 14

by: Kevin Swartzendruber

Day 14 – January 29, 2017

Weight: 175 lbs.

Fasting Related Issues: Twitching in my left eye/eyelid is still an issue. Our water still doesn’t taste good to me. I’m still chewing sugar free gum a couple times a day and had another tea. I’ve also noticed to the right of my right eye is tender and sore. Early in the fast I was waking up with more eye discharges. Recently that was subsiding. The last two days it’s picking up - a sign of more detoxing. I’m also feeling the most fatigue yet.

Supplementation for health: Took MSM eye drops and a teaspoon of MSM. I also took one teaspoon of baking soda. I didn’t need the zapper. I’ve still been chewing more gum. The taste of our water was so terrible I finally had one of my wife’s diet ice teas. It probably wasn’t the best with the artificial sweetener, but it won’t take me out of ketosis. I had to cut the taste with water as my palate is too sensitive.

Spiritual: The sermon at church today was on love, specifically on the attributes kindness and patience. These are two of my weakest areas. I’ve always been naturally impatient and when my patience is tested, I can be blunt, rude and unkind. Amazingly, the scriptures touched on have been coming to my mind the entire last week at various times.

"My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry..." James 1:19

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

It seems like the further I get into this fast, the more the least bit of spiritual truth deeply affects me. If only it would last afterward. I feel more love for people, instead of impatience. I seem to be able to grasp truth easier with my heart instead of just my mind and I feel the presence of God like I haven’t in a long time.

Notes:  I decided to give my palate a break and diluted a diet peach Snapple to drink throughout the day. It’s definitely something to continually do as the artificial sweetener isn’t something I need to add to the detox mix every day. Tea also has components that contribute to kidney stones.  The detoxification organs such as the skin, liver and kidneys need to be in optimal condition during a fast

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