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Fasting as a Natural Cleansing and Therapeutic Healing Process

Fasting is the world's most ancient and natural healing mechanism. Fasting triggers a truly wondrous cleansing process that reaches right down to each and every cell and tissue in the body. Abstinence from food for the alleviation of suffering has been practiced for 10,000 years
"The best of all medicines are rest and fasting" Benjamin Franklin

A Natural Healing Force Within Each One of Us.

Fasting Can Save Your Life Hippocrates - "Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food. But to eat when you are sick, is to feed your sickness." Hippocrates, Greek physician (460 BC - 377 BC)

Dr. Herbert Shelton MD - "It is estimated that fasting for the alleviation of human suffering has been practiced uninterruptedly for 10,000 years. No doubt it has been employed from the time man first began to get sick. Fasting was part of the methods of healing practiced in the Ancient Asculapian Temples of Toscurd Guido, 1300 years before the time of Jesus. Hippocrates, the mythical Greek "Father of Physic," seems to have prescribed total abstinence from food while a "disease" was on the increase, and especially at the critical period, and a spare diet on other occasions. Tertullian has left us a treatise Need help?on fasting written about 200 A.D. Plutarch said: "Instead of using medicine rather fast a day." Avicenna, the great Arab physician often prescribed fasting for three weeks or more."

Benjamin Franklin - "The best of all medicines are rest and fasting"

Patricia Bragg Ph.D.- "Proven throughout history for physical, mental and spiritual rejuvenation, fasting promotes cleansing and healing; helps normalize weight, blood pressure, cholesterol; rebuilds the immune system; and helps reverse the aging process. If we are to get these poisons out of our bodies we must fast. By fasting we give our bodies a physiological rest. This rest builds Vital Force. The more Vital Force we have, the more toxins are going to be eliminated from the body to help keep it clean, pure and healthy."

Fasting triggers a truly wondrous cleansing process
Evart Loomis M.D.

Fasting Therapy Fasting is the world's most ancient and natural healing mechanism. Fasting triggers a truly wondrous cleansing process that reaches right down to each and every cell and tissue in the body. Within 24 hours of curtailing food intake, enzymes stop entering the stomach and travel instead into the intestines and into the bloodstream, where they circulate and gobble up all sorts of waste matter, including dead and damaged cells, unwelcome microbes, metabolic wastes, and pollutants. All organs and glands get a much-needed and well-deserved rest, during which their tissues are purified and rejuvenated and their functions balanced and regulated. The entire alimentary canal is swept clean. By rebuilding immunity, health is naturally restored and disease disappears.

If health and immunity are thereafter conscientiously maintained, the individual is no longer vulnerable to disease and dieting become unnecessary. Surely one of the most overlooked and yet most valuable modes of healing that will be rediscovered in the future of the new medicine is the fast. This is because of the increasing interest in looking to oneself for healing powers. For the fast is an inward process and cannot be entered upon only from an outer approach with any expectation of a lasting benefit. The person must invariably be involved with the overall results. This therapeutic encounter is in direct contrast to the usual non-involvement in the physician-directed, disease-oriented medical practice of today.

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Fasting For Your Gut Microbiome Health

Antibiotics Can 
Change the Gut Microbiome for Up to a Year Researchers at St. Mary’s University, in Texas, published a study in FEMS Microbiology Ecology about the impact that fasting and starvation have on the gut microbiome. Intermittent fasting is one of many ways to change the makeup of the microbiome, and it can quell the inflammatory symptoms Fasting seems to allow the time for bacteria to reset their environment.

Digestive microbes are active in the process of digestion, so by giving gut bacteria time without food, it seems to allow a mechanism by which bacteria go to work on their own populations. During this period it’s thought that the overall health and diversity of gut bacteria is maintained. Intermittent fasting is a term used for various periods without food where there is a cycle of fasting and non-fasting.

Dr. Ellen Mowry at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, is looking at the impact of intermittent fasting on our microbiomes — the universe of trillions of microbes, mainly bacteria, that live in our guts. Intermittent fasting is pretty much what it sounds like. For six months, participants are allowed to eat during an 8-hour period each day. The remaining 16 hours we are limited to water, tea and coffee. No added sugar, cream, honey or sweetener.

Antibiotics Can 
Change the Gut Microbiome for Up to a Year Microbiome healthy gut bacteria is crucial to maintaining normal weight and metabolism. Unfortunately, several features of the modern lifestyle directly contribute to unhealthy gut flora including antibiotics and other medications like birth control and NSAIDs.

"The idea that bacteria teeming in the gut—collectively known as the microbiome —can affect not only the gut, but also the mind, "has just catapulted onto the scene," says neuroimmunologist John Bienenstock, MD, of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

Soil based organisms (SBOs) support gut health and immune response. More than 800 studies exist in scientific literature that reference soil based organisms

Your Intestinal Track is The Origin Of Disease

Dr. Joseph Rodrigo M.D - "Almost all diseases begin in the digestive track. This includes diabetes, asthma, cancer, alzheimers, heart disease, memory loss, fibromyalgia, MS, and too many to even list here. If you are seeking health, and you have not found the answers to your recovery and healing, start here. Your intestinal track is the origin of disease, and it is also the origin of your healing. I cannot emphasize enough how important the cleansing of your digestive system is, to your health."

Home base business opportunityProponents of fasting offer thousands of testimonials from recovered asthmatics, arthritics, insomniacs, and ex-sufferers of migraines, skin and digestive disorders, and dozens of other ailments. They maintain that - with the exception of serious conditions like tuberculosis, ulcers, diabetes, hypoglycemia, blood, liver, kidney and heart diseases- systematic voluntary abstention from eating is almost always a healthy first response to illness. Dr. Bernard Jensen, author of "Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management" has supervised over 50,000 fasts at his center in Escondido, CA."

"I was overweight, plagued with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high tryglicerides and diabetic. Treatments by some of the "best" physicians (with medication) in Israel and in California resulted in no significant improvement. Three years ago I started to do my own research and got across Dr. Fuhrman's book. Well written to be understood by layman and with scientific evidence. Since applying Dr. Fuhrman's recommendations, I lost 70 pounds in 5 months (the first 40 in 6 weeks). All indicators went back to better than normal after two weeks into the program. I later experienced 20 days fast. It was the best experience in my life. Since then, I bought more than 3 dozens of the book and gave it to everyone I care about. This book is my new bible. It is a great reading material for understanding and reinforcement. If practiced by everyone, physicians' rows will be cut by 90%. Not to be missed if you serious about your health, your well being and those around you." an amazon.com reviewer

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Fasting for health in The Animal Kingdom

Animals will instinctively go without food, fasting when overcome with sickness or serious injury. "A sick animal retires to a secluded place and fasts until their body is restored to mormal. During the fast it partakes only of water and the medicinal herbs which inherited intelligence teaches it instinctively to seek" Juliette de Bairacli Levy

William Pollak D.V.M. on fasting: "Many experts on canine nutrition recommend occasional fasting, such as one day without solid food per week or month, to simulate the natural conditions in which these animals evolved. Fasting gives the digestive organs an opportunity to rest and helps the body repair itself. In the wild, predators alternate between gorging themselves and going for one or several days without food, so a once-a-week or once-a-month fast is both beneficial and easy for most dogs to adjust to."

Bill Winter DVM - "To this day I do not believe that I have ever discovered a healing technique quite as powerful. I have recommended fasting for 10,000 to 20,000 animals and have seen true miracles over these years of practice."

Wild HealthIn her marvelous book, "Wild Health: How Animals Keep Themselves Well and What We Can Learn From Them", Cindy Engles, Ph.D. documents how injured and sick animals retreat in an isolated place to rest and fast until healed. When they get sick or injured they will find a safe place to hide, usually near a water source, and do nothing but rest, sleep and drink water. To put it another way, they fast and give their body a chance to heal and repair itself.

"Often the first indication of sickness is that an animal goes off its food - an observation that has led many traditional herbalists to conclude that fasting is a natural and beneficial response to sickness... This lack of appetite can be an effective way of speeding recovery. Bacteria need iron, and the body makes many adjustments to reduce the availability of iron during an infection.

If an animal keeps eating, any iron in its food also feeds the pathogens, so force-feeding a sick animal or patient can be counterproductive. Fever reduces appetite, so if a fever is artificially suppressed with drugs and appetite returns, not only do we lower temperature but the increased iron intake can keep the infection going longer. The traditional dictum 'Starve a fever' is medically sound advice." Cindy Engel Ph.D.

"We are justified in studying every phenomenon which may throw light upon the subject and thus enable us to better apply the fast in our dealings with the sick. The fasting habits of man and animals are all legitimate objects of study. Not alone the fasting practices of sick animals , but fasting in healthy animals, whether voluntary or enforced, will aid us in more clearly understanding this subject. Particularly will such a study aid us in overcoming our cultivated fear of fasting. Hence the following studies."Herbert Macgolfin Shelton, N.D.

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Juice Fasting is a Powerful Healing Therapy

"When you don't feel well, stop eating and go to juices." The first thing an animal does when it is sick is stop eating. They fast themselves. Likewise, the first thing we need to do when we don't feel well is: stop food. There are a lot of reasons for that. Food takes a tremendous amount of energy to digest--and that's blood and energy. Our digestive system, basically the muscles and the tissues, fill with blood. When you stop eating, your digestive system rests, and all that blood and energy can be put somewhere else to heal you.

"Wheatgrass juice is the nectar of rejuvenation, the plasma of youth, the blood of all life. The elements that are missing in your body's cells - especially enzymes, vitamins, hormones, and nucleic acids can be obtained through this daily green sunlight transfusion." --Rev. Viktoras Kulvinskas, MS, author Survival into the 21st Century This is the daily juice program that I use to daily detoxify my blood and to maintain my excellent health and vitality.

Juice Fasting and Detoxification Use the Healing Power of Fresh Juice to Feel Young and Look Great : The Fastest Way to Restore Your Health
by Steve Meyerowitz

The human body has an incredible capacity for healing and longevity. Within it is an innate intelligence more powerful than any drugs or a surgeon's knife. Fasting gives your body a well deserved vacation and the potential to repair itself. The power that made the body can heal the body. Fasting and juice therapy revamp your health from the inside out.

This book shows you how to tap that power and how to fit it into a busy lifestyle. It's easier than you think. Even just one fast day per week provides 50 rejuvenating days per year. Give your cells and yourselves the opportunity to cleanse, nourish, rejuvenate and heal. Fasting helps increase energy and improve mental alertness; Heal chronic ailments without drugs; lose weight without the hassle of diets; maintain stamina with absolutely no hunger. Fast at home or at work---it's perfect for a busy lifestyle and all the while enjoy dozens of quick and delicious juice recipes.

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Toxaemia and Internal Cleansing

 Dr. Mercola - "Every act of every cell in the body produces waste. This waste is poisonous, it is incompatible with the life of the cell..." "The cells throw their waste into the lymph that carries it back to the blood. The blood takes the waste to the excretory organs mentioned above for elimination." "Normal elimination keeps the blood and lymph clean. Toxaemia is hence the aftermath of Enervation. Enervation in brief is the sum total of all our expenditures of nerve energy involved in our day to day living. When the sum of our daily expenditure is greater than we can or than we do recuperate daily, we become enervated. When an enervated individual is saturated with toxins, any additional enervating influence that puts an added check to elimination will cause the toxemia to be pushed above the point of toleration, and will precipitate a crisis, a process of compensatory elimination through channels whose main work is not elimination, e.g., en mucous membranes (colds, catarrh, inflammation and skin eruptions)."

What is Toxemia?

"Autogenous self-generated poisoning is what we call Toxemia."

"Natural Hygienists know the cause and they also know how to remove it. Fasting will enable the body to rid itself of toxins and hygienic living will prevent their recurrence." - Doctor Keki Sidhwa

"There is really only one disease of the body. It is called Toxemia. Many doctors of natural hygiene have proven this in their work, but common knowledge of the way the body works, along with common sense, will also support this statement. In his book "Toxemia Explained" Dr. John Tilden explains the definition of Toxemia as natures effort to eliminate toxins from the blood." Paul Nison

The science of Natural Hygiene is about enhancing physical, emotional and mental well-being through education. It provides us with a simple, straightforward system for regaining and maintaining superb human health and beauty. Hygiene is personally empowering and liberating. It teaches independence and rational action. It banishes fear and ignorance regarding human health and how to keep it. Ultimately it is about freedom.

The Importance of a Clean, Healthy GI Tract

Several factors linked to modern civilization threaten your internal health, including unsafe vaccinations, environmental toxins, pollutants, the overuse of antibiotics (all the foods they contaminate), and even chlorinated and fluoridated water. Add to the list the burgeoning consumption of alcohol and drugs (prescription and recreation) plus poor diets, and you have only a few of the modern-day enemies endangering your gastrointestinal health!

Gastrointestinal Health Autointoxication or "self-poisoning" from the bowel was a recognized cause of disease in the early 1900s. Dr. H. H. Boeker stated in 1928, "It is now universally conceded that autointoxication is the underlying cause of an exceptionally large group of symptom complexes."9 Recent research seems to support these earlier conclusions about intestinal toxemia.

Virtually every state of health is affected by the GI tract. In addition to processing nutrients as the principal pathway of the digestive system, the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract.) is a prominent part of the immune system, providing various levels of defense against pathogenic microorganisms and potentially toxic substances throughout the path of digestion. If these waste products are not regularly eliminated, they begin to poison the body and blood. Unchecked, this autointoxication may ultimately lead to disease and even death.

Dr. H. H. Boeker believed that over 90 percent of diseases are caused or complicated by toxins created in the intestinal tract by unhealthy foods that are not properly eliminated." Autointoxication occurs when, due to poor elimination, certain toxins escape from the bowel into the blood stream and poison the body, causing a silent form of self-poisoning. Sixty to 80 percent of the lymphatic system is in your small intestine. Called the gut-associated lymphoid tissue , it is almost synonymous with the term immune system. The gigantic task of your GALT is to discriminate between nutritious components and possible antigens passing through your bowel.

VelociTeaSubstances that are toxic to our bodies come at us from all directions: the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, the cleaning products we use, and the metabolic waste produced inside us. Toxins build up in the body faster than they can be removed, contributing to premature aging and chronic and degenerative diseases.

VelociTea Detox Tea - formulated by Dr. Bill Miller Ph.D. - is a unique herbal blend of safe, all-natural ingredients designed to gently cleanse the digestive tract and detoxify the body. Its name is taken from the traditional name of one of the ingredients, a widely-used medicinal herb known as Holy Thistle, and is not intended to imply any religious significance - although grateful users who experienced remarkable health improvements after drinking Holy Tea often thank God for this gift of healing!

The Ancient Path of Cleansing: The History of Colonic Hydrotherapy

 Colon Hydrotherapy (enema) is a gentle internal massage and bath using warm, purified water that can help to eliminate stored fecal matter, gas, mucus and toxic substances from the colon. Death begins in the colon.

The history of Colon Hydrotherapy reaches far into the past. Reports about enemas were found on ancient Egyptian papers dating to 1500 B.C. The Chinese Medicine used Colon Hydrotherapy even earlier than that. Cleaning the colon also plays an important role in Ayurvedic medicine. Until the beginning of the 20th century Colon Hydrotherapy was a well-known therapy. Today's sophisticated technology promotes both the safety and sanitation of this popular cleansing practice.

The better way to colon cleanse The historians tell us that the practice colon hydrotherapy, or in its more basic form, the enema, was passed down from the Gods to the Egyptians. There are numerous reports of the frequent use of the enema by the Egyptians, with all of them referencing a papyrus of the 14th century B.C., that is stored in the Royal Museum of Berlin.

Use of the enema was not limited just to Egyptians. Information on the use of enemas was recorded on the cuneiform inscriptions on Babylonian and Assyruan tablets, as early as 600 B.C., and there are references recorded in Hindu medical texts such as the Susruta Smhita, the work of Susruta, the father of Hindu surgery. Susruta describes the use of "syringes and bougies as well as a rectal speculum."

From the eleventh century to the fifteenth century, the early enema syringe was still relatively unknown and was not available to the masses. The preferred and most readily available apparatus remained a tube made of bone, reed or metal connected to a sleeve or animal bladder called the "clyster purse". The bag was emptied by squeezing it between the two hands. Dr. Russell reports that in Spain, the method was called "playing the bagpipes". During the middle ages, information on the enema continued to grow and the use of the enema became the popular vogue of the wealthy and even reached to the highest levels of the royalty. With this growth in popularity, the evolution of the apparatus had to follow.

Dr. Herbert M. Shelton MD - "The colon has been accused of being lazy; it has been claimed to be superfluous and its removal advocated; it has been blamed as the source of almost all the so-called diseases with which man suffers. As a consequence of this, it has been goaded and pricked with laxatives, cathartics, and purges, cut with knives, filled by injection, with plain water, soapsuds, molasses, oils,and other substances to force it to act. It has been filled from above withstand, wheat bran, rough, bulky vegetables, psyllium seed, agar-agar, mineral oil, olive oil, etc.

All of these and many more agents have been employed to force the colon to empty itself. They have been employed by those who cannot trust the functions of life to the laws and forces of life, but who feel that they must constantly interfere with the functions of life if life is to continue. They either irritate the bowels and cause them to act vigorously to eject the source of irritation, or fill them so full of bulk that they are forced to "move" to make room for the succeeding load of bulk. This plan works on the same principle as that of the hay bailer. One bail of hay is forced out by the one that comes after. It is a plan of remedying sluggish bowels by giving them more work to perform."

What Goes In Must Come Out

By: Marge Hartwig, Master Herbalist

Modern lifestyle has taken its toll on our digestive and elimination organs. Refined, processed, low fiber foods and animal fats, a lack of exercise and an ever increasing level of stress have all contributed to our current gastro-intestinal health crisis. According to the latest edition of The Merck Manual, the medical industry's standard text for diagnosis and treatment of disease, almost 1/2 of American The Medical Properties of Clayadults over 50 have herniated pockets in their bowels which is called Diverticulosis. Due to sluggish bowel movements, these "bowel pockets" fill with old fecal material which can be reabsorbed back into the bloodstream. This can infect the entire body causing all types of toxic reactions.

A sluggish bowel can retain pounds of old, toxic and poisonous fecal matter. Many times the real cause behind sickness and disease is this retention and re-absorption of these toxic wastes. Is it any wonder that in 1992 the most common cancer among men and women in the United States was Colon-Rectal? What is the normal frequency of bowel movement in a healthy person? There has been a great misconception among the public and most medical professionals on just what is considered normal. For years, doctors have thought that once a day to, maybe once a week was perfectly normal. Yet a study of more primitive people and people living in the third world of nations tell us quite a different story. They eliminate within 20 to 30 minutes following each meal. We believe "normal" is eliminating once for every meal you eat, and we also find that we don't feel very good if we don't.

Through the careful buying of organically produced veggies, avoiding foods that contain preservatives and reducing your consumption of animal foods, you can make a major change in your body's health. But if you don't clean out this excessive waste build up, you've only done half the job and maybe even the wrong half. The first step in anyones health program is to stimulate, clean, and tone all the elimination organs, and the bowel is the best place to begin. You feel better and you look at the life better. It's easier to tolerate life's little problems and therefore you simply get along with your neighbors better. Maybe we could have a better world just by giving all the bad guys a colonic?

Natural Approach to Constipation - Hydrotherapy and Enema

Remedies for Constipation "One of my more significant cases was Tommy, an eight-year-old boy with the most awful constipation anyone could imagine," says former general surgeon and emergency medicine specialist Paul Flashner, MD, of Wellesley, Massachusetts. Observing their superior results for his patients, Dr. Flashner has more recently adapted his treatment techniques almost completely to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Most definitely, he has incorporated colon hydrotherapy as a regular CAM technique.

“Tommy’s constipation was really bad. He never had a bowel movement for a week at a time. Recognizing the dangers of physiological toxicity, his parents took their son for consultation with numerous gastroenterologists. The child had been subjected to colonoscopy a dozen times, but nothing could be found as the source of his blockage. Laxatives hardly helped at all. There was no diagnosis except that he suffered severely from constipation,” confirms Dr. Flashner. “Then the parents found their way to me so that the boy might undergo examination and treatment one more time.

They described their eight-year-old’s condition. “I improved the child’s diet and removed all junk foods. Then I instigated an exercise program, had him drink lots of water, balanced his colonic flora, and added fiber food supplements. But most vital for Tommy’s welfare is that he took colon hydrotherapy under my prescription. The beneficial effect was dramatic, for within six months he was experiencing a natural and normal bowel movement every day. No laxatives were involved in his progress,” states Dr. Flashner. “Now the child does not need to consult me anymore; still, he continues his colonic cleansing by having colon hydrotherapy. He did this once a month for six months, and currently he undergoes the cleansing just four times a year. It’s been two years that Tommy remains in excellent physical condition

“Colon hydrotherapy is the perfect specific procedure to eliminate constipation and restore normal bowel function. My approach to medical practice is to balance the GI tract using stool testing. I find various pathologies relating to bacteria, yeast, parasites, and other organisms of this nature. A lot of disease comes from imbalances in the colon, as manifested by inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, autoimmune diseases, allergies, multiple sclerosis, and certainly constipation. Such imbalances can be corrected by means of colon hydrotherapy, herbal supplements, and diet,” says Dr. Paul Flashner. “There is no question about the huge difference a health professional can bring to the patient by utilizing colon hydrotherapy plus other associated complementary and alternative methods of healing.

Enemas can be used by those who have problems with a sluggish, irregular or under active bowel. Enema is proven as the best natural method for a clean colon. It is a tremendous remedy for all kinds of bowel problems. Many ingredients can be added to enema water to increase its effectiveness in some specific manner.

Coffee enemas help detoxify the liver. Flaxseed tea enemas relieve inflammation in the bowel. Clay such as calcium bentonite, when added to enema water assists in absorbing and mobilizing toxins from the bowel wall. Acidophilus culture taken orally is helpful in detoxifying the bowel and in building friendly bacteria. Acidophilus implants can also be inserted rectally over night.

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Fasting With the Right Kind of Water

No matter what the specific health or fitness goal, one cannot achieve the maximum benefit from any health program without drinking the right kind of water in the proper amount. All experts agree, that next to the air we breathe, water is the most important thing we will ever put in our bodies. It is surprising that so much time and money is being spent on supplements, organic foods and natural remedies but little attention is given to the quality and effect of the water with which those items are taken.

TheQuality of Water can positively or negatively affect one's health. Depending on what part of the country one lives in, it is easy to find trace amounts of nitrates, pesticides, heavy metals, radioactive compounds, petrochemicals and parasites coming from the local municipal water supply. The toxins and free radicals in these waters are made significantly more toxic to humans by the addition of chlorine -- a compound mandated by the public health department.

Water and Salt Regime

The Mayo Clinic had pronounced Lloyd Palmer, of Minnesota, as incurable. Since 1965 he had suffered from excruciatingly painful arthritis of his spinal column -- ankylosing spondylitis. His spine twisted and lost movement until, he says, he became a "walking comma." He suffered pain for 31 years, until he started to drink water and take salt. He writes: "I continue to be pain-free with my ankylosis spondylitis one year after starting the water/salt regime. My blood pressure is normal as well. I thank God every day for allowing me to finally be pain-free."

Water therapy (hydrotherapy) has been used for centuries to heal the sick. Hydro- and hydrothermal therapy are traditional methods of treatment that have been used for the treatment of disease and injury by many cultures, including those of ancient Rome, China, and Japan. Water therapy has been around for centuries. The ancient Greeks took clay and mineral therapeutic baths. Water is an important ingredient in the traditional Chinese and Native American healing systems.

The Medical Properties of Clay F. Batmanghelidj, M.D. - "Every function inside the body is regulated by and depends on water. Water must be available to carry vital elements, oxygen, hormones, and chemical messengers to all parts of the body. Without sufficient water to wet all parts equally, some more remote parts of the body will not receive the vital elements that water supplies. Water is also needed to carry toxic waste away from the cells. In fact, there are at least 50 reasons why the body needs sufficient water on a regular, everyday basis. Without sufficient water to constantly wet all parts, your body's drought-management system kicks into action. The histamine-directed chemical messenger systems are activated to arrange a new, lower quota of water for the drought-stricken areas. When histamine and its subordinate "drought managers" come across pain-sensing nerves, they cause pain. This is what I discovered in my research that I mentioned earlier."

Our bodies have an amazing capacity to self-heal if we restore balance to them and support them with the proper nutrition. Alkaline Living water nourishes us with an abundance of antioxidants, high alkalinity, oxygen and super hydration. It rids the body of acid waste which compromises our health.

Dr. Hidemitsu Hayashi, M.D. - "Water has the ability to attract and accumulate bio-energy. It also stores an energy memory of harmful or helpful vibrations to which it was exposed in the past. Chlorinated tap water is polluted with non-biological chemicals and negative energy imprints. It is also devoid of bio-energy and so may be regarded as being badly polluted as well as 'dead'. Alkaline living water is regarded by a growing number of health care professionals as the best water to drink and is listed as a medical device in Japan for the treatment of degenerative diseases."

Note from ShirleyNote from Shirley:
I NEVER drink plain water when I fast. During my water fasts, I always add Himalayan Crystal salt to my energized, alkaline microwater.

Using Salt Sole for detox and fasting

SoleWhen water and salt combined, they form a new dimension, Sole (So-Lay). Sole is Alive! It's the fundamental mineral infusion for your body. You can replace electrolytes and balance your energy simply and naturally by drinking a Sole solution each day. The sole is an excellent product for balancing the pH factor of your body. With the sole, one can also get rid of heavy metals such as lead, mercury, arsenic, amalgam and calcium because the crystal salt is able to break up their molecular structures. Mankind originally emerged from the sea.

So we, so to speak, still carry sea water in our veins; the chemical and mineral composition of our blood and saline fluids have an amazing similarity to sea water. And when we are an embryo in our mother's womb, we are encased in a sack filled with a saline fluid which is in some ways identical to sea water. Sea water contains 84 mineral elements. These same 84 mineral elements are found in our bodies. I may also alternate a little or Calcium Montmorillonite Clay or earth made minerals with Crystal Salt. The salt, clay or in water help draw out toxins and rejuvenates the body. When organic, unrefined salt lack in your diet, weakness and sickness follow.

Lonny J. Brown, Ph.D.Although nowadays the common response to illness is usually to "take something," it may be advisable to try the opposite. Therapeutic fasting is an excellent self-healing practice. It induces metabolic changes that are inherently cleansing and repairing. The organs empty and rest, conserving energy, promoting the elimination of waste and accumulated toxins, and making cell regeneration much more efficient. Fasting is mankind's most ancient healing strategy. Many traditional cultures, including Oriental, east Indian, and Native American, have long regarded it a dependable curative and revitalizing personal health measure. Hippocrates prescribed fasting, as did Galen and Paracelsus, and it was practiced by Plato, Socrates, Pythagoras, and Mahatma Gandhi. In modern Europe, reputable clinics that support therapeutic fasting are quite common. In Sweden it's practically a national sport.

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