Gods heart for you is
total freedom in Christ. Not only spiritual freedom but freedom from
sickness, disease and needless suffering.
After years of intense pain and useless
medications, I remember the moment when I stepped
out of the shower and, as I dried myself, realized
my body no longer hurt.
On a 30-day juice fast, my organs had
There is no greater
detoxification program for the healing and
recovery of your body than juice fasting because
of the antioxidant, cleansing power of freshly
made juices. Due to the highly toxic nature
of the chemical compounds found in our present day
diet, the detoxification organs need to have every
nutritional resource available to assist the body
in removal of toxic substances and for healing.
Juice fasting is efficient in healing
because the body is cleansed and the immune system
is supported with nutrients.
From cancer to heart disease, fasting needs
to be the first defense against disease.
If I break a bone, count me in for a trip
to the hospital; however, when the problem is
disease, ignoring detoxification and the
nutritional needs of the immune system is to
ignore the bodys natural healing process.
be integral to the healing process of modern
Instead fasting has been given a bad
Mention to your friends that youre about
to start a fast and the reaction will be one of
Expect emotionally charged statements that
youre going to die, become an anorexic or damage
It will be rare to receive a positive
From doctors to dietitians, the opinion is
that fasting is harmful to the body.
It is more acceptable to get drunk and
Yet, fasting is as old as man and has been
used for thousands of years for healing and
Prescriptions are more
profitable than telling someone they need to eat
more fruit, less junk and drink fresh juice for a
Also, most people want the lazy way to
They would rather take a pill than change their
diet, yet medications cannot heal they can only
alter the symptoms.
Fasting is a more effective tool.
A clean cell with all
its nutritional needs fulfilled is a healthy cell.
For recovery from disease and for optimum
health, your trillions of cells need to be
detoxified and saturated with nutrients.
Excess fat, mucus coatings on the
intestine, industrial chemicals, cholesterol,
environmental toxins, medication residues, and the
sludge from all the junk food from years of toxic
living, need to be removed from the cells of your
You may feel a couple of aches and pains,
headaches and see some strangely-colored slimy
things pass through the stool but do not be
alarmed because this is just part of the cleansing
In this book, you will learn how the
detoxification process works so you will not have
any little surprises. The chapter,
Cancer with Fasting, goes into greater detail
on the healing process of disease.
When God breathed life
into Adam, the work was complete.
No extra ears or missing brain cells.
A perfect body in a perfect world; disease
and sickness did not exist. But Gods heart was saddened.
He saw the future, witnessed the Temple of
God being degraded through pleasure-centered
living and so the human body was created with a
self-regulated, healing mechanism.
Sickness, disease, injury or shock became
the triggers for the body to enter the fasting
When given the opportunity, the healing
mechanism of fasting touches more than just the
cells of the body but reaches the depth of the
soul causing the intense, spiritual changes for
which fasting is so famous.
Fasting For Spiritual
When John baptized
Christ, the Spirit led Him into the desertnot for
a vacation, but a preparation through fasting.
Each day was another day closer to the
suffering of the Cross.
Any man would want to run from such a fate,
but Christ used fasting to strengthen His resolve.
One of Satans main
tactics is to encourage any addiction or lifestyle
that makes the body the master, where man is moved
by every little whim of the flesh.
Fasting is a powerful discipline for
bringing the body under submission.
You take total control.
It suffers and you say
A soldier without needs cannot be tempted
and will not turn from duty.
Each great servant of
God has had his/her time of fasting.
It is an essential spiritual discipline and
without it we are weak. It fortifies spiritual
foundations, builds intimacy with God and
We can hide behind a lack of confidence,
feelings of inadequacy, fear of rejection, and
fear of failure, yet we will never be fulfilled
until we become courageous.
Fasting, prayer and faith give us the
courage to move past our fears into the realm of
If you are spiritually
dry, fasting and prayer will restore that fiery
passion you had when you first came to Christ. If
you are seeking direction, truth will be revealed.
If you are in a spiritual battle, fasting
gives the edge for victory.
If you have a request before God, there is
no position more powerful than fasting in humility
The chapter on intercession was written for
Fasting For Weight
Excess fat is nothing
more than extra calories stored in the fat cells.
The purpose of fat cells is to be fuel for
times of famine.
For North America, famine does not exist;
instead, the North American diet is a continual
indulgence of high-calorie foods, eaten in an
attempt to fulfill emotional needs.
The fat cells get bigger and the body gets
Fasting demands the fat cells be used as
As soon as the body needs calories the process or
catabolism (tearing down) starts.
Each pound of fat has approximately 3,500
calories, which becomes fuel for the body.
As each day passes, you get thinner and
I have seen people lose over 50 pounds in
30 days without flabby skin. Natural elasticity
and skin tone had been restored. Their friends
were in shock as the difference was so amazing.
And the weight never came back.
Exercise and a diet high in raw foods
became a lifetime way of eating that kept them
Fasting for Weight Loss, will give you all the
Fasting a Natural Body
With great patience,
the body waits until we fall asleep to begin its
nightly work of cleansing.
is appropriately named as it is breaking a nightly
fast with a morning meal.
Upon awakening from this short fast, the
tongue is coated, breath foul, skin puffy, and the
These are all early symptoms of the body in
a state of detoxification.
Bacon, eggs, a side order of pancakes, and
a cup of coffee is a sure way of halting
Of course, you feel instantly better,
attributing it to a greasy breakfast.
These nightly fasts
slow the erosion process and much repair work is
done, but the time is too short for serious
For that, you need to get serious with
detoxification through extended fasting.
Fasting is not
There is a vast
difference between fasting and starving.
During the absence of food, the body will
systematically cleanse itself of everything except
It continually readjusts to make minimum
demands on reserves.
Starvation will occur only when the body is
forced to use vital tissue to survive.
Humans adapt amazingly
well to lack of food.
A. J. Carlson, Professor of Physiology, at
the University of Chicago, states that a healthy,
well-nourished man can live from 50 to 75 days
without food, provided he is not exposed to harsh
elements or emotional stress.
There are numerous examples of water fasts
over the 75-day mark.
Granted, 75-day water fasts are unusual,
but it shows that God has wonderfully created the
body to be able to live for extended periods
Each extra pound of
fat will supply enough calories for one day of
hard, physical labor.
Ten pounds of fat are equal to 35,000
This is equivalent to 35 pounds of fish or
192 pounds of carrots.
We carry around a supermarket of reserves
capable of sustaining us for many weeks.
All living things have
been given the ability to survive harsh
Organisms are able to store nutrients in
the fat, blood, bone marrow and other tissues.
Camels are capable of storing fat and water
in their humps.
Tadpoles abstain from eating when their
legs are developing, subsisting on their tails,
which are no longer needed.
The Mexican Gila Monster stores up reserves
in its tail when food is plentiful and can survive
for six weeks when food is scarce.
The marine iguana of the Galapagos Islands
is named the
Vegetarian Dragon because it lives on seaweed.
It can abstain from food for over one
In the Western World, food is plentiful and
rich in calories.
Unless involved in strenuous exercise or
famine, we do not have the opportunity to use up
the excessive fat deposited around the waistline.
It will take several
weeks of catabolism before the body is stripped of
fat, dead and dying cells and is forced to
dissolve healthy cells for calories. This is the
point of starvation.
If you are fasting and still have fat on
your body, you have a long way to go.
Fasting and Protein
A person fasting 40
days on water will not suffer a deficiency of
protein, vitamins, minerals or essential fatty
In the breakdown of unhealthy cells, all
essential substances, which are mostly protein,
are reused and conserved in a most extraordinary
Protein needs are also greatly diminished
during a fast.
There is an
unwarranted fear of fasting that strength
diminishes from the catabolism of proteins from
Fasting will strip only muscle cells that
are dead, dying or diseased.
Even during long fasts, the number of
muscle fibers remains the same.
Although the healthy cells may be reduced
in size and strength for a time, they remain
In December 1903,
under the supervision of Mr. Macfadden, eight
athletes entered an athletic contest in Madison
Amazingly, all were on the seventh day of
Waltering, one of the eight, won both the
50-yard dash and the 220-yard run.
Another member of the eight, Gilman Low,
won first prize in the strength contests.
The following day, on the eighth day of his
fast, in front of 16,000 well-fed spectators
munching on popcorn and peanuts, he established
nine world records for strength and endurance that
would stand for years.
Even more astonishing are the inspirational
stories in the
Fasting Testimonies chapter provided
at the conclusion of this book.
Accounts of parents spending the whole day,
cleaning house, doing laundry and feeding hungry
children while fasting!
Dr. Ehret, an avid
faster, walked for ten days through the mountains
fasting on water.
Bragg, another fasting enthusiast, walked
30 miles across Death Valley, in July, during a
It was an invigorating walk for Bragg, but for the
ten athletic college students who went with him
through the blistering heat, it was an experience
they never forget.
Enjoying his first stroll so much, Bragg
decided to hike another 30 miles the next day.
Not bad for a great-grandfather!
Your first fast will
cause weakness in the early stages.
Regretfully, when this symptom appears,
many stop fasting due to a lack of knowledge or
understanding that this weakness is not
They are unsuccessful in breaking through
to the other side and encountering the abundant
energy of juice fasting.
It takes about 10 days for a weightlifter
or athlete to get back to full muscular strength
after a long fast.
After that, performance will improve.
Balanced Approach to
After my first 30-day
juice fast, I was hooked and did two more 30-day
fasts consecutively, eating for 10 days in
From drug addiction to being a health
zealot was a definite improvement, but my approach
remained the same.
Fasting and eating healthy became my new
Eating a cookie brought days of guilt and
My thoughts dwelled on the horror of all
the deadly toxins I had just injected into my
I had to be in the gym 5 days a week.
I was totally focused on my body and food.
It was all I talked about and it irritated
Now, fasting is just part of my life and
eating healthy is normal.
I dont talk about the subject unless I
When I came to be at peace, I became
Obsession or being
fanatical comes from fear of being out of control.
It is a security blanket that we hang onto;
something that we can control, but obsession stops
us from enjoying life.
Obsession with health takes all the fun out
It is like going on a vacation and worrying
about every detail.
The trip becomes a nightmare.
It is all the little worries and fear that
take the joy out of the fasting journey.
drinking too much juice?
Will adding mashed banana slow
How quickly will I lose weight?
Can I exercise while fasting?
Will loss of weight cause flabby skin?
Does fasting hurt the liver?
Why do I feel dizzy?
Many questions are
answered in the
Asked Questions chapter.
Questions are important and understanding
brings comfort, but fasting is a personal journey
and each fast is a different journey.
There will always be the unexpected, for
fasting is as mysterious as the human soul.
It may be hard to let go and just enjoy the
journey but that is the best way to fast.
Your Fasting Journey
Some find fasting easy
and fast for 30 days on juice for their first
Others have a hard time getting past two days.
Just do your best.
In Fasting and
of Fasting, will help greatly, but your
fasting journey will not be without failures.
It is only through failures that you can
With each victory, you will discover the
joys of fasting.
For those who press on, fasting has
Clear sinuses that can smell a delicate
fragrance; sensitive skin that shivers with the
caress of a warm breeze; emotions that become a
symphony to the soul; and a mind that can capture
the profound depths of God and glimpse the joy of
Adam and Eve.
Instead of becoming old and sick with the
coming years, you will age gracefully and be
amazed at how young you feel.
Hitting forty and fifty years old, life has
just begun. A few more wrinkles but feeling
To change your life in
a powerful way you need to master the art of
In this fast-paced money centered culture,
fasting is the reset button that takes you back to
who you really are.
It gives you time to be at peace and find
It opens doors in the spiritual realm that
can free a soul or change a nation.
From Christ battling Satan in the desert to
the divorced cashier battling breast cancer,
fasting has a power to transform the outcome.