Is Juice Fasting Really Fasting?
I feel uneasy about the inclusion of the intake of food under the term “fasting”. So for example people use the term “juice fast”. Bearing in mind that juice is just fruit that has been chewed by a machine instead of our teeth, there is no metabolic difference between having juice and many other diets.
I once had nothing but fruit for 2 years. Does this now mean I fasted for 2 years?
This viewpoint was supported by the fasting forum at St Petersburg Medical School during the 9th Slavic-Baltic forum on nutrition in St Petersburg where myself and several like minded medical professionals agreed that “fruit fast” or “juice fast” is a contradiction of terms. But we also found not a single medical diagnosis where there is not at least some benefit from fasting appropriately.
As a Medical practitioner I have researched fasting for about 30 years now, and did hunderds of thousands of blood tests before, during and after fasting. The bottom line: Fasting is the most powerful healing force, outsrtripping all medicines and surgery. Not INSTEAD of, however, as the orthodox professions do have spectacular successes.. (and failures of course!)… but let’s do this COMPLEMENTARY.
dr A. Kruger
The Fast Doctor