WATER FASTING – Helpful Information and Tips
Fasting purifies the body:
By purifying these three areas super vitality and health can be enjoyed. After a fast of one to three days it will seem as though a dark cloud has been lifted from your mind. There will be an increased clarity of thinking and problems that use to seem bigger than life will become trivial.
Don’t tell anyone you’re going to fast because the average person is not educated in the many benefits of fasting so they’re not qualified to criticize your fasting program. Most are not aware of the wonders and miracles of fasting. It is a personal journey and one that does not need the negative input that can distract the focus needed to complete the journey.
Your mind must rule over your body. Our flesh has no reasoning power and lacks in the intelligence department. Your mind must be stronger than the desires and cravings of the flesh. Your mind needs to tell your flesh, and reassure it that it is NOT going to die! The stomach usually does all the directing and leads many to eat when they are not even hungry. Emotional and addiction eating is powerfully damaging to health.
If and when you are convinced without reservation that fasting is going to be good for you, you are ready, because once you tell your conscious and subconscious mind that you’re going to fast for internal purity; it is already set into motion.
Do a shorter fast to condition your body for a longer fast. Dr. Paul C. Bragg (Bragg N.D. & Bragg N.D., Health Science) recommends that six ten-day fasts spaced at three month intervals be completed successfully before a longer fast is attempted.
A good starting fast is 24 hours, from lunch to lunch or dinner to dinner, but it is important to abstain from all foods, fruit and all juices too! There is one exception: 1/3 tsp of honey and 1 tsp. of lemon juice can be added to each glass of water. This acts as a mucus and toxin dis-solver.
Drink half your bodies weight (100# drink 50 oz.) in ounces a day only taking in four ounces at a time, which is all your body can process at one time. According to Dr. Batmanghelidj, 3 grams or ½ tsp of mineral salt is needed for every ten glasses of water taken in. (Batmanghelidj, 2008)
Fasting is nature’s way of ridding your body of its waste, mucus, toxins, and other foreign substances that have been stockpiled in your body and can lead to ill health and early aging.
According to Dr. Patricia Bragg (Bragg N.D. & Bragg N.D., Health Science) every person on the average food of civilization has more or less a mucus-clogging pipe system. Such toxic mucus results from undigested and un-eliminated, unnatural food substances, accumulated almost from birth. The greatest amount of mucus is found in the lungs. Fasting is an excellent way to rid the body of this mucus.
Rest and relax as much as possible, fasting is a time to allow your body to heal and do its internal house-cleaning. Deep breathing exercises, walking, and getting lots of fresh air would be permissible and good to do without extreme exertion.
Fasting allows your body to use all its vital force to eliminate toxic poisons and flush them from your body without having to process new foods coming into the body. It gives the body a break from the daily digestive process to actually clean up all the toxic residues left behind from improper eating, and toxins in our environment. It’s a time for the liver to catch-up and clean-up. We bombard our bodies with so much on a daily basis that it can be very healthful to give it a break from the necessity of digesting. Remember: you will NOT starve, but you will have better health and clarity of mind.
God bless your journey … it’s a new path on which much can be gained!
Bonnie Frownfelter ND
PREVENTION ~ FIRST DEFENSE
Batmanghelidj, M. F. (2008). Your’s Body’s Many Cries for Water. Global Health Solutions, Inc.
Bragg N.D., P. P., & Bragg N.D., P. P. (Health Science). The Miracle of Fasting. Santa Barbara: Health Science.