|There are many "Myths of Fasting."
Some of them are listed below:
Myth #1: Fasting is a form of
Myth #2: Fasting should only be done by people in good health.
Myth #3: Fasting is a great “weight-loss” technique.
Myth #4: If Fasting is carried out correctly, it will actually
and/or years of accumulated waste and poisons stored in the Colon,
Liver, and Lymph Glands.
It is important to discard these myths associated with fasting and
concentrate on the true "Art of Fasting". Proper and safe fasting
will rebuild and revitalize the entire body.
- When starting a Fast, it is important to eat more
fruits and salads and
less starches/carbohydrates or proteins – consuming less and
less foods, will help you prepare for your Fast.
- When Fasting, take it one day at a time and consume
- It is essential to increase your water consumption
(strive to drink half of your body weight in ounces of water
- Drink organic fruit and/or vegetable juices –
freshly squeezed or juiced
are highly recommended during the Fast.
- Increased bowel movement and blood cleansing is
essential to a
successful fast – using Herbs like Senna, Chickweed, Sassafras,
Ginger, and Blood Cleansing Tonics are a must.
- Exercise regularly
- When breaking your Fast, transition into eating
solids foods gradually. If this step is violated you may defeat
the purpose of your Fast, and harm your body.
This is a general overview on Fasting. For a more detailed
fasting program please contact our office.
Tates Nutritional Institue
Dr. Stephen Tates N.D., D.H., Dipl. IM
Naturopath, Herbologist & Lifestyle Consultant
(404) 943- 1171