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The Benefits of Juice Fasting
The greatest or most important health step one can take, is to put the body into an extended and deep elimination mode- to eliminate everything that is unwanted and obstructing the normal functions of the body.

Juice Fasting provides the enzymes needed to jumpstart the immune system in as little as three days. Staying on a raw food diet will allow the pancreas to heal, this may take up to one year to accomplish, which is nothing compared to the years it may have taken to have led to poor health.
Juice fasting followed by a raw diet is effective in treating other degenerative diseases too, such as arthritis

After years of intense pain and useless medication, many have experienced the power of fasting.
There isn’t any greater detox program for the healing and recovery of your body than juice fasting because of the antioxidants and cleansing power of the freshly made juices. It is efficient in healing because the body is cleansed and the immune system supported with nutrients.

From cancer to heart disease, fasting needs to be the first defence against all diseases. Ignoring detoxification and the nutritional needs of the immune system is to ignore the body’s natural healing process.

I believe most people want the lazy way to heal. They would rather take a pill than change their diet, yet medications do not heal. -they can only alter the symptoms.

Fasting is a more efficient tool.

                                                           TOXEMIA AND DEFIENCY IS THE UNIVERSAL CAUSE OF DISEASE.

Food affects our mental and emotional state in two ways:
1. They either furnish or deplete vital nutrients upon which our mental and emotional health, depend.
2. They either do or do not, produce toxic by-products in the body which poison the brain and contribute to emotional problems.

Juice fasting intensifies healing, as deep tissue and tired organs are repaired rapidly.
To heal illness, the body must pull all of its resources towards cleansing and repairing by removing appetite and by reducing or stopping digestion.

Digestion requires so much of the body’s energy.

In nature, wounded animals will fast.
Sick animals often turn to grass as their medicine!

If you eat cooked or processed food during sickness, the body’s immune system is denied opportunity to operate at its full genius.

“In the fasting state, the body scours for dead cells, damaged tissue, fatty deposits, tumours and abscesses, all of which are burned for fuel or expelled as waste.
Diseased cells are dissolved in a systematic process, leaving healthy tissue. During fasting it is common for the nose, throat and ears to pass sticky mucous, clogging the sinuses” reports

They go on to say “During a fast a metamorphosis occurs, the body undergoes a tearing down and a rebuilding of damaged materials. For this reason fasting is famous for its ability to rejuvenate and give the body a more youthful tone.”

Did you know it takes just ten days for a new colon!

This is good news to those suffering Ulcerative Colitis, IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) and Crohns Disease! Fasting will fast track you to a brand new bowel.

There is a treatment now used all over the world known as the Breuss Total cancer treatment.
Dr Bruess (a healing practitioner from Austria) maintained that cancer, whenever it occurs in the body, feeds and grows from animal protein. He therefore deduced that if one, for what has now been confirmed as an ideal period of 42 days during which various herbal teas and juices are taken to detoxify, cleanse and eliminate, the cancer would starve, be absorbed, and subsequently pass out of the body. His juice technique consists of a blend of carrots, beetroot, celery root, black radishes and potato. Over 45,000 people attest to the cure of their cancer, on this juice treatment, after being given up by orthodox medical establishment.

Another rather famous technique called the ‘Gershon Therapy’ is one of the most widely known therapies, developed by Dr Max Gerson MD, who cured cancer with a strict fat-free, salt-free, low protein, essentially vegetarian dietary regimen based on great quantities of fresh vegetable juice, supplements and systematic detoxification. For more information on this therapy go to www.gerson.org

Here’s what some of the experts have to say on juicefasting:

Dr Janet Maccaro PhD, CNC, lecturer, author and American TV personality, recommends her patients with a wide range of ailments, to juice, carrot, beets and cucumber.
She says that the combination of these vegies are great for suffers of ulcers, insomnia, nervous tension, gallbladder and gallstones, fatigue, anaemia, bronchitis, bladder problems and the general cold.
She firmly believes that fruit juices are the cleansers, and vegetable juices are the builders and the rejuvenators of our systems, because the are so easily assimilated (within 10-15 mins) after consumption.
The end result is very positive because of the minimal effort needed by the digestive system.

Dr Lorraine Day, M.D. says she rejected traditional therapies when she herself was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, because she had studied the medical literature, and through years of experience found it to be ineffective, with dangerous side-effects. She came to the common sense conclusion that ‘you cannot destroy the immune system and get well at the same time”. After trying 40 different alternative therapies, she discovered nutritional healing- the Gerson therapy (with juices), and says ‘Cancer doesn’t scare me anymore’.

Jay Kordich, better known as ‘The juiceman’, is now in his mid eighties and testifies of his amazing strength and energy, being due to his passion for raw juices and a vegan lifestyle.
Jay tells his story how in 1948 he was diagnosed with bladder cancer, which he believed to be due to his high content of animal products. It was at this time he was introduced to the power of a juicefast.
This passionate man can be found out in the market place of various different countries sharing the great news of the power of live juices.

“The swedish Nobelist, Ragnar Berg, who is considered to be the leading biochemist and foremost authority on nutrition states “During a fast, the body burns up and excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes. We can help this process by drinking alkaline juice instead of water. Juicefasting is therefore the best form of fasting”.

Look out cancer cells, toxins, chemical build-up, excess body fat, transformed fatty acids, impacted mucous in the bowel, sickness and disease, here comes the juice!!
Check out the various detox stages of juicefasting, according to the most fabulous website on the subject:
 Detoxification Stages
Here is an overview of the detoxification stages during a juice fast. The time periods are a general estimation.

Stage 1 (Day 1 To Day 2)
On the first day of fasting, the blood sugar level drops below 70 mg/dl. To restore the blood to the normal glucose level, liver glycogen is converted to glucose and released into the blood. This reserve is enough for half a day. The body then reduces the basal metabolic rate (BMR). The rate of internal chemical activity in resting tissue is lowered to conserve energy. The heart slows and blood pressure is reduced. Glycogen is pulled from the muscle causing some weakness. The first wave of cleansing is usually the worst.
Headaches, dizziness, nausea, bad breath, glazed eyes and a heavily coated tongue are signs of the first stage of cleansing. Hunger can be the most intense in this period unless the enema is used which quickly assists the body into the fasting state by ending digestion in the colon.
Stage 2 (Day 3 To Day 7)
Fats, composed of transformed fatty acids, are broken down to release glycerol from the gliceride molecules and are converted to glucose. The skin may become oily as rancid oils are purged from the body. People with problem-free skin may have a few days of pimples or even a boil. A pallid complexion is also a sign of waste in the blood. Ketones are formed by the incomplete oxidation of fats. It is suspected that the ketones in the blood suppress the appetite by affecting the food-satiety center in the hypothalamus. You may feel hungry for the first few days of the fast. This effect is temporary. The desire to eat will disappear. Lack of hunger may last 40 to 60 days, depending on whether you are on water or juice.
The body embraces the fast and the digestive system is able to take a much-needed rest, focusing all of its energies on cleansing and healing. White blood cell and immune system activity increases. You may feel pain in your lungs. The cleansing organs and the lungs are in the process of being repaired. Periodically, the lymphatic system expels mucoid matter through the nose or throat. The volume excreted of this yellow-colored mucus can be shocking. The sinuses go through periods of being clogged, then will totally clear. The breath is still foul and the tongue coated. Within the intestine, the colon is being repaired and impacted feces on the intestinal wall start to loosen.
Stage 3 (Day 8 to Day 15)
On the latter part of an extended fast, you can experience enhanced energy, clear-mindedness and feel better than you have felt since childhood. On the downside, old injuries may become irritated and painful. This is a result of the body's increased ability to heal during fasting. If you had broken your arm 10 years before, there is scar tissue around the break. At the time of the break, the body's ability to heal was directly related to lifestyle. If you lived on a junk-food diet, the body's natural healing ability was compromised.
During fasting, the body's healing process is at optimum efficiency. As the body scours for dead or damaged tissue, the lymphocytes enter the older, damaged tissue secreting substances to dissolve the damaged cells. These substances irritate the nerves in the surrounding region and cause a reoccurrence of aches from previously injured areas that may have disappeared years earlier. The pain is good as the body is completing the healing process. The muscles may become tight and sore due to toxin irritation. The legs can be the worst affected, as toxins accumulate in the legs. Cankers are common in this stage due to the excessive bacteria in the mouth. Daily gargling with salt and water will prevent or heal cankers.
Stage 4 (Day 16 to Day 30)
The body is completely adapted to the fasting process. There is more energy and clarity of mind. Cleansing periods can be short with many days of feeling good in between. There are days when the tongue is pink and the breath is fresh. The healing work of the organs is being completed. After the detoxification mechanisms have removed the causative agent or render it harmless, the body works at maximum capacity in tissue proliferation to replace damaged tissue. While a short fast will reduce the symptoms, a longer fast can completely heal. Homeostatic balance is at optimum levels. The lymphatic system is clean except for a rare discharge of mucus through the nose or throat. After day 20, the mind is affected. Heightened clarity and emotional balance are felt at this time. Memory and concentration improve.
Stage 5 (Breaking the Fast)
The sticky, toxic, mucoid coating on the intestinal wall is loose, and the first meal frees it from the intestinal wall. Toxins enter the blood through the colon. The gallbladder dumps its waste in a heavy discharge of bile. This can cause an instant bowel movement upon eating followed by intense diarrhea. If the symptoms are too uncomfortable, an enema will help.
This article was written by Mr. Tom McGregor, author of Eating in Freedom.
Do not be afraid to attempt a juice fast, for the very first time, for 20, 30, or even 40 days.

Another fabulous juicefasting website is www.freedomyou.com
One of the various tips this site offers is to restrain your fresh juice. This ensures the removal of all pulp, which will not cause the body any digestive energy, and will prevent your body from sending the signals of hunger pangs. Both sites offer a plan for short or long term fasts.
I have read many, many other testimonies of how juicing saved a life!

The fasting process cures addictions, cancer and growths, reverses allergies, and clears asthma all in a non surgical operation!

You may not suffer from any of the above ailments, but I promise you on a prolonged juice fast, you will experience:

. a heightened state of sensitivity, to all five senses
•a calm and clear mind
•emotional stability
•a new release of energy
•a shedding of excess weight ( I personally lost approx 9 kilos on a 28 day fast- that would vary according to body weight)

So what are you waiting for! Get juicing today!

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“You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency”. Linus Pauling, two time Nobel Prize winner