Experts Take On Cleansing

“Fasting is a valid experience. It can benefit any otherwise healthy person whose calories now have the upper hand in his/her life.”  The New England Journal of Medicine

“Fasting is an effective and safe method of detoxifying the body…A technique that wise men have used for centuries to heal the sick. Fast regularly and help the body heal itself and stay well. Give all of your organs a rest. Fasting can help reverse the aging process, and if we use it correctly we will live longer, happier lives.

Each time you complete a fast, you will feel better. Your body will have a chance to heal and rebuild its immune system by regularly fasting [a major benefit]. You can fight off illness and the degenerative diseases so common in this chemically polluted environment we live in. When you feel a cold or illness coming on or are just depressed– fast!” James Balch, M.D. and Phyllis Balch, C.N.C.

“The ideal technique for successful fasting is the use of fresh, raw fruit and vegetable juices. On such a diet, the full spectrum of nutrients is supplied in an easily assimilated form, so the digestive tract is able to remain essentially at rest.”  Carolyn Myss, M.D.

“Whether the patient has a cardiac condition, hypertension, autoimmune disease, fibroids, or asthma, he or she must be informed that fasting and natural, plant-based diets are a viable alternative to conventional therapy, and an effective one.” Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

“Fasting must be recognized as a fundamental and radical process that is older than any other mode of caring for the sick organism, for it is employed on the plane of instinct and has been employed since life was first introduced upon the earth. Fasting is nature’s own method of ridding the body of ‘diseased tissues,’ excess nutriment and accumulations of waste and toxins. Nothing else will increase elimination through every channel of excretion as will fasting.” Herbert M. Shelton 

“Fasting can help reverse the ageing process, and if we use it correctly, we will live longer, happier lives.” Dr. James Balch, MD

“In over 70 years of supervising fasts, I have seen miracles happen to people… Its power to heal and rejuvenate the body is unsurpassed.”  Dr. Bragg, ND, PhD

“There are hundreds of journal articles in the medical literature documenting the value of fasting in improving the function of the entire body including brain [cites studies]. Fasting has been repeatedly observed to alleviate neurosis, anxiety and depression.” Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

“I often observe in the fasting participants that by four days of fasting, concentration seems to improve, creative thinking expands, depression lifts, insomnia stops, anxieties fade, the mind becomes more tranquil and a natural joy begins to appear. It is my hypothesis that when the physical toxins are cleared from the brain cells, mind-brain function automatically and significantly improves and spiritual capacities expands.” Gabriel Cousins, M.D.

“Fasting must be recognized as a fundamental and radical process that is older than any other mode of caring for the sick organism, for it is employed on the plane of instinct and has been employed since life was first introduced upon the earth. Fasting is nature’s own method of ridding the body of ‘diseased tissues,’ excess nutriment and accumulations of waste and toxins. Nothing else will increase elimination through every channel of excretion as will fasting.” Herbert Shelton, The Science and Fine Art of Fasting