Fasting Detoxification Retreats
Purification of Body Mind Spirit
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For Purification Of Your Blood
best juices for blood purification are lemon juice, beet juice,
carrot juice, and the juices of all leafy greens. Leafy green
juices are particularly important because they supply chlorophyll,
an essential part of any blood purification therapy. Chlorophyll
not only cleanses the blood of impurities, but also builds
up the blood with important nutrients, promotes regularity,
and inhibits cellular damage from radiation. This makes chlorophyll
helpful in the treatment of many disorders. Wheatgrass, barley,
and alfalfa juices are all rich in chlorophyll.
of chemicals - ranging from gases such as carbon monoxide
to toxic metals such as lead to natural substances such as
fat - can find their way into the blood and impair its function.
These foreign substances enter the body through the food we
eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and surfaces
with which we come in contact through our skin. Because these
substances act on the blood in different ways, the adverse
effects they produce may vary widely.
one time, Paavo Airola, N.D., Ph.D. referred to fasting
as the royal road to health and long life.
Fasting is a popular method of detoxification because
the body can begin extricating the noxious materials rather
quickly, allowing the purification of the blood and
for the body to commence the healing process. Literally, fasting
means to deprive oneself of food for a specific period, usually
for therapeutic or religious purposes. Medical journals have
presented articles that support fasting as a therapeutic means
of ridding hazardous materials from the body (Imamura et al.
is a time-proven remedy. Its use goes back many thousands
of years, really to the beginning of life forms. As a healing
process and spiritual-religious process, it has continued
to be more intelligently applied, we hope, in the last several
Velhos Fasting And Blood Purification Valley
Essenes, authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls, also advocated
fasting to purify themselves and commune with God. This
was one of their primary healing methods. The Essene
Gospel of Peace, transcribed by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely
from the third-century Aramaic manuscript, suggests that
Satan, his evil spirits, and his plagues will be cast out
of our being by fasting and prayer. The Essenes believed
that disease came from Satan (they claimed that it took
three days without food to starve Satan) and from sins upon
our body-the temple, which must be purified for God to reside
there. To bring God into our life more completely, we would
fast on water ("today we know that juice
fasting is the best method for purifying and
detoxification") and "go to the waters
(stream, lake) and find a hollow reed, insert
it in our rear ends and flush the evils from our bowels."
eliminated from the intestines
many philosophers, scientists, and physicians, fasting was
an essential part of life, health, and the healing process
needed to recreate health where there was sickness. Socrates,
Plato, Aristotle, Galen, Paracelsus, and Hippocrates all used
and believed in fasting therapy. Most spiritual teachers also
recommend fasting as a useful tool. In a booklet from the 1947
lecture entitled Healing by God's Unlimited Power, Paramahansa
Yogananda suggested that fasting is a way to increase our natural
resistance to disease, stating that Fasting is a natural
method of healing. When animals or savages are sick, they fast. He continued, Most diseases can be cured by judicious
fasting. Unless one has a weak heart, regular short
fasts have been recommended by the yogis as an excellent health
measure. Yogananda referred to an Armenian doctor, Grant Sarkisyan,
who had treated many patients successfully with fasting therapy
for such disorders as asthma, skin diseases, digestive problems,
and early stages of arteriosclerosis and hypertension.
increases the process of elimination and the release of toxins
from the colon, kidneys and bladder, lungs and sinuses, skin
and purifies the blood. This process can generate discharge
such as mucus from the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract,
sinuses, or in the urine. This is helpful to clear out the problems
that have arisen from overeating and a sedentary lifestyle.
Much of aging and disease, results from biochemical suffocation,
where our cells do not get enough oxygen and nutrients or cannot
adequately eliminate their wastes. Fasting helps us decrease
this suffocation by allowing the cells to eliminate and clear
the old products. But we have also seen that clients who do
not suffer from overeating nor a sedentary lifestyle, who have
been vegetarians for years, have a build up of mucous layers
in the gastro intestinal tract, and have experienced dramatic
positive changes with our juice fasting program.
the most important benefit of fasting is that it thoroughly
cleans and purifies the bloodstream.
is responsible for delivering nutrients and oxygen to every
cell in the body, and it must also carry away metabolic wastes
from the cells for excretion in the kidneys and lungs.
Blood is also the body's immunological watchman, circulating
white blood cells, enzymes and other immunity factors are
on 24-hour-a-day 'search-and-destroy' missions against invaders.
Dirty blood simply cannot perform these functions properly.
As a result, malnutrition sets in, resistance plummets, toxemia
becomes a chronic condition, and germs have a field day invading
your most valuable tissues.
Unless you live an ascetic life far from civilization and
avoid all dietary folly, your blood and other tissues are
bound to accumulate toxins and generally lose their functional
five years ago I was so incapacitated by arthritis
that I was practically bedridden. After trying
all the available medical treatments, consulting
dozens of doctors, and several fruitless stays
in hospitals I was becoming progressively
worse. My hands and fingers were stiff and
in constant pain. I could not bend myself,
walk, or even turn myself in bed. In addition,
I had a chronic ovary inflammation and constant
migraine. I was suffering from a bad case
of insomnia with resulting nervous exhaustion.
I also was chronically constipated. . .
felt hopeless. Nobody could help me. I could
not see my way out of the indescribable suffering
I had to endure. But my spirit was strong
and wouldn't give up. I was not willing to
accept my lot as a bedridden invalid for the
rest of my life. With the typical Scandinavian
sisu and perseverance I rebelled against my
fate. I wanted to live, become healthy again!
book by a British physician, Sir Robert McCarrison,
gave me new hope and became the turning point
in my life. It opened my eyes to the relation
between nutrition and health. I started to
experiment with myself. I changed my diet.
I fasted. I drank fresh vegetable juices and
broths made with cooked vegetables. I drank
herb teas. I took enemas and utilized colonic
irrigation to cleanse my intestines of accumulated
toxins and wastes. I read all I could on the
nature-cure methods and picked up ideas here
and there. I met the famous Danish raw-diet
pioneer Dr. Kristine Nolfi, M.D., and read
and studied her book The Living Foods. I also
took heat treatments and hydrobaths. I must
admit, I didn't have much faith in much of
what I did, but desperate as I was, I was
willing to try anything.
my surprise when I started to feel better
and better! The stiffness in my joints started
to disappear. I slept better; pain gave way,
and after just a few months I was, to my and
everybody's amazement, completely cured!
was 25 years ago and I never had a sick day
since. No traces of arthritis... Would you
like to see how flexible and elastic my body
when I cured myself I was so overjoyed with
the discoveries I made that I wanted to share
them with others and help as many as I could.
I visited Dr. McCarrison and he advised me
to open a clinic and help other arthritics
regain their health.
by the enthusiastic endorsement of this great
scientist, I transformed my seven-room apartment
in Copenhagen to an arthritis clinic. Patients
came from everywhere. They were brought in
on stretchers; they came supported on crutches;
they came in wheelchairs. And after four to
eight weeks on my simple regime they left
the clinic on their own feet, without wheelchairs
and crutches. The grateful patients spread
the news of their cures and a long line of
patients were waiting to come in under my
arthritis therapies and extraordinary results
became widely publicized in the press. The
Norwegian Medical Association invited me to
present a lecture on my therapies before the
leading medical authorities of the country....
fame spread to Sweden and a wealthy benefactor
offered the Brandal, a beautiful estate with
a large villa, for my disposition, to be used
as a rheumatic clinic. I accepted gratefully.
That was 13 years ago. During these years
we have helped thousands of arthritis sufferers.
you don't purge yourself of these toxins on a regular basis,
toxemia gets worse and worse, until the body cannot stand it
any longer and either purges itself spontaneously in form of
diarrhea, acne, pimples, boils, 'liver spots', foul perspiration,
body odor, bad breath, and so forth, or else it simply gives
up the battle and succumbs to cancer, tuberculosis and other
also eliminates acidosis from the bloodstream itself. In fact,
the unpleasant side effects felt during the first three days
of a fast are due entirely to these acid crystals and other
toxins entering the bloodstream en masse for elimination.
is the foremost argument presented by advocates of fasting.
"Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating
or neutralizing toxins through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs,
lymph glands, and skin. This process is precipitated by fasting
because when food is no longer entering the body, the body turns
to fat reserves for energy. "Human fat is valued at 3,500
calories per pound," a number that would lead one to believe
that surviving on one pound of fat every day would provide a
body with enough energy to function normally. These fat reserves
were created when excess glucose and carbohydrates were not
used for energy or growth, not excreted, and therefore converted
into fat. When the fat reserves are used for energy during a
fast, it releases the chemicals from the fatty acids into the
system which are then eliminated through the aforementioned
organs. Chemicals not found in food but absorbed from one's
environment, such as DDT, are also stored in fat reserves that
may be released during a fast. One fasting advocate tested his
own urine, feces and sweat during an extended fast and found
traces of DDT in each.
second prescribed benefit of fasting is the healing process
that begins in the body during a fast. During a fast energy
is diverted away from the digestive system due to its lack of
use and towards the metabolism and immune system. The healing
process during a fast is precipitated by the body's search for
energy sources. Abnormal growths within the body, tumors and
the like, do not have the full support of the body's supplies
and therefore are more susceptible to autolysis. Furthermore,
"production of protein for replacement of damaged cells
(protein synthesis) occurs more efficiently because fewer 'mistakes'
are made by the DNA/RNA genetic controls which govern this process."
A higher efficiency in protein synthesis results in healthier
cells, tissues and organs.This is one reason that animals stop
eating when they are wounded, and why humans lose hunger during
influenza. Hunger has been proven absent in illnesses such as
gastritis, tonsillitis and colds. Therefore, when one is fasting,
the person is consciously diverting energy from the digestive
system to the immune system.
the most scientifically proven advantage to fasting is the feeling
of rejuvenation and extended life expectancy. Part of this phenomenon
is caused by a number of the benefits mentioned above. A slower
metabolic rate, more efficient protein production, an improved
immune system, and the increased production of hormones contributes
to this long-term benefit of fasting. In addition to the Human
Growth Hormone that is released more frequently during a fast,
an anti-aging hormone is also produced more efficiently. The
only reliable way to extend the life span of a mammal is under-nutrition
without malnutrition. A study was performed on earthworms
that demonstrated the extension of life due to fasting. The
experiment was performed in the 1930s by isolating one worm
and putting it on a cycle of fasting and feeding. The isolated
worm outlasted its relatives by 19 generations, while still
maintaining its youthful physiological traits. The worm was
able to survive on its own tissue for months. Once the size
of the worm began to decrease, the scientists would resume feeding
it at which point it showed great vigor and energy. The
life-span extension of these worms was the equivalent of keeping
a man alive for 600 to 700 years.
seems that there are many reasons to consider fasting as a benefit
to one's health. The body rids itself of the toxins that have
built up in our fat stores throughout the years. Fasting
purifies the blood, the body heals itself, repairs all the
damaged organs during a fast. And finally there is good evidence
to show that regulated fasting contributes to longer life.
many doctors warn against fasting for extended periods of time
have over 30 years experience in fasting, and we have been facilitating
our supervised Fasting and Blood Purification programs at Moinhos
Velhos for the past 16 years.