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.
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.