Fasting and Cleansing

Robin Andrews Alternative Therapy, Diet, Healthcare, Healthy Living

The following information was taken from the book “Nature’s Healing Way” by Mary Ann McNeilus, MD

The total fast is abstinence from all food. Drink generous amounts of water. A simple herb tea may be included in the total fast. The partial fast includes fresh fruit or a vegetable broth and small amounts of plain, whole grain bread to be taken the regular mealtime. Ending a fast is just as important as the fast itself. Break a fast with simply prepared fruit, vegetable, and whole grain (cereal) foods. Eat no more than two or three varieties of food at a meal. Do not overeat! Use the simple diet for the same number of days that were spent fasting.

Health Benefits of Fasting/cleansing

  • Promotes clear thinking and a sense of well-being
  • Cleanses the body: eliminate waste throughout the body
  • Re-education of taste buds: decreases cravings for unhealthy food
  • Helps maintaining an ideal weight
  • Helps combat ailments such as the common cold, allergy and digestive disorders, and arthritis
  • Improves mental health: lifts depression, reduces stress and anxiety

I have printouts of a wonderful fast/cleanse for those interested, please let me know prior to your appointment. Thank you.