Over centuries, mankind had to deal with a steadily changing food supply. Depending on seasonal fluctuations or greater natural disasters, either plenty or little food was available. As a consequence, people in different areas of the world developed sophisticated strategies, e.g., seasonal fasting, to handle and overcome these problems. Possibly, in these early days, people discovered also the healing power of fasting periods. Interestingly, in all religions worldwide we find instructions for and reports on fasting strategies in order to cure body and soul. In Europe, specifically the German physician Otto Buchinger was one of the first to observe and document systematically the effects of fasting on a variety of diseases and to develop a concept of therapeutic fasting. - Andreas Michalsen, MD, PhD, Centre for Natural Healing, Immanuel Hospital Berlin
Never confuse Therapeutic Fasting with Reduced Calorie Intake Diets! Therapeutic Fasting is researched and practised by thousands of clinics and Naturopaths worldwide. It has been quoted and research in multiple medicinal journals far and wide.
You're probably wondering why you don't really hear about Therapeutic Fasting in the main stream media in a positive way. It's simple really, they are scared of Fasting Therapies.
Because the doctors, governments and drug companies don't want YOU (the money maker) to know about healthy, simple effective treatments for degenerative diseases.
Now you're thinking, wait a minute, that sounds like a conspiracy theory! Ok, that could be it.
Or - it's the truth and we all have been lead to believe that poison and toxins heal (drugs, pharmaceuticals ) while natural healing therapies, like fasting, have stop working.
Corporations make billions of dollars every year by selling us (the people) pain medication, anti-depressants, chemotherapy, vaccines and OCD's (over the counter drugs) because they made us believe that our body can't do without, can't heal without and relies on the drugs.
"Disease" is a nasty word used by the medical community. We are made to believe that there are thousands of different diseases, but the truth of the matter is that our body is manifesting symptoms of toxicity, where acidosis and mucus create the biggest concern. It is foolish to treat toxicity with toxins in the form of medications. We are made to believe that there are thousands of different diseases, but the truth is that our body is manifesting symptoms of toxicity and the biggest concerns are acidosis and mucus. It is so naive to treat toxicity with toxins in the form of medications.
Just imagine for a second, you over salted the soup. I know you're a good cook - but let's just assume for a second, now to fix the soup, you add more SALT! Is this action going to FIX the saltiness of the soup or is it going to make it worse?
It's obviously going to make it way worse. You can't expect to add more toxins (drugs) into the sick and toxic body, and expect to correct or resolve the problems.
But I'm not toxic! Honey, we ALL are.
GOT MILK? - NO THANKS!
There’s no other “food” that is more difficult to digest than milk. Casein, which accounts for approximately 80% of the protein found in milk, immediately clumps together once it enters the stomach, making digestion very difficult.
Furthermore, the most popular store-bought milks are homogenized. Homogenization suspends the milk-fat particles to prevent the fat from floating to the top. Homogenization introduces air into the milk and oxidizes the fatty substance, creating free radicals which are extremely toxic to our body. It doesn’t stop there: now the milk gets pasteurized at high temperatures to kill bacteria. As we have learned in the enzyme chapter, high temperatures destroy enzymes. In short, milk sold in stores not only lack precious enzymes, but the milk-fat is oxidized and the quality of the proteins is changed due to pasteurization.
Milk is the worst type of food, for kids and adults alike.
Some of the side effects drinking milk can cause are:
Homemade Almond Mylk - This is How I Make It
You could also make different nut-mylks. I have found almond to make the best tasting mylk. Experiment with the ingredients. Add dates, chocolate, honey, spices and more.
My stomach turns, my heart beats quicker and I get really, really fired up. You know that feeling?
Exactly, the feeling when somebody who believes they understand juicing because of the letters behind their name.
There should be a "Most Clueless about Juicing Award", if there were such an award, Lisa Mallonee would definitely be nominated for it!
The truth is, our bodies DO HAVE a built in detox system - it's called Fasting.
When you fall asleep, your body switches from an external fuel to internal fuel. Specifically, internal fuel is when your body is using carbohydrate reserves and fat depots for fuel. Your body does that automatically every night. During deep sleep, the body takes everything it needs from within and uses internal energy to cleanse and detoxify the system! Halitosis (bad breath) and a coated tongue in the morning are signs of detox. For that reason, a coated tongue is a sign that you are indeed a suitable candidate for a fast.
In fact, our body recuperates and cleanses during sleep. Fasting is nothing but an extension of this nightly process. Juice Fasting is a slower, gentler way of detox.
Our system gets continually congested by an excess of animal protein which leads to putrefaction and excess starchy carbohydrates which leads to fermentation. As soon as we stop eating, the burden of incoming waste is relieved so recovery and cleansing may begin - that's true detox!
Our toxicity comes from the foods we eat, the air we breathe, the chemicals we use on our skin, household products we clean with, and building materials we use; but this list is almost never ending. Just think about the processed foods we buy these days: they are acidic, mucus forming, energy-robbing and protein-toxic products. Accumulation of these toxins will clog up your system with mucus and waste-matter. This toxicity and mucus are stored in all tissues of our body, but mostly in sinuses, lungs, liver, the skin, the kidneys and the thyroid. Have you ever thought about the
amount of mucus that comes out of your sinuses during a cold? Many diseases like colds and natural detoxification processes that manifest themselves in “diseases” are an effort of your body to purge the accumulated toxins and mucus from your clogged system. Just imagine all that mucus clogging up your bronchial tubes, lungs, stomach,
kidneys and bladder. Only because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not a fact. Accumulated mucus is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, parasites and viruses. Those nasty little critters live of our acidic andtoxic body. Our immune system seems to be on high alert in a state of acidosis and toxicity.
In truth, fasting is the most effective way for your body to regenerate the digestive system without harmful side effects to your metabolism. It’s also the only natural and healthy way to heal ulcers and hemorrhoids.
You’re too familiar with the symptoms of sinus infections. When your nasal passages become infected you can suffer from sinus pressure behind the eyes and cheeks, a runny and stuffy nose that last forever, headache, cough, halitosis and that nasty yellow or green mucus that keeps draining from your nose and even down the back of your throat (postnasal drip).
(Let's just all gag for a second here)
I really do feel for you if you suffer from sinus infections regularly.
It’s a drag.
But here’s the thing, you CAN in fact get rid of it naturally.
To be clear, I’m no medical professional, but you can be glad I’m not. I'm a Cert. Nutrition Specialist with over 16 years of experience. If I would be a doctor, I would have to write you a prescription for antibiotics or even prescribe you nasal surgery. How insane is that?
How does that main code of doctors honor go? DO NO HARM?
That’s right, do no harm. Now I’m not sure about you, but in my world, surgery is quite a big deal. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published the famous “To Err Is Human” report, which stated that up to 98’000 people a year die because of mistakes in hospitals. Yes, the number was initially disputed, but it’s now widely accepted by doctors and hospital officials 2014 and quoted constantly in the media.
What we’re really dealing with here is mucus. Mucus is one of those skin-crawling bodily fluids nobody wants to talk about.
Actually, mucus is quite normal to have in the human body, but if your system is overproducing mucus anywhere, it’s a problem.
Now let’s ask us the question, what external influence could trigger my body to produce excess mucus?
Hi, I'm Monika. I'm a Mother to two teenage boys. I'm married for 22 years. As a Nutrition Specialist, I have researched and practiced European Fasting Traditions for almost two decades, and this wisdom I'm thrilled to share with you.