Today even medical science weighs in on fasting. Dr. Valter Longo, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Southern California reported on research that concluded that people who fasted for five consecutive days once a month, three months in a row showed that markers of cell regeneration increased, while risk factors for diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and aging all dropped. Moreover, fasting researchers say beneficial metabolic increases the longer you go without food.
Fasting, when done the right way, or the easy way can become a highway or express lane to rapid healing and a final cure for many disorders that plague us. Those of us who love our food and give into our cravings too easily we are perhaps the ones who need to fast the most. I am one of those types so am the perfect one to write an essay such as this. Most of us are slaves to foods; we must have breakfast, lunch and dinner at regular meal hours every day.
If you have tried almost everything in an attempt to heal yourself from disease, but have not tried fasting, you might be surprised how much medical and healing horsepower you will receive from fasting (without depriving yourself of one bit of the nutrition you need). Many believe that extensive fasting can lead to perfect health. Even though fasting for most is difficult it can be done without all the suffering most of us all to easily imagine when depriving ourselves of what we love the most—which is food.
Though in the old days water fasting was the standard, juice fasting is wonderful for detoxification because of the antioxidant, cleansing power of freshly made juices. From cancer to heart disease, detoxification through fasting is a powerful defense against disease.
You can achieve the same result with a juice fast as you can with water, but juice fasting (juice diet) is much safer and certainly gentler. It takes a slightly longer time-frame to get the same results, but it gives milder detoxification reactions. A fast with super-foods mixed in will put your system on afterburner affect like fighter jets, boosting metabolism and overall physiology. The Gerson Cancer Cure is based on consuming many juices a day but that is very expensive, time consuming and quite inconvenient.
Dr. Max Gerson’s protocol floods the body with nutrients from about 15-20 pounds of organically grown fruits and vegetables daily, mostly from raw carrot, apple and green-leafy vegetables, which are used to make fresh raw juice. These juices are ingested at up to 1 glass every hour and up to 13 times per day. Gerson developed one of the most effective natural cancer treatments over 90 years ago and helped hundreds of cancer patients activate their body’s extraordinary ability to heal itself.
Awareness of the association between nutrition and disease is important not just for reducing risk of cancer but in helping people recover from it. The secret to recovery from all diseases is found in healing through the fulfillment of nutritional law. With liquid seeds, we also add proteins in the form of amino acids and high quality lipids to the mix further increasing Gerson’s methodology. Excellent nutrition is a key to heightened immune response and successful cancer prevention and treatment.
Dr. Evart Loomis says, “Fasting is the world’s most ancient and natural healing mechanism. Fasting triggers a truly wondrous cleansing process that reaches right down to each and every cell and tissue in the body. Within 24 hours of curtailing food intake, enzymes stop entering the stomach and travel instead into the intestines and into the bloodstream where they circulate and gobble up all sorts of waste matter, including dead and damaged cells, unwelcome microbes, metabolic wastes, and pollutants. All organs and glands get a much-needed and well-deserved rest during which time their tissues are purified and rejuvenated and their functions balanced and regulated. The entire alimentary canal is swept clean. By rebuilding immunity, health is naturally restored and disease disappears.”
Fasting is a process that facilitates the body’s healing mechanisms. It is a gift to an overburdened body. It is extremely effective in creating an internal environment where the body can do what it does best—heal itself. After fasting, the body is more efficient. Digestion is better due to a cleaner colon. The colon walls have been cleansed of impacted feces (colon cleanse is a vital part of any fasting detoxification program), allowing improved absorption of nutrients.
Fasting increases the process of elimination and the release of toxins from the colon, kidneys and bladder, lungs and sinuses, and skin. This process can generate discharge such as mucus from the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, sinuses, or in the urine.
Fasting increases the process of elimination and the release of
toxins from the colon, kidneys and bladder, lungs and sinuses, and skin.
This process can generate discharge such as mucus from the
gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, sinuses, or in the urine.
Dr. Elson M. Haas
All organs and glands get a much-needed and well-deserved rest, during which the tissues are purified and rejuvenated and the functions balanced and regulated. The entire alimentary canal (stomach, small intestines, and large intestine/colon) is swept clean, and what comes out the lower end should astonish and disgust the first-time colon cleanser/faster sufficiently to make fasting coupled with colon cleansing irrigations a lifelong habit. Perhaps the most important benefit of fasting is that it thoroughly cleans and purifies the bloodstream.
The ancient Greeks fasted for health and longevity and were known for their robust physical health. Galen, Paracelsus and Hippocrates, who are recognized as the founding fathers of Western medicine, prescribed and practiced fasting for all serious ailments. Pythagoras required his students to fast for 40 days to purify body and mind prior to receiving his highest teachings. Plato and Aristotle fasted regularly to enhance physical health and stimulate mental powers.
Ready to feel better than you have ever felt before? Are you? Nutrition science believes that fasting for extended periods leads to starvation, dehydration, and eventual death, but it is easy to just zip open packs of liquid seeds and show everyone how healthy and hydrated you can get. Using Molecular Hydrogen in one’s water insures full hydration and the seeds, instead of taking you toward the grave will propel you up to the light, to a life full of energy, strength and power.
In the old days, when I was a young man, I worked in the Light Force Spirulina Company with Christopher Hills and watched people go for months without eating anything but spirulina. Spirulina is Green Gold. In the world of medicine and nutrition, spirulina is the closest you can come to crystallized light, meaning its fantastic stuff! It is actually better than regular gold because in the case of Green Gold you can eat it.
The purpose and end result of fasting is to purge your mind, heart and body and align you with your spiritual nature. One builds their will and one’s heart nature will be enhanced with fasting. If one is seriously ill, read what Walter Last has to say to diabetics who chose fasting as a method of healing. Fasting, even intermittent fasting is one of the most powerful modalities for reducing inflammation, boosting immunity and enhancing tissue healing. Though we might think it the medicine of last resort in reality it should be the medicine of first resort.
Fasting is a natural practice done to promote healing, to fortify the body and soul. It is natural biological action as eating all day is unnatural. Break from the intake of food allows for a rebalancing within the body, and within our psyche, affecting also our sense of connection to deeper things inside of us. Animals, when sick, fast by instinct. We humans have to fast with intelligence and will.