8 rules of healthy fasting
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Fasting is a great method of cleansing and detoxifying the body. It helps to renew and refresh a sluggish, overloaded system.
There are many types of fast from a simple raw food fast to the more extreme water fast which should be undertaken under medical supervision.
The most popular type of fast is to go on a two or three day fruit and vegetable fast. This is a simple way to rejuventate and revitalise your body.
- Don’t attempt a fast if you are below your proper weight, have a weakened immune system, have a weak heart or low blood pressure, suffer from peptic ulcers, are suffering from depression, are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- A few days before your fast, prepare your body by cutting out meat, dairy, sugar, alcohol and caffeine.[amazon-product align=”right” small=”1″]031218719X[/amazon-product]
- Spend two or three days drinking just freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices. Drink water and unsweetened herbal teas too and include blue-green algae in your juices.
- Providing you are healthy, you can follow this fast for two or three days.
- Fasting over the weekend when you have time to relax is a good idea – don’t exert yourself physically!
- Incorporate body brushing every morning to stimulate your lymphatic system and help remove toxins from your body.
- If you experience headaches, spot outbreaks, nausea, lethargy or bad breath; don’t worry! This is a natural process as your body eliminates toxins.
- Break your fast gently – start by eating a simple salad of raw vegetables and gradually reintroduce other foods over a period of days.
What about you – have you ever done a fast? I’d love to hear about it!
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