Popular semi-fasts include raw vegetables and fruit
juice fasts, such as the famous 'grape cure'.
Vegetable and therapeutic fruit juice fasts are an excellent way to
purify the body and eliminate toxic conditions before they become pathological.
They are also a fantastic way, a very efficient and quick way to
replenish enzyme content in the human body.
Select only one variety of raw vegetable or fruit juice,
and stick to it throughout a program, which may last anywhere from 3 to 10 days,
depending on your condition and your determination.
Select a fruit or vegetable that has a natural
affinity for the organs and glands that need the most therapy. For
example, watermelon for kidneys. Or pineapple for lungs and
Dark grapes, for example, are the best choice for people
with gastric-intestinal and liver ailments.
In Russia, there is a sanitarium in Yalta that specializes
exclusively in the grape fast. Patients begin by eating 1 pound of fresh raw grapes and
work up to 10 pounds per day.
Besides detoxifying the digestive tract and curing
gesture-intestinal ailments, the grape cure greatly enhances metabolism and strengthens
heart muscles. Some patients in America have credited the grape with curing otherwise
Most people who try a fruit or vegetable juice semi-fast feel
marvelous the first two days, then start 'crashing' by the third or fourth. That's because it takes two or three days for
detoxification to commence but, once it does, the bloodstream becomes heavily loaded with
poisons excreted from the cells for disposal through the kidneys.
When this happens, just grin and bear it for a
few more days, and you will soon feel better than ever before. In
order for any cleansing fast to work, you must go through this
two-or-three-day period of cathartic discomfort; otherwise, you'll
carry these poisons with you right into an early grave. It takes at
least 27 hours before the
body starts to go into detox mode.
Mini fasts are short fasts lasting from 24 hours to 3 days.
Going on a once-a-week mini-fast of 24 -36 hours is an
ancient Oriental health practice that is still quite popular among enlightened circles of
It used to be known in the West as well. The Greek
biographer Plutarch wrote, 'Instead of medicine, fast for a day'. Many experienced colon
cleansing Masters highly recommend this once-a-week regimen as a 'maintenance program'
between annual 7-day cleanses.
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