Fasting just makes sense. Your body is filled with millions of tubes, and those tubes get clogged with all of the bad stuff you eat. When given the chance, through fasting, the body can
- finally take a much needed break from constantly digesting food,
- start to clear the tubes,
- clean up the organs that filter (kidneys, liver, colon to name a few), and start doing some housework.
You won’t starve, and everything is going to be ok. Simple fasting. It doesn’t cost anything! It’s free and can clear disease out of you. But it does involve you committing to the work of it. Read some books on the subject. I have one that I’ll recommend at the end of this article. I think it’s important to do the research and have a full understanding of the gift you actually have, which is your health. When facing a disease, you certainly have access to, and encouragement to take a plethora of chemical medications. Please know that you also have access to fasting.
Fasting is something to be excited about, especially if you are really sick. When fasting, the white blood cells can get to work fighting off mold, bacteria, and yeast. The kidneys and gall bladder will stop holding on to the stones inside and do their part to get the mess flowing out. The liver will start unclogging and be able to produce more interferon to go after pathogens. You deserve to have all of these good things happen to you!
Fasting is slow and steady, and so the benefits won’t happen overnight. If you are in a diseased state, it took years for your body to get that way so be patient. Just make a start.
The book I would like to recommend to you is Fasting Can Save Your Life, by Herbert M. Shelton. I like older books and this one was originally published in 1940, then re-written in 1978. I think older books may not have the prettiest pictures but often have the truth and common sense without all the fluff. From the back cover:
The popular mistaken concept is that we cannot gain strength and build resistance unless we eat. So long as this illusion persists, thousands will go to premature graves.Food and nutrition are not synonymous. You are not nourished by food you eat, but in proportion to the amount you digest and assimilate.Through the ages men and women have fasted and regained health, peace of mind and a new way of life. Preservation of life depends on a system of right living. Fasting is only one phase of this system. When it is used properly and supervised by a qualified person, ‘Fasting Can Save Your Life’.
Here is a really good review of the book:
Herbert M. Shelton wrote his best books during his mature years, after 1940. The second edition of this book dates from 1978, so the reader gets the benefit of his decades of experience supervising tens of thousands of fasters.
He covers all the obvious angles: why to fast, where and when to fast, what to expect during a fast, when and how to break a fast. The safety of fasting. Who should fast? Should children fast? Should underweight people fast? Should pregnant women fast? The difference between hunger and appetite. Then, in separate chapters, he discusses various acute and chronic conditions that can be resolved by fasting: from arthritis and asthma to gallstones and tumors. From hay fever to heart disease, and others.
There is no more reliable source of advice on fasting than Herbert M. Shelton. He makes sense, basing his arguments on logic and sound science, not on testimonials. Recommended.
I hope what was discussed here has helped you. One final note, people usually have more success with fasting when time is scheduled for it. You need rest, and you will need to be able to focus, especially through the first 24 hours or until the strong cravings for sugar (and all of the bad stuff!) to subside.
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