Fasting, Colon Cleansing & Cellular Detoxification
Fasting helps you cleanse your body and feel lighter, younger, and more energetic. Remember the old saying – you are what you eat? Well, it is not just what you put into your body that counts. It may be conceivable for you to recover from any disease if your colon is completely cleansed.
Colon Cleansing To Avoid Auto-Intoxication
The colon may be considered the most significant organ of the body. There are nerve connections between the colon and each part of your body. The colon has two functions: absorption of nutrients, and eradication of poisons and waste. Alimentary toxemia also called auto intoxication (having a stagnated colon) has been said to be the origin of all disease.
Imagine a soft sausage like tube 30 feet long, folded and wrapped into a one-foot space. Even on the purest diet, you can additionally imagine that after 40 years, there might be a build up of indigestible gunge. Regular stool are insufficient. Build-up can actually block smooth passage of fecal matter through the colon so that nutrients are not being absorbed and poisons are not being eliminated. That is why many believe malnutrition from a congested colon may be the cause of all disease.
Why Our Colons Are Full Of It
Junk food, money-making pharmaceuticals and being anal-retentive (uptight) have caused most human bodies’ sewage systems to become cesspools. The colons of many people have been found to contain a hardened, black coating, even though they did not consider themselves constipated. Under these circumstances their colons can not function properly. You might even say, “I don’t need cleansing because I have diarrhea.” Diarrhea is frequently triggered by inflammation and congestion of mucous in the bowel.
Nutrition and cleansing coupled with exercise and massage can REVERSE problems with your digestive organs, your heart and blood vessels, your brain and nerves, your eyes, your skin, your muscles and joints, your genito-urinary and reproductive organs, and your immune system.
If you are convinced that being full of shit may be your problem then read on to learn to restore energetic health and youthful vitality.
Colon Cleansing By fasting
To cleanse and heal the colon there are two processes; essentially we wash the body out from both ends. We rest the body from heavy food but also provide maximum, high potency nutrition through juice fasting, live foods, herbs, vitamins and minerals. This promotes healthy intestinal flora and good bowel gardening. Secondly, we scrub out the colon using psyllium, bentonite and colon irrigations.
Live food means food that has not been cooked. Cooking kills a lot of the nutrients in food especially minerals and enzymes. Enzymes do all the work in the body, converting elements into those we need and balancing metabolism. Vitamins are used in conjunction with enzymes. Learn to make your own ‘rejuvelac’, a delicious and nutritious fermented beverage made from wheat. Fermenting your own sauerkraut and pickles is an excellent way, also, to add enzymes to your health food diet. The best arguments for the raw food theories are related to the concepts of good bowel gardening. Our intestines should be alive with healthy flora and they don’t get that way by eating dead food.
How ill you are determines how serious your commitment to your plan is going to be. For example, a relatively healthy person may want to commit themselves to a rather strenuous program for one day a week or one weekend a month or 7 to 10 days twice a year for the rest of her or his life. On the other had, if your quality of life is seriously threatened you would plan something less strenuous that you can maintain for 6 weeks to 6 months.
Do children need to fast? Yes, after the age of 7 years.
Fasting Does Not Mean Starving
We are talking about fasting, NOT STARVING. What I am calling fasting you might think of as a real good health food diet. Digestion, of even good, solid, proteins, fats and starches, causes the body to work to digest them. Non-nutritive and chemical substances stress the body to use, store, or eliminate them; so, you see they really SUCK. People who overeat can be starving for nutrients. When you fast you are providing only nutrients direct to the blood stream and eliminating things you know are toxic for you. Resting from the work of digestion, your entire body says, “Oh good a chance to clean house (detoxify)”. Try it and you will see! Your breath, sweat, and other products of elimination change. Your cells, organs and blood clean themselves, just given the chance.
When fasting you provide for yourself gallons of pure water. Fresh organic vegetable and fruit juices can be taken by the pint as often as every waking hour. Living food, especially alfalfa sprouts can be eaten as much as you desire to chew. Seaweed is another power food good to munch on. Eat to nourish your body, only! Learn to really savor and appreciate every thing as you ingest it! Feel it and thank it for giving you sustenance!
If you are a regular vitamin, mineral and herb user, let your body (especially your liver) rest from these too during your fast. There are supplements that can be added to your fast that encourage and support the detoxification process. You may want to focus on a specific organ or system. Health food stores sell kits with an assortment of cleansing purposes. These kits are OK for short infrequent fasts but it is cheaper to get your herbs in bulk. If you are very ill, increase your high potency supplements.
Supplements To Nurture & Eliminate
Alternate and separate nourishing supplements from the purifying supplements. By that I mean, one hour your drink and supplements focus on nourishment and the next hour your focus is on cleansing. A good example of a schedule for a fast is this: Every hour and a half drink a delicious nourishing drink. It can be juice, broth or tea. With this take your nourishing supplements, like vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes, probiotics, spirulina and algae, etc. Then, alternate! Every other time for a drink, take your psyllium, bentonite, sanitizing agents like chlorophyll or apple cider vinegar, cleansing herbs, parasite killing herbs, etc. This plan gives you about 10 times in a day for your drink and supplements and enough time in between for rest and other activities. That is 5 drinks per day for sustenance, and 5 drinks per day for cleansing. Have it all laid out for yourself to make it as clear and easy as possible.
Of course you are sipping on water throughout the day. The main thing about using the mechanical cleansing agents like psyllium and bentonite is that you take them with an additional glass of water. Burping up a vitamin taste is a sign that you are not drinking enough.
Herbs and vitamins that wash your kidneys are parsley, cornsilk, uva ursa, ginger, B6 and magnesium. Cleaning the liver, gall bladder and blood is executed using burdock, licorice root, milk thistle, turkey rhubarb, olive oil. This order is suggested: clean your colon first, then you liver and kidneys, and finally your blood.
If you feel your body has built up a dependency on antibiotics, try to get used to goldenseal and echinacea instead; and use it whenever possible instead of antibiotics. After a round of antibiotics, including natural ones like goldenseal and echinacea, be sure to replenish your friendly flora with a round of acidophilus.
Rest When Fasting
More aspects of fasting … Please don’t give it a try while maintaining your normal routine of life and work! REST! Fast only when you are able to rest from all other responsibilities! If you are recovering from an accident or major surgery or are pregnant or nursing, it is probably not a good year for you to be focusing on cleansing. Wait until your body does not need extra protein! Never fast in order to lose weight! You absolutely will lose weight but it is not recommended to fast with weight loss as your primary goal.
If you want to cleanse but can’t afford to lose any weight, put maple syrup or organic honey in your water. Eating organic steamed rice, potato and squash is also good to give you some stamina. If you are aiming to give up sugar, don’t fast on fruit or carrot juice, use green vegetable juices instead. Fasting can make you feel a little ill sometimes. This is a healing crisis for you. Aim to hang in there! Getting through it will mean a new, stronger and healthier you. If you are very weak, get help! Pay someone to shop and juice for you so you can rest.
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