Fasting is the most natural form of cleansing
Cleansing has been documented historically for thousands of years. The most natural form of cleansing is fasting. This can been seen today among indigenous tribes and animals. Fasting is the body’s natural cleansing mechanism. By fasting the body gets a break from the energy requirements of digestion. At first this may seem counterintuitive, however digestion requires considerable energy including chewing, producing and secreting digestive juices, moving food through the intestinal tract, and breaking down food molecules into ones usable by the body’s cells. In addition to this, according to traditional Aravadic medicine, it takes seven to fourteen days before food becomes useable to the body. So by fasting the body can redirect all of the energy usually used for digestion towards self-cleansing.
In addition when one is fasting the body looks towards fat as the number one source of stored energy. As the body breaks down this fat for energy, toxins that have also been stored in the fat are released and the body has a second chance to eliminate them. Without the addition of new food material to process the liver and other organs can spend all of their energy processing and eliminating old waste and stored toxins. Prior to the 20th century, periodic fasting was an adequate method of cleansing. Today fasting alone is not powerful enough to eliminate all of the toxins you are now exposed to on a regular basis.
For this reason we turn toward herbs. Herbal formulas developed by a knowledgeable professional herbalist can have many actions including: 1. Stimulating cells to release toxins. 2. Absorbing newly released toxins and pulling them out of the body. 3. Protecting cells from damage as stored toxins are released. 4. Softening the experience of cleansing. 5. Pulling old waste out of the Digestive System. 6. Rebalancing intestinal guest.
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