fasting . . .

by mulberryshoots


Want to take a break from eating (so much) food? Take a look at Joel Fuhrman’s book, “Fasting and Eating for Health”. With a little willpower and clean water, you can safely fast for as long as 21 days!

Lowers blood glucose levels to zero in 2 days and then ketosis (liver using up fat) kicks in and we start losing body fat. How bad can it be? Or to put it another way, how much benefit can there be for weight reduction, lowering blood glucose levels, rheumatoid arthritis, high cholesterol, even uterine fibroids? And we thought we’d have to keep taking synthetic medications promoted by doctors and pharmaceutical companies, the side effects of which are little known.

The East has taught that it’s not what you ADD to a condition that promotes health (like pills,) it’s taking AWAY what doesn’t work – in this case, it’s the constant churning food ingestion/digestion/elimination cycle that’s wearing us out everyday. And letting the body rest, cleanse and rejuvenate itself.

I think we’re game and this is the right time to try it out. Even fasting a couple of days a week is supposed to be helpful. Sure does save a lot of time planning, shopping for groceries, cooking and cleaning up afterwards. Think of all the time that’s saving too! HAHA!

Update: Sunday, October 25th – I’m on the third day of my water fast and feel grounded and energized! A big contrast to yesterday where Day 2 was the hardest.

Going for 4 days altogether and coming off fast on Tuesday, 27th (watermelon every 2 hours and butter lettuce; then some protein.)

Motivation and good news is that my blood sugar reading today is at 87, which is in the lower normal range – a level at which I have not been at since forever! It will be so much more productive to calibrate carbs/sugar from this new baseline. This is the first time that truly improving my health has been within reach. What a wonder fasting turns out to be!