Paavo Airola, one of the pioneers of fasting in America, states in his book How to Get Well” that “systematic under eating and periodic fasting are the two most important health and longevity factors.”
I am on day six of a twenty-one day fast. The theory is that our bodies are full of toxins from poor eating and drinking habits, our unhealthy environment, medications and general bad living. So, to have our body working at maximum efficiency one needs to flush it of all those toxins. My fast is based on the book 21 Pounds in 21 Days. The Martha’s Vineyard Diet Detox by Roni DeLUZ founder of the Martha’s Vineyard Holistic Retreat.
Down 6.5 pounds since a week ago Monday. I officially began in the fast Wednesday night, but I began to get my mind into it the Monday before. I was 170 at the highest and I was 146.5 lbs/39 bmi.
I went to Willy Street Co-op, became and member and bought grapefruits, oranges, apples, pineapple juice all to JUICE and cover the flavor of GREEN. That’s been the most difficult aspect of juicing green things is they taste like crap! Well, to be more literal they taste green. Like grass. Wicked bad. So I am smothering them with fresh squeezed juice. But the benefits of broccoli, kale, collard greens, lettuces, fennel, celery, etc are so high that I have to juice them daily.
For the background on the fast, click on the 21 Day Detox at your right, under TAGS.