20 Key Benefits
By Dr. Herbert M. Shelton, who will be remembered for remarkable research in the field of nutrition and treating many thousands of his patients with a fasting therapy.
I have listed four of his books about Nutrition and Fasting if you're interested in his work.
Hope you got inspired and interested in fasting and health. Below you can find five of Dr. Herbert M. Shelton's books about health and healing. He was a very smart man indeed!
Keep Juicing and Stay Healthy
Monika Baechler, Juice Fasting Maven
Before we can understand how we can heal and rejuvenate by fasting, we have to figure out and answer the question so many are asking: What is Disease?
Disease is a term used by the medical community and the good sheeple we are, we learned to repeat it. 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. Imagine seasoning a salty dish with more salt to overcome the saltiness. Ridiculous, wouldn't you say?
The entire medical world has utterly mistaken the true nature of disease –directing their energies and skill to the suppression of symptoms – rather than to the removal of cause, while the hygienic system of cure is based solely upon the removal of the cause… Vitality, Fasting and Nutrition by Hereward Carrington
A disease “symptom” is nothing else than the accumulation of poison and waste matter which has collected within our body. Not that we haven’t been warned for years by headaches, migraines, pain, obesity, and brain fog. The discomforts of diseases are nothing but symptoms of detoxification. Our body’s sole goal is to keep us clean by eliminating waste, and here we are suppressing our body’s efforts with drugs and more garbage (food).
“People die of disease not because the disease is fatal, but because the system is not permitted to throw it off.” - Dr. K. S. Guthrie
If I argued that most diseases are due to improper eating habits, improper food combinations, acidic foods, animal protein over-consumption and commercially-processed foods of modern times, would you take my side? Of course, there are many secondary symptoms like inflammation, yeast, mold and parasite-infections, but they all have a central cause- wrong eating habits!
We can’t forget that everything we put into our stomach has to be digested. Even a healthy stomach can only digest a certain amount of food. Anything beyond this amount is poison, and if it can’t be eliminated because of digestive weakness, it will become waste matter and toxic.
“Man is the sickest animal on earth; no other animal has violated the laws of eating as much as man; no other animal eats as wrongly as man”. - Professor A. Ehret.
Many Naturopaths believe that there are three root causes of disease:
You can find out more about each cause of disease in my book
Hope you enjoyed this excerpt from my book.
Your body knows when it has to rest and the “tasks” it has to accomplish while you’re asleep to keep your body running smoothly! In fact, it recuperates and cleanses during sleep. On a side note, your body needs at least 3 hours to digest carbohydrate rich meals and 4-5 hours to digest heavy fatty or protein meals. Remember to stop eating 3-4 hours before bedtime.
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. I know it sounds crazy, but 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.
Why not support your body during detox? In the morning after a good night’s sleep (hopefully), your body starts booting up. A glass of warm spring water and a squeeze of lemon will detoxify your liver, and with your first bite, it switches from internal energy to external energy intake. To explain, the word „break-fast” comes from Old English and means - breaking the fast! You are literally breaking your nightly fast with the first bite of muffin or bagel (which seems to be the staple in western countries).
Therefore, fasting is a natural part of your life.
Fasting For Detoxification and Prevention
Fasting is a temporary abstinence from solid foods and addictive substances like alcohol, coffee, and drugs. This is for therapeutic or even for religious purposes. Fasting will support your body by resting the digestive system and relieving pressure on your circulation. As soon as you put solid food into your stomach, you will stop fasting and cleansing.
Nobody should undertake a fast of any length without thoroughly understanding what he or she is doing and why they’re doing it.
We must essentially understand the miracle that is Fasting – Fasting and Starvation are two entirely different things, where Fasting is constructive in nature and Starvation is destructive in nature! – Fasting for Health and Long Life, by Hereward Carrington
To understand fasting, is to understand healing. There is enough energy and nourishment for weeks in our depots (liver, jiggly parts, dead cells and toxins...), before an average person runs out of internal energy.
(a very small excerpt from my book)
Keep Juicing and Stay Healthy
Monika Baechler, Juice Fasting Maven
Which juicer to buy is always an intriguing question, and it depends on you and how you expect the juicer to perform. Are you going to juice once a week, 2-3 times or every day? Are you ready to invest a hefty chunk of money for a commercial juicer?
There are so many different juicers out there. Choose a juicer that is easy to clean, easy to use and one that doesn’t require you to take out a second mortgage on your house. Love your juicer and it will love you back.
The first choice you have to make before buying a juicer is the money factor. How much are you willing to invest into a juicer (YOUR HEALTH)? The second choice to make is the mechanical factor.
Understanding the mechanics, pros and cons of centrifugal and masticating juicer will help you decide which juicer is best for your personal needs.
If you have very little time to spend each day on juicing, the Breville Centrifugal Juicer could be a good choice for you. Centrifugal juicers have a chopping blade that shreds the fruit and vegetables into tiny pieces and force the juice through a mesh strainer. There is some nutrient loss due oxidation. Because there's air introduced through the fast spinning the juice tends to oxidize quicker and has no shelf life. The juicer is quite noisy.
If you're on a very small budget, the centrifugal juicer could be the best choice for you. Due to its mechanics, the centrifugal juicer can be less expensive than masticating juicers. Depending on the materials used some masticating juicers can be less expensive than centrifugal juicers. No matter plastic body or stainless steel, the mechanic of the centrifugal juicer will always produce a lower quality juice than the masticating juicer.
Masticating juicers are great for extracting the most amount of juice with a long shelf life. Because masticating juicers don't introduce large amount of air (oxygen) to the juice, they wont oxidize as quickly as the centrifugal juices. If you need your juices to stay fresh and nutrient rich for a long period of time - the masticating juicer is the choice for you. Juice from masticating juicer will stay fresh in the fridge for several days.
If you want the best quality juice, with the most yield, and long shelf life, then the masticating juicer or the twin gear juicer is for you. Twin gear juicer are the most expensive juicers and yield even larger amount of juice than the masticating juicers.
Twin Gear Juicers
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.