View Full Version : Fasting- Juice vs Water/dry
03-15-2011, 06:47 PM
So in an attempt to find the fastest way to get toxins out of my system I'm come to the idea of fasting many times, however I've always wondered about juice vs. water and even dry fasting (all of which i've experienced).
The main issue is how are the toxins eliminated? I understand that when you stop eating the energy in your body is "rerouted" and your body releases stored up toxins, but how are they eliminated? Just through the kidneys during urination? Are there "fat soluble" toxins?
Another question I've pondered is whether there's something in the juices that cause the body or provoke it to release toxins or if it's just because you're not taking in so much "crap". For example chlorophyll and wheatgrass juice... would fasting on that cause a faster release of toxins and faster healing than a water fast?
What are your ideas on this subject?
03-15-2011, 08:16 PM
dry fasting - fastest way to detox
green smoothie feasting
eating raw live foods - still huge detoxing but the least of this list.
your body has many ways to eliminate and release toxins... your skin is your largest organ so it uses that. it uses your toilet (urine and feces). it uses your breath, your nose...
your body goes into detox when you diet is clean. the less work your body does digesting... the more time and energy your body has to release toxins and heal your dis-eases.
have you read this site (http://www.soilandhealth.org/02/0201hyglibcat/020127shelton.III/020127.toc.htm) at all?
03-16-2011, 02:38 AM
Aleesha- Wow, that was an amazingly and unexpectedly helpful resource, ahaha. I haven't even come close to finishing all of it but have already had some minor revelations based upon it, thank you.
The reason I ask is because I am experimenting with water and dry fasting and my mind tends to worry. I have this skin condition called "keratosis pilaris" which medical science says is the pores of the skin being clogged with excess keratin or whatever. I just worry that if my organs(skin included) are in bad shape that when fasting, the toxins may fail to be eliminated and may simply be reabsorbed and recirculated.
Thus I was considering whether using certain foods as "solvents" or mediums for toxins to be dumped and eliminated would be preferred in the beginning stages.
I will continue reading the resource you've provided. Thanks again.
03-16-2011, 10:25 AM
i would suggest you do a fast on juices... focusing on green juices. very healing to your skin.
i would strongly hesitate to dry fast for longer than a day. your organs get NO water during a dry fast and i've read they age significantly during that time. not really what we want from fasting.
consider a green juice fast... it'll do your skin gooooood!
03-16-2011, 03:36 PM
Aleesha- I appreciate your suggestion, however I think i'm going to continue with my original method. The literature gave me a good bit of reassurance. Plus i'm kinda broke so.... :p
Also the more you meditate the less fear you'll have of going without water. The most important thing is to be in tune with your body and your intuition. If your body says no then don't force it. We don't yet understand this vessel of the divine and to underestimate it or judge it from a limited point of view would be a great folly for those who wish to become closer to it and understand it better.
Shelton's words proved true to my experience. During fasts my body wants nothing, yet the mind interferes and worries due to outdated programming and limiting beliefs. Also Arnold Ehret and Shelton both say that it's the body that heals itself, not food that heals it. This is an important idea and one that i need to test for myself.
Thank You again for the literature, may Peace be with you
03-16-2011, 07:08 PM
The reason I ask is because I am experimenting with water and dry fasting and my mind tends to worry.
Also the more you meditate the less fear you'll have of going without water.
hmmm... doesn't seem to be working for you??? I noticed in your other posts on the forum you share that you meditate and fast often... so then why are you worrying? :hug
03-16-2011, 07:38 PM
I'm not worried about the water part as the two quotes below may suggest. Through particular meditation practices the body can learn to go without water completely, but thats not what i'm referring to.
I was worried that if my organs were already in bad shape that fasting would release a bunch of toxins which would merely get re-absorbed and re-circulated. Therefore I was questioning whether a diet of solvents (example: liver flushing) would be a better idea to start off with. In other words I was curious is fasting would be more effective if done AFTER a period of healing diet or whether it would be plenty effective by itself.
The fast itself was working fine for me, in fact TOO fine. I had nearly the same level of energy as when I was eating. I even played 4 hours of paintball (day 5) with 11 other people around my age and sustained energy levels equal to theirs. One of my issues is that I'm somewhat of a perfectionist so if I feel i'm doing something wrong or if I feel i could be doing it better I'll often waiver from my path.
Don't worry, my resolve is reset. There are a few things I overlooked, Thank You very much for pointing me towards the literature I needed to see. :)
03-16-2011, 08:34 PM
03-23-2011, 06:07 PM
I've read somewhere on a fasting site on the internet that it's preferred to do a juice fast compared to a water fast simply cus the juices will help neutralize toxins that your body is releasing. Whereas with a water fast, once your body begins to release toxins you have to wait until they are eliminated. And during that process you may have so much to detox that it's possible to hurt yourself. So on that site it was suggested to do a juice fast.
I would also suggest you go with a juice fast if having toxins being recirculated throughout your body is a concern.
Plus juice can feed your body so many good things to help it grow, and regenerate.
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