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"Juice fasting has proven itself as humanity's fastest and most effective detoxification, immune building, and longevity enhancing prescription. "
The human body has not changed very much in the last several thousand years. But it is undeniable that our diet has changed dramatically, especially in the last 25 years. Refined sugars, food coloring, chemical preservatives, genetically modified organisms, processed foods, artificial flavors, antibiotic-treated meats, poultry, fish and eggs, animal and insect additives, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, germicides and yes, over the counter and prescribed medications: the list goes on and on. In addition we are surrounded by a toxic environment which contaminates the air we breathe and the water we drink. Our places of employment, offices and factories, are havens for toxic material which get into our blood stream and lungs. All of these constitute a relentless and continuing assault upon our bodies.
Our immune system makes every attempt to keep us safe from the harmful effects of this toxic environment. But the burden is overwhelming and often times insurmountable. Consequently we have debilitating diseases, chronic fatigue and obesity.
The current state of our national health is not good. In fact it is over- the-edge outright bad. For the first time in nearly a century, average life expectancy is actually falling. Diseases that were practically unknown a century ago are now the major killers, heart, cardiovascular disease and diabetes among them. Children at age 8 are getting diabetes, a condition unheard of 25 years ago.
A huge part of this terrible state of affairs stems from obesity. Simply, we are becoming fatter and fatter and at younger and younger ages with all of the unhealthy, debilitating, life killing consequences that obesity brings. In America today the person with the average diet hold 8 to 10 pounds of undigested food and waste material in his or her digestive tract. A person on a healthful diet holds no more than 3 pounds. The excess becomes fat and toxic. It is there every day of every week of every month, augmented and re-supplied with more harmful food.
These conditions have to do with poor diet, the raping of our food supply, and our toxic environment. Our naturally given internal body systems are being poisoned and rendered helpless. The results are everywhere visible.
The body needs help to fight back. It must get rid of the toxic metals and the buildup of harmful matter. It must receive the enzymes, vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients in order to restore a sound defensive immune system.
Help is here: Juice fasting
Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, European countries developed and maintain juice fasting centers and clinics. America is very far behind the learning curve regarding scientific and therapeutic juice fasting as well as adopting and promoting natural and organic food diets. It is the American citizen, not food processing corporations or the government, who is now seeking remedial alternatives. Notwithstanding public concern, our schools, our supermarkets and our fast food centers, continue to feed us toxic, calorie-laden, profit making junk. Note, "pink slime" in our hamburgers and the very red blood from dead Brazilian beetles in Starbucks juice, all legally called "all natural". It is only when people get real sick from the dangerous substances in our food chain do they seek treatment from the medical profession. Prevention was not and is not on their agenda.
Regrettably, many in the medical orthodoxy continue to take a negative view of juice fasting, particularly as a therapeutic tool. Only when the pharmaceutical companies and the medical profession move, are pushed, from only treating illnesses to preventing illnesses, will juice fasting become a prescribed regimen for preventive good health.
Juice fasting is, without doubt, the most effective biological method of treatment. It is an operation without surgery. Juice fasting has proven itself as humanity's fastest and most effective detoxification, immune building, and longevity enhancing prescription.
In his book, Fasting and Eating for Health, Joel Fuhrman, M.D. says at p. 10,
"The fast does not merely detoxify; it also breaks down superfluous tissue-fat, abnormal cells, atheromatous plaque and tumors--and releases diseased tissues and their cellular products into the bloodstream for elimination. Toxic and unwanted materials circulate in our bloodstream and lymphatic tissues, and are deposited in and released from our fat stores and other tissues. An important element of fasting detoxification is mobilizing the toxins from their storage area."
In his 1999 instant classic, "Radical Healing: Integrating the World's Great Therapeutic Traditions to Create a New Transformative Medicine." Rudolph Ballentine, M.D., Founder and Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in New York City, does not recommend "water-fasting," which he says "is more correctly termed starvation," adding the following words of warning: "The destruction of starvation, and the cleansing and repair that happen in a well-managed fast, are polar opposites. Unfortunately today, when the average person is overburdened with wastes and environmental toxins, and when reserves of essential nutrients are low because of the ubiquity of 'empty-calorie' foods, what is intended as a fast may well end up as starvation. Your best insurance against such a catastrophe is to do a juice-fast. Juices can eliminate much of the trauma of fasting."
Freshly-squeezed and extracted vegetable and fruit juices contain a wealth of vitamins and organically-complexed minerals. They will also supply the 400 calories or so that is your minimal fuel requirement. Without that minimum caloric intake, your body begins to break-down protein structures to get it. What's more, fresh juices have a cleansing effect of their own. During fasting, a balanced regime of juices should be made from a broad spectrum of fruits and vegetables.
Dr. Ballentine, is supported by the fact that none of the world's best fasting centers and clinics - the majority of which are based in Europe, have done debilitating water-fasting over the past 75 years. Like the world-renowned, self-described "fasting therapist," Otto Buchinger, Sr., M.D., who supervised over 100,000 fasts, they've all done the wiser, more efficient juice-fasting.
Since fasting has never been taught in any of America's 127 medical schools, allopath doctors - schooled exclusively to deal only with symptoms, versus the causes which prolonged, juice-fasting more wisely addresses - hold a dim view of fasting. In fact, most allopath doctors appear never to have known, or seem to have forgotten, that all 3 Fathers of Western Medicine practiced and prescribed prolonged fasting - Hippocrates, Galen and Paracelsus, who declared fasting "the greatest remedy, the physician within.
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