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					FASTING

     Holistic Health 382.4
          Jasmine Simms
             Tina Martinez
                     Sp04
                Fasting
In this project, we explore:

   The origins of fasting
   Types of fasts - specifically the Master Cleanser
   Benefits, side effects
   Preparation & Execution
   Breaking a fast
   Testimonials & experiences
What exactly is Fasting?

Fasting is:

  Voluntarily not eating food for varying lengths of time

  Used as a therapy for many conditions

  Also a spiritual practice in many religions
             Origins of Fasting
Used for thousands of years, fasting is one of the oldest therapies in medicine


Many of the great doctors of ancient times and many of the oldest healing systems
have recommended fasting as an integral method of healing and prevention


Fasting has also been used in nearly every religion in the world, including Christianity,
Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam. Many of history's great spiritual leaders fasted for
mental and spiritual clarity, including Jesus, Buddha, and Mohammed. In one of the
famous political acts of the last century, the Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi fasted for
21 days to promote peace
                   Types of Fasts

Water
Juice
Vegetable Juice
Religious or Spiritual
The when, how and why of fasting for different faiths and traditions:
Buddhism: Usually on full-moon days and other holidays; usually abstaining from
solid food with some liquids permitted; a method of purification.

Catholicism: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday; two small meals and one regular
meal, with meat forbidden; teaches self-control, penance and solidarity with the
poor.
   Benefits & Side Effects
Benefits of Cleansing
• Builds a healthy blood stream
• Youth & elasticity
• Increased energy             Side effects of Cleansing
• Weight loss                  •Body Odor
• Clarity                      •Hunger pangs
                              •Bad Breath
                              •Headaches
                              •Cramping
                              •Thickness of tongue
           The Master Cleanser
The Master Cleanser was created by Stanley Burroughs
over 40 years ago. He was inspired to write the
“lemonade diet” as a means to give relief and to heal
stomach ulcers in 10 days.

What does the “lemonade diet” consist of? Why?
   Lemons are one of the richest sources of minerals and vitamins
   Maple Syrup is a balanced form of positive and negative sugars
   and must be used, no substitutes. Grade B maple syrup is highly
   recommended for its taste and mineral content.
   Cayenne Pepper breaks up mucus and increases warmth by
   building the blood for an additional lift; it also adds many of the B and
   C vitamins.
          The Master Cleanser
Purpose

  To dissolve & eliminate toxins, congestion that have formed in
  any part of the body
  To cleanse the kidneys & the digestive system
  To purify the glands & cells throughout entire body
  To eliminate all unusable waste & hardened material in joints & muscles
  To relieve pressure & irritation in nerves, arteries & blood vessels
  To build a healthy blood stream
  To keep youth & elasticity regardless of age
             The Master Cleanser
When to use it

    When sickness has developed - for all acute and chronic conditions
    When the digestive system needs a rest and a cleansing
    When overweight has become a problem
    When better assimilation and building of body tissue is needed



How often
For maximum benefits, follow the diet for a minimum of 10 days or more.
40 days & beyond may be safely followed for extremely serious cases.
   The Master Cleanser

                 NOTE:
   THE FOLLOWING DIET IS GIVEN SOLELY AS A
SUGGESTION; ANYONE WHO FOLLOWS IT DOES SO
 VOLUNTARILY. SINCE EACH PERSON, NATURALLY,
REACTS DIFFERENTLY, EACH INDIVIDUAL MUST USE
      HIS OWN JUDGMENT AS TO ITS USE.
           The Master Cleanser

Recipe

   2 tbsp. lemon or lime juice (approx. 1/2 lemon)
   2 tbsp. genuine maple syrup (not maple flavored syrup
   1/10 tsp. cayenne pepper (or to taste)
   Water, medium hot (spring or purified water)


Combine the juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper in
a 10 oz. glass and fill with medium hot water. Never vary the
amount of lemon juice per glass.
             The Master Cleanser




How Much To Drink?
Take from six to twelve glasses of the lemonade daily during the waking period.
As you get hungry, just have another glass of lemonade. NO FOOD SHOULD BE
TAKEN DURING THE FULL PERIOD OF THE FAST. The lemonade is already a
food in liquid form.
Preparation & Execution

 Education
 Mental Preparation
 Support
 Supplies
 Making it Happen

    MAKE A PLAN FOR SUCCESS!
          Education
Read the Book
Read the Book
Read the Forums
Visit Web Sites
Connect with Other Experienced Fasters
Make a Plan
Did I Mention Read the Book?

    EDUCATION WILL FUEL YOUR SUCCESS!
    Mental Preparation
Why are you doing this? What’s your Motivation?
Identify your Goals
It’s OK to End Early
Have all Your Questions Answered
Clear up all Your Doubts
How Will You Deal with Negativity?
How Will You Handle Social Events
How Will You Handle Body Issues?

              PLAN FOR SUCCESS!
                       Support
   Who’s on Your Team
   Who Will You Call When You
   Need Some Moral Support?
   Forums
   Do it with a Friend
From CureZone Forums:
   HI Sunday Starters, I just wanted to wish your group the best!!
   Feel free to pop in in our All Stars posts..we all just started
   yesterday so we will all just be a day apart.
  Making It Happen

Make Your Plan
How Long Will You Fast?
Dealing with Your Schedule
Be Prepared
Listen to Your Body

       PLAN FOR SUCCESS!
           Supplies
Lemons
Grade B Maple Syrup
Cayenne Pepper
Laxative Tea
Sea Salt (un-iodized)
Good Water
Lemon Press or Citrus Juicer
Measuring Spoons
32 oz container
           SHOP FOR SUCCESS!
           Breaking the Fast
After 10 or more days of fasting breaking a fast becomes very
   important. Take it slow and easy.

– Day One: Several 8oz. glasses of orange or grapefruit juice as
  desired throughout the day.
– Day Two: orange or grapefruit juice in morning, prepare a
  vegetable soup and have the broth in the afternoon and
  evening.
– Day Three: Juice in the morning, vegetable soup at noon,
  vegetables, fruit or salad at night.
– Day Four: Resume normal eating.

Optional: Day three do a liver / gall bladder cleanse.
           Testimonials
I'm finishing Day 5. I'm noticing two things...

(1) my sense of smell is much more acute, and

(2) my body awareness (I guess you'd call it),
is far greater than normal for me. I'm aware of
my fingers, their size - they feel slimmer
somehow (?), and my skin seems more
sensitive to the touch.
       Testimonials
Hello Fellow Fasters,

Well, I am finishing up my day 7 and
with God's help I have 14 more days to
go. Today was the first day I exercised
and I felt so great! 5 miles of
rollerblading...I hope I do not feel it
tomorrow. I have been sleeping very
well at night. Oh well, good night
everyone...see you tomorrow.
        Testimonials
… I've realized another long term
benefit from the 29 day fast I
completed 10 days ago: I am SO
regular!! Since I was a baby I've had
problems with constipation...so bad
that I would cry from the pain while I
was still in diapers… Now I go several
times a day and I haven't taken any
laxatives!...
           Testimonials
…I am on day 7 also. My family is upstairs
eating lasagna (sob) so I am hiding in the
basement. LOL.

It seems strange to talk to a total stranger, or a
friend for that matter about eliminations, but
what the heck...I have had the same
experience...since day 3 nothing solid. I have
the tea once a day and have done the SWF
everyday since day 2. I have not had any of the
side effects that people talk about, just a low
grade headache on day 2. I am planning on 10
days, maybe 12.
                   Testimonials
…Some of the benefits that I have reaped from the MC are these:
– Reduced inflammation of my right knee that has caused me
  massive pain for the last 6 months.
– Clearer skin.
– No more heartburn.
– Clearer mind and less emotional upsets (even when dealing with
  rebellious teenagers!)
– A more positive attitude than I have had in years!
– My sleep habits have completely changed...I worked the midnight
  shift for 41/2 years and when I got promoted and switched to
  swing shift, I still could not sleep until 2 or 3 am....that is over...I
  actually sleep like a normal person and when
– I wake up in the morning I jump out of bed and start my day, rather
  than rolling over and dozing back off.
– No more caffeine addiction....and no caffeine withdrawal
  headaches after the 2nd day.
         Testimonials
Another benefit I see is that I find that
the first few days are the hardest, so
why not stay longer on one fast instead
of starting a lot of different fasts? My
problem in the past has been I get
VERY bored with the lemonade.
However, this time I am starting out
with the mindset of 21 days so I hope
that will help. I'm taking it one day at a
time, too, like always.
           Testimonials
The first day has been the toughest and it was
BAD! That night I had a horrible migraine and I
attributed it to the lack of food. I vomited a lot
of lemonade and took some Excedrin. I gave in
and ate a 3-4 bites of cereal (my favorite food).
I couldn't finish it, but was finally able to fall
asleep. The next morning I felt okay and
figured I would continue on. Now it's day seven
and I have lost 14lbs. I'm 6'2" and now 250lbs.
I'm a man for those keeping score.
         Testimonials
so far I feel fine, my 3 year old keeps
trying to feed me, that does not help -
but still not a bite of food.

The most interesting thing is how I
seem to be lost as to how to spend my
time. I never thought I spent so much
time thinking of food, picking a place to
get food, going to get food, eating
food...you get the idea.
       Book Resources
Master Cleanser, Stanley Burroughs
#46 On amazon.com bestseller list (5/11/04)
The Miracle of Fasting: Proven Throughout History
for Physical, Mental and Spiritual Rejuvination, Paul
C. Bragg
Fasting-And Eating-For Health : A Medical Doctor's
Program for Conquering Disease, Joel Fuhrman
Commonsense Guide to Fasting, Kenneth E Hagin
Rational Fasting, Arnold Ehret
The Beginner's Guide to Fasting, Elmer L. Towns
Fasting Can Save Your Life, Herbert Shelton
      Book Resources
Healthy Fasting, Margot Hellmiss, Norbert Kriegisch
Fast Your Way to Health, Lee Bueno
Fasting for Renewal of Life, Herbert M. Shelton
Juice Fasting and Detoxification : Use the Healing
Power of Fresh Juice to Feel Young and...,Steve
Meyerowitz, et al
A Hunger for God : Desiring God Through Fasting and
Prayer, John Piper
Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough, Elmer L. Towns,
Elmer Town
The Hidden Power of Prayer and Fasting, Mahesh
Chavda
      Web Sites on Fasting
Google has 1,180,000 web pages on fasting!

    Cure Zone Educating instead of Medicating
    Master Cleanser Research
    Fasting .com
    The Ultimate Resource for Cleansing Online
    www.weightlossfriends.com
    www.healthy.net

				
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