It’s no fun! Gee, why is it no fun to do a water fast? Because the more you need to fast, the worse you will feel. So when you are younger you have a lot of energy and you might not even notice much; maybe you will be a little hungry the first day of the fast. You are all excited to learn about this healing modality so you try it on for a day or three. One thing you don’t want to do is what I have heard from people they have done: dry fasts. Dry fasting is dangerous because you become dehydrated and it concentrates the toxins that you are releasing from your lymph fluid and the rest of your body. So drink plenty of water to flush out your body while you fast. Also it is best if just rest with your eyes closed and get as much sleep as you can.
Do you get colds or the flu? If you do, you could clean out by fasting. Most people think that if they have colds or the flu they caught some bug. Maybe they did, maybe they didn’t; it could be an overload of whatever you did like eating low water content food that clogs your system. You are much less likely to have a ‘bug’ chowing down on your clogged lymph and blood system if you keep your body clean. After all, you most likely take a shower and keep your outside clean - how about the inside? The best health tip I have ever heard was “Stop doing what caused the problem.” Listen to your body! An example might be: feeling that little tickle in your throat, feeling low energy after eating what you already knew wasn’t the best idea for you to eat.
What if you don’t have the time to fast anywhere from one day to thirty days? Consider this: do you have time to be in bed for a week or more with a cold or the flu? How about more serious health issues like cancer? By fasting on a fairly regular basis, you can likely reduce or eliminate the number of colds and other problems you have if you also take care to reduce your negative stress as much as possible, be in an optimal environment for you, and have fun moving toward your purpose.
Learn about being vegan or plant-based diet because it is easy. Then start eating more and more raw/live foods, transitioning to as much as you can do. I now eat more than a 99% vegan raw/live food diet and will probably go 100% this year because I feel so much better when I’m 100% raw/live.
Here are some resources to get started on fasting and eating a vegan raw foods diet:
* Intermittent fasting
* Short-term fasting
* Five day fasting to slow aging
* PCRM and plant-based diet
* Plant-based proteins
* 80/10/10 plan
* Raw foods e-zine