Sunday, July 6, 2008

Day 98- Nutrition Bite

"Fasting is the world's most ancient and natural healing mechanism.

Fasting triggers a truly wondrous cleansing process that reaches right down to each and every cell and tissue in the body. Within 24 hours of curtailing food intake, enzymes stop entering the stomach and instead travel into the intestines and bloodstream. Enzymes then circulate and gobble up all sorts of waste matter, including dead and damaged cells, unwelcome microbes, metabolic wastes, and pollutants.

All organs and glands get a much-needed and well-deserved rest, during which their tissues are purified and rejuvenated and their functions balanced and regulated. The entire alimentary canal is swept clean. By rebuilding immunity, health is naturally restored and disease disappears.

If health and immunity are thereafter conscientiously maintained, the individual is no longer vulnerable to disease and dieting becomes unnecessary. Surely one of the most overlooked and yet most valuable modes of healing that will be rediscovered in the future of the medicine is the fast. This is because of the increasing interest in looking to oneself for healing powers. The fast is an inward process and cannot be entered upon only from an outer approach with any expectation of a lasting benefit. The person must invariably be involved with the overall results. This therapeutic encounter is in direct contrast to the usual non-involvement in the physician-directed, disease-oriented medical practice of today."

Evart Loomis M.D.

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