A fasting cure and its Benefits for your Health.
One has to detoxify now and then with a fasting cure as we are full of additives, toxins and more of these niceties. Our food has gotten worse over the years. These last 50 years or so, we have been informed by the so-called authorities about what is good or bad for us. The problem is that the list of the condemned foods or praised foods has varied wildly over the years. First one should not eat eggs as it was causing cholesterol, that bad stuff which clogs up your arteries. Then we should not eat red meat, very bad for you. Don’t eat salt, you might get a heart attack. Stuff yourself with sugar and trans fats, the list of erroneous information goes on and on. When one now looks back one sees a common line, the big companies invented new products to be able to satisfy public demand for new tastes. If they were healthy or not was beside the point. Now it is a food jungle out there and as a number of products one can eat only increases, it is getting more difficult by the day to separate the wheat from the chaff. I personally think that going back to nature would be the best option as man-made foods have a long list of unhealthy additives, just try and read the label.
The following video I think, apart from being funny, is a good example of the confusion on food.
As our modern man-made food is laden with toxins, additives, bad sugars and fats you might be wondering how to get rid of this. These things will cause trouble in the long run. They cause or contribute to inflammation, which then progresses into something more serious like leaking gut or cancer.
I believe that fasting on a regular basis helps our bodies get rid of most of these harmful things in our system. Have you considered fasting? Does that mean no food? Yes, it means no food for a certain period of time. How will I survive you might think. Do not worry, one survives very well, one can live a long time without food but not without water/liquid.
In December of 2003, I read an article in the Town Crier, a small newspaper on the Costa del Sol, it does not exist anymore. A 70-year-old Indian Hermit was under observation in a hospital in Ahmedabad. The doctors and experts who are observing him are completely baffled as during his 10 days in hospital he did not drink or eat and he did not pass urine or stool. This hermit declared he had not eaten for decades. Mr. Jani said that that he had been blessed by a goddess when he was only 8 years old. The doctors are puzzled how this man could reach this age in such an excellent condition.
The above story is of course extreme, but a fact is one can survive a long time without food. Animals which are sick, often stop eating. They do this by instinct and us humans would do good to take an example. I can talk about this as I have experienced fasting periods since the beginning of the nineties. I happened to read a book written by Dr. Lutzner, titled Rejuvenate with fasting. After I had finished reading this interesting book I thought I should try it at least once.
When one fasts after the first 3 days, one normally has no little hunger pains anymore. It might be you feel a bit weird but that is due to the toxins circulating in the blood before they leave the body. In case you feel a bit tired then have a small siesta. I believe one should give in to the body’s symptoms, one should really listen. As you do not use your energy for the digestive process all this energy is for you to decide how to use it. Years ago I was building a pergola for my Mother while on a fasting cure. I felt great with a lot of energy even if I was doing quite heavy physical work. I have also noticed one sleeps so well and the dreams one has kind of intensify with vivid colors, very nice indeed.
So what do I get if I am not allowed to eat you might ask. I drink a lot of water, some herbal teas, Homemade fresh vegetable juice, carrots, celery, beetroot, tomatoes and an apple for taste. If I have spinach or lettuce in my vegetable garden I will add some leaves. In the winter when it is chilly I will make a vegetable soup to then drink only the broth. When one is fasting one feels a bit colder soon but that problem is easily solved with an extra pullover.
I normally feel very good after a fasting cure, lighter in body and mind. I lose 3 kg and 3 cm in my waist and hips, I think no woman would mind that. I have done up till now 41 fasting cures of 9 days each, the last one was in Feb. 2017. As I have done it already so often I now tell myself with some days in advance, hey, remember? We are going on a fasting cure in a couple of days, it is like switching a program.
One thing is very important. Take it easy when eating again. A couple of small and light things will do for the first day. For sure a big, heavy and greasy meal could be dangerous and the same applies to tobacco and or alcohol. It is also the ideal moment to stop smoking, the first cigarette after a fasting cure will taste more than disgusting. The ideal would be to do a cure at the change of season but if not possible your body will thank you for doing it at least twice a year.
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