Hitting Two Birds With One Stone
Daily (Philippines); 4/8/1998
will be fasting, abstinence, and a lot of introspection this
Week. Health-wise, fasting is the quickest way to detoxify the body.
we are walking chemical cocktails, constantly exposed to chemicals
the air we breathe, pesticides in food, food additives, heavy metals
anaesthetics, and residues of drugs that we take.
immune, circulatory, and nervous systems, as well as organs of
and detoxification, can handle a great deal of toxins if they
healthy and efficient. But chronic exposure to pollutants from the
food, and water has definitely lowered our resistance to disease and
our metabolism so much that it is causing enzyme dysfunctions,
deficiencies, and hormonal imbalances.
detoxify our body, we have a variety of choices: fasting,
and nutritional, herbal, and homeopathic methods. These accelerate
body's own natural cleansing processes.
body's detoxifying system is just as complex as the other bodily
The body eliminates toxins either by directly neutralizing them
excreting them in urine and feces. They may also leave through the skin
lungs. But there is a saturation point where the body's defenses, like
in this world, becomes overwhelmed, accumulating more and more
within the body's tissues, usually in the fat.
dietary toxins and contaminants, environmental
and mutagens from cooking, hormones from meats, and invading
pose a serious threat to health. Fortunately, intestinal enzymes
many of these chemicals and pollutants into other substances
are transported to the liver where they are made harmless. About 25%
detoxification happens within the intestinal lining as the liver takes
of the rest.
happens when the liver becomes a bit burdened? Juice fasting has
a favorite choice of many. Drinking just apple juice for about seven
culminating with half a glass of olive oil, is a popular practice
Europe and is meant to flush and clear the liver. This juice fast is
with coffee enema, wherein
brewed, not instant, coffee is
juices are another alternative for a juice fast. Dr. Evarts
advises that a detoxifying cocktail of garlic, lemon juice, grapefruit
and olive oil be taken at bedtime, since the liver is most active
11 p.m. to 1 a.m., according to Traditional Chinese medicine.
you prefer water fasting, drink water only for 24 to 35 hours. Be
to consume at least four and no more than eight pints of water during
fast. On the last day, eat only raw foods like salads or fruits, plus
recommended amount of water.
before a fast, the exit routes of the body must be opened and
functional. There is no point in stirring up toxins if no path of
is opened or if the toxins are released from the cells faster
the body can render it harmless. The best time to fast is when the
detoxification enzyme systems are working at their most efficient
the bowel is healthy enough to excrete toxins rapidly.
is beneficial because it releases toxins from the fat right
also removes immune complex from the blood and eliminates food
from the intestines. So hit two bird with one stone this Holy
-- fast for both your spiritual and physical bodies.
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