The New Life Fasting Guide: Seven Days to a Healthier, Happier You

The New Life Fasting Guide: Seven Days to a Healthier, Happier You

by Hellmut Luetzner MD


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Written by one of Europe’s most experienced and renowned fasting doctors, this step-by-step reference provides daily guidance to complete a seven-day fast. The guidebook addresses a myriad of topics associated with fasting, including its history, common and successful forms, losing weight, overcoming temptations, and recipes for reintroducing food into the body. Additional topics relating to health and safety—such as keeping hydrated, staying warm, promoting circulation, and optimally preparing the body for a fast—are discussed at length.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780824526603
Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/03/2012
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Hellmut Luetzner, MD, is a doctor who specializes in internal medicine with a focus on fasting. In 1975, he developed the fasting clinic in Germany, which he still heads today. He is the author of Successful Fasting: The Easy Way to Cleanse Your Body of Its Poisons.

Table of Contents


About the Author 4

Book Disclaimer 5

Fasting is a Part of Life 7

What You Need to Know 8

Fasting during Illness 9

Fasting and Enhanced Performance 10

Fasting Is a Natural Part of Life 11

Wisdom from the Natural World 13

The Rich Tradition of Human Fasting 14

Putting It All into Practice 16

Successful Styles of Fasting 19

Fasting When You Are Healthy 20

What Is the Best Way for You to Fast? 21

Your Fasting Week at a Glance 26


Independent Fasting 31

How to Prepare the Right Way 32

Time to Get Serious 33

Recipes for the Preparation Day 34

Recipes for Tasty Drinks 35

Recipes for Soothing Your Stomach 37

One Week to a Healthier, Happier You 38

The Preparation Day 39

You May Drink the Following 40

The First Day of Fasting 41

The Second Day of Fasting 42

The Third Day of Fasting 43

The Other Days of Fasting 43

Fasting Made Easy 44

Begin Your Day with Care 45

Your Body's Own Waste Removal Service 46

Staying Fit While You Fast 50

Rest and Relax 53

Being Well and Feeling Great 54

Fasting Nights 55

Keep Yourself Nice and Warm 57

The Fasting Blues 58

… And Other Challenges 59

Weight Loss: A Welcome Side Effect 62

Keeping Track of Your Progress 64

The Brilliance of Detox 65

Cosmetics from the Inside Out 68

How Your Partner Can Help 69

Temptations Resisted 70

Fasting Facilitates Healthful Eating 73

Building Up Your Diet 75

Break-Fast and Build-Up Days 76

Your Shopping List 77

Your Meal Plan 78

Your Body during Build-Up 86

Digestive Juices 87

The Cardiovascular System 87

Water Balance 88

Bowel Functions 89

Dealing with Postfast Discomfort 89

What Not to Do: Five Case Studies 90

Sustaining the Benefits of Your Fast 92

A Practice That Makes You Stronger 93

Find Your Balance 93

Steps Toward a Whole-Food Diet 94

The 12 Simple Rules 96

Fasting: A Time for Reflection 98

Preventive Fasting 98

What about Alcohol and Nicotine? 101

Therapeutic Fasting 103

What Exactly Is a Therapeutic Fast? 104

About Costs and Benefits 105

Fasting: A Radical Method 107

Candidates for a Stay at a Fasting Clinic 108

Inpatient Fasting Treatment 110


Resources 112

Reading Notes 113

Index 113

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