Fasting for Healing
Our body is an amazing structure and each part has its own detailed function. The structure of tube contains millions of miles of microscopic tubes while the membrane consists of thousands of square feet of delicate membrane surfaces. The circulatory system is 60,000 miles long. The lungs contain 300 billion capillaries. The surface area of the colon is 2,200 square feet. People who eat the typical North American diet are not ingesting nutritious, health-giving food; instead, what enters the delicate tube and membrane structure is devitalized mucus-forming food, heavy proteins, cholesterol, and big sticky long-chain fat molecules. The body is denied from the healing process because it must continually work at digestion and the daily cleanup of nutrition is being stripped from processed foods.
Ingestion of mucus-forming foods clogs the body’s microscopic tubes and membranes. This allows cellular waste to build up in the lymphatic system, increasing the chance of illness. Fasting dissolves or eliminates this internal mucus, allowing the body’s natural cleansing process to occur. During fasting, it is normal for the nose and throat to pass sticky mucus, clogging the sinuses. Following your first meal after fasting, white strands of mucus may be found in the stool.
One factor in healing through fasting is the removal of cellular waste. Three to eight hundred billion of your cells are being replaced daily. Approximately one quarter of your cells are either dying or becoming old and needs to be replaced. Unless your body gets rid of the dying cells, it cannot build new ones. In the fasting state, the body scours for dead cells, damaged tissues, fatty deposits, tumors, abscesses, all of which are burned for fuel or expelled as waste. Fasting dissolves diseased cells in a systematic manner, leaving healthy tissue intact. For this reason, fasting intensifies healing and tired organs are repaired rapidly.
The butterfly is a magnificent example of catabolism (tearing down) and anabolism (building up). During metamorphosis, the butterfly’s muscles and organs dissolve into a thick, yellow solution. All internal structures are torn down and rebuilt. It emerges from the chrysalis and forms into a new creation. The miraculous aspect of metamorphosis is that it occurs while fasting. All the substances needed for rebuilding come from within.
During fast, a metamorphosis occurs. The body undergoes tearing down and rebuilding damaged structures. There is a remarkable redistribution of nutrients in the fasting body. It hangs on to precious minerals and vitamins while catabolizing old tissue, toxins and inferior materials. The end result is a thorough cleansing of the tube, membrane and cellular structures. This process of cleansing and rebuilding has made fasting famous for its ability to rejuvenate, heal disease and give the body a more youthful tone.
Eliminations during the cleansing process
- Dead, dying or diseased cells
- Unwanted fatty tissue
- Trans-fatty acids
- Hardened coating of mucus on the intestinal wall
- Toxic waste matter in the lymphatic system and bloodstream
- Toxins in the spleen, liver and kidneys
- Mucus from the lungs and sinuses
- Imbedded toxins in the cellular fibers and deeper organ tissues
- Deposits in the microscopic tubes responsible for nourishing brain cells
- Excess cholesterol
- Mental clarity is improved
- Rapid, safe weight loss is achieved without flabbiness
- The nervous system is balanced
- Energy level is increased
- Organs are revitalized
- Cellular biochemistry is harmonized
- The skin becomes silky, soft and sensitive
- There is greater ease of movement
- Breathing becomes fuller, freer and deeper
- The digestive system is given a well-deserved rest
To heal illness, the body must pull all of its resources toward cleansing and repairing by removing appetite and reducing or stopping digestion. Wounded animals will fast, emerging to eat only after their wounds or broken bones have healed. This is the reason why there is little desire to eat food when sick—the body wants to focus all of its resources on cleansing.
In the body, the first stage of cleansing removes large quantities of waste matter and digestive residues. The first few days of a fast or fruit diet can be rough due to the quantity of waste passing into the bloodstream. The second stage is the cleansing of mucoid, fat, diseased and dying cells, and the more easily removed toxins. As the fast continues, the cleansing process becomes more thorough. After the second day of the fast, there is little desire for food. The tongue becomes coated and the breath foul as the body excretes waste through every opening.
The last stage is the cleansing of toxins that have been accumulating in your cells from birth, and in the microscopic tubes that carry vital elements to the brain. Cleansing of the last layer is only possible through a combination of juice fasting, water fasting, and a healthy diet high in raw foods. To overcome a severe disease like cancer, it is important to continue through a series of fasts, to the point where the full, scouring action of catabolism removes the disease from the tissue.
By Tom Coghill of Fasting.ws Articles may be copied or reproduced as long as the back links to fasting.ws are intact and the author’s name is included.