It was theorized that
protein loss during fasting was harmful and that a
fast should be supplemented with protein. Fasting
with protein became known as the Opti-fast.
Fasters took nothing but water and a protein
drink. Sadly, several people died. Protein
digestion during the fasting state created an
overload of urea and the blood become acidic. In
this condition, the organs become more damaged
instead of healing.
the body, fasting is a natural process. During
water or juice fasting, the protein levels of the
blood remain constant. Although protein is being
utilized, a person fasting 40 days on water will
not suffer a deficiency of either protein,
vitamins, minerals or fatty acids. In the
breakdown of dying and diseased cells, all
essential substances are available while fasting
for reuse within the body. These dead cells are
utilized in a systematic manner. Some diseases may
take 30 day of juice fasting because it has take
that long for the body to cleanse deeply enough to
bring about healing.
Protein & Fasting
deficiency is non existent in North America. You
never hear of anyone being diagnosed with protein
Fruit and vegetable juices have water soluble
highly absorbable proteins.
body has a store of protein, and it uses it
selectively. Dieing cells are the first to be used
and healthy and vital tissues are the very last
and will only be used as a last resort.
Only during starvation is protein being stripped
form healthy tissue to be used to survive. This
may take be 30 to 80 days of water fasting on
water to reach this point.
systematic searching of cells to be metabolized is
crucial in the healing of cancer. A cancer
cell is represents protein and calories. Some
cancers are so persistent that you have to force
the body to choose between healthy cells and
cancer cells. This requires a long fast on
small portions of juice combined with days of
Freeform amino acids may be of value, as they do
not interfere with the cleansing process. An
athlete fasting to tune up the system may consider
a fast supplemented with free-form amino acids.