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Preventative Fasting

Categories: Colon Cleansing
Sources: How And When To Be Your Own Doctor

During the years it takes for a body to degenerate enough to prompt

a fast, the body has been storing up large quantities of unprocessed

toxins in the cells, tissues, fat deposits, and organs. The body in

its wisdom will always choose to temporarily deposit overwhelming

amounts of toxins somewhere harmless rather than permit the blood

supply to become polluted or to use secondary elimination routes. A

body will use tim
s when the liver is less burdened to eliminate

these stored toxic debris. The hygienists' paradigm asserts that the

manifestation of symptoms or illness are all by themselves,

absolute, unassailable proof that further storage of toxic wastes in

the cells, tissues, fat deposits, and organs is not possible and

that an effort toward elimination is absolutely necessary. Thus the

first time a person fasts a great quantity of toxins will normally

be released. Being the resident of a body when this is happening can

be quite uncomfortable. For this reason alone, preventative fasting

is a very wise idea.

Before the body becomes critically ill, clean up your reserve fuel

supply (fat deposits) by burning off some accumulated fat that is

rich in toxic deposits and then replace it with clean, non-toxic fat

that you will make while eating sensibly. If you had but fasted

prophylactically as a preventative or health-creating measure before

you became seriously ill, the initial detoxification of your body

could have been accomplished far more comfortably, while you were

healthy, while your vital force was high and while your body

otherwise more able to deal with detoxification.

Each time you fast, even if it is only one day, you allow your body

to go through a partial detox, and each time it becomes easier and

more comfortable than the last time. The body learns how to fast.

Each time you fast it, your body slips into a cleansing mode more

quickly, and each time you fast you lighten the load of stored

toxins. Perhaps you have already eliminated the caffeine your body

had stored, which frequently causes severe headaches on withdrawal,

not to mention fatigue. It certainly helps to have this behind you

before you go on to the elimination of other irritating substances.

Many people have gone through alcohol or tobacco withdrawal, and

understand that it is very unpleasant, and also that it must be done

in the pursuit of health. Why not withdraw from the rest of the

irritating and debilitating substances we take into our system on an

ongoing basis, and why not grit your way through the eliminative

process, withdraw, from food addictions such as sugar or salt, and

from foods that you may be allergic to like wheat, dairy products or


It is very wise to invest in your own insurance plan by

systematically detoxifying while you are still healthy. Plan it into

your life, when it is convenient, such as once a week on Sunday, or

even once a month on a quiet day. Take a few days of vacation, go to

a warm, beautiful place and devote part or all of it to cleansing.

Treat yourself by taking an annual trip to Hawaii, fasting at a

hotel on the beach--do whatever it takes to motivate yourself. And

consider this: vacations are enormously cheaper when you stay out of


If you have accustomed your body to 24 hour fasts, then you can work

on 48 hour fasts, and over time work up to 72 hour fasts, all on a

continuum. You may find it becoming increasingly comfortable,

perhaps even pleasant, something you look forward to. Fasting a

relatively detoxified body feels good, and people eventually really

get into the clean, light, clear headed, perhaps spiritually aware

state that goes along with it.

By contrast, fasting when you are sick is much more difficult

because your vitality or vital force is very low, you already have

no energy, and probably have unpleasant symptoms that must be dealt

with at the same time. There may be the added stress of being forced

into a cleanse because you are too nauseous to eat. Most people let

their health go until they are forced into dealing with it; they are

too busy living, so why bother.

The truth is that our body does age, and over time becomes less able

to deal with insults; the accumulated effect of insults and aging

eventually leads most of us to some serious degenerative illness.

Normally this begins happening around age 50 if not sooner. Some of

us that were gifted with good genes or what I call "a good start"

may have reached the age of 60 or 75 or even 90 without serious

illness, but those people are few and far between. Why not tip the

scales in your favor by preventing or staving off health problems

with systematic detoxification at your own convenience.

Climb into the drivers seat and start to take control and gain

confidence in your own ability to deal with your body, your own

health, and your own life. When it gets right down to the bottom

line, there is really only one thing in the world that is really

yours, and that is your life. Take control and start managing it.

The reward will be a more qualitative life.