The best, safest and most effective method of fasting is juice-fasting. Although, the classic method of fasting was with drinking pure water, but most of the leading authorities on fasting today agree that juice fasting is far superior to a water fast.
When we fast, our body burns up and excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes. We can help this cleansing process by drinking alkaline juice instead of water, because the elimination of uric acid and other inorganic acids will be accelerated. And sugars in juices will strengthen the heart, so juice fasting is the best form of fasting. For myself, when I’m doing a regular fast, not a mini, I sip on organic apple, organic cherry juice, and organic carrot juice. It really helps to sip on something you enjoy!
Vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and trace elements in fresh, raw vegetable and fruit juices are extremely beneficial in normalizing all the body processes. They supply essential elements for the body’s own healing activity and cell regeneration and, therefore, speeding the recovery.
It is recommended ‘by those who know,’ that all juices should be prepared from fresh fruit immediately before drinking. Canned or frozen juices should not be used.
Now, this is something I don’t do and that’s probably why I get some really, foul, weird-looking bowel excrements and that is before beginning a fast, to do an enema, at least every alternate day during the fasting period.
While fasting, get as much fresh air as possible and drink plain lukewarm water when thirsty. Fresh juice may be diluted with pure water. The total liquid intake should be approximately six to eight glasses.
A lot of energy is spent during the fast in the process of eliminating accumulate poisons and toxic waster materials. It is, therefore, of utmost importance that one gets as much physical rest and mental relaxation as much as possible during the fast.
So, as a classroom teacher, it is not recommended to fast while being in the classroom. For myself, I fasted during holidays and long weekends. However, one could make it work, if one starts the fast just before a weekend begins.
In cases of fasts in which fruit juices are consumed, especially when fresh grapes, oranges, or grapefruit are used exclusively, the toxic wastes enter the blood-stream rapidly, resulting in an overload of toxic matter, which affects normal bodily functions. This often results in dizzy spells, followed by diarrhea, and vomiting. If this physical reaction persists, one should discontinue the fast and take cooked vegetables containing adequate roughage, such as spinach and beets until the body functioning returns to normal. An overweight person finds it much easier to go without food. Loss of weight causes no fear and the person’s attitude makes fasting almost a pleasure.
On the first day of one’s fast, you will feel those hunger pains, but the craving for food will gradually decrease as one’s fast progresses.
Only very simple exercises like short walks may be undertaken during the fast. A warm water or neutral bath may be taken during the period. Cold baths are not advisable. Sun and air baths should be taken daily. Fasting sometimes produces a state of sleeplessness which can be overcome by a warm tub bath, hot water bottles at the feet and by drinking one or two glasses of hot water.
Disclaimer: I am a retired teacher and what I share in my writing about health are my findings from being an avid reader, as well as from personal experience. I wish someone had taken the time to write articles that were meant to help the classroom teacher in staying healthy or to improve their health. After all, it is the teachers in this world that truly make a difference. As with anything new, please consult a medical professional, since every individual is unique.