Fasting Resources

Here's some resources for additional information on fasting and other health-related topics, and a few recommended products to enhance the fasting experience and aid in the elimination of toxins. These are affiliate links to, so I do make a small commission should you decide to buy an item, though there is no extra cost to you.

Books on fasting and cleansing

Fasting and Eating for Health: A Medical Doctor's Program for Conquering Disease, by Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

This is THE book to read for greater understanding of fasting and its healing effects on the body. Easy to read and yet full of scientific references, Furhman is all about water fasting in particular.

Specific effects of fasting on headaches, hypoglycemia, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, colitis, psoriasis, lupus, and uterine fibroids are covered in depth.

At the end of the book is information for do-it-yourselfers who want to try short-term water fasting (3 days or less) on their own.

The Grand Purpose: Live to Heal Workbook, by Dr. Mark Colafranceschi

I love this book! Dr. Cola says everything I'd love to say and so much more. He really explains the root causes of illness and disease and when and how best to use fasting as an assist toward health and a life that "works". His approach is toward the whole body being -- physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. He goes into great depth about the current state of the Western medical system and why it fails to get consistent results. This book can permanently change your perspective about health and illness. And just one aspect toward that end is understanding the flaws in "germ theory".

The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting by Dr. Jason Fung and Jimmy Moore

Just published in 2016, this is a totally current piece based on the work of Dr. Fung, a medical doctor who founded the Intensive Dietary Management program in Toronto. He has had incredibly positive results from using fasting with his clients, both to improve health and to lose weight.

The Fasting Cure, by Upton Sinclair

This is an absolute classic! Written in 1911 by the famous maverick novelist and author of The Jungle, an expose of the U.S. meatpacking industry. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1943. Highly interesting reading on the benefits of fasting.

It Starts With Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways, by Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Hartwig

Here's the book that started a revolution! A revolution around our food choices. In the parlance of this fasting site, I would call the Whole 30 diet a "cleansing diet", but one which has been artfully designed and explained through this book. Just like fasting, the Whole 30 cleansing diet produces a vast array of health benefits, including weight loss. Many thousands of people have tested out this dietary program only to find it really works! Through this diet, you can regain a healthy relationship with food, find the foods that are irritating to your system, learn the effects of our modern day food additives and food processing, and learn how to make food choices wisely going forward.

The Plan: Eliminate the Surprising "Healthy" Foods That Are Making You Fat--and Lose Weight Fast, by Lyn-Genet Recitas

This book came to me through the readers of this site. Recitas is a nutrition expert with a message I couldn't agree with more wholeheartedly -- that each person's body is unique and we each need to discover the foods that support us and the foods that disagree with us, causing poor health, inflammation, and weight gain. This book details a 20-day plan to help you unravel the "mysteries" of your own body.

Body cleansing and care

Dry Skin Brush - with natural vegetable bristles

Natural bristle brush made just for dry skin brushing. The long handle makes it possible to reach areas of the back, but is removable for easier handling on the rest of the body. Read about the benefits of dry skin brushing.

Earthing Universal Grounding Mat Kit

This is the grounding mat I own and I recommend it highly. It's big enough for 2 people to use while reading or watching tv but not so big as to be cumbersome. It's also great to have under your feet while you work on a computer (or mobile) to dispense with the unwanted electrical charges.

A nice aspect to this particular mat is the book and DVD that come with it. The book is incredibly enlightening as to the various health benefits of  earthing/grounding. Almost any inflammation is reduced by use of the mat, and most dis-eases have inflammation as a factor, if not the cause. The DVD is an enjoyable and informative video about one man's amazing experiences as he shared grounding mats with his community in Alaska.

Tongue Sweeper Model PRO: Stainless Steel Tongue Cleaner

Remove the harmful bacteria from your tongue once a day with a tongue scraper. Unchecked, this bacteria causes bad breath, adds to plaque formation on the teeth, can inhibit your ability to taste foods clearly, and is generally unhealthy. This stainless steel one-handed model does a far superior job of removing the debris from the tongue than the cheap plastic ones do, and it will last you a lifetime. Use at least once a day during any kind of fast, then add it to your regular daily oral hygeine.

Ancient Secrets Ceramic Nasal Cleansing Pot (Neti Pot)

The easiest way to cleanse the nasal passage and sinus cavity is with the assistance of a neti pot. You will be helping your body to detox by cleaning out unwanted mucus and will find yourself breathing much more easily and fully. Not a practice to reserve just for during fasting, but excellent as a part of your regular hygiene whenever you feel "clogged up". Use of a neti pot has been shown to increase the speed of recovery from colds and to ease the discomfort caused by airborne allergens. Full directions are included with this neti pot.

A2Z Ozone Aqua 6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator

My girlfriend uses this ozone generator for her drinking water and swears by it! Unfortunately she lives in another state so I can't try her ozonated water for myself. Reading the reviews for this product will tell you a lot about the effects others are enjoying -- increased energy, healing of health issues, and prolonging shelf-life and vitality of kitchen produce to name a few. This unit can also be used to ozonate oil.

Websites supporting fasting   A great website with all the current news in health and science. This link takes you to the page listing their articles on fasting. But browsing the site will reveal many informative articles on a vast array of topics.

Rudolf Steiner Health Center   If you can make it to Michigan, the Rudolf Steiner Health Center offers medically supervised weekend fasts, usually one in the Spring and one in the Fall. The next one is March 22-24, 2019.

Fasting Connection   A forum where you can connect with others who are fasting or send questions to "The Fast Doctor".

Dr. Ben Kim's Website   A great site full of informative articles on health, healing, fasting, cleansing, and natural foods. Just put "fasting" in the search bar at the top to get the listing of their fasting articles.   A Christian resource for juice and water fasting, nutrition, vegetarian recipes, compulsive eating, food addiction, and spiritual renewal.

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