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The Fasting Diet

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A medically sound way to relieve common ailments, such as allergies and digestive complaints

Fasting--going for short periods of time without certain types of foods--is gaining more attention for its ability to detoxify the body, strengthen the immune system, promote healing, and lead to heightened emotional awareness and clarity. Presented by an expert in the field, The Fasting Diet is a medically sound and risk-free approach that will allow you to achieve all of the benefits ...

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Overview

A medically sound way to relieve common ailments, such as allergies and digestive complaints

Fasting--going for short periods of time without certain types of foods--is gaining more attention for its ability to detoxify the body, strengthen the immune system, promote healing, and lead to heightened emotional awareness and clarity. Presented by an expert in the field, The Fasting Diet is a medically sound and risk-free approach that will allow you to achieve all of the benefits of fasting without endangering health or drastically altering your lifestyle.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780658011450
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/26/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 985,179
  • Product dimensions: 0.47 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Bailey, N.D., is an internationally recognized authority on therapeutic fasting. He lectures worldwide and is the author of more than 150 articles on national health.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xiii
1 The Forgotten Secret 1
The Purpose of This Book
Why Fast?
Concepts of Health
Stress and Disease
Spiritual Health
2 The Human Body 9
Normal Anatomy and Physiology of Digestion
Normal Elimination and Removal of Toxins
Microflora Out of Balance: Intestinal Dysbiosis
Intestinal Dysbiosis: Diagnosis and Treatment
3 Healthy Choices, Personal Empowerment 49
Benefits Associated with Fasting
Real-Life Experiences with Fasting
In Their Own Words
Diseases and Other Conditions That Can Improve with Fasting
Juice Choices by Conditions
Supplements
Herbs
Fungi
Keep It Simple
4 The Awakened Spirit 73
Aligning the Body, Mind, and Spirit
The Science of Inner Healing
Visualizations, Affirmations, Meditation, and Prayer
The Seven Chakras
Human Relationships Within Charkas
Journaling
5 Fasts for All Reasons 87
Juice and Water Fasts: A Comparsion
The Master Cleanser
Water Fasts
Physiologic Changes and Benefits of Fasting
Fasting from Historical and Cultural Perspectives
Contemporary Fasting Programs: Their Benefits and Contraindications
6 Dr. Bailey's Five-Day Power Fast 99
Basic Guidelines
The Pre-Fast or Bulking Diet
The Juice Diet
Why Vegetable Juices?
The Enema
The Colonic
Reintroducing Foods
Allergies and Food Sensitivities
The Reintroduction Diet
Interpreting Allergic Responses
7 Simply Nutritious 131
Basic Concepts in Nutrition
Organic Versus Nonorganic Foods
Genetically Modified Foods
Micronutrients
Nutrition and Disease
Long-Term Goals and Daily Habits
8 Helpful Additions to Your Fast 163
Massage
Hydrotherapy
Yoga
Exercise
Homeopathy
Acupuncture
Epilogue: Beyond the Fast 183
Appendix A Enemas, Problems, and Options 187
Liver Tonic and Nausea
Quantities for the Pre-Fast Diet
Reactions to the Juice
First Bowel Movement
Appendix B Naturopathic Medicine 191
Endnotes 195
Bibliography 199
Index 201
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