1, Issue 2 - February, 2006
ART & SCIENCE OF FASTING
B. BOOK REVIEW
C. PRODUCT REVIEW
D. ROCKIN RAW RECEIPE
E. CLEANSING SPECIALS
F. EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS
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.
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.
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.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE FAST ?
Over a billion processes are happening inside our body daily. Digestion
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TYPES OF FASTS - There are many different types of fasts,
and lengths of fasts.
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 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.
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.
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
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
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).
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
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
a cleanse or interested in improving your health ?
5 Colon Hydrotherapy sessions and receive $ 5.00 off of each Colon Hydrotherapy
to arrange a flexible appointment time.
For more information about Colon Hydrotherapy, see;
www.cellularhealthinc.com or call us at (780)
METRO CONTINUINING EDUCATION COLLEGE
about "HEALTHY DIGESTION AND ELIMINATION"
Monday, February 27th 2006 6:30 - 9:30pm
"THE ART & SCIENCE OF IRIDOLOGY
Tuesday March 7th 2006 6:30 - 9:30pm
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
THE CHI NEWSLETTER
by: Jackie Latimer
& Michelle Dubyk of Cellular Health Inc.
Graphics by: Dianna Ducs of Current Design
Technical Support: by Jason Kraushar
you to all of you who have taken the time to read this newsletter to
improve your health. We deeply appreciate your business over the last
20 years and look forward to serving you on a ongoing basis in the future.
This newsletter was designed for you, to provide you with educational
support and guidance on your path to health and wellness.
Newsletter is designed and for educational purposes and is not medical
advice, if you have any health concerns consult your physician.
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