This is nature's own method of ridding the body of diseased tissues,
excess nutrients, accumulation of waste and toxins.
will increase elimination through every channel of
as will FASTING
It can be called WATER-DIET
as well, as its
principle is to drink only water for a certain period. It is the
and most efficient way to recover health.
Fasting can cure ABSOLUTELY
no matter how acute or chronic. Although
some chronic conditions cannot be eliminated with a single fast: too
great and old an accumulation requires fasting for too long. In such a case,
several shorter fasts are necessary.
This chapter is too short to cover such a vast subject as the
science and fine art of fasting. A little knowledge, nevertheless, will
help to understand better why it is so efficient.
Once the body is not fed, it has to use its own reserves. The excess
tissue and fat will start to be digested. As there is no food ingested,
there is, of course, no more toxin intake. As the eliminating
organs are still working, a thorough cleansing can start, which will be highly
efficient, because ALL THE DIGESTIVE ENERGY
will be used to increase the toxins' elimination.
Comparing with a fruit diet in which there is also no toxin intake, as
the digestive energy is not used, a fruit diet won't be so efficient.
Therefore, whilst fasting for any amount of time, it is important
to rest as much as possible. Any wasted energy during a fast will quickly
wear out the body's reserves, and reduce its efficiency.
Of course sometimes it is not possible to suspend all physical activities.
Then it is better to have a fast with a minimum activity than do
not fast at all.
After 3-4 days fasting, the hunger will disappear as the stomach
shrinks. The appetite will only come back when the body runs
out of reserves. This is the sign to break the fast, because it
is when starvation starts. Ignoring this sign (e.g., during a hunger
strike) can lead to severe damage to the body, even death.
STARTS WHERE FASTING ENDS.
In the beginning stage, the body will be mainly cleaning accumulated toxins.
Then slowly, as the fast progresses, the
regeneration of impaired organs will begin. The more the
is intoxicated, the longer the fast will
have to last in order to notice a marked improvement. For
instance some sight problems may only improve after 3 to 8 weeks fasting,
depending on the case and how old the condition is.
Fasting itself does not require any knowledge, but breaking the fast
That is usually when fasting accidents happen.
After a long period without food, when starting to eat, the appetite is
very small. But it may go out of control in the following days.
If the fast lasted several weeks, the digestive flora will have
disappeared, and has to be rebuilt in order to digest solid food. This means, that
if someone loses control of a progressive diet (explained later) he could
get a blockage in the intestine, and EVEN DIE.
Accidents mostly happen after a fast, rarely during it. To avoid such problems
there are a few basic rules to follow:
Never attempt to fast for more than 2 weeks for the first time.
Except if there is somebody to help to control the beginning of food intake, for a duration that can be called:
If it is not possible to have someone to help, it is then necessary to
limit the fast to 2 weeks. In emergency, it is always possible to fast
for 2 weeks, followed by one week of fruit diet, and then two more
weeks of fast, etc.
To avoid accidents that security period should be divided in four periods.
1)Fruit juices. 2) Watery fruits. 3)Fruits. 4) Fruits and raw vegetables.
Then it is possible to start with more solid food like sprouted grains,
THE SECURITY PERIOD MUST BE MINIMUM
QUARTER of the fast duration
E.g., 16 days = 4days:
fruits & veg.
It is better if this period is equivalent to half the fast or even the
same time, the longer the better. It will increase greatly the
efficiency of the fast. For security reasons it must be minimum of a quarter.
After your first time of fasting, if you handled this period without cracking
up or losing control when alone, you can later try a longer fast. But
if you have a tendency to lose control and binge, it may be necessary to
have someone helping, or to do it in a fasting center. It is also
possible to start with the first 2 weeks alone, and the following weeks in a
fasting center so that the fast can be broken safely.
There are no restrictions for a short fast. Old or young people can equally
fast. Children (like anybody else) cannot do it against their will, it
may be disastrous. For some children it can be presented as a
challenge, they may be proud to show they can do it. Otherwise, when necessary, a
fruit or liquid diet will be helpful.
A breast-feeding mother may have to stop fasting, because sometimes fasting
reduces the secretion of milk.
Pregnant women can undergo a month fasting without problem for the baby.
If she has any kind of deficiency, it may increase, but without
affecting the baby. A long fast will improve greatly the mother's health state,
as well as the baby's. Childbirth will generally be much easier,
with fewer of the common pregnancy problems.
Another important fact to know: if the fast has been too short to
eliminate all toxins, the elimination will continue after the fast. Except
that this time, the toxins will come out through the eliminating organs
instead of being digested from inside.Thus diarrhea, fever, or skin
rash, etc., are to be expected.
The most complete book ever published is The Science and Fine Art of Fasting,
written by Dr.H.M. Shelton (USA) after more than 35 years of experience
with over 15000 people of all ages and walks of life having fasted in
a time when society's health costs go sky high,
is good to know that:
FASTING COSTS NOTHING !
Fasting is definitely the quickest and most efficient way of recovering
health. It is a fundamental and radical method older than any other
mode of caring for the sick organism.
It is employed instinctively equally by humans or animals, and has
been so since life was first introduced on earth.
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