“During fasting the body burns up and excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes. We can help this cleansing process by drinking alkaline juices while fasting. I have supervised many fasts and made extensive tests of fasting patients, and I am convinced that drinking alkaline-forming fruit and vegetable juices instead of water, during fasting, will increase the healing effect of fasting. Elimination of uric acid and other inorganic acids will be accelerated. And sugars in juices will strengthen the heart. Juice fasting is the best form of fasting” Dr Ragnar Berg, Nobel Prize Winner, one of the world’s greatest food scientists.
Following 30 years of regular fasting, here is a simple one day fast to start:
On waking Drink or sip one glass of warm water, with 1-2 tablespoons of pure inner-gel aloe vera juice, 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. You can have any amount of each of these, or only one, or just plain water – whatever you like!
Gently exercise Walk, run, skip, swim — whatever is your thing, but get your heart beating for at least 40 minutes. Warm down and gently stretch afterwards.
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner A freshly made vegetable juice based around local seasonal vegetables. Go green as much as you can. My favourite ingredients are celery, cucumber, kale, leafy greens and rounded out with beetroot, carrot and some herbs like ginger. You can add powdered green superfoods if you like (spirulina).
In-between meal-times Brush your teeth and sip on pure water or pure herbal teas as desired.
*NOTE: Take no fizzy drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, alcohol, coffee or black tea. Repeat for as many days as you like, but remember, I always recommend starting with just one day for your first fast.
For more on fasting, go to www.exceptionalhealth.com or pick up my book on fasting; Eat Less, Live Long.
“Due to the effects of fasting, a fast can help you heal with greater speed; cleanse your liver, kidneys, and colon; purify your blood; help you lose excess weight and water; flush out toxins; clear the eyes and tongue; and cleanse the breath” Dr James F. Balch, MD, Prescription for Nutritional Healing