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Raw Fasting
How to enjoy a safe 3-day fast!

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By Robert Ross

Please remember before starting any new health program consult your own health care professional.

The Health Institute that I used to teach at recommends fasting 3 days a month. It's also a good idea to do a 10 day fast once or twice a year. There are 3 major types of fasts:

3 days helps you get rid of toxins and cleanses the blood.
5 days starts healing and rebuilding the immune system.
10 days helps prevent disease by reversing damage caused by exposure to acidic toxins in cooked & processed foods, pesticide residues, prescription drug residues in the waters, volatile organic chemicals and other acidic toxins.

Fasting on water alone isn’t recommended for most people. This releases the toxins too quickly and can cause unpleasant detoxification symptoms (feels like the flu).

Fasting for more than 3 days should only be done under the supervision of a your health care professional unless you have done this before and know what you are doing. If you have diabetes, hypoglycemia, or another chronic health problem, even short fasts should be supervised. Pregnant or lactating women should never fast.

Remember. it took years or decades to break down your body, so it will take time to build it back up. Remember, to take your time and have compassion for yourself during this healing, rebuilding process.

A raw, organic juice diet will help prevent the most uncomfortable symptoms of detoxification since it lets your body excrete built-up toxins more slowly than a water fast. It also improves healing by supplying vitamins, minerals and enzymes. A juice fast fast also helps you get more accustomed to the taste of raw vegetables so that it's easier to continue a raw food lifestyle afterwards.

3 Day Fast

I recommend taking your time to enter into and leave any fast over 1 day. A 3-day fast should have at least a week of preparation going into and ending the fast. This prepares your body by getting rid of some of the toxins before your actual fast so once you start fasting it is less of a shock to your system. If you have more experience or a very organic and raw diet, you camn skin this step or shorten it.

Weeks 1-2

Start by slowly eliminating all sugar, stimulants (coffee, cigarettes and alcohol), meats, fish and dairy. By the time you are ready to start your fast your diet should be just raw, organic fruits, veggies, seeds and nuts. Also try to avoid gluten (found in grains like wheat).

3 Days Before Fast

For a few days before your fast, try blending all your food in a food processor or popwerful blender (I love my Blendtec Home blender). This prepares your digestive system by reducing the digestive workload, slowing it down and getting it ready for a lack of food during the actual fast. You can find tons of smoothie recipes online - especially green smoothies.

The 3-Day Fast

Remember the maxim, "chew your liquids and drink your solids." Digestion starts in the mouth, so chew your juices slowly - don't just gulp them down. Drink at least ten 8-oz glasses of water, jjuices and herbal teas daily.

Use only purified water, preferably alkaline mineral water made in a quality water ionizer (I recommend Life Ionizers because of their excellent quality, customer service and Lifetime Warranty).

I recommend juicing only vegetables. Fruits have too much sugar and are too acidic for most people to use during a fast. In fact, most people probably have some kind of sugar metabolism issue and don't know it, so avoid all sugars even after your fast until your are sure your body has rehabilitated its ability to properly metabolise them. Lemon juice for a cleansing drink or master cleanse is an exception. Also avoid the sweet vegetables like carrot and beets, since they are also loaded with sugar, especially when juiced. If you just cannot take the taste of a pure green juice, then add a carrot or two. Some people add an apple, but remember that it is best not to combine fruits and vegetables. This is "food combining" principle, since fruits and veggies require different enzymes for optimum digestion and absorbtion, which is particularly important when fasting.

Dilute all juices with water, at least half water and half juice. Try to use only fresh-made organic juices. If you don't own a juicer, then get your juice at a local health food store or juice bar. Do not use canned, processed, bottled or pasteurized juices, even if they say "healthy" or "natural" on the label - they are not!

The best quality juice comes from a slow, masticating juicer (the best bang for the buck is the Samson Juicer, though I use the awesome Green Star Elite myself). Try to avoid a high-speed centrifugal juicer since ti will increase oxidation in the juice and lower the juice quality. However, any FRESH juice is better than no juice, so if that is all you have access to, then go for it! In fact, if you cannot afford a juicer, you can often find a decent centrifugal juicer in a thrift shop or on eBay for under $50.00.

Here are some great detoxifying beverages to add variety and oomph to your fast:

  • Fresh lemon juice -add juice of 1 lemon to a cup of warm water.
  • Master Cleanse recipe: mix 2 tbsp. natural maple syrup, juice from 1/4 lemon slice & cayenne pepper to taste in 1 pint of distilled water,
  • Healing Juice Recipe: 1 or 2 carrots, 3-4 kale leaves, 2 stalks celery, ¼ pound spinach, ½ head of cabbage, ¼ bunch of parsley, ¼ of an onion and ½ clove of garlic or 1/4" piece of ginger root.
  • If you don’t have a juicer, place some vegetables (including onion and garlic) in pure water and boil them for 30 minutes, adding no seasonings, for severla minutes until all the vegetables are mushy. Drink the broth after cooling and straining.

Continue your normal daily routine, including mild exercise. Avoid strenuous activity.

Planning your fast over a weekend makes it easier. Remember to get plenty of r since your body needs to channel all its energy into healing, plus, it isn’t getting any energy from food.

The 3 Days After Fasting

Always break fasts gently. Your first meal after a fast should be a mono-diet -- this is a very simple meal of just one or two ingredients that help jump-start your stomach into digesting solids again. Freshly-made apple sauce from your food processor or Blendtec works great, or if avoiding fruits try making an Energy Soup in your food processor or Blendtec:

  • 5 cups of organic baby greens, spinach, kale, parsley or other dark green leafy vegetable.  
  • 1-2 cups of sprouts (alternate daily between mung, lentil, alfalfa, hemp or others as available) 
  • One-half to one avocado for its mono-unsaturated fat & enzymes
  • one apple or half a beet for a touch of sweetness 
  • 2 tablespoons of seaweed for its 60+ minerals (alternate between dulse, kelp and black nori)

Return to blending raw fruits, vegetables, seeds and soked/sprouted nuts for 3 days after finishing the fast. Jumping right back into cooked, processed foods right after a fast is actually worse than not fasting at all - it is a huge shock to your body!

Enemas

Enemas during a fast are an absolute must to take some of the pressure off your kidneys and liver, which are processing all the tons of toxins your body is releasing during the fat. In addition, regular bowel movements are disrupted because of lack of fiber. The toxic waste discharged into the intestine can just sit there fermenting, and even can be reabsorbed into the bloodstream causing a cleansing crisis. Sometimes you'll actually feel pain in the kidney area. 

Enemas assist the body in its cleansing and detoxifying effort by helping to flush toxic wastes from the alimentary canal. Enemas should be taken at least once, preferably twice a day. (Upon rising and before going to bed.) One pint to one quart of lukewarm distilled water is sufficient. If possible, you can replace daily enemas with 2 or 3 (per week) professional colonics from a licensed colonic therapist.

Week 4 and After

Slowly reintroduce solid foods back into your diet. Start with raw fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts. Then add easy-to-digest and hypoallergenic foods. If you think you have anyfood sensitivities or allergies, this is the best time to test them. One at a time, slowly reintroduce wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, sugar and nightshade (tomatoes, etc.) to your diet. Eat day consume 2 to 3 servings of one suspect food. Note any reactions. Wait for a day and then on the third day, try another food. Repeat until you’ve test all the suspected foods.

Detoxification Symptoms

If with this safe 3-Day Fast, some discomfort is normal as your body releases toxins. You may experience fatigue, body odor, dry skin, scaly skin, skin eruptions, headaches, dizziness, irritability, anxiety, confusion, nausea, coughing, diarrhea, dark urine, dark and foul-smelling stools, body aches, insomnia, mucus discharge and/or visual or hearing problems. These symptomsl pass fairly quickly. Once they do, be prepared to feel terrific!

You are entering on a wonderful journey - so please take the time to educate yourself about what you are doing. You are starting on a wonderful new life, but doing it properly takes time to learn. Have compassion for yourself and your process - take time to let go of old habits and food addictions. If you find yourself feeling weak or a little flu-like, you may be detoxing, which is normal. You can slow down until you adapt more or take the time to learn more about cleansing to actually speed up the process. Feel free to join my support group and contact me if you have any questions!

Good luck and happy fasting.

 

 

 

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Cabbage Roll-Ups

  • 1 large cabbage leaf
  • 1/2 avocado, cut in chunks
  • 2 olives
  • chopped Lentil, pea and/or fenugreek sprouts
  • Lemon juice
  • Liquid Aminos
  • Dulse flakes
  • Slivered red pepper
  • Sprouts

A cabbage leaf makes a great sandwich for any filling. Softening the cabbage makes it easier to roll the filling up in it. Any guacamole, pate or salad recipe would be delicious stuffed in a cabbage or lettuce roll.

Soften the cabbage leaf by putting it in a dehydrator for 10 minutes or dipping the whole leaf in hot water until soft; set aside. In a small bowl, mash the avocado with a fork and add the olives, sprouts, lemon juice, Liquid Aminos and dulse to taste.

Place the mixture on the cabbage leaf. Top with red peppers, sprouts and any other vegetables you have on hand; roll up and enjoy.

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