Water Fasting Can Be Scary
Many have had a bad first introduction to water fasting. A few hours without food can cause headaches and discomfort. The tongue turns yellow, breath becomes foul, weakness and dizziness set in, confirming what you already suspected fasting is undesirable, even dangerous! In talking to people about fasting, I have discovered that most people have tried to fast, at least for a day. The consequences are usually described as “bad.” Headaches, bad breath, dizziness, and feeling weak do not make you feel that your body is healing but instead, being damaged. And that is scary to most people.
Some are so afraid of such negative initial reactions that they fear missing even one meal, not realizing that this reaction is the body stating its need to fast. A need to detoxify years of bad eating which will result in clearer skin, vibrant energy and weight-loss, to mention only a few.
Truth is, the North American diet never allows the body to cleanse itself. The negative experience in the beginning stages of a fast is a lifetime of built-up toxins dramatically detoxifying in a short period of time. Our unhealthy lifestyle does not lend itself to easy fasting.
Historically, man lived on a sparse diet, free from pesticides, food additives, drugs and toxins. Today, we consume more toxic substances than all generations before us. Toxic levels of built-up. The toxic level of lead in our bones can be 200 times greater compared to those excavated from 2,000 years ago. Through air toxins, water toxins, food toxins, mother’s milk, there is toxin absorption of thousands by toxic chemicals that saturate the environment increasing the toxin level in our cell tissues. During fasting, these toxins are released into the bloodstream making water fasting almost impossible for the first-time faster. Graciously, there is a way to fast, in spite of the abuse to the body. Juice fasting can be used as a launching pad for deeper, water fasting. and even
Instead of being afraid to fast, you should be excited for all the wonderful benefits you are about to experience. The secret that unlocks the benefits of fasting is to juice fasting to easy into detoxification slowly and comfortably. After 5 days on juice you can start water fasting without the risk of a cleansing crisis caused by the rapid detoxification of years of toxic buildup.
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