Volume 1, Issue 2 - February, 2006

IN THIS ISSUE:

A. THE ART & SCIENCE OF FASTING
B. BOOK REVIEW
C. PRODUCT REVIEW
D. ROCKIN RAW RECEIPE
E. CLEANSING SPECIALS
F. EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS

A. THE ART & SCIENCE OF FASTING

The worlds most ancient and natural healing method is FASTING. Throughout time many religions utilized the powerful method of fasting to purify the body, mind and spirit. Many of the masters such as Jesus, Buddha, Yogi's, Taoist's, Hippocrates, Plato, all practiced and recommended fasting for serious illnesses and preventative health regimens. Very simply fasting gives our body time to eliminate unwanted toxins and wastes that clog and congest our body. Just about everyone can benefit from fasting, because most people suffer from toxic congestion in their body due to environmental pollutants, poor nutritional habits, and the stresses of unhealthy lifestyle. By eliminating toxins from the body remarkable changes can occur. For those burdened with poor health or chronic pathologies, fasting is extremely valuable in reversing unhealthy conditions back to health. For relatively healthy individuals, fasting is a fabulous preventative tool to help one stay healthy, vital, and possibly prevent aging and future illness.
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1. WHAT IS FASTING ?
Physically, fasting is the avoidance of solid food and taking in only liquids. Fasting is also multi-dimensional, from a wholistic perspective it is more than stopping the intake of food it is also eliminating toxins, mentally, emotionally, spiritually. This can mean taking a break from ones worldly and social responsibilities and creating space, of silence and isolation to cleanse the mind, emotions and spirit.

2. WHY FAST?
For your health ! For your body ! For your mind ! For your well being ! Just about everybody benefits from fasting, because most of us can have toxins on multiple levels. Very few of us are truly healthy. Over time we normalize dysfunction in our body, accept lower levels of energy, and struggle with fatigue, sluggishness or poor health. Fasting gives your body a break from the constant punishment we put it through. Life, high stress, excessive work, lack of exercise, and over consumption of processed, dead, lifeless junk food, all of it, takes its toll on our precious body. The end result of unhealthy living, and ongoing dietary abuse is toxins get backed up, and clog and congest our body's cells, tissues and organs. In time, our energy level begins to decline, dysfunction in our body sets in and as our vitality lowers we lose our motivation and passion for life. Fasting is a way to stop the addictive bad habits we can get into. It's a fantastic way to recalibrate your body back into balance, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. As the physical body detoxifies and rejuvenates you start to feel young and alive again. The mind begins to function more efficiently, bringing mental clarity and calmness. Emotionally, as we cleanse we are happier, and can feel the beauty within ourselves, elevating our sense of self worth and self esteem. Spiritually the cleanliness and clarity allows us to be more present in life, connect with the spirit within, and be in touch with our true nature. Fasting is one the oldest and most profound ways to purify the body, mind and spirit.

3. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE FAST ?
Over a billion processes are happening inside our body daily. Digestion alone takes
35 % of your body's energy. When we fast, the body no longer has to use its energy to digest and metabolize all the meals and snacks we eat. Instead, this energy is now used for detoxification to clean out internal organs, cells and tissues. How does the body do this? Within 24 hours of fasting a remarkable self-healing, self-correcting process occurs. The enzymes that were used for digestion stop entering the stomach, and now travel to the intestines, internal organs, and into the bloodstream where they circulate and devour dead cells, metabolic wastes, and pollutants. Fasting triggers an internal cleansing process that reaches right down to every cell, tissue and organ in the body. It allows the body an opportunity to self digest stored materials, resynthesize nutrients and eliminate accumulated toxins. For example when acid builds up in the blood, the bloodstream deposits these acid crystals in various joints and arthritis can develop. Fasting allows enzymes to enter the joints, dissolve the crystals and restore synovial fluids to the joints. When the body has fewer demands on itself, each cell has the opportunity to catch up on its work, repair itself and dump it's wastes. After a few days or weeks of fasting, the body can eliminate an amazing amount if morbid waste. Often after a fast, sluggishness disappears, bodily functions normalize, and the body has a new vitality. Our body is able to digest food better, utilize nutrients more efficiently, and the metabolic functioning of the overall body is enhanced.

4. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DON'T FAST ?
When we don't fast or cleanse our body and we ignore the build up of toxic, poisonous wastes, they become entrenched in our body, and in time can develop into chronic pathologies. By not purging yourself of these toxins and wastes the body will attempt to naturally discharge its poisons in other forms such as diarrhea, acne, pimples, boils, body odor, bad breath, etc. If we don't get rid of the toxins they can develop in to a dictionary of diseases, conditions and syndromes.

5. PREPARING FOR A FAST
If this is your first time fasting set manageable goals that are realistic for your level of health and your lifestyle. Several days before you begin the fast it is important to prepare yourself physically, mentally and emotionally. Mentally and emotionally prepare your mind and your body for the fast. In your mind walk through the benefits you'll receive in doing a fast and recognize and cultivate the will power that will be necessary to avoid eating foods and drinking only liquids on the fast. If possible take some time off work or just create some extra down time to relax and rest.

Physically, several days before the fast eliminate all stimulants such as coffee, sugar, alcohol, black tea, soft drinks. Increase the consumption of raw fruits and vegetables and decrease breads, pastas, dairy, carbohydrates, meats, and junk foods. One day before the fast eat 100% raw fruit and vegetables. Before, during and at the end of the fast it is very important to help the bowel eliminate toxins by either doing, colon cleansing herbs, enemas or ultimately colon hydrotherapy. Drink plenty of purified water and get adequate rest and moderate exercise. Fasting takes courage, discipline and knowledge so be wise in your approach and choices for a fast.

6. WHAT TO EXPECT ON A FAST
In the first 1-3 days of a fast you will have hunger pangs, just drink as much liquid as you need or lay down and rest to help them pass. Expect to be challenged physically, mentally, emotionally on a fast as all kinds of things that have been stuffed down may begin to surface. After the 3rd day often the desire for food is gone and when you're in the fasting zone it seems you could fast forever. As the body clears away debris you'll either feel fantastic or you may experience some dizziness, weakness, or temporary increase in sickness, be patient, hang in there, once the body eliminates the toxins from your body you'll feel alive, clean, pure and even youthful. Don't be surprised by what comes out of you. Recently I had 4 significant B.M.s on the 4th day of an 8 day water fast. Toxins are better out than in so the more the merrier.

7. WHO SHOULD FAST OR NOT FAST
For those who are in relatively good health and want to purify their body and prevent dis-ease, fasting is a fabulous tool. For those who have eating disorders, are very sick, have chronic degenerative diseases, on heart medication, insulin or similar drugs seek professional guidance. Children should not fast except when naturally sick because they are in a growth process. When children say "I am not hungry" do not force them to eat, as their body may lose it's appetite for periods of time to purge unwanted wastes. The responsibility is always yours to assess your condition of health and what type and length of fast to do, or not to do. If you have never fasted before and have concerns about it consult a health care professional who is experienced and can guide you. Fasting takes discipline, the more you commitment the greater you'll feel on many levels.

8. TYPES OF FASTS - There are many different types of fasts, and lengths of fasts.

WATER FAST
Water fasts are very strict and give you quick results. It consists of drinking only water for the entire duration of the fast. It's a powerful fast and not recommended for the first time faster or for those in poor health. To do a water fast be educated on the effects of fasting and monitor yourself very carefully, or be supervised by an educated healthcare professional. The body's energies immediately go into cleanse mode on a water fast and an amazing amount of toxins can be released into the bloodstream. It's a powerful purification process, so it's important to rest more frequently and support bowel elimination with herbs, enema's or colon hydrotherapy.

JUICE FAST
Juice fasting is the avoidance of solid food and drinking juices made from fresh fruits and vegetables. Juice fasting is an effective way to cleanse while nourishing the body. Fresh juices are easily assimilated, require minimum digestion, and they supply many nutrients to help stimulate the body to clear its wastes. With all the different types of fruits and vegetables available today, the possibilities of different cocktail combinations you can create is delightfully endless. Juice fasting is easier than water fasting, because it supports the body nutritionally while cleansing. One should always drink water while on a juice fast and if desired herbal teas are fine as well.

LIQUID FAST
A liquid fast is avoiding solid foods and consuming nutrients in a liquid form. There is more variety on a liquid diet as on can consume fresh raw fruit and vegetable juices, as well as, homemade vegetable broth's, smoothie drinks with nuts, seeds, green powders, or protein powder, soy milk and herbal teas. The liquid fast provides increased nutritional support for the first time faster, for those who require more nutrition, or who's health is chronically challenged. One can stay on a liquid diet much longer with this regime and cleanse more gradually. The liquid fast is an excellent way to cleanse, detoxify and nourish the body.

All of these liquid fasts support the body to eliminate toxins and wastes. Each individuals experience with fasting will generate varying degrees of detoxification depending on; the type of fast, the condition of the body, the state of the mind and how well toxins are eliminated. With any type or length of fast always drink plenty of purified water, implement some kind of bowel support and allow time to rest during the fast.

9. DURATION OF FASTS
This varies according to the person's vitality, level of health and degree of health issues. Always start gentle with mild fasts and work your way up. Try fasting for one meal, then one day, then 3 days, and work you way up gradually. Ask your body what type of fast and how long of a fast it feels like doing, listen and you'll know the answer from within.

ONE MEAL FAST
Many of us have fasted instinctively already, when we have missed a meal because we were sick, upset, intuitively didn't feel like eating, or to busy. Drinking water, juices, broth's, or herbal teas, for one meal is a very gentle way to start. Pay attention to how your body feels and observe its response.

ONE DAY FAST
Is avoiding solid foods and drinking only liquids for a 24 hour span. The one day fast can be easily incorporated into a weekly or monthly schedule. If you fasted 1 day per week, in a year you'll have accomplished 52 days of fasting and your body and immune system will thank you.

3 DAY FAST
Is sustaining from solid foods and drinking only liquids for 3 days. The 3 day fast is good for general house keeping and breaking the addictive cycles of cravings, sweets, overeating or bingeing. Usually once you get past the 3rd day of fasting the desire for food leaves and you start to feel healthier and better.

7 - 10 DAY FAST
Deeper cellular elimination and repair can occur on a 7-10 day fast. This is suggested for the more experienced faster or those under supervision of a health care practitioner. The longer the fast the more cellular detoxification and purification that will occur and the better you will feel. It's best to have some time off work when doing a longer fast so one can rest more and pay attention to the signs and signals of the body.

10. SIGNALS TO COME OFF A FAST
LISTEN TO YOUR BODY and pay attention to its signs and signals it will tell you when to come off of the fast. When your body is ready to come off of the fast there is a knowing inside where you feel done, complete or it is time to end the fast. You will start to have an interest in food again, you'll have attractions to aromas, curiosity about food, a desire to chew, and there will be a real hunger within the body (which is not a craving).

11. BREAKING A FAST
Breaking a fast correctly is a very important. After not eating for a period of time, the temptation to over eat can sometimes be strong. Introduce foods back into you system gradually and slowly. Take 1-3 days to break the fast. Feed yourself like a baby, eat tiny amounts at first and chew your food very well in to a liquid state. Start with high water content foods such as watermelon, fruits, vegetables, soups, salads. Eat slowly, and sit down to eat, your stomach and glands are asleep so design a gentle menu to gradually wake the digestive system up. Typically it is suggested to eat fruit vegetables for the first 1-2 days, the 3rd day add carbohydrates(brown rice), and day 4 add protein. Incorrectly breaking a fast can cause you a lot of pain and discomfort by overloading the digestive to quickly, so be gentle and enjoy the delightful flavors of food again. You will be surprised how fabulous food tastes and how full you will feel on a small amount of food. When the body is cleaner you'll absorb your food more effectively and feel nourished sooner (this can help to break the addictive cycle of over eating).

Fasting is nature's ancient, universal remedy and can promote high levels of well-being. It is one of the oldest and best remedies ways to naturally cleanse, detoxify and heal the body from within. Many people feel a tremendous sense of well being physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. If you're tired or inspired give it a try!

B. BOOK REVIEW

ALKALIZE OR DIE - By Dr. Theodore A. Baroody
This is one of the best books I have come across in years because it's a simple philosophy, that's basic common sense and is easy for the average person understand. The theory is alkalize the body, or die. It's believed that no disease can occur in an alkaline body and all disease is because our body becomes to acidic. Dr.Theodore Baroody has done comprehensive research and clinical findings that indicate illness and disease are directly linked to, over acidity in the body. In the toxic world we live today with high stress, junk foods and poor lifestyles, our body can become very toxic and acidic.

This book will teach you how to be healthy by alkalizing your body. You'll have a clear understanding of what of the alkaline /acid balance is and how to test your own acid/alkaline level. You'll discover what causes acidity and alkalinity in the body physically, mentally, and emotionally. There are great charts to show the difference between alkaline and acid forming foods along with a 21 day meal planner. Learning to alkalize your body is not another fad diet, it's a simple philosophy that's an intelligent way to eat for good health and well-being.

Alkalize or Die will teach you what causes many illnesses and conditions, and how you can reverse them through the alkaline way of life, which is simple, user friendly and basic common sense. It's an excellent read with powerful information that can help you achieve a high level of health and vitality.

C. PRODUCT REVIEW

THE ULTIMATE COLON CLEANSE - ELIMINATING COLONIC PLAQUE!

We've all undoubtedly heard about "colonic plaque"… the black, mucousy plaque which accumulates on the walls of our colon. Also known as "mucoid plaque" photographs of this rubbery, often ropey build up are commonly featured on popular colon cleansing websites, books and products. So what is colonic plaque, and what are the effects of its presence on our health?

Colonic plaque is comprised primarily of sloughed off epithelial cells, bacterial byproducts, digested food (fecal matter), plasma proteins, bile salts, pancreatic enzymes, and constituents found in intestinal secretions. It's created by the body to protect itself from toxins including acid wastes, pharmaceutical drugs, heavy metals, toxic chemicals, antigen/antibody complexes, microbial activity, and the toxins produced by incomplete digestion and absorption. When mucoid plaque accumulates on the walls of the colon, it can adversely affect the body's ability to digest and assimilate the nutrients from food. As well, the toxins which accumulate in the plaque can pass through the lining of the colon wall and enter the bloodstream. imagine a backed up sewer system spewing waste into your basement or body !

So how does one eliminate colonic plaque? I have seen clients eliminate it through intensive cleansing and fasting, but often only when undertaking 10 or more colon hydrotherapy treatments. There are many cleansing kits, which promise to eliminate colonic plaque, however I have tried many and found that very few actually deliver….

Until "Blessed Herbs" - a small family owned medicinal herb company in Masachusetts who have designed a cleanse kit which greatly assists with this process. Designed with various cleansing options tailored to achieve the level of cleansing desired, the cleanse kit can be used one of three ways. For best results, a 5 day fast with juices and broths is recommended. For moderate results, the kit can be used over 8 days with a modified diet. And for a milder cleanse, the kit can be used over 30 days, with optional diet changes. The kit consists of fiber envelopes which are taken 1-5 times daily, and a digestive stimulator capsule taken (1-10 capsules) nightly depending on the level of cleanse chosen.

So how does it really work? I used the kit twice, the first time for 10 days while fasting and doing colon therapy daily. The second time for 5 days while fasting and doing colon therapy daily. Normally when fasting and doing colon therapy daily, I do not have bowel movements at all. While on the Blessed Herbs cleanse, I had 3-5 bowel movements daily, in addition to eliminating tremendous amounts of waste during the colon therapy. Most of it undeniably old material (no colonic plaque, however I eliminated most of that during extensive colon therapy years ago). I did not feel hungry at all during the fasting, as the fiber envelopes taken every 3 hours, kept me feeling full and satisfied. The eliminations were very manageable, no painful uncomfortable cramping, and I was able to do this cleanse while maintaining a busy lifestyle (no accidents!).

Several of my clients also worked with the cleanse kit, reporting huge successes as well. Results varied from elimination of some very old, ropey and knotted waste, to literally having to pull the rubbery material which was being expelled. Most of these clients opted for the intensive cleanse requiring 5 days of fasting, and also found it quite manageable. Most of them also chose to do the cleanse kit in conjunction with colon therapy, undertaking anywhere from 2- 5 treatments during the 5 day cleanse. Compared to clients who did the cleanse kit by itself (not in conjunction with colon therapy treatments), the best results were achieved by those who incorporated both the cleanse kit and colon therapy (cleansing "from both ends" so to speak).

As someone who has tried many colon cleansing products and kits (in addition to colon therapy done regularly over many years), I feel the Blessed Herbs colon cleanse kit (in conjunction with colon therapy) delivers a very intensive cleanse and I would, highly recommend it for anyone seeking to efficiently eliminate years of old accumulated fecal material.

Note: The Blessed Herbs cleanse kit should not be used by pregnant or nursing mothers, anyone with an active or acute infection, anyone undergoing or recovering from a medical procedure, surgery or therapy, anyone with a bowel obstruction, abdominal pain, or diarrhea. As well, anyone with extreme weakness or extreme deficiencies should not do the fasting part of the program

For more information on the Blessed Herbs cleanse kit, please feel free to call our office at 780 482-7978, or see www. Blessedherbs.com (click on the colon cleanse link). The kit is available at Cellular Health Inc. for $125.00 plus GST. It can also be ordered directly from the Blessed Herbs website, however keep in mind that prices are in US dollars, and customs, duty and shipping will be added to the price.

D. RAW RAW RAW RECIPES

To promote the intake of live enzymes for optimal nutrition, we offer the following RAW soup recipe. How can soup be raw you ask? As long as the water added to it does not exceed 48 degrees celsius (118 degrees farenheit) the enzymes are not destroyed. Sound complicated? It doesn't have to be. As a rule, never add water at a temperature beyond which is comfortable for your finger, and you'll still enjoy a hearty, warm and raw soup.

SPINACH AVOCADO SOUP
3 cups torn spinach
½ cup water
½ cup coarsely chopped (seeded) cucumber
½ avocado (cut into chunks)
2 teaspoons Nama Shoyu
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1 small garlic clove (chopped)
4 fresh basil leaves, torn
1 tablespoon chopped scallion

In a blender combine the spinach and water. Blend. Add the cucumber, avocado, Nama Shoyu, lemon juice, parsley, garlic, basil and scallion. Blend until smooth, diluting with warm water if necessary to achieve the desired consistency. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

This soup can handle a lot of herbs, so be creative. Add generous amounts of basil for a pesto flavour, or lots of garlic and oregano for a Mediterranean flavour. This recipe can also be made into a dressing by adding 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 2-3 tablespoons olive oil and spices to taste. It can also be made into a dip by adding additional avocado.

From: The Raw Gourmet, by Nomi Shannon
Note: Nama Shoyu can be purchased at most natural health supermarkets. It is a traditional fermented Japanese soy sauce aged in wooden kegs which is lower in salt than other soy sauces or tamari. Nama means "raw". Bragg's liquid aminos can also be used in place of the Nama Shoyu.

E.CLEANSING SPECIALS

COLON HYDROTHERAPY SPECIAL

Due for a cleanse or interested in improving your health ?

Book 5 Colon Hydrotherapy sessions and receive $ 5.00 off of each Colon Hydrotherapy session.

Call 482-7978 to arrange a flexible appointment time.
For more information about Colon Hydrotherapy, see;
www.cellularhealthinc.com or call us at (780) 482-7978


F. EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS !

THROUGH METRO CONTINUINING EDUCATION COLLEGE

Learn more about "HEALTHY DIGESTION AND ELIMINATION"
Monday, February 27th 2006 6:30 - 9:30pm

Also Explore "THE ART & SCIENCE OF IRIDOLOGY
Tuesday March 7th 2006 6:30 - 9:30pm

To register: call Metro Continuing Education @ (780) 428-1111
Or Register at: metrocontinuingeducation.ca


At Cellular Health Inc. we offer a variety of services;
Colon Hydrotherapy, Massage Therapy,
Iridology, Ion Cleansing, and Holistic courses.
10902-130 Street Edmonton, AB T5M 0Z3
Phone: (780) 482-7978
WEBSITE: www.cellularhealthinc.com
EMAIL: cellularhealth@shaw.ca

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