by Taetske | 3:18 pm
(Last Updated On: December 6, 2018)

Fasting cure and its Benefits for your Health

 

Why you need an internal cleaning now and then

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.

 

 

Man-made foods are bad for you

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.

 

The unusual story about an Indian Hermit

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.

 

big variety of vegetables

Big variety of Vegetables

 

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.

 

 

What happens when you fast

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.

 

healthy smoothies

Healthy Smoothies

 

What you can have

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.

 

Herbal Tea

Herbal Tea

 

Some last thoughts on fasting

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.

 

Source: My Life

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Comments

marty

Hi Taetske

Very good information, highly appreciated for this article as I am planning to detoxify myself as well. I was just curious about the fruit and vegetables what you eat.

Do you have any daily recommended amount of vegetables or fruit to eat? I understand that you are probably very hungry first days so not sure if I can eat as much as my body ask for or have an exact number especially fruit?
Thanks for this information as I plan to start with my detox this weekend.

Have a wonderful day

Regards, Marty

Jan 02.2018 | 02:08 pm

    Taetske

    Good evening Marty,

    Thank you for visiting my website and reading my post on detoxifying. Especially after the holidays it is a good thing to do a fasting cure. You asked me what fruits/vegetables are allowed, I suppose you mean during the cure? As I mentioned when I make homemade fresh juice, not a smoothie! I mainly use vegetables like carrot, celery, tomatoe, red and green peppers. You can also add an apple for taste, perhaps a cucumber and a little of fresh parsley. Too much fruit would be too much sugar so I would stay with only that 1 apple a day. In the soup you can put all kinds of vegetables but you can only drink the liqued.Some people do not like the taste of beetroot but it is very good for your blood. Also the taste of green cabbage is a bit strong so there a small piece would be enough, very good for ulcers. I personally would even put 1 little garlic but most people will think it is too strong.
    For after the cure I would do partly raw and partly cooked. Try and stay away from man made foods, anything which is wrapped up and made in a factory. 

    In case you have anymore questions you can also contact me on my email which you will find on the About me page.

    Wishing you a happy but especially healthy 2018.

    Regards, Taetske

    Jan 02.2018 | 08:01 pm

Heather

Hi, thanks for these tips. I need your opinion on something. I have 2 forms of arthritis and sometimes I am in terrible pain. Do you think a fasting cure would help me? 

I usually take care what I eat, and I always avoid processed foods. I try to focus on anti-inflammatory foods and they do help. I also tried several diets – but none of them helped me considerably. But now that I read your article, I’m thinking about starting up a fasting cure. 

Dec 06.2018 | 02:33 pm

    Taetske

    Good evening Heather,

    Sorry to hear you suffer from 2 forms of arthritis, I think a good cleaning will help to rid of toxins. When the body is “dirty” it shows in getting all kind of ailments. When you fast you give your digestive system a rest. This extra energy you can use for healing. After the fasting cure, you could try with 3 soupspoons of coconut oil a day. Eat nuts and seeds. No dairy, man-made foods, no soft drinks, sugar or artificial sweeteners. All things made with wheat. You can eat quinoa and spelt. When you eat red meat, not too often, only eat organically raised animals. 

    You are right. back to nature is the best thing to do. I have many different posts on my website you might care to read. Do let me know how your experience is.

    Thank you for reading my post and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded the free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Dec 06.2018 | 08:02 pm

Maria

Fasting was common time ago in many cultures. It is very good to detoxify our body. I remember and old friend of my family; she every Saturday and Sunday was in fasting time. She arrived her 80s with a beautiful skin and good health. I am trying to do but I didn’t, I have read a lot about but I never do it… I am committed to do this weekend 🙂

Dec 06.2018 | 02:40 pm

    Taetske

    Good evening Maria,

    Thank you for visiting my website and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    I really hope you will do your first fasting this coming weekend. The first time is the most difficult but with every time you do a fasting cure, it gets easier. I can tell you this as I have fasted more than 40 times in my life and each time was 9 days. Wishing you success and let me know your results.

    Regards, Taetske

    Dec 06.2018 | 08:02 pm

Edwin IBU

I’m really learning new things here as I just learnt u can detoxify yourself with a fasting cure. Considering we have been trying to tinker with nature especially our food we consume. Our ancestors ate healthier, and organic food , now what you see around is cancer causing foods.

I’ve fasted several times in the past, found out I felt better and fresher.  I stopped eating greasy foods and cut down on alcohol. I also recommend fasting regularly too. Educative and inspirational post.

Dec 06.2018 | 02:41 pm

    Taetske

    Good evening Edwin,

    Nice to meet another fasting fan. Our ancestors did not always have food available so they were forced to fast for longer periods. Nowadays we have food available 24 hours a day and look at how our health is, it is bad. Alcohol is ok now and then. I must admit I have a glass of red wine every evening and I should not forget that piece of black chocolate.

    Thank you for leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Dec 06.2018 | 08:02 pm

Todd McKeever

First, let me say that the value of the video you use in this post is worth it all, even if that was all you posted. The video is funny, but oh so accurate. 

The great thing is you don’t just stop with a great truthful and humorous video, you add your own voice into this post as well. I truly believe that fasting is a lost discipline in our world today. 

You do kind of hit on it I your post, but I would enjoy hearing more about how long is healthy to fast and not healthy to fast? Then maybe some light food menu suggestions to eat over the next few days as you come off a fast. What especially do you eat and does it change depending on the amount of time you were on a fast? 

Thanks for the posting over this topic.

Dec 06.2018 | 02:42 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Todd.

    You ask me what can be considered a healthy fast. Personally, whenever I have fasted, it has always been 9 days. This I have done more than 40 times in my life. There will be people who will say 1 week is enough and others might think 3 days will do it. As it takes some time for all the toxins to be flushed out I would say do it at least 7 days. 

    You can read in the bible that Jesus fasted 40 days in the desert and that is entirely possible. One can stay for a long period without food but only a few days without water. If you eat very little, like 500 calories, it will be extremely difficult. If you fast the digestive system shuts down so the way your body functions is entirely different. To fast for 9 days can be a little challenging as you might start thinking about the taste of chocolate, or cheese. Do not give in as with the first bite you break fast. 

    When you start eating again one has to be careful. I might have one thing for each meal like an apple, a yogurt, some nuts, I really take it easy. Then on the second day, I go back to normal but some people might need more time to adapt. We are all different.  Your body will tell you what feels good, one should listen more to what our body tells us.

    Thank you for leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske 

    Dec 07.2018 | 07:44 am

Karin Nauber

The video was hilarious and hit the point so well! It is constantly changing what’s good to eat and what’s not good to eat and if we should eat at all! Because I have type 2 diabetes, I hear and think about food and what I can or cannot eat all the time.

Getting back to nature is the way to go in my opinion. I’ve only fasted for one day in the past because I am kind of scared to do it for longer with the chance of my blood sugar going too low. I will consult with my healthcare team and see what they think would be a suitable time period. When I tell them I am going to do something, they generally listen to me because they know I believe in alternatives to medicine!

Thank you for sharing what has worked for you and how it made you feel. I will also share your site with my friends who are trying to get toxins and processed junk out of their bodies!

Dec 06.2018 | 02:49 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Karin,

    Thank you for visiting my website and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    That is nice you want to share my website with the people you know. My posts are all health-related some way or the other.

    We have turned away from nature and look what has happened. Even if science is advancing and apparently the medical system too, the population on a whole is only getting sicker. Ancient remedies are being rediscovered and let us not forget the Amazon Rainforest. Only some 10% of the Flora has been identified with all the healing properties. Nature provides for us we will only need to look and accept, something Big Pharma does not do as they cannot patent it.

    Regards, Taetske

    Dec 07.2018 | 07:44 am

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