Posts 03/01/2011

    • he beneficial effect of fastingcould be totally undone if the fast is broken incorrectly! As Dr.Otto F.H.Buchinger says: “Even a fool can fast, but only a wiseman knows how to break the Fast properly and to build upproperly after the fast!”
    • Atlas said that the more you chew your food the less foodyou needed to eat –
    • taying in bedduring fasting is definitely harmful. Y
    • Therefore, patients in the fasting clinics are advisedto do lots of walking and mild exercises, especially deepbreathing exercises, in addition to sunbathing.
    • Daily showers, especially in conjunction with dry brushmassage are recommended. If the heart and circulation are good(your doctor must determine this) then hot baths, steam-baths(saunas) and hot-and-cold showers should be taken frequently.(See chapters on Water Cure and Over-heating baths in my book,HEALTH SECRETS FROM EUROPE.)
    • But while fasting, theintake of vitamins or other food supplements should bediscontinued completely.
    • practically all European clinics useexclusively juice fasting –
    • During juice fasting, when no solidfoods, proteins or fats are consumed, your body will decomposeand burn all the diseased and inferior protein and fat tissues,just as it does during the water fast.
    • he only difference between the juice fast and thewater fast is that during the juice fast your body’s eliminativeand detoxifying capacity is increased; the healing processes arespeeded up and you feel less debilitated
    • As a rule, enemas should not beused regularly or for prolonged periods, as, for example, aregular routine to cope with chronic constipation. The emptyingof your bowel is accomplished “naturally”
    • Since, during fasting, the natural bowel movements cease to takeplace, the toxic wastes would have no way of leaving the system,except with the help of enemas. This is why virtually all biological doctors in Europe administerenemas to all fasting patients – once, twice and some even threetimes a day. Enemas during fasting will assist the body in itscleansing and detoxifying effort by washing out all the toxicwastes from the alimentary canal.
    • All our fasting patients are given daily enemas in addition tocolonic irrigations once a week. To further assist the body inits detoxification and elimination processes, fasting patientsare given dry brush massage twice a day to stimulate theeliminative capacity of the skin, the biggest eliminative organ.Patients are also advised to walk and exercise in fresh air asmuch as possible to help the lungs in their blood-purificationwork.
    • I have made a remarkable observation during many years ofsupervising fasts. Many men have reported that they haveexperienced a renewed sexual vigor after 7, 10 or more days offasting.
    • Premature signs of aging, loss of interest in sex, bulgingwaistline – all these are signs of insufficiently functioningendocrine or sex glands and diminished sex hormone production.
    • The examples cited earlier in this chapter show how safe fastingis. Fasting up to 40 days on water and up to 100 days, or evenlonger, on juices, is considered perfectly safe
    • The truth is that fasting is one of the safest healing methodsknown to medical science. As a matter of fact, you can livewithout food for months, but can kill yourself by overeating ina few weeks.
    • processes and receive nothing but a beneficial effect.Naturally, if you suffer from a serious condition such as cancer,diabetes, tuberculosis, cardio-vascular disorder, or any otherserious disease, you should be at all times under a doctor’ssupervision.
    • Although juice fasting up to 10 days or two weeks is not adangerous measure and could be undertaken at home and withoutsupervision,
    • Hippocrates, “the Father of Medicine”, prescribed it. So didGalen, Paracelsus, and all the other great physicians of old.Paracelsus called fasting “the greatest remedy; the physicianwithin”. Fasting was practiced by many great thinkers andphilosophers, such as Plato and Socrates, to “attain mental andphysical efficiency”. Most Eastern philosophers and super-yogis,known for their long life, mental efficiency and spiritual aware-ness, fast regularly, along with their meditation, to attain longlife and a high level of spirituality.
    • Dr.AdolphMayor, that “fasting is the most efficient means of correctingany disease”. Fasting is, indeed, in the words of Dr.Otto H.F.Buchinger,Jr.,M.D., a “Royal Road to Healing”.
    • Contrary to the popular notion,you don’t get weakened or depleted by fasting; the opposite istrue. After fasting you will feel stronger and revitalized; yourhealth condition will be markedly improved, your physical andmental working capacity greatly increased. You not only will feelrevitalized but also will look younger than before fasting.
    • She was amazed at the fact that although shehad lost so much weight in such a short time, her skin wastighter than before, her wrinkles were less noticeable and herpreviously muddy and grey complexion had acquired a fresh,radiant look.
    • This slowdown is caused mainly by the accumulation ofwaste products in the tissues which interferes with thenourishment of the cells.
    • Sluggishmetabolism, constipation, and consequent inefficient eliminationcauses retention and accumulation of toxic wastes in the tissueswhich interfere with the nourishment of the cells, causingdisease and premature aging.
    • Quick and effective elimination ofdead cells stimulates the building and growth of new cells.
    • In its wisdom – and here liesthe secret of the extraordinary effectiveness of fasting ascurative and rejuvenating therapy! – your body will firstdecompose and burn those cells and tissues which are diseased,damaged, aging or dead.
    • In fasting, your body feeds itself on themost impure and inferior materials, such as dead cells and morbidaccumulations, tumors, abscesses, damaged tissues, fat deposits,etc. Dr.Buchinger Sr., one of the greatest fasting authorities inthe world, calls fasting – very pertinently – a “refusedisposal”, a “burning of rubbish”. These dead cells and inferiortissues are consumed and utilized first. The essential tissuesand vital organs, the glands, the nervous system and the brain,are spared.
  • Scientists have known since the 1930s there was only one real proven way in which you can extend the lifespan of an animal in laboratory conditions (up to 30-40% longer). That way was through reducing the daily calorie intake dramatically (up to 40%) compared to others fed at the normal calorie level. This is known as calorie restriction (or CR for short).

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  • Aging. Everyone agrees that reduced caloric intake boasts a host of medical benefits, but research by Marc Hellersteing, at Berkeley, suggests that targeted fasting, such as every other day, coupled with a healthy diet, can shows signs of slowing cancer and reducing aging.

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  • Short fasts also reduce oxidative stress and inflammation in cells. Many theorize that this helps prevent and repair DNA damage that could otherwise develop into cancer. There’s even some research suggesting that fasting slows the little clocks that tick inside our mitochondria and trigger senescence, or aging. In other words, fasting might help us live longer by keeping our organs youthful.

    I know that flies in the face of everything you hear, but skipping meals can actually be an effective weight loss strategy. I’ll post a link in the show notes to a summary of some research on this as well as a link to an article I wrote on the pros and cons of fasting as a weight control strategy.

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  • Finally, the most scientifically proven advantage to fasting is the feeling of rejuvenation and extended life expectancy. Part of this phenomenon is caused by a number of the benefits mentioned above. A slower metabolic rate, more efficient protein production, an improved immune system, and the increased production of hormones contributes to this long-term benefit of fasting. In addition to the Human Growth Hormone that is released more frequently during a fast, an anti-aging hormone is also produced more efficiently. (7) “The only reliable way to extend the lifespan of a mammal is under-nutrition without malnutrition.” (5) A study was performed on earthworms that demonstrated the extension of life due to fasting. The experiment was performed in the 1930s by isolating one worm and putting it on a cycle of fasting and feeding. The isolated worm outlasted its relatives by 19 generations, while still maintaining its youthful physiological traits. The worm was able to survive on its own tissue for months. Once the size of the worm began to decrease, the scientists would resume feeding it at which point it showed great vigor and energy. “The life-span extension of these worms was the equivalent of keeping a man alive for 600 to 700 years.” (8)

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    • “The only reliable way to extend the lifespan of a mammal is under-nutrition without malnutrition.”

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