Ways to Detoxify Part Two- The Cleansing Fast”- Holistic Health Tip for November

Firstly, insulin-dependent diabetics should not fast.  Having said that, and continuing from “Ways to Detoxify – Part One,” the next part of this topic involves “The Cleansing Fast.”

By Janice Buckler

The Cleansing Fast cleanses the kidneys, liver and bowels, the three major eliminative organs.  It may be repeated two to three times per year.

DAYS 1 – 3:

Mix 1.5 cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice with two litres of pure water (add a little honey if desired for palatability).  This tonic is to be sipped slowly throughout the day.  In addition to this, once a day in a large glass of water, take a heaping tablespoon of a good dried herbal-fibre blend containing as many of the following you can get:  psyllium, pectin, guar gum, peppermint leaf, garlic, papaya, dandelion root, buchu leaf, burdock rot, yellow dock root, rhubarb root, cinnamon bark, barberry bark and plantain leaf.

DAYS 4 – 5:

Stop the lemon water drink, but continue with the herbal-fibre mixture and drink as much as you want of any of the following:  pure water, tomato juice, carrot juice, dilute grape juice, or other vegetable or fruit juices (except citrus).

DAYS 6 – 7:

Continue with the herbal-fibre mixture and add raw vegetables and fruits.

DAY 8:

As above and add lightly steamed vegetables.

DAY 9:

As above and add raw unsalted nuts and/or seeds.

DAY 10 and onward:

Stop the herbal-fibre mixture and gradually return to a sound, healthful diet.

NOTE:  Two liters is the minimum amount of liquid each day.  More may be consumed if desired.  Use of supplements can be given a break during your fast, however, vitamin C is usually beneficial during this time.  If fresh lemons are not available, use pure, concentrated lemon juice in equivalent amounts (preferably organic).

Remember to stay happy and healthy!