Why would anyone want to stop eating? Food can heal, right? Actually, calorie restriction and periodic fasting have been used as a cure-all for centuries. When fasting, fat people become skinny, sick people become well, and sluggish people become energetic.
At first, I was very skeptical about fasting because I was afraid of being weak and hungry. However, after my first day of fasting, I felt great and my energy level was high. Juice fasting is a must for anyone who desires to improve their health.
Here are two fundamental books on fasting:
1) Best book on Why We Should Fast:
“Fasting Can Save Your Life”, Dr. Herbert M. Sheldon
This book saved my life back in 1987 when I was very sick with debilitating ulcerative colitis. I drank fresh vegetable juices and herbal teas for 20 days. After 3 weeks of fasting my bleeding and diarrhea stopped. Since then, I’ve regularly used juice fasting as part of my gut healing protocol.
2) Best Book on How to Fast:
“How to Keep Slim, Healthy, and Young with Juice Fasting”, Paavo Airola
This book guides you step-by-step in:
- preparation for juice fast
- what to do daily during juice fast, and
- how to break the fast.
Please be aware that this book does not describe possible risks associated with juice fasting in relation to different medical conditions. For safe weight loss, I would not recommend starting with juice fasting. Overweight and obese individuals should learn about a healthy eating lifestyle and how to incorporate simple exercise routines for safe, gradual weight loss.