The Transformational Power of Fasting: The Way to Spiritual, Physical, and Emotional Rejuvenation. Fasting practices that help you reconnect with the sacred, reclaim your sense of purpose in life and heal physically and emotionally
• Describes what to expect physically, emotionally, and spiritually during your fast
• Provides step-by-step instructions on how to prepare for the fast, how long to fast, what you can and cannot do while fasting, and how to break your fast.
• Describes how fasting can aid in the treatment or resolution of a variety of chronic conditions, including type II diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and insomnia.
Humans have fasted for spiritual, emotional, and physical reasons for millennia—as a means of healing their bodies, reconnecting with the sacred, regaining a sense of life’s purpose, and allowing their souls to detoxify. We are evolutionarily programmed to move quickly, and our bodies are extremely adept at it. Fasting enables the body and all of its systems to rejuvenate, cleanse, and heal. During a fast, the body enters the same cleansing and healing cycle that it does at night. As a fast progresses, the body consumes everything that is not necessary for normal bodily function—bacteria, viruses, fibroid tumors, waste products in the blood, buildup around joints, and stored fat—and the mind and heart also release toxic buildup. As Stephen Harrod Buhner demonstrates, the first step toward true transformation is to empty oneself.
Buhner explores what to expect during and after spiritual, emotional, and physical fasting and detoxification, providing step-by-step guidelines. He discusses the necessary dietary and mental preparations for fasting, what you can and cannot do while fasting, and how to break your fast. He also discusses how to plan your fast’s duration and how to decide between a water fast, a juice fast, or a mono-diet fast. Buhner demonstrates how fasting can help or heal a wide variety of chronic conditions, including type II diabetes, childhood seizures, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, psoriasis, insomnia, and fibromyalgia. He demonstrates how fasting can help or heal a wide variety of chronic conditions.