Ever thought of 'Fasting' as a cure?

Fasting For Weight Loss, Healing And Detoxification

Have you ever thought of 'Fasting' as a cure? A cure for cancer, lower back pain, irritable bowel syndrome, high blood pressure, sinusitis or any other condition that plagues you .... the list goes on!

The idea has always frightened me but according to Dr Joel Fuhrman "Fasting and natural diet, though essentially unknown as a therapy, should be the first treatment when someone discovers that he or she has a medical problem."

This ancient practice has cured hundreds of debilitating diseases and conditions. Maybe it could help you too.

With the growing interest in natural healing and health care, the technique of fasting, as a safe and effective method of detoxifying the body, is being rediscovered.

Dr James Balch says that "Fasting is an effective and safe method of detoxifying the body ... a technique that wise men have used for centuries to heal the sick. Fast regularly and help the body heal itself and stay well."

Some interesting stories came to light as we were researching 'fasting' as a cure.

  • There's Stefan's Story about how he got the 'all-clear' from his Doctor after being diagnosed with Prostate cancer,
  • Lorraine's story tells how she lost 19 lbs, cured her lower back pain & cleared her sinuses,
  • Nathan tells how he cured his Irritable Bowel Syndrome in just 4 days,
  • Julia credits her fasting experience with the achievement of her financial goals and says it also cured her addiction to chocolate.
  • John passed 30 gallstones, shed 55 lbs and resolved some deep emotional issues and "would certainly recommend fasting to anyone."
  • Rado no longer snores and his health & vitality has been restored,
  • and...
  • Grant, a long-distance runner and Lifestyle Coach, boasts of improved athletic performance and clarity of thought.

To help you decide if fasting is for you, read this article about fasting by the great Don Tolman.

Fasting has existed since the beginning of life of earth.

An ill or injured animal’s first instinct is to abstain from solid food until it is again healthy. They instinctively know that the healing process will be much faster and more effective when it abstains from solid food that will burden its digestive tract. This instinct has always existed within the animal kingdom.

The human body also has this same instinct, for it is common for most people to stop eating when illness strikes. There is a widespread practice of fasting in many religious cultures, both ancient and modern, around the world.

Fasting has been both as a religious ritual and for preventing and curing diseases. Fasting purifies the body of earth’s wide variety of pollutants, thereby improving bodily health and function. Many health advocates today fast several times a year. Fasting improves the body’s capacity and ability to better utilize the food eaten.

When the body gets no rest from processing food day after day, the digestive and cleansing systems are often subject to an uninterrupted workload. Environmental pollutants also contribute to this workload. Also, excess protein tends to acidify the body in an unhealthy way.

The body is often unable to rid itself of all these stored toxins, waste products, body acids, excess proteins and fat deposits. If this condition continues long enough, it can lead to cancer and other innumerable diseases. Fasting is necessary to give the digestive system a rest, and more importantly to cleanse the body.

During a fast, many biochemical processes will take place in the body, resulting in many reactions outside the body as well. The body’s metabolism is a complicated procedure involving digestion, nutrient transport through the blood, any lymphatics for energy and tissue building, and the transport of waste products and toxins to the body’s excretory organs. The excretory organs include the large intestine, the kidneys, the bladder, the lungs and sweat glands.

These metabolic processes will take place whether you supply the body with food or not. The body will start releasing low-grade energy stored as fat, which will rapidly decrease body fat levels. Since the blood always tries to keep its level of protein constant, it will keep these levels up by also breaking down inferior tissues of diseases, damaged, aged or dead cells, abnormal growth tissues, tumors, and other undesirable tissues.

For more on the ancient and brilliant wisdom of fasting and it’s health and healing qualities, please refer to my Farmacist Desk Reference.

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