How to Fast

One must be careful with fasting. There are health conditions which do not react well to fasting. For instance, a fast is not recommended for diabetics who have taken insulin for more than two years. Those taking medication or recreational drugs should also not fast, until they have detoxified their body and stopped the intake of all chemicals. Otherwise, fasting may cause too much poison to flow out of the lymph fluid into the blood too quickly.

One should build up stores of natural amino acids (greens), sugars (fruit), and raw plant fats in the system for at least 6 months before undertaking a fast of two days or longer.

To begin fasting, try the no breakfast plan initially - no break-fasting. Then go one day and continue farther.

Preferably choose to fast when the seasons change or on the full moon; that is when the body cleanses the strongest. During each change of seasons, Nature does its house-cleaning by expelling poisons; this is why people experience the flu (detoxification) during the seasonal changes. When the moon is full, the tidal energies are pulled, and this lunar position also triggers the body to detoxify.

I recommend fasting on distilled water mixed with fresh lemon juice (snow or snow water is better than distilled water if you have access to it). The lemon juice acts as an internal soap by dissolving mucus and cooked-food residues. The fasting I recommend for accelerated healing is designed to keep the blood sugar low - as a low-sugar fruit, lemon works perfectly.

The fasting I recommend for time management can include coconut water, fruit juice, and/or green-vegetable juices, but may also be done just on water with lemon juice. When you are fasting for time management, small fasts of two or three days may serve your purpose. I typically will fast on water all day, while working at my business, then accomplish an incredible amount of work in the evening and at night (reading or writing), wake up after 5 hours of sleep at 5:00 am and work 3 or 4 more hours before eating something the following morning.

If you are new to Sunfoods, fasts should be undertaken with care, ease into them. For those who are inexperienced, fast for small intervals (one or two days). Go on an adventure with a trustworthy friend or family member. Spend a day fasting out in Nature in a forest, at a pond, or near a waterfall, consuming only pure water.

As you begin to undertake longer fasts, you will recognize that the body first uses up the sugar in your system for fuel, then, after three days, clicks over to glycogen stored in the cells and liver. The body will eventually tap into the body fat and begin converting that to fuel until it is depleted. Protein breakdown is the last thing the body turns to for fuel.

During a fast, an individual should not be too concerned about bowel movements anymore than one should not be too concerned about regulating the flow of the bloodstream or the beating of the heart. The bowels will move when they need to. If you feel a bowel movement is necessary while you are fasting, administer an enema to yourself or visit a colon hydrotherapist. Colon hydrotherapy while fasting is very cleansing and tremendously healing.

The amount of water you drink during a fast should be dictated by thirst. Two quarts (liters) of water or juice each day should be adequate. The less fluids you take in, the more aggressive will be the fast. Do not push yourself beyond the bounds of reason, if you feel dizzy, weary, extremely thirsty, and/or experience pain in the kidneys (outer lower back) drink more water, or add fresh juice.

As you are fasting, read books on the subject to keep you focused and motivated. My organization Nature's First Law has gathered together and now distributes the highest-quality books on fasting to help all people learn more about this fascinating subject.

This brings up a crucial point: how you break a fast determines to a large extent the value of the fast and the degree of rejuvenation. Remember the rule that however many days you fast, it takes the same amount of additional days to fully recover. Break a fast with a juicy alkaline fruit, such as an orange or a papaya; fresh figs, grapes, or cherries also work quite well. This introduction of alkaline fruit will cause a peristaltic wave and a flush of all the dislodged toxins throughout the body. Keep in mind the stomach will shrink from days of fasting. Wait at least 2 hours before eating something else to allow the full cleansing peristaltic wave to sweet through the body (peristalsis is a muscular contraction which flows wave-like through the colon helping to expel waste). The next meal may consist of heavier foods, preferably blended, such as fruits and avocados mixed together. After one or more days, whole green leaves may be reintroduced into the body. Cooked food should be avoided following a fast.

Generally, the more toxic a person is, the more weight they will lose during a fast. Weight and size lost during a fast can be regained with no detrimental effects if desired; the body retains a "memory" as to its normal proportions. I have found that at this point I can fast 4 to 5 days on water with almost no weight loss.

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