First I'd like to say that my fast was great! I didn't get complete healing, but my symptoms improved a lot, and I'm thrilled. The "only" negative thing I've noticed is that if I exercise and put the slightest strain on my knees, they now get really inflamed. I definitely lost muscle during my fast, so I'm hoping to exercise again and regain that.
During my fast, I ate nothing, and only consumed juice (mostly veggie--carrots, green apple, celery, cucumber, kale, purple cabbage), water, coconut water, tea, vegan protein powder, mixed powdered greens, and some broth. I also supplemented with Vitamin Bs, E, D3, and zinc.
However, 60+ days into my fast, I did a little HIIT running in place on my trampoline--just a couple minutes is all. The next day, inflammation. This would have not bothered me before. My knees especially become inflamed if I do any strength straining that engages them, such as a going up stairs, which didn't cause issues before the fast.
I did read that gout can become an issues for some while juicing. Perhaps this is my case, but my knees are the only joints bothering me. Any ideas? I'm so confused by this! Is it possible my body used cartilage from my knees to make up for some lost protein/nutrition?
Thanks for reading!!