Who Shouldn't Fast?
Do not do a Normal (no food) fast if:
~If you are taking anti-inflammatory medications, aspirin, antidepressants, narcotics, chemotherapy, or diuretics. (Medications such as thyroid hormones or hormone replacement therapy are safe to take during a fast. Always consult your physician before fasting if you are taking any medication.)
~If you suffer from severe liver or kidney disease
~ If you have Type 1 diabetes
~ If you suffer from cardiac arrhythmia or congestive heart failure.
~ If you are struggling with mental illness, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, and severe anxiety.
~Before or after surgery, since it might interfere with your ability to heal after surgery
~If you are extremely debilitated or malnourished, which would include patients with cancer, AIDS, severe anemia, or any severe wasting conditions
~ If you are pregnant or nursing.