Fasting, or Therapeutic Fasting, is temporary abstinence from solid foods and addictive substances like alcohol, coffee, and drugs. Temporary abstinence from solid food is for therapeutic or even for religious purposes. Not only that, 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. Fasting doesn't work if you cheat by sneaking bites of food here and there.
When you fall asleep, your body switches from an EXTERNAL FUEL (eating) to INTERNAL FUEL (fasting). 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! By the way, Halitosis (bad breath) and a coated tongue in the morning are signs of detox. For that reason, a coated tongue is a sign of toxicity and therefore a perfect candidate for a fast.
To explain, the word "break-fast" comes from Old English and means - BREAKING THE FAST! You break 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.
NO SOLID FOODS. NO MANUFACTURER FOOD PRODUCTS. AND FOR SURE NO SLIMFAST OR ANIMAL-MILK OF ANY KIND during a Fast! Just fresh juice, water, and tea during a JUICE FAST.
NEVER incorporate fibre supplements and or protein powder in any form with your fast. Mostly never eat, drink whey protein, which is a waste product from the cheese industry. It is mucus-forming, toxic to the system and especially to the kidneys. It's very acidic. Many people have gotten very sick and also have died adding protein (whey) to fasts, even in "wannabe"-fasting clinics, where they had no idea what the heck they were doing!
Fasting is a time of cleansing and detoxification; therefore, putting waste material in any form into your body will overtax the system and create toxins. During a fast, waste, protein, toxins and heavy metals are pulled into the bloodstream, which already creates a significant burden on the liver, kidney and the intestine. I repeat, please do not take fibre or protein supplement in any form during a fast.
Through my 25-year fasting experience, I have concluded that the need to nourish oneself is the supply of minerals, vitamins, enzymes and fluids. The chemical elements IN THE FOOD our bodies seek are not the energy (calories) OF FOOD.
Welcome, I'm Mona Marie. I'm helping Women over 40 heal and rediscover their true selves again by igniting a spark and encourage hope. As a Fasting Coach, a Cert. Nutrition Specialist, and a Master Herbalist, I'm thrilled to help you on your way of healing.