Patricia Adams, BS, NHC, CNC

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Cleansing Fast
By Patricia Adams, N.H.C.

Purpose of cleansing fast:

To dissolve and eliminate toxins and congestion that have formed in any part of the body.
To cleanse the kidneys and digestive system.
To purify the glands and cells throughout the entire body.
To eliminate all unusable waste and hardened material in the joints and muscles.
To relieve pressure and irritation in the nerves, arteries, and blood vessels.
To build a healthy blood stream.
To keep youth and elasticity regardless of our years.

When to use it:

When sickness has developed, and 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?

The fast may be safely followed for 10-40 days, but regular 3 day fasting done every 30-90 days produces good results.

How to make it:

2 Tbsp fresh squeezed organic lemon or lime (approx, 1/2 lemon)
2 Tbsp organic genuine maple syrup, preferably grade B (not maple flavored sugar syrup)
1/10 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
(You may make a large quantity of this 'base' and use 1/4 cup per glass of water for convenience)

Combine in a 10 oz glass and fill with medium hot water. Take 6-12 glasses of the lemonade daily, no other food should be taken. Ideally you will sip some of the liquid every 15 minutes, which should stabilize the blood sugar and eliminate cravings. If you are truly hungry you may eat one steamed vegetable that you rarely eat, no seasonings.

Use no vitamins during the fast, vitamins are separated and concentrated food, which need to be taken with meals. Some herbs may be used, as herbs are whole foods concentrated into a capsule. Make sure you have a regular bowel movement, using Psyllium and Probiotics, Omega 3 and Chlorophyll freely during the fasting period. Extra water may be taken as often as desired, herbal teas can be taken, and a small amount of green tea is okay. Use Smooth Move tea or LB Extract if you become constipated, making sure to have 2-3 bowel movements per day for sufficient elimination of mucus, toxins and waste. Headaches may be an indication that toxins are not being eliminated.

Breaking the fast, Day 1:

Remember that your digestion has had a nice break, don't gum it up again! Begin with a fresh organic vegetable soup that you make in your kitchen: kale, chard, spinach, parsley, leeks, herbs, onion, garlic, carrot, celery, bok choy, beets, fennel, turnips, etc, throw in everything that's in season. (You will know what's in season by the price.) Organic food fluctuates in price as the season begins and ends and the supply becomes short. Commercial food is available year round because it comes from parts of the world where DDT and other toxic chemicals are routinely used to force growth beyond season. Ideally you should never eat these foods again. You will not need to season your soup. Your taste buds will be amazed at how good natural food tastes!

Day 2 & 3:

This veggie soup can be the major portion of your diet for the next couple days, adding fresh raw fruits, veggies and salads (olive oil and lemon for dressing) raw nuts and seeds. Digestive enzymes, herbs and vitamins can be taken again at this point.

Day 4 and beyond:

Resume eating using fresh organic foods, including plenty of whole grains (see recipe under resources on web page above.) Remember that your former diet got you into a lot of trouble, and rethink how you eat. Your body loves moderation, whole grains, fruits and veggies, high quality (organic) protein, raw nuts and seeds. Dairy, alcohol, caffeine, refined carbs, white sugar, flour, rice and potatoes, carbonated beverages and chemicals trouble your body. Always avoid these troubling foods.