I have been suffering from acidosis for many years, but for the last + – 2 years it has got progressively worse. After any physical work or exercise my lower back/hips and down the back of my legs is extremely stiff and painful, making it difficult to walk. I also experienced painful/burning on the bottom of my feet, especially under the right foot. The footpad just behind the toes under the right foot felt swollen with pins and needles going into the last three toes. Walking barefoot is not comfortable. Legs are weak and felt drained. About a year ago I started with lower back pain on the right side extending into the hip and down the right leg and with painful kidneys. The pain also extended from the lower back into the right testicle. This is the same type of pain sensation that you get when passing gravel or a kidney stone. I thought I might have a kidney bladder infection, but nothing would get rid of it. There is also a burning and pain when passing water. I’ve tried Homeopaths, Chiropractors and all sorts of lotions and potions, but nothing has helped.
Kevin Harpur: Water fast.
When I decided to do the water fast I set the following intention:
I needed to detox the density of my Mind & Body and Soul. It feels so dense.
It will be a 21 day water fast from 13th October 2014 to 2nd November 2014.
My goal weight is 69kg.
In preparation for the fast I did a one day water fast on the 2nd October 2014. Only problem I had been a terrible headache for most of the day and evening.
The next week on 7th & 8th October 2014 I did a two day water fast with no problems at all.
13 October 2014 – Day 1
I arrived at Alice Detox feeling run down and exhausted. My back and kidneys were painful and I was not in a good space feeling out of sync, not balanced.
Before starting salt water and exercise:
Blood pressure: 140/70
Drank +- 4 litres of salt water over a period of two and a half hours. This was to clean the colon. I was in such pain doing the exercise, but I knew that this had to be done and it would not last long. I was exhausted after the exercise and in a lot of pain. After running to the loo a couple of times I was clear at 11:00. My back and kidneys were killing me.
Blood pressure: 146/85
I ate my rice and butter and proceeded to lie down and rest.
I had the deepest relaxing body rest I have had for a long time and when I eventually got up I felt more rested.
This evening I started to get a headache. Not bad, but it’s there. I’m not hungry.
Went to bed at 09:00 feeling very tired. Did humming meditation and fell asleep at the end during the silent part.
14 October 2014 – Day 2
I woke up this morning at 03:00 with lots of pain in lower back and kidneys. This has been the pattern over the past, but a little while after I get up the pain subsides (pain not gone but it is there). No dreams.
Had two glasses of water and I’m still not hungry.
Wanted to start my Sun gazing this morning but it was overcast, so did meditation. My tummy worked this morning, nothing exciting.
I’m feeling okay today. Pain still in lower back, it feels more stiff than painful and kidneys are tender. I had a dry salt massage this afternoon and also an Osho meditation with guests and sun gazing at sunset (10 seconds).
Blood pressure: 139/80
Good night Kevin sweet dreams 07:40
15 October 2014 – Day 3
I fell asleep very quickly and did not have any dreams. I woke at 02:40 this morning with the usual pain in kidneys, lower back through to testicles. I had a pee and a glass of water. I lay awake until 05:30 with nausea and pain in the stomach. Was hoping to do sun gazing this morning, but it was overcast. Drank another glass of water and had a shower. I have a thick head with a slight headache. Did some push ups and sit ups. I’m not hungry.
At 10:00 I did an enema and a lot of “stuff” came out. Gee whiz the things we have to do for a poo.
Rondo at 13:00
I attended meditation at 16:45 which was a lovely experience. I was in agony with pain in my back on the right side behind the lower part of the rib cage. This started after my session in the Rondo. I could not understand this and only realised later that it could be the liver starting to detox.
Went up the driveway to the top road to watch sunset and did Sun gazing at +-17:45 – 20 seconds.
The liver remained painful until bedtime and then the pain diminished to maybe a 3 or 4 on a scale of 1 to 10.
Good night Kevin lets go to bed, it’s now 09:28 and I’m still not hungry.
16 October 2014 – Day 4
No dreaming last night I slept like a log. I woke up this morning at 05:00 with bad cramps in my calves and pain in lower back/bladder/scrotum and testicles. Got up and had a pee and a glass of water. The pain in the kidneys is not as severe as in the past and I felt a little nauseous. After I got up the pain started coming back to the kidneys and liver. Not sure if it was the liver or maybe the passing of a stone. Did push ups and sit ups.
I’m still not hungry.
I did my sun gazing this morning at +- 5:50 – 30 seconds.
I had another enema this morning and it was clear, just water.
I did Floatation tank at 11:00 for an hour and ozone at 12:15 for 45 minutes.
I felt exhausted after this and lay down to rest for the afternoon.
Meditation at 17:00 and went with clients to top of road to do sun gazing.
Went to bed at 08:45 and despite the rest I had this afternoon I’m feeling very tired.
I had a good night’s rest – woke up at 00:05 and went back to sleep (very little pain) – woke up at 04:38 and same went back to sleep – woke up at 05:30 with the pain down my right side (right back/kidney to right testicle) I realised that I fell asleep at 04:38 on my right side, maybe this is the reason for the pain coming back. If I remember correctly I fell asleep on my left side last night. I must take note of which side I fall asleep in future. No dreaming and still not hungry. I drank two glasses of water and did my sun gazing this morning – 40 seconds. Did push ups only this morning as the sit ups are hurting my back, so I think I will hold off on the sit ups until my back improves.
I went for laser treatment at 10:00 and then did Rondo for 45 min.
I rested this afternoon and at 17:00 did meditation and prayer with Leena and group. They did sun gazing at 18:00. I went with for the ride.
I’m feeling tired tonight and going to bed. 08:45
I woke up this morning at 02:30 with a lot of pain in kidneys, lower back and testicles, plus feeling very nauseous and pain in the stomach. Got up had a pee and drank half a litre of water. I couldn’t go back to sleep as it was too uncomfortable. I also had the odd cramp in my legs. I drank more water and lay awake until 05:50. I then got up and did my sun gazing – 50 seconds.
The pain seems to have eased a little with the lower back feeling stiff and kidneys tender. No dreams or nightmares, I sleep well. Still not hungry
I’m did an enema at 08:45 – nothing much, but I can see I’m still detoxing. At about 11:00 I did floatation tank for 1 hour.
Kidneys and lower back are reminding me that they are there. I keep on thanking them for serving me so well and that it’s okay for the pain to leave.
I went to bed at 10:34. I’m still not hungry.
I had a problem going to sleep last night. I tried meditating then reading and eventually put the TV on. At 01:00 I started feeling sleepy and went to bed.
I woke up at 04:00 with not much pain. I had more pain on the left kidney and testicle than the original right one. I went to the loo for a pee and felt a stone or gravel pass down in my left kidney which was not too painful but very noticeable. Urine is pale yellow. Went back to bed and experienced a very rapid heartbeat (thumping in chest) it lasted for about five minutes and then calmed down, I was unable to sleep. I got up at 05:45 and did sun gazing – 60 seconds.
My friend Allistair came to see me with his machine to see how I was doing. According to the machine, the stomach has toxins, otherwise kidneys are fine and heart is fine. It did highlight some emotional issues like abandonment, envy and appreciation. I can identify with these, spot on. Otherwise my emotions are all fine.
I felt exhausted this afternoon so lay down for a rest. There is nothing much else happening. I’m still not hungry.
I’m going to bed 08:45 with little to no pain. I’ve done seven days and still not hungry. I’m feeling very positive and proud of myself, well done Kevin. Let’s hope that this is the start of the end of pain.
20 October 2014 – Day 8
I had good night’s rest with no dreaming and woke up at 02:30 with no pain. I went for a pee, drank half litre of water and went back to sleep until 05:45. This is a first. Very, very slight pain in left kidney, lower back down to left testicle. If I stretch I can feel pain slightly in the right kidney, lower back (sweet spot) and testicle. The bladder has a dull pain and when I pee it pains a little at the outlet/neck of the bladder. The fact that I slept and woke up with no pain is such a relief and a definite shift that I’m on the road to health. Mentally, this is the strongest and more positive I’ve felt in months. My whole body is tingling from relief of pain. My body has been supporting me all this time fighting the pain and I think it feels it can now let go. The tingling feels like when you tense up for a long time and let go, there is the tiredness you feel after letting go. What a relief I feel almost human again. I want more of this feeling as I could become addicted. There is still a long way to go and I remain positive and think I’ve turned the corner. I’m sure the healing will improve daily back to health. I have continued with push ups and seeing I don’t have pain in lower back today I’m going to start sit ups again. I’m still not hungry. Sun gazing – 1:10.
Blood pressure: 133/76
I went into town this morning for blood test and everything is okay.
My kidneys and lower back are very tender and when I pee they feel as if they are cramping. Otherwise I had a very restful afternoon and later had a visit from Leena to pray for me. She is very sweet and lovely to chat to. I’m still not hungry.
Meditation and then to bed – 08:40
21 October 2014 – Day 9
I woke up this morning at 01:00 had pee (pale yellow), drank a litre of water and went back to bed. There is very little pain if any on left side, but right side has returned kidney lower back (sweet spot) and lower bladder area. The pain is very gentle and is just reminding me it is there and to let me know there is more healing to be done. I feel drained and nauseous with the feeling of being kicked in the stomach. I tried to meditate, read a book, but the mind was too busy. I made an effort to centre myself, but upstairs was too busy. I still do not have any dreams that I can recall. I couldn’t get back to sleep so got up at 05:45 to do my sun gazing (1:20). I’m still not hungry.
One thing I have noticed is that at the end of when I pee now, the kidneys both sides go into a kind of dull cramp which goes right around to the front of my stomach and makes me nauseous.
Blood pressure: 162/87
I did enema at 08:45 and not much, just toxins coming out. Then I did ozone for 45 min and felt very tired afterwards. I just rested for the rest of the day until 17:00 when I went for a walk up the driveway. To my surprise I handled it a lot better than I thought I would. A little difficult at the start but became very easy after +- 100m. I think that is great! No pain walking/exercising which is also a first for a long time.
I went to bed at 10:30 in the hope that I do not have a repeat of last night.
I’m feeling good and still not hungry.
I had a very good night’s rest and woke up at 04:30. There was medium pain in lower back, bladder and testicles. The sweet spot on the right is back again. I had a pee (pale yellow) drank half a litre of water and went back to bed. I rested until 05:45 when the alarm woke me. Did sun gazing – 1.30min and then started my day. Did push ups and sit ups. The pain is there but manageable.
I’ve reached the halfway mark and feeling very good and motivated to carry on. So far I’ve improved more than 50% and remain very positive that by the end of this fast I will be 100%. All pain will be gone and I will be back in good health. Mentally and emotionally I’m feeling very positive. I have peaks and valleys, good days and lousy days, but they are getting fewer and far between. I still have a way to go but the path is open, visible and clear.
I rested the rest of the afternoon and did the driveway again. Feels good!
Feeling tired and went to bed at 11:30.
Blood pressure: 127/75
23 October 2014 – Day 11
I’m afraid I was up all night and didn’t sleep a wink. I tried to meditate, read a book, watched TV, but was not able to fall asleep. Got up at 05:30 and started the day with sun gazing – 1:40. The pain is there, but manageable. Only did push ups this morning, the back is starting again.
I did an enema and still lots of toxins coming out. A little later I did ozone and after that I needed to rest. I felt drained. The liver started to complain a little while after the enema, very painful, but subsided after a good rest.
I rested in the afternoon and did the driveway and up the road to the end, felt good. The pain is there, but not bad that I can’t handle the walk. I’m still not hungry.
I felt very tired and went to bed at 10:30.
Oops… I didn’t do the vital stats. I was probably too tired and forgot.
24 October 2014 – Day 12
I had a good night’s rest with no interruptions and woke up at 04:30 very thirsty. The pain is there, but not bad. I had a pee and drank a litre of water. Gone back to push ups only as my back is starting to take strain with sit ups. I could not do sun gazing as it was overcast. By the time the sun came out it was too high.
I started the day with the Rondo, then a bit of cycling in the gym and ended with the floatation tank for +- 45 min.
I rested this afternoon and did the driveway and road again. The pain is starting again when I walk.
I had a good night’s rest and woke up at 04:30 had a pee and drank a half litre of water. My lower back pain is ever so slight this morning, but when I get up it is gone. Only if I stretch and go over backwards can I feel it’s there. I tried sit ups this morning, but felt it straining on my back so I stopped. I’m only going to do push ups from now on. I did an enema which was all clear.
I had some sporadic pains around the middle and back for the rest of the day, but they eventually subsided. I did not do any other treatment other than resting. I’m going to stop doing the driveway as I found it a bit painful yesterday when I walked. I don’t want to make it worse. I’m concerned the driveway is a little too strenuous on the lower back.
We had a great storm here, so went early (20:30) to bed to read. I fell asleep at about 21:00 and woke again at 23:15. There was very little pain. I had a pee and went back to sleep. I then woke up at 02:30 with my lower back (right side) very painful. This kept me awake until 05:30 when I got up. Once I’m up this pain seems to go. Maybe it’s a nerve being pinched. I have not had pain sleeping for the last couple of days, but now it’s back. I must admit I’m a little despondent it has returned.
Not going to do anything today but rest. My lower and upper back feels tired painful.
My back feeling better I went for a walk this afternoon and came back feeling good. Back pain has subsided and not too bad.
I’m still not hungry and averaging 3 litres a day of water
Blood pressure: 130/85
27 October 2014 – Day 15
I woke up this morning at 05:30 still having pain in lower back and now down to dull pain in testicle area. Not as bad as yesterday. I drank a half litre of water and got up to start my day. I’m still not dreaming, I do the blue process going to sleep and will continue to do so.
I did enema this morning and not much, still detoxing. I then did Ozone for 45 min. I’m going to take it easy this afternoon. The pain is still there, but manageable.
I did sun gazing at +- 18:00 – 1min 40.
My weight has been more or less the same over the past two days.
28 October 2014 – Day 16
I had a problem going to sleep last night and eventually fell asleep at about 02:30. I woke up this morning at 05:30 with pain in lower back on the left side and over the bladder area. I drank a half litre of water and was unable to do sun gazing due to cloudy sky.
I had a massage this afternoon (back and shoulders) then went to gym to do some cycling and then rested. We had a meditation at 17:00 with Alice guests and then did sun gazing – 1min50.
Still not hungry
I’m very tired so want to try and have an early night.
Had a good night’s rest and slept through until I woke up at 04:30 had a pee and half litre of water. The lower back and bladder was present, but not too bad. The pain over the bladder area is more like a fever pain than a sharp or nagging pain. Once I’m up it all goes away and can’t feel it anymore for the rest of the day. This is very odd.
I had a good night’s rest and woke up this morning with not much pain in lower back. I got up and started my day feeling good. I’ve noticed that my urine is still a bit yellow and has not cleared that much.
I did Rondo and Ozone this afternoon. I then did some cycling in the gym and some weights. I joined the clients for meditation at 17:00 and then went to do sun gazing. I took some walking shoes with and afterwards went for a walk to the end of the road and back down to Alice. My back felt okay. Using the laser on my back.
Feeling drained and a little strange today, it feels like a sudden sadness has come over me. Not sure what it is.
I woke up at 04:30 PAIN FREE, had a pee and drank half litre of water and went back to sleep. I got up at 06:30 and still no pain. Good night’s rest, thank you back & kidneys. It is so wonderful to wake up with my body feeling totally relaxed and at rest. I’m sure it is the laser that is doing it. I also slept on my side with a pillow between my legs, I think this also helped. I will continue with the laser even if there is no pain just for extra healing.
I did Rondo this morning and just relaxed the rest of the day. I went for a walk this afternoon and did not do sun gazing, too cloudy. My upper back (between shoulder blades) was painful this morning but eventually it passed. My lower back has been feeling good all day. I’m still detoxing as my urine is sometimes very yellow. I’m still not hungry
I am very positive, my mind is clear and I’m feeling grounded and balanced.
I woke up this morning feeling great and thought, Wow, the last day has arrived; congratulations Kevin I’m extremely proud of you.
I had a good night’s rest and only woke up this morning at 05:15 with no pain. I think I am still detoxing as my urine is still yellow.
I did an enema and all is clear, I’m squeaky clean.
I’m still not dreaming and not hungry.
I took it easy for the rest of the day. Later in the afternoon I went for a walk up the driveway and to the end of the road. I sat and waited for sun to be just right to do sun gazing – 2:40min.
All is well
I woke up at 03:00, got up had a pee and drank half litre of water. I couldn’t get back to sleep. There was a little pain in my left hip, but it eventually went. I did a meditation of gratitude to the Divine for supporting and guiding me throughout this process. I then read until 05:45 and got out of bed to start my day.
This is the first day going back to eating. For breakfast (breaking-fast) I had a glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice and tepid water to start with. I must admit the sliver of papaya I prepared was the last thing I felt like. I did however have to force myself to eat it, because I know I have to eat to start giving back my body the essential nutrients it requires to continue the healing process.
I did Rondo this morning for 45min and then had my sliver of papaya for lunch. It was a lot easier this time it’s starting to taste good. I also had a cup of green tea this afternoon. I’m feeling very good with no pain.
When I came here I weighed 80.7kg and I leave weighing 69.9 losing 10.8kg’s.
I drank on average of 3litres of water a day without any problems.
My blood pressure has been good, a little up and down, but nowhere dangerous.
The only disappointment I have is my PH which remained below 6. I would have liked it to have gone up to at least 6.5. I am still eliminating toxins in my urine, so hopefully with correct diet, it will improve.
If anybody would like to do this process, it’s not just “starving” yourself and drinking water and hoping things will get better. This is about going within and finding the healer in you. The answers are not out there, they are within. It is an opportunity to do some soul searching and coming to terms with all those gremlins that caused your disease, stress or sickness; thank them for reminding you how precious life is and make peace with them. I cannot stress how important this inner work is. It is not easy and is not a quick fix, the inner work is a way of life. The water and the rest of your bodily functions will do the rest. They are absolutely amazing.
I leave Alice this morning with mixed feelings, sad because this beautiful space has been my home for the past 23 days and I will leave my hosts Veroniqe and Colin who so graciously allowed me to share their space. I would like to thank them for their kindness and generosity. Happy because I leave here feeling healthy with renewed vigour and vitality I have not felt in years. I’ve gained immense respect, appreciation, gratitude and connectedness with my mind, body and spirit. I feel balanced, focused and there are no dark clouds above; the clouds have lifted and the way forward is clear. My vision is not blurry like it was when I came here, it has also cleared.
All in all, this is a whole-listic healing experience and the work continues.
“This is what I really am, it is a picture of my own
soul and I am becoming this in outward manifestation.”
Without the wonderful support and guidance from Veronic, it would have been very difficult to follow through with this process. I thank you Vero for all your love, care and guidance.