Fasting: Personal Tips on How to Fast
One of the most important points of a fast is to go into and out
of it slowly, and properly. During a fast your body truly does enter
a different regime. Your stomach and intestines don't work like
they usually do, and the last thing you want to do is to come in
and/or out of such a different mode with any sort of shock.
So I like to prepare my body well in advance. Since I improve on
my fast every year, I will explain my last fast in spring of 2007,
which was the most effortless, and probably powerful, fast yet.
It so happened one year that I accidentally ended my fast on Easter.
Since I believe in God, this seemed fitting, and perhaps a sign
from God, so I made it a custom after that - to always end my fasting
period on Easter.
Also, once I tried a fast session in fall, but my body really did
not like it. It felt like it was getting ready for another cold
winter, when it was stocking up on energy supplies, and really seemed
averse to the idea of entering a fasting period. So I would recommend
you do your fast during the spring. When nature generally goes through
its renewing period. It is always better to follow nature, and God
(who is and made nature), and to listen to one's body.
To prepare my body for the fast, I decided to earmark the biblical
40 days for this purpose. So I subtracted 40 days from Easter, and
since this turned out to be around my birthday, I indulged in one
last shoondig, partied it up, and from my birthday, vowed not to
pollute my body until the fast was over. This meant no meat, no
alcohol, do drugs, no cigarettes. I guess sex is okay, but I found
my desire for that practically disappears during every fast. I imagine
my body was telling me, "Hey pal, if you can't even find food
for yourself, how do you expect to start a family?" Amazing
how the body works, eh? So expect zero sex drive.
The first part of my fasting period was spent cleaning and preparing
my body. Not polluting it, and letting itself clean itself in the
way that it naturally does. When I started with the parasite cleanse,
the instructions stated I should not have any breads or food with
yeast in it. Really? Well then, might as well take the biblical
example, and during these forty days, do not eat anything with yeast
Over the preparation period, I would very slowly also focus on
eating less. Do not gorge and pig out. In fact, the only scientific
way they have managed to extend a rat's life is by denying it of
food. Excess calories kill you. So exercise this restraint even
more now. Do not overeat, but perhaps have your unleavened/Lebanese
bread by your side and nibble on that over the entire day. I focus
on the fact that I am entering a fasting period, and actually find
that my body expects it this time of year, and gradually, every
day, I find I am eating less and less, without any effort. Make
sure to drink lots of clean water. This will fill you up, and start
the cleansing process.
Now this year I combined my fast with a parasite cleanse, because
the liver cleanse suggested it. So for two weeks before I started
the actual fast, I would go on a parasite cleansing program. Your
body is a living organism, and within it are teaming millions of
different kinds of parasites. For a proper liver cleanse, you want
to clean your body as much as you can of parasites beforehand. For
this I found ParaGone 1 and 2. It was amazing what horrible things
my body was getting rid of at the end of the two weeks. But make
sure to follow carefully the instructions of what to eat. I was
nibbling almost only on unleavened bread, and produced a horrible
and painful diarrhoea on day 15. So I suggest nibbling also on white
yoghurt and brans as well, to produce some reasonable stool.
But by the time the parasite cleanse was coming to an end, I had
already been eating very little, drinking lots of water, and my
body wonderfully prepared to enter the fast.
I like to do a full eight days of water only. This seems a short
enough time for me, and this time it was rather painless. But I
imagine that, if this is your first or one of your first few times
fasting, this may be too extreme for you. I do not believe that
slowly eating less should be too painful. Your body adjusts, your
stomach shrinks, and this should not be a painful process, especially
if you are allowed to nibble on food all day.
But how you go about the actual fast is up to your own experimentation.
Perhaps you could try one or two days of the lemon juice fast. The
parasite cleanse says you should not have any fructose, or even
maple syrup, so it is a hard call to make. If possible, try at least
one day of water only. This will prepare your kidneys for the kidney
cleanse. Try to go as many days of water only as you can. I like
to go three.
Once you have survived that, you can look forward to the kidney
cleanse, because it calls for a massive diet of watermelon. So pull
out your handkerchief, knife and spoon, and be prepared to feast
like a king on your first hearty meal. The instructions for the
kidney fast says you should nibble on as much as two large watermelons
all day long, while lying in a warm bath and casually urinating
out your stones over the entire day. I find this rather inconvenient
and difficult to accomplish, but try if you can anyway. You may
have extreme diarrhea, but mostly in the form of water and some
pulp gushing out through your intestines. This is okay, because
it is good to flush out your intestines at least once a year. You
are cleansing your body, so might as well cleanse and scrub every
corner of it. Did you know that pork lines your intestinal walls,
and beef tends to clog it? I've heard a story of an autopsy where
they found the intestines so clogged that there was only a pinhole
in the centre allowing anything to get through. All this caked-on
junk stays on your intestinal walls, seeping toxins back into your
bloodstream, and harming your body further. It is good to eat leafy
vegetables and bran throughout the year, to occasionally clean out
your intestines. But if you don't do that, at least this forty days
should take care of that for you. Eat lots of leafy salads and get
this process moving during your preparation period. If you would
like to help it along, you can try the pure intestinal flush, which
is to drink about one and a half litres of sea salt water. You can
make your own, if you are not by the sea or ocean, but you need
to buy sea salt and not use regular iodized table salt. Bring the
water to the flavour of the ocean and drink it all down in about
five minutes. Then wait by the toilet, because in about ten minutes
you won't have much warning and you'll experience Niagara Falls.
Before or in between jet sessions, you can lie on your back, raise
your legs, and move them around a bit. This seems to loosen up the
intestines and speed up the process a bit. Be prepared to hang around
the toilet for about 30 minutes or more. By the end of it you will
probably only see clear liquid gushing out like through the end
of a regular garden hose. This will wonderfully clean out your intestines
and something you are supposed to do several times a year. (More
details on the sea salt water intestinal flush on the juice fasting
Otherwise, eating lots of salad and/or bran, together with the
parasite cleanse and the diarrhoea that it produces, and then the
kidney and liver cleanse, seems to do a good job of cleaning out
the intestines. If you are not doing the full forty days, or spent
a lifetime or year of gorging out on meat, you might try this salt
water intestinal cleanse in combination with the leafy salads and
bran during your preparation period.
Once you are done with the kidney cleanse and your watermelon feast,
the next day you are ready for your liver cleanse. And this is the
piece de resistance. This for me is always the greatest pleasure
of the fast, albeit rather disgusting, because I can actually see
what unwanted things I've gotten rid out of my system.
A quick explanation first though. Most people, and doctors, think
kidney stones and not liver stones. Actually, speaking of doctors,
I'd rather not embark here on a long thesis of how western medicine
is not preventive, but rather serves to further enrich the wealthy
pharmaceutical companies, with doctors as their ambassadors, willingly
prescribing you every chemical and drug, for which I'm sure they
get some kickback, and almost never giving you sound preventive
medical advice. I believe western medicine can be useful for performing
diagnostic tests, or actual surgeries when absolutely necessary,
but I generally try to stay away from them, and generally never
have to visit them, because I exercise preventive medicine, and
hence have no reason to. So if you consider me a quack (which I
would understand) and go to your local doctor asking him for his
advice on all this, do not expect to get an endorsement. Even my
Chinese doctor looked at me in horror, wondering why on earth I
would not want to eat. But if you look on the internet for "fasting",
you will find ample material to read on the subject. People have
been doing it for thousands of years. The record is apparently 86
days, and I even saw on CNN some guy in Tibet who was sitting under
a tree for two years, meditating and surviving on air only.
Anyway, I do not need these extremes, and a few days of water only
cannot harm you. But you can adjust the level yourself, and experiment
every year, researching it further as I do.
But for the liver stones, when they get really bad, only then do
they calcify, harden, and once large enough, only then do they show
up on x-ray. So don't expect your doctor to endorse this cleanse,
but if you do do it, and capture it in a caldron somehow so that
you can look at it, trust me, this is all the evidence you will
Apparently what happens is that a piece of dead parasite or something
gets lodged in your liver. Or based on the number of "stones"
I release every year, plenty of dead pieces of parasites throughout
your liver. Now when this piece of parasite is stuck somewhere in
your liver, which itself is an important organ filtering and cleaning
your body, around this piece of parasite starts to form a layer
of cholesterol or something. Layer upon layer keeps adding to this,
until you develop these "stones". You are supposed to
perform a liver cleanse at least twice a year. I only do it once,
but during one year I can fill up a full coffee cup of these cholesterol
rocks after a good cleanse. For my last cleanse, one of the rocks
I produced was larger than my thumbnail. It was probably lodged
in one of my bile ducts exiting from the liver, with all the rocks
combined (most were about the size of a pea towards an oat grain)
clogging up the efficiency of this very important filtering organ.
When you cut one of these rocks in half, it is pure cholesterol,
has the consistency of denser cheese, sort of rubbery, olive green
on the outside, and dark green on the inside. Horrible little things
I'm quite glad to get rid of, and imagine my liver will run so much
smoother at cleaning out and filtering my body, and keeping healthy
But before this liver cleanse, the instructions also recommend
getting your teeth cleaned properly. The human mouth is a bastion
of bacteria and a good bite into your flesh can potentially lead
to death. Or at least brush your teeth and tongue well, several
time a day, during and after the liver cleanse. The bacterial haven
in your mouth apparently goes down into your stomach and can be
a harmful shock on your freshly cleaned liver.
With the liver cleanse, and the epson salts and grapefruit juice,
expect the regular streaming "diarrhoea" (basically just
sweet smelling grapefruit juice) and a further healthy cleaning
of your intestines. [For the daring few who would like to view a
repulsive picture of the product of my liver cleanse, check out
my super diarrhea and hemorrhoids page. But this was an extreme
situation which I will not repeat again.]
So, if you are doing the extreme like me, this would be day five
of your fast. Can't imagine much energy in watermelons and grapefruits.
During my fast, I also like to eat the occasional lemon. Lemon
is supposed to be a good cleanser, and offers you a nice snacky
break during your day. I just eat the whole thing, imagining that
the pulp will only help flush out the intestines. But the acidity
of it tends to weaken the teeth and make brushing them more painful.
So now we are on day six of the fast, and you can try one last
cleanse which I have not tried yet, but which I'd like to next time.
And that is the crazy Russian doctor's bay leaf joint cleansing.
I couldn't find information to support it on the internet, but that
does not mean it does not work. Might as well try, eh? Can't imagine
it hurting you. But apparently you get a whole bag, perhaps looking
like a fist, of bay leaves and make some super duper strong tea,
sipping on that the entire day. You will apparently feel a bit of
pain throughout all your flesh, but apparently it dislodges salt
crystals which accumulate in your joints. Which can eventually lead
to joint problems when you get older. So I definitely plan to try
this one year as well, since I've also had general joint problems
throughout my life.
And the next few days I spend slowly coming out of my fast. I might
continue to nibble on the lemon, or maybe just start eating whole
grapefruits, but when you actually want to get out of the fast,
the instructions state that you should start with orange juice.
I'm lazy about getting juice squirted all over my hands, so I go
right ahead and just eat the whole oranges. It apparently prepares
your stomach with necessary acids in preparation of real food. Already
I am in heaven eating the oranges. And because my stomach has shrunk
so much, I find that about 5 or 8 a day fills me up plenty. I feel
satisfied, and that I am already in eating heaven. You are supposed
to have squeezed orange juice for two days, but that assumes a lemon
juice fast diet of 30 or more days. So if you are doing a shorter
water only fast like me, I would assume that one single day of that
would be plenty. The next day I then have a leafy salad. Make sure
to always use olive oil for dressing, as it is also cleansing, is
healthy, unclogs your arteries, and is a good anti-oxidant. I like
to mix that with vinegar, mustard and spices, so I make a tasty
dressing and absolutely relish the flavours of my first juicy meal.
Trust me, the oranges can get really old really quickly, and after
a day of that I'm looking forward to a real meal and some real flavours.
After the following day of salad only, then I indulge myself in
almost whatever I want, but it would be better to stay away from
the heavy steaks. Generally I climb out of my fast slowly, and this
time it was a full week before Easter came around. So I still stayed
away from the beer, cigarettes, big meat, and waited for the feast
The important point I learned is to climb in and out of your fast
slowly. There are stories of Holocaust victims saved at the end
of war whose stomachs exploded and they died after gorging out on
food fed to them following many years of a very meagre diet. I was
not very aware of this when I first started fasting, and if you
are one of the daring few and would like to know how NOT to fast,
or how not to come out of a fast, you can read my ultimate burning
ring of fire page.
Of course, during this time, it would be good to combine it with
some spiritual cleansing as well. Meditation, not working the last
seven days, but if you are not religious like me, I think you will
have at least done yourself a lot of good with this healthy body
cleanse. Then you can embark on the rest of the year and gorge out
like you usually do, satisfied with a more productive liver and
lower cholesterol levels. Or just try to eat more leafy greens and
keep your body reasonably clean. Or go visit your doctor after a
week for a cholesterol check. I haven't done a before and after
diagnostic test yet, but I'd be curious to see the results. Maybe
you can wait a week after the liver cleanse to give it a chance
to work at full efficiency before reading the levels. I've also
seen two week liver cleansing programs in the herbal pharmacy, so
you might want to launch that after your liver stone flush. Apparently
the liver cleans your blood, and will improve your vision with cleaner
blood flowing through your eyes, and a more efficient liver will
help remove and prevent all sorts of diseases, so take your cleansing
opportunity to give your body and the important cleansing liver
a good thorough job.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Karel_Kosman
Re-published from TrueChristianity.info
in October 2012
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