Water Fast Post #9: An Antidepressant Story

I’m told by my suitemate, the male half of the New Jersey couple that knows a little about everything, that one of the side effects of fasting is increased energy and the need for less sleep. The idea, I guess, is that once you take digestion out of the equation, you save tremendous energy. I … Read More »

Water Fast Post #7: Fast Begins

I wake hopeful. Even though it’s my second day at True North, it’s the first legitimate day of my water fast, assuming doctor approval. But first, breakfast. To do things get moving, so to speak. See my last blog post for what that’s all about. Under direction to consume as much fiber as I can, … Read More »

Water Fast Post #6: Day 1, Ready to Move.

I arrive at True North in Northern California after a planes, trains and automobiles type of travel journey. Located in Santa Rosa, a sweet little town 30 miles due west of Napa, the center is run by health professionals – M.Ds, N.Ds, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors – who tout fasting as the cure all for not only … Read More »

Water Fast Post #5: Vegans, Looneys and Swingers.

True North is a 100% vegan, mostly residential, facility that offers health programs of all kinds, including both juice and water fasting. The facility itself occupies a 1980s era apartment complex about a mile and a half from Downtown Santa Rosa. Each of the apartments surrounds a courtyard, which immediately reminds me of Amanda, Sydney’s, … Read More »

Water Fast Post #4: A Clue, a Hunch and Tons of Denial.

Depsite the fact that time and time again my doctors declared me normal, I finally found one who gave me some answers: Fear not, for I had Dr. Google at my disposal! While researching each one of my health symptoms separately, the same two words continually popped up in many sources – from a multitude … Read More »

Water Fast Post #3: Lemme Tell You a Little About Myself. Again.

Since 2005, during what even my ob/gyn aptly declared a pregnancy from hell, I’ve spent the last 8 ½ years slowly accruing a slew of annoying health symptoms: Anemia Severe adult-onset seasonal allergies Adult onset anaphylaxis allergy to wheat Mild to moderate depression Low thyroid function Low energy & fatigue Unexplained weight gain Irregular periods … Read More »

Water Fast Post #2: Dinner!

You know how the hipster kids these days are always taking pictures of their food and posting them on Instagram or Twitter (or Facebook; for those seriously behind the times)? Well, here you go:  Dinner. #instagood #Ineedadrink #water #yumm #yummo #delish #watery #youknowyouwantsome #mylife #nofilter #justsayin’ #blessed #winning #fail #iloveit #glasshalffull #FML #OMG #FUBAR #YOLO … Read More »

Water Fast Post #1: Nothing but Water for 10 Days. On purpose.

Greetings from Santa Rosa, California, where I am currently on Day 8 of a 10 day medically-supervised water fast. Yes, that’s right:  Water.  Just water. For 10 days. Many would think that only a masochist or lunatic would embark on such a thing. I suspect that there are people who might say I easily fall into … Read More »

Twist Yoga is holding an Instagram Contest!

Win a $20 Twist Yoga gift card!  We’re holding an Instagram photo contest during the months of May and June. Simply follow us on Instagram, and post pics of you/your friends/your family doing anything that says “yoga” (yoga postures, yoga mudras, yoga tshirts… the sky’s the limit) @twistyoga, with #twistyogaedmonds.  Bonus points for Edmonds’ scenery! … Read More »