Essentials Of A Successful, Safe Fast

Categories: Fasting
Sources: How And When To Be Your Own Doctor

1. Fast in a bright airy room, with exceptionally good ventilation,

because fasters not only need a lot of fresh air; their bodies give

off powerfully offensive odors. 2. Sun bathe if possible in warm

climates for 10 to 20 minutes in the morning before the sun gets too

strong. 3. Scrub/massage the skin with a dry brush, stroking toward

the heart, followed by a warm water shower two to four times a day

to assist the skin in eliminating toxins. If you are too weak to do

this, have an assisted bed bath. 4. Have two enemas daily for the

first week of a fast and then once daily until the fast is

terminated. 5. Insure a harmonious environment with supportive

people or else fast alone if you are experienced. Avoid well-meaning

interference or anxious criticism at all cost. The faster becomes

hypersensitive to others' emotions. 6. Rest profoundly except for a

short walk of about 200 yards morning and night. 7. Drink water! At

least three quarts every day. Do not allow yourself to become

dehydrated! 8. Control yourself! Break a long fast on diluted

non-sweet fruit juice such as grapefruit juice, sipped a teaspoon at

a time, no more than eight ounces at a time no oftener than every 2

or 3 hours. The second day you eat, add small quantities of fresh

juicy fruit to the same amount of juice you took the day before no

oftener than every 3 hours. By small quantities I mean half an apple

or the equivalent. On the third day of eating, add small quantities

of vegetable juice and juicy vegetables such as tomatoes and

cucumbers. Control yourself! The second week after eating resumed

add complex vegetable salads plus more complex fruit salads. Do not

mix fruit and vegetables at meals. The third week add raw nuts and

seeds no more than 1/2 ounce three times daily. Add 1/4 avocado

daily. Fourth week increase to 3 ounces of raw soaked nuts and seeds

daily and 1/2 avocado daily. Cooked grains may also be added, along

with steamed vegetables and vegetable soups.