Thursday 26 September 2013

Fasting - Makes You Feel Better


Fasting refers to completely away from food for a short or long period for a specific purpose. A Proper fast is normally defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a defined period, usually a single day(24 hours), or several days. Fasting is nature’s oldest, most effective and yet least expensive method of treating disease. The word "Fasting" is derived from the old English, "feastan" which means to fast, observe and be strict. The practice of fasting is one of the most ancient customs. Fasting is nature’s only fundamental law of all healing and curing.

Fasting is followed in almost every religion. All the religions have their own rule or time for fasting. Fasting has been regarded as one of the most dependable curative methods. Hippocrates, Galen, Paracelsus and many other great authorities on medicine prescribed it. Many noted modern physicians have successfully employed this system of healing in the treatment of numerous diseases.

The onset of disease is merely the process of ridding the system of these impurities. Every disease can be healed by only one remedy - by doing just the opposite of what causes it, that is, by reducing the food intake or fasting. By depriving the body from food for a time, the organs of elimination such as the bowels, kidneys, skin and lungs are given opportunity to expel, unhampered, the overload of accumulated waste from the system. Thus, fasting is merely the process of purification and an effective and quick method of cure. It assists nature in her continuous effort to expel foreign matter and disease producing waste from the body, thereby correcting the faults of improper diet and wrong living. It also leads to regeneration of the blood as well as the repair and regeneration of the various tissues of the body.

Time Duration:
The duration of the fast depends upon the age of the patient, the nature of the disease and the amount and type of drugs previously used. The duration is important, because long periods of fasting can be dangerous if undertaken without competent professional guidance. Therefore one should undertake a series of short fasts of two to three days and then gradually increase the duration. The period of fasting should not exceed more than a week of total fasting at a time.

Methods/Type Of Fasting:
Juice Fasting is the the best, safest and most effective method of fasting is. Although the old classic form of fasting was a pure water fast, most of the leading authorities on fasting today agree that juice fasting is far superior to a water fast. Another popular form of fasting is Fruit Fasting, ingesting only fresh, raw fruits. This is a good fast for beginners, especially the one-day fruit fast. Like all fasts, you can create your own specific routine.

During fasting the body burns up and excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes.
We can help this cleansing process by drinking alkaline juice instead of water while fasting. Elimination of uric acid and other inorganic acids will be accelerated. Also sugar in juices strengthens the heart. Juice Fasting is, therefore, the best form of fasting. All juices should be prepared from fresh fruit immediately before drinking. Canned or frozen juices should not be used.                                                          

Fasting Can Be Helpful As Below:
  • During fasting, the building of new and healthy cells are speeded up by the amino acids released from the diseased cells.
  • Helps in relaxing the digestive system.
  • Enables the chronically sick body to gradually and slowly eliminate toxic waste matter without seriously affecting the natural functioning of the body.
  • Highly beneficial in practically all kinds of stomach and intestinal disorders and in
    serious conditions of the kidneys and liver.
  • It is a miracle cure for various skin diseases.
  • The various nervous disorders also respond favourably to this mode of treatment.
  • Allows for cleansing and detoxification of the body.
  • Creates a break in eating patterns, while shining a spotlight on them.
  • Gives a feeling of physical lightness, increasing energy level.
  • Fasting May Help to Overcome Addictions.

Right Way To Break The Fasting:
The success of the fast depends largely on the time of breaking. This is the most significant phase. 

The main rules for breaking the fast are :
  •  Do not overeat
  •  Eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly
Generally it takes several days for the gradual change to the normal diet. If the transition to eating solid foods is carefully planned, there will be no discomfort or damage.