SHOULD YOU USE AN ENEMA WHILE JUICE FASTING?
There is a lot of controversy in America about the use of enemas while fasting. There are some doctors and clinics in America that condemn the use of enemas completely while fasting. They insist that enemas are unnatural, unnecessary, habit-forming, and harmful.
On the other hand, virtually all European fasting authorities agree that using enemas while fasting is beneficial and advisable. They do warn against the regular use of enemas and colonics when not fasting because it is habit-forming. However, the exceptions to this general rule include times of fasting, treating of acute constipation, and treating acute infectious illnesses when the patient is bedridden for long periods and their bowel movements become sluggish.
According to Dr. Paavo Airola, "During fasting, the natural stimulation of the defecation-reflex from food is missing and therefore all the impurities, wastes, and toxins will remain in the body and may cause auto-toxemia, or self-poisoning. The main purpose of fasting is to help the body to cleanse itself from accumulated toxic wastes. By the process of autolysis, a huge amount of morbid matter, dead cells, and diseased tissues are burned; and the toxic wastes which have accumulated in the tissues for years, causing disease and premature aging, are loosened and expelled from the system. The alimentary canal, the digestive and eliminative system, is the main road by which these toxins are thrown out of the body. Since, during fasting, the natural bowel movements cease to take place, the toxic wastes would have no way of leaving the system, except with the help of enemas."
It is for the above mentioned reasons that virtually all biological doctors in Europe administer enemas to all fasting patients (once, twice, or even three times daily). During both juice fasting and water fasting, using an enema will assist the body in its cleansing and detoxifying effort by washing out all the toxic wastes from the alimentary canal.
One of the most common and harmful ailments of modern civilized man is CONSTIPATION. The digestive tract, especially in the colon and lower bowels, becomes stagnant and slack with hardened residues clinging to the walls of the colon and filling its many folds and pockets as a result of long-term constipation.
One of the most common complaints of people over 50 is a condition called "Diverticulitis," which is a chronic condition whereby small pockets of the colon are packed with feces. Often what happens is that the complete length of the colon is packed with hardened old fecal matter, cemented to the wall and pouches, leaving only a thin, narrow channel for soft feces to pass through. It would be unwise for a person to fast without making an effort to cleanse their body of these toxic tissues which are a constant source of auto-intoxication or self-poisoning. In addition, if these toxins are not eliminated through the alimentary canal, the body will try to get rid of them through other eliminative organs such as the kidneys. As a result, these toxins can overload the kidneys and even damage them.
According to Dr. Airola, here is what the European fasting specialists advise for their fasting patients.
1. All of their fasting patients are given DAILY ENEMAS, in addition to WEEKLY COLONIC IRRIGATIONS.
2. To assist the body even further in its detoxification and elimination processes, fasting patients are given DRY BRUSH MASSAGE twice a day. This is very important because it stimulates the eliminative capacity of the skin, which is the biggest eliminative organ of the body.
3. And finally, all fasting patients are advised to WALK and EXERCISE in FRESH AIR as often as possible to help the lungs in their blood-purification work.
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Fasting is a very healthy and healing habit to develop and one that you should consider establishing as you start the new year. I personally practice and recommend fasting one day a week (consistently on the same day) and fasting for cleansing, regenerating, and rejuvenating purposes twice a year. Always remember, juice fasting is one of the keys to good nutrition and eating healthy with the Uri Feast.
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Friday, December 28, 2007
SHOULD YOU USE AN ENEMA WHILE JUICE FASTING?