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The Benefits of the 24 Hour Water Fast

Today we are going to speak about the benefit of the 24 hour  weekly  water fast. water-fasting-fountain-of-youthThe most recognized figure whom lived by this principle was Paul C. Bragg,  of the “Bragg’s Healthy lifestyle”.  His energy, strength, vitality and youthfulness give us clue’s that this is in fact a powerful way to optimize the function of the body. He left his physical body during an accident in his 90’s while surfing.

Although at first it can be a bit challenging as you create this as a weekly practice it becomes a joyous experience allowing you to fully rest and rejuvenate. We are giving our digestive system a break which is one of the best things we can do to improve the overall function of our digestive system and organ system.

When the body is given the time to heal it will do so. Digesting food takes so much life force so in order to allow the body to clean house it requires a break.  Often the belief is to take this product or food to heal the body, however I believe it is what we let go of that heals the body and what we cleanse out of our system that gives us back our radiance.  Expensive supplements can be beneficial however clean the body out first and then see how its vital life force returns without fail. I present you with the miracle of water fasting.

If we want better bowel movements it’s a great idea to water fast.  Each meal we take in should yield a bowel movement shortly there after.   If this is not happening you can be sure food is fermenting, putrifying and going rancid attracting, parasites, yeast, mold and fungus.  Cleaning out the bowels via water fasting will take care of this, simultaneously clearing the mind.

If we want our hormones to be working in harmony with us a water fast also helps to balance these out. If we are bombarded with toxins that mimic hormones we must flush them out. Giving the liver and other organs the opportunity to “catch up” in a sense and expel these toxins will reset the hormones.  A liver flush is also a wonderful adjunct to clearing toxins.

If we want great skin and clear eyes water fasting will give us this. At first there might be blemishes as the accumulated waste begins to flush out of the body but in time the blood and fluids in the body will become cleaner and the organs will function better.  In turn the waste will exit the kidney and bowel not the skin.

26050_382199959905_3381717_nAfter a few weeks of the 24 hour water fast then you can go into a 3 day water fast. The 3 day water fast is an incredible reset of the system. After this you can talk to your health practitioner about longer water fasts.  These will often reverse conditions in the body giving you a new lease on life. We are bombarded on a daily basis with toxins in our environment so keeping up thru a detoxification regime will give us a the purity to live our full potential this lifetime.

These longer fasts assist us to release unnecessary weight. When we water fast we are losing fat but also all the chemicals and toxins that were stored in the fat. The reason why so many people can not lose weight effectively is because of the toxins stored in the fat cells. The body is utilizing the fat as a protective measure to store these toxins. It isn’t until we release the toxins through a tool like water fasting that we can fully let go of the unwanted weight.  First and foremost there must be an internal shift in our mind’s eye or a healing that takes place that we no longer feel the need to protect ourselves with extra fat.  Once we adopt a healthy lifestyle of fresh pressed vegetable juices, and a whole food approach we can keep that weight off. Moving the body, communicating with love and forgiveness and keeping up a cleansing regime must be apart of this lifestyle to keep your weight at its natural state. A holistic approach is the way of the Natural Lifestyle Enthusiast!

What if someone is intending to gain weight? Water fasting also resets the system for those that are too thin. When the body is too thin it is also in an unbalanced state of dis-ease so fasting will assist to clear the toxins. Enzyme therapy coupled with water fasting can be a powerful approach here.  The enzymes work to go after any viruses or bacteria that might be hindering the immune system from working properly.

So, the 24 hour water fast also gives us more energy, vitality, youthfulness,  emotional balance, and the ability to see things from an optimistic point of view. We are more quick to forgive, more aware of ourselves and are able to respond to life instead of re-act.

Some tips for implementing your 24 hour water fast:

  • Choose a day that you can rest as you desire.
  • Utilize Spring Water for the fast.
  • Sunbathe in early sunlight or late day sunlight for powerful nutrition via the sun.
  • Fill your time with positive affirmations, vision board creations or art that you enjoy on this day.
  • Get on the earth to receive valuable earth frequencies for hormonal balance and regeneration.
  • Adopt a healthy whole food organic lifestyle prior to the fast so you have fewer detox symptoms.
  • Consider doing a castor oil pack on the large intestine or the liver for 1 hour with infrared heat to assist toxin removal.
  • Prepare & perform a coffee enema if you get a headache. This will assist the liver to flush out these toxins.
  • Take a quality colon cleanser the night of your 24 hour fast. Oxy Powder by Dr. Edward Group is recommended.
  • Start your fast after breakfast and go until breakfast the next day. (BREAK the FAST…hence the word breakfast:))
  • Have a power packed superfood smoothie for breakfast and the next morning after 24 hours have a green vegetable juice to start the day!
  • Enjoy the emotional clearing, clearing of stagnant waste and the reset you gain from this bringing about a more ageless, loving and purified you!

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Keep Up & You will Be Kept Up.

The title of this article is a great quote from Yogi Bhajan. Recently I was at a prosperity Kundalini Yoga class at my teacher’s home in Santa Ana, California, known as The House of Guru Ram Das & the 4th of the 10 Gurus.

The class went on for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. In order for our energetic bodies to be led through the maya, the invisible, the visible, the seen and unseen we must keep up with the mantra’s and all things that assist in maintaining our bodies. As we allow this into our experience we are given the great gifts of prosperity. Prosperity can come in the form of great health, wealth, keen super senses & great friends/family around you.

Super Natural Living for Your Super Senses.~

We are always handsomely rewarded for the little things we do to keep up. For example, the 24 hour water fast is a wonderful way to clean and purify the body from the toxic overload presented to us on a daily basis. When our blood stream is clean we have peace of mind, a stronger will, happy hearts and long lasting energy. It is the key to maintaining cellular integrity. This type of fast is a steady and gradual way to purify the blood stream. It also keeps us connected to the Divine Energy and gives our minds great strength and clarity. Over time doing the 24 hour water fast can lead us to great health and the opportunity to enjoy longer water fasts. All the great Sages of this earth taught and chose fasting as a way to purify the mind, body and spirit. I have found that juice fasting/feasting is a great way to introduce into water fasting. However, when one is ready the water fast is a deep experience that is well worth the sacrifice. If you would like to see physical proof that your fast is working take your first urine each day that you water fast and collect it. Watch as the impurities settle over the next days and weeks and then you will realize what you have accomplished.  Fasting is a time for resting and giving the body time to rejuvenate as we allow Mother Nature to clean us out. Fasting coupled with a healthy non denatured diet in between will be an incredible combination in your journey for optimal health.  Your weekly fast will assist your weight to normalize if this is an issue.

Another great tool is being aware of our posture and the muscles that support our trunk.  These muscles hold up the body including the spine. When the spine is no longer supported due to weak muscles there will be an overall sense of discord through out the body. Energy can not flow properly and some organs or body parts get shut off from the life flow.

Incorporate Yoga & Strength Training for Great Posture

This also holds true for crossing the legs. When we cross the legs we cut off blood flow from the main arteries streaming through to our feet. This causes increased calcification in the feet and varicose veins of the legs. Do your best to sit up straight and keep your feet flat on the floor. You can create an energy circuit between yourself and the ground in this grounded state as well. With your feet flat on the ground or floor imagine being plugged into the neural network of the earth and imagine a stream of electricity going in through your leg up through your groin back down your other leg into the ground. This creates a solid ground to connect with the earth and allows for more energy flow. You can also in this state spin your chakras by imagining each of them beginning with the root chakra and turning it clockwise. Imagine the color red and go up through each of your chakras until you have reached the crown.  As these centers are activated and your crown chakra connects with the ether you have created a heavenly circuit through out the body.

Other ways to keep up would be deep breathing in a well oxygenated environment as this releases built up toxins and carbon dioxide and allows for increased vital power to flow in the blood stream.

Stretching and moving the body daily will stimulate increased life power and give us mental strength & confidence.  When you maintain a strong core you are more likely to experience a healthy over all body and your bowel movements will be regular. When the muscles are allowed to weaken in this area the bowels can become plugged up creating a swollen stomach. To maintain healthy bowel movements your 24 hour purified water fast, along with great posture and strengthening the core muscles will assist this whole process greatly.

Deep Breathing Increases Our Life Power

When we are cleaned out and operating from a place of optimal health our minds are at peace and we are left with pure thoughts and good intentions. Alot of times people feel they must resort to alcohol, drugs or other forms of stimulant to get the feeling they so desire.  If only we could realize all those states we so wish to achieve could be created with a will and a desire to keep up the greatest gift we have been given, our bodies!  Keep up with your practice and ask for assistance from your Great Creator, allow in the abundance and give yourself recognition when it makes sense. Judging or criticizing ourselves or others never gets us anywhere so its best to just continue to make room for the positive and focus on that. As this becomes the norm the lower thoughts and energies no longer have a place to dwell.

So Keep Up & We Will All Be Kept Up! And So IT IS!

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Probiotic Liquid Fasting for Optimal Well Being

I recently completed an 8 day liquid fast. This fast is considerably different than any other that I have done. I feel it could benefit many because it is versatile, nutrient dense & safe for those with Candida. In fact, I feel it assists acid conditions in the body re colonizes the friendly flora in the intestinal tract.

I feel that a traditional juice fast, although it can be quite healing can actually feed candida if it is not properly balanced with plenty of greens and land vegetables. I am a huge advocate of fresh pressed juice with a high caliber juicer such as the Green Star Elite or the Angel Juicer which is stainless steel a juice feast is a lot of fun. It slowly presses the juice extracting as much of the nutrient value as possible while lessening oxidation with its slow gears.

What I have found is utilizing fresh pressed juices with land vegetables (not root veggies-sugar) green apples, lemons, limes, and tons of herbs, wild flowers, & dark greens like spinach etc will be an optimal combo for juicing.  If this is not a concern for someone and they are feeling strong with there intestinal flora then of course go for yummy root veggies like non-hybrid carrots, beets etc.  Green apples are some what sour so if you utilize these you won’t get the sugar rush to the pancreas. Also if someone has diabetes this might be an optimal fast program.

A sample juice might be:

Fresh Lemons with peel (only if organic with peel)

1 green apple

1 large or 2 small cucumbers

2 inches of ginger root

1 bunch spinach

1 bunch wild dandelion greens (usually growing in your backyard)

1/2 of a celery bunch

1 big piece of fresh Aloe leaf (loaded with nutrients like zinc, sulfur, selenium, magnesium, amino acids & enzymes)-blend this into the juice once peeled.

Another liquid I am enjoying and utilizing to rejuvenate my intestines and body is young coconut kefir water from green coconuts and friendly microorganisms. They really have a consciousness and once our body is flooded with billions of friendly microbes are whole outlook can really change on life and how we see things. Try it!

I also have incorporated fresh veggie broth into the fast. What I do is take Cabbage, Dark Greens(collards & kale), Lots of Sea Vegetables for their amazing nutrient content especially iodine, carrot with tops, beets with tops, garlic, 1 whole onion, 1/2 a celery bunch etc… and put into a big pot, fill with filtered or spring water to cover and let simmer for 30 minutes. Then let the broth sit for a while with heat off. Now you have a savory broth for your lunch/dinner meal. I choose to incorporate the kale & collards thru lightly simmering the broth instead of in my fresh raw green juice b/c raw kale & collards have been known to suppress the thyroid. So with a light steaming you still get nutrients just no effect on the thyroid.

If one has a desire or consumes meat you might try getting bones like grass fed red marrow bones and simmering these for 12-24 hours. Skim the fat off the top and enjoy that broth for its ability to nourish the digestive tract and heal the gut walls. The added benefit to a grass fed bone broth is its ability to rebuild collagen in the face and body. I believe it also assists with cellulite concerns. This is something Donna Gates recommends in The Body Ecology Diet.

Another option for your liquid fast are herbal teas. I enjoy mixing different herbs like Gynostemma tea, with Lycium, Schizandra & some vanilla bean. Then I might add Chanca Piedra for its ability to decalcify the liver and tissues. I simmer different herbs and create a decoction with the roots, stems & herbs.

Another tea you might try is one made from Nettle Leaf. The B vitamins and Protein in nettle is incredible not to mention its silica content. I like to take a glass jar and at night time fill 2 ounces of Nettle Leaf and an 1 ounce of the Root, then I might add some Rose hips and Astragalus.. I let that sit over night in water and then the next day I simmer it for just a bit then let it soak.  This is a beauty tea for sure! The whole body will get a chlorophyl rich treat from the nettle leaf. The hair and skin will shine.

As a sweetener for your tea you might try a high quality stevia. I like sweet leaf stevia. This will not be a challenge for those with candida. If candida is not an issue than try a local raw honey for the nutrient value & taste.

So through out the day I am enjoying, fresh pressed juices, young green coconut kefir water, broths, & teas. I am also incorporating other nutrient superfoods and cleansing products.

Dr. Shulze Intestinal formula 1 & 2: So awesome and wildcrafted/organic too! This will actually go in and pull any hardened mucoid plaque that is challenging to remove with just a green juice fast.

Health Force Nutritional’s Vitamineral Green: This product not only has greens and herbs from the land like Tulsi, Horsetail, Nettle, Barley grass, Dandelion leaf juice, Moringa but also Spirulina & Chlorella from the waters. It has tons of sea veggies, enzymes, shilajit & billions of friendly microbes! IT is hands down so awesome to incorporate in the fast for high energy.

Fasting is a great idea to clear blockages and heal the gut walls. I would suggest consulting with a health care practitioner if this is new for you.

My results were  wonderful with 8 days of liquid fasting.   My digestion and elimination has improved. If you eat 3 times a day that is how many bowel movements you should be having.  A good habit to get into is about 20 or 30 minutes after a meal go into the bathroom and prop your feet up on a small stool. Then lift your arms up  in the air. This will assist a bowel movement and is very similar to the effects of squatting which is a natural way to evacuate.  It should be easy and effortless. If not drink more healthy fluids and do a colon cleansing fast now:)  If we get into the habit of going into the bathroom and eliminating our bodies will retrain to make time for it. Otherwise life and activities take over and we find ourselves not digesting life! We get uptight or upset etc..

As we can digest, assimilate, utilize and absorb foods and get rid of the waste gracefully so too we can handle life in this way. We notice our ability to digest life and take what is good and eliminate what is no longer serving us.  I feel that 3 or 4, 7 day fasts per year will yield great results.

Enjoy! Once you have completed a colon cleansing fast you might consider a weekly 24 hour Water fast to maintain your work.  This way toxins do not accumulate as much and the digestive tract takes a break once a week. Try it with Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, some Herbal tea and Coconut Kefir Water….now the digestive tract is getting coated with probiotics and healing liquids.

Utilize Spring Water or the best water you can find free of plastics, chemicals and hardened mineral deposits. Too much calcium in the water cements the body and creates calcification.

Categories: Calcification, Cellular Nutrition, Cleansing, coconut water kefir, Detoxifying, Fasting, fresh pressed juice | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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