Self-healing: more powerful than any pill

Water fasting is well known for its ability to heal minor ailments.  I myself have recovered from chronic sinusitis, physical injuries including tendonitis and muscle strains, as well as numerous colds and flus.

But what if I told you that water fasting can even cure the incurable?

The fact is that through the healing metabolism unlocked by water fasting, your body can completely heal from a array of serious illnesses which modern Western medicine considers incurable.  Such diseases include: multiple sclerosis (MS), high blood pressure, asthma, Type II diabetes, digestive disorders such as colitis and Crohn’s disease, certain tumors, skin issues such as psoriasis, coronary artery disease… At best, these illnesses seriously complicate life.  At worst, they are terminal: the direct cause of death.

The approach of the modern health industry is twofold.  Firstly, it fights fire with fire.  Drugs aim to manipulate your metabolism, suppressing the symptoms of illness, or to poison out the disease from your body.  Secondly, surgery aims to physically extract the offending element.  These two basic approaches totally fail to take into account the cause of disease.  It’s no surprise, therefore, that so many serious illnesses consequently recur or are simply written off as incurable.

Furthermore, no matter how you look at it, all drugs are poison.  This is the reason that only doctors are allowed to prescribe such ‘medicine’ in the first place!  Any poison running through your system is going to detrimentally affect the system as a whole, not just impact on the specific area affected by disease.  The stronger the poison, the stronger the side-effect to your body as a whole.  How can you truly heal – a word related etymologically to the word whole – when your body as a whole is being poisoned?  How can you heal when, medically, the illness afflicting you isn’t considered in relation to your body as a whole?

I don’t want to write off modern medicine entirely.  In my view, it has its place, especially in managing critically acute situations.  Allowing the body to heal naturally often takes more time than prescription poisons or the knife of surgery.  Personally, I believe that the quick, showy results of modern medicine are the reason for its societal and economic success in the first place, over the last 150 years.  When it comes to dealing with chronic conditions, though, this approach so often fails, plain and simple.

In order to heal from the illnesses listed above, a prolonged healing fast lasting from 14 to 40 days is usually necessary (the approximate length of which usually depends on the specific disease).  During such a fast, your body’s first priority is often to detox any prescription poisons you’ve been taking – because the powerful drugs used to treat serious illness themselves constitute a toxic load to the body.  As these clear out, as the healing metabolism achieved through ketosis deepens, your body’s energy becomes more fully devoted to addressing the illness itself.

While water fasting can never offer a ‘magic pill’, guaranteeing a complete recovery in 100% of the cases 100% of the time, it nevertheless offers realistic hope where otherwise there is none.  And even when complete healing does not occur, water fasting often leads to a significant long-term reduction of symptoms – especially when combined with appropriate nutrition afterwards.

How ironic that I should have to tell you always to ‘consult your doctor’ before undertaking a healing fast.  Still, it’s better than being sued by the big brothers of Big Pharma :-).

4 thoughts on “Self-healing: more powerful than any pill”

  1. For chronic sinusitis/rhinitis? Eczema? How long do I need to fast to make sure catarrh won’t come back? I stop when I feel hunger? I’m on day 2. I’m vegan, don’t do alcohol, coffee, etc. I probably removed most foods I’m sensitive to (not sure, but I got to a point where if I remove more my diet might be too depleting to sustain me long term).

    1. Hi 01,

      Thanks for writing, and sorry about the slow response. My email has been out of action for the last two weeks.

      Okay, your questions aren’t 100% clear to me. Do you mean how long you should fast to deal with chronic sinusitis/rhinitis and excema?

      First of all , there’s no back and white answer. Different people need different lengths of time to heal, based on the severity of their condition and the strength of their immune system.

      My first suggestion concerns diet. Don’t cut out any more foods, because, like you say, you’ll get depleted nutritionally over the long term. My second suggestion is to think precisely of the long term. Rather than hopping to knock out the sinisitis in one really long fast (probably at least 14-21 days) which may or may not work, I’d suggest working with 10-day water fasts, perhaps 2-3 times a year. This will be more manageable in terms of continuing your lifestyle. It’s almost certain that already after the first 10-day fast you’ll see some degree of improvement. Of course, this will strengthen your resolve to keep going with future fasts. At a wild guess, I’m estimating you’ll need about 3-4 10-day fasts to get where you want.

      Best of luck in improving your health,

  2. Hi,

    I have asked a question for myself in another post however I wanted to ask a question on behalf of my wife.

    She suffers from ME (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) & Fibromyalgia and feels as though she needs to eat throughout the day. Would you advise fasting for ME & Fibro sufferers? if so what would the benefits be?

    Thank you

    1. Hi,
      Sorry to hear about your wife. Yes, ME can respond to fasting, but it’s also important afterwards to make changes to your diet. Generally speaking, vegan diets work the best, but you should speak to a trusted holistic nutritionist about the specifics of your individual case. It’s important to understand where her ‘need’ to eat throughout the day is coming from. I’d suggest trying out a couple of short “test” fasts first, just to make sure that everything goes smoothly. Try a 36-hour fast. Then a 3-day fast. It’s possible that after a 3-day fast your wife will already notice a slight improvement in energy levels. In order to achieve the potential of a long-lasting improvement, though, she’d need to fast much longer, probably in the region of several weeks.
      All the best,

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