What do you do when your computer starts buggin’ out on you?
I usually reset it or turn it off for a few minutes.
I don’t really know what the magic behind it is, but the short time it takes to cool off usually sorts out the problem.
This is the same with the human body.
When we expose our bodies to a constant stream of food and drink, chemicals in the water and air, radiation, and countless other stimulants like caffeine, artificial sunlight and noise, the toxicity in our body build.
This can cause us to “glitch” just like a computer.
The glitch may take the form of a cough, cold, constipation, or even something more serious like an infection or disease.
You may not be experiencing any of these symptoms at the moment, but they are building inside you.
Taking 24 hours to reset the digestive system and go without food is essential to the bodies healing process because the gut is where 70% of the immune system lives.
If you don’t allow your intestines time away from this never ending cycle of breakfast, lunch, and dinner — you will inevitably exhibit some sort of sickness.
Why wait until you are at the doctor’s office for them to tell you to eat soft foods and drink more water?
Why not put the fork down — for one day — and let your body reset?
You might be thinking a 24-hour fast will be hard — it’s not.
Humans can go WEEKS without food and even days without water, and all I’m suggesting is for you to skip breakfast, lunch, dinner for ONE day. And you really only need to focus for 18 hours because the other 6 you’ll sleep off and not even notice.
When you make the decision not to eat before you start your day, after a few hours the body and brain succumbs to your will.
If you aren’t sitting down to eat or taking time to make a meal and instead you are resting or occupying your time with some other task, the cravings for food subside.
If you get hungry — drink some water.
If you are still hungry after drinking water — drink more water and then lay down and rest.
It’s that simple.
When you finish the full day without food, I suggest eating a slice of your favorite fruit (a juicy ripe pineapple comes to mind for me) and chew it slowly. You will taste things you’ve never tasted before.
The natural sugars in the food will make your taste buds dance and sing.
Your intestines will maximally absorb all of the water and nutrients and your body will be screaming, “THANK YOU!”
Don’t believe a word I say — try it for yourself and see.
If you have any questions about fasting or if you would like to extend past 24 hours, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheers! *Water only*