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Rid Your Body of Toxins and Parasites with Simple Liquid Fasting

December 24, 2009 by  

Rid Your Body of Toxins and Parasites with Simple Liquid Fasting

Liquid cleansing and fasting have been an integral part of natural medicine for more than 100 years. Thousands of people have discovered restored health through fasting. Dr. Herbert Shelton was one of the founders of the American Natural Hygiene Society, and during his lifetime he supervised more than 40,000 fasts. His greatest tool for assisting patients in reversing disease was to assist them to safely go without food while drinking only water or juice for three to five days, or as long as 30 days.

Simple juice fasts are a great way to quickly purify the body and prepare it for healing. The three-day juice fast will clean mucus out the body and provide you with nutritious, vibrant foods and supplements that rebuild the system and facilitate healing.

Freshly extracted, raw, organic juices are ideal because they contain high amounts of valuable enzymes that not only help you digest the juice, but also exert a powerful healing influence on the body. If, however, you do not have access to a juicer you may use pure, organic, bottled juices that are purchased from local health food stores. Do not use frozen concentrates or juices with added sugar. Use one juice for at least three days. Choose a favorite juice (apple, carrot, citrus, tomato, barley grass, grape, etc.), but use only one for at least three consecutive days.

Do not eat anything during the three days if possible. If absolutely necessary, the matching fruit or vegetable from which you are making juice may be eaten. If you are drinking apple juice, then eat only apples if you feel the need to eat.

When you stop eating foods that contain bulk and fiber, the bowel may stop moving resulting in constipation. Toxic mucous being eliminated from your system can also cause constipation. To prevent these issues from occurring, drink 16 ounces of prune juice first thing upon arising in the morning. If you are still having problems, you may introduce colon cleansing through the use of enemas.

Dr. Christopher, noted herbalist, taught that we must eat our drink and drink our food. Chewing juice ensures proper digestion by mixing it with enzymes found in the mouth. Swish each mouthful thoroughly.

On the fourth day, introduce vegetable organic juices and raw fruits and vegetables. After the fourth day, you may also introduce steamed foods.

You will experience cleansing symptoms on your juice program. You may notice aches and pains, headaches, weakness and other symptoms as your body eliminates toxins and poisons. This is a natural reaction by your body. Be strong since these symptoms result in faster cleansing and healing.

Another powerful ingredient to aid in your detoxification is the herb milk thistle. Ancient Romans and Greeks often used milk thistle as a remedy for liver problems. Many modern medical practitioners also believe milk thistle is one of the most effective herbs for relieving liver disorders and related problems.

Your liver is like a "traffic cop" for many activities that occur in your body. For example, it eliminates or neutralizes toxins in the blood. It also plays a role in controlling infection.

Milk thistle contains a chemical substance called silymarin, which is believed to help:

  • Cleanse and detoxify your liver.
  • Relieve inflammation of liver cells (hepatitis).
  • Treat symptoms of a scarred liver (cirrhosis) from excess alcohol consumption.

Research shows milk thistle may also help protect your kidneys from damage caused by chemotherapy medications. It can even play a role in protecting your prostate from abnormal cell growth.

—By Michael Cutler, M.D.

Dr. Michael Cutler

is a graduate of Brigham Young University, Tulane Medical School and Natividad Medical Center Family Practice Residency in Salinas, Calif. Dr. Cutler is a board-certified family physician with more than 20 years of experience. He serves as a medical liaison to alternative and traditional practicing physicians. His practice focuses on an integrative solution to health problems. Dr. Cutler is a sought-after speaker and lecturer on experiencing optimum health through natural medicines and founder and editor of Easy Health Options™ newsletter — a leading health advisory service on natural healing therapies and nutrients.

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  • Victor L Barney

    Sounds great, but I’m taking Blood pressure medication for high B/P and Statins, etc. for high Cholesterol, etc., so I’m concerned about stopping such medication!

    • oldbill

      Victor, we all have conflicting issues between conventional and alternative medicine. What I would recommend is copy the article and take it to your doctor, and ask him what he recommends. The whole idea behind fasting is to reduce or eliminate the very problems you have and the medications you are taking. So, your doctor may think it is a terrible idea and he might just verbally abuse you!

      Then find an alternative MD. There are a more and more of them.

      Good Luck Victor!

      • Victor L Barney

        Thanks oldbill; I’ll keep your advice in mind. I recently got accepted to the Veterans Department and seem to have a good MD from New Jersey? I’ll ask him on my next visit in March.

        • s c

          Victor, whether you’re older or younger, it has been my experience that if you encounter an MD who implies or says he knows everything about health and HIS opinion is the only one you need, RUN AWAY. There are medical scientists and there are MDs who want to be seen as medical scientists. And, there are MDs who should be digging ditches or greeting people at Wal Mart.
          Sorting them out is a long process. Good luck with the VA. They have some good MDs, but they’re not all good. If you’re a Vietnam vet, check out Topeka, Kansas.

    • Dan

      Hi Victor,

      I’m not a doctor, but my story may sound familiar. I’m 52 years old. I go to the doctor for the “50k mile tuneup” full physical..blood tests, colonoscopy, etc. Physician tells me I have high cholesterol, high blood pressure and I am too stressed. He prescribes Lexapro, lipitor, BP med. So, I use the medications as prescribed and feel terrible. I go back because my sex life dissappeared due to these meds. Guess what he prescribes next? Yep, Viagra. So, I dump the doctor and stop taking the meds. I totally changed my diet, did a complete internal cleanse to get rid of a half centuries worth of buildup of crud and parasites. Started doing Tai Chi and Yoga exercises. I feel like I am 25 now! All these doctors do is treat symptoms, they dont cure anything ( because that would mean no money for them and the drug companies ). Take your health into your own hands, read, study, compare, make informed decisions based on all the data available.

      • DaveH

        I agree completely with your comment. We go to a Naturopathic MD and she says other doctors call what she does ‘quackery’. It’s amazing how closed-minded our medical profession is.
        I have been treating myself with supplements and a healthy diet for 30 years now. I stay away from doctors as much as possible.

      • tom

        great advice

      • TeresaE

        WTG Dan!

        Docs only want us well enough to walk back in for another round of pills, pain and testing ($$$$$).

        I can’t believe the number of prescriptions my “healthy” friends are on.

        I choose real health, how strange.

      • s c

        Dan, good for you! Sounds like you encountered a garden variety quack who thinks he’s God’s gift to health care. It’s sad that so many MDs lose their integrity when they begin their medical practice.
        The lure of easy money is a great temptation. The medical profession being what it is (money-driven), it’s not easy to sort out the hucksters from the ones who care about their patients.
        Like it or not, finding an MD you can trust is no different than finding a banker, lawyer, mechanic,
        preacher or bookie you can trust. Truth and money just don’t mix, and we truly get to ‘pay’ for that sad fact of life.

  • Victor L Barney

    Thanks Dan for your advice, I’ll keep it in mind. As I was just telling oldbill, I recently joined the Veterans Department and free medicare care did help. I have another appointment in March this year.

    • Penni Eads

      Free Medicare? Someone paid for it to be sure.

      Just wanted to share that my 85 year old father bought a blood pressure cuff and over five years gradually cut down his medication until he could maintain a good blood pressure without!! He was on two pills for years!

      He started with the second pill, cutting it in half, then omitting it. After taking only one pill he began to cut it in half, monitoring his blood pressure each day until he completely is off medication!

      He began this process about 10 years ago and is a healthy 85 year old! People are always asking how he is so healthy! He just tells them he doesn’t take meds. The key is to live a balanced life.

  • Janet

    I just finished chemo for breast cancer, had surgery and am in line for radiation. I would like to speed up the flushing out of chemicals, especially Taxol, from my cells. Will a fast aid this process?

    • Sue


      Look up “I’m Not Afraid of Cancer Anymore” (I think that’s the title) by Dr. Lorraine Day. She is a doctor who was diagnosed with breast cancer, had the surgery, but did not do the chemo – and was chastised by her fellow doctors; essentially, she ate raw foods and cured herself when her diagnosis was indeed grim.

      Good luck and God bless you……….

  • Oren Miller

    I have read of people who dealt with cancer with juice made with all the green vegatables and tomatoes and with success. A diet limited to that for a time. Oren Miller

  • Henry C. Losch

    I am approaching 80, reasonably good health except have BPH (enlarged prostate). Just switched doctors and have suspicion that he will prescribe med. for this condition. I am leaning toward natural cure, because I to beliee BigPharma is causing more probs. than these meds fix. Don’t know where to start or how to approach this problem. If there anyone out there who may have same problem and has been helped by natural cure, I would appreciate hearing from you. Use my e-mail and designate in some manner that it is not spand so I will safe in openig it. Thank you,

    • DaveH

      I take a product called Urinozinc (sold at Walmart). It seems to work for me.

  • Jim Paulson

    We can look back now and see why Benjamin Rush, physician and attendee at the Constitutional Convention, was right. He suggested two things: Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Medicine. He got one out of two.

    He knew and said that if we didn’t protect medical freedom, that a monopolistic industry would rise up and cause problems for the People.

    Hmmmmm how right he was. Look what we have. A one-way medical industry in cahoots with Big Pharma and governmental regulatory agencies. With little to no tolerance for Eastern medicine, naturopathy, homeopathy, etc. And they kill more people and make more people sick than they ever cure!

    • DaveH
    • Marvin

      Yes, and the insurance industry is right there with them, supporting expensive licensed poisons and shunning superior alternative and natural meds.

      But that’s all about to be fixed by Obama and his gang. Right? Sure thing.

  • http://?havenone. James C. Richards

    About four years ago, the MDs determined that my wife had a fast growing cancer that was supposed to be as large as a grapefruit within a year’s time and must be operated on immediatly or she would die. Fortunately, she had a medical condition that saved her from being butcherd. We were forced to serch out an alternate method. (the term “alternate method” Irks me. butchering the patient sould be the “alternaate method”)

    Cloud Piler, an indian Medician man,in his writings designated an herb called Teaga (if I spelled that right it will be a mirical) Which is mushroom that grows out of dead trees. This herb fools the body into believing that more white blood cells are needed to fight infecion. The body can be fooled only so long so the herb is used a few days then not used a few days then backon again, etc. Also a diet of fresh organic fruits and vegtables with little or not meat. It is important that the body becomes basic (not acid).

    In reading another source we discovered that nurse in Canada who was using an indian herbal drink that was producing some 70 % cancer cures. My wife has been fairly diligent in using the above concepts.

    Her MD doctors check her occasionly but can’t find the cancer. She has to find it for them. Yes, it is still there but has never grown larger than when first detected.

    What bothers me a great deal is that her MD doctors don’t seem to want to know why she is not dead as they indicated years ago. It is though they don’t want to know more than what they already know about cancer. I’ve wondered if they know anything. JCR


    • DeJay

      James C, the solution you speak of from the Canadian indian is ESSIAC, her name spelled backwards, also know as 4-herb tea.There are other natural cures for cancer. The quickest is if you can get a doctor to give an IV of hydrogen peroxide. IT supplies more oxygen to the body and gets into every cell including cancer cells which die in the presence of oxygen. Another cure is to artificially raise the body temperature to 105 degrees. President Raegen secretly flew to Germany to his cancered cured over night. I personally know a woman with kidney cancer whose doctor told her that he didn’t know what would kill her the disease or the treatment and gave her a year to live. She got on the ESSIAC tea (a detoxifier and immune builder) colloidal silver and Montana Yew tips. Three months later on her visit to the doc. One kidney improved but not enough to survive which was leter removed. Her other kidney is operating at 100% and she is in remission and alive today 5 years later. Read “Flood Your Body With Oxygen” by Ed McCabe (Mr. Oxygen) and check it out on the Internet where more oxygen is known to cure over 270 different diseases. Whoever is claiming that drugs are killing people is being generous. I say that the drug companies are comitting genocide in this country under the guise of healing. This is so insane that our elected officials allow this to happen. Think of all the kids that wouldn’t have to go to St. Jude’s hospital and who knows what treatment they receive.


    I am currently wearing a 30-day heart monitor which detects when my heart begins to speed up a bit. This was brought on by a weekly while-sleeping incident for three consecutive weeks of my heart racing (around one o’clock in the morning) for three hours at over 150 beats per minute. I self-analyzed and remembered that prior to each of these heart-racing incidents, I had consumed quite a lot of sugar. My heart has stopped the extended fast hearbeat, but still does it for a few seconds at a time. Anything I can do for this with diet or herbs, I would appreciate knowing. Medication was prescribed this week, but I have yet to fill the prescription.

    • DeJay

      Patriot, from another patriot. It is claimed we are all deficient in magnesium. We can’t get enough from the food we eat so supplementation is in order. It is also claimed that we should also include calcium. Most if not all formulas that are available list a ratio of 2 parts calcium to one part magnesium. Some claim that too much calcium and it gets into the arteries and that the formula should be reversed. Too much magnesium can act as a laxative. The recommeded dose is 600-700 mg. The heart relies on a lot of magnesium and said to be responsible for a regulated heartbeat. Magnesium has many benefits in the body and is required by every cell. I believe it has controlled my rapid irregular heartbeat.

  • Samuel H. Dodd

    I’m now 77, At age 28 my problems started until age 40 both hips and lumbar 4&5 were out of place, wouldn’t stay in place only 10 min., all fillings & 4-gold fillings fell out, lost all my hair, my right leg was shrinking 1/4″ each 6-months & was 1/2 the size of the left leg,the length was 1 1/2″ shorter, left foot size 9 1/2 but right foot size 8,total height loss 2.5″, on crutchers & wheel chair,was diabetic & had to eat every 2 1/2 hrs, osteoporsis & facing death in 6 to 12 months, I looked age 95 (this is the short list). I fired my doctor & back surgeon & went on my own. Started reading food labels & made a covenant with me: “If I can’t spell or read it I won’t eat it”, researched the ingredient names & made covenant #2 with me:”To remove all chemicals, drugs & poisons from my body”. These 2-covenants designed my diet even today. Selected a Mentor who helped with supplements. I designed a breadfast food that feeds me until 3PM, heals diabetis, detoxifies my body, heals intestines & colon cancer & other diseases (short list again). Starting supplements, in 2 wks. osteoporsis stoped & my joints stayed in place longer, At 8 yrs.later worst detoxification was past but still going,2 more yrs. (10yrs Total)my right leg & foot had grown back same length as the left, total height grew back but lost only 1.4″, Arthritis was 80% reversed, today it’s 95%. I am very healthy and looking to live to 120.

  • Janet

    The Canadian tea is Essaic, but not all products that claim to be, are. Can be purchased at most health food stores, if you’re lucky. The best I can do now is prevent new tumors from growing. Food that keeps the body alkaline also keeps cancer from thriving. The radiologist told me to stop antioxident supplements but eat plenty of antioxident foods. Sue, Dave & Jim are right on!
    My oncologist monitored my “alternative” habits during chemo and approved my drinking gallons of Kombucha tea.

  • Donna

    Can anybody out there tell me how they cleansed their insides? I’ve heard so much about it but it’s hard to pick which one is best for me. I prefer not to go on a fast, just some natural cleansing product and proper foods to eat that keeps the body alkaline and hostile to cancer cells.

    • Janet

      The Kombucha Tea seems to be the best (and cheapest) in detoxing the body and restoring the body to alkaline. Making it myself took the cost down to 10 cents a pint. I researched it for months before committing to it. It’s a probiotic and surgery threw me off my schedules. This discussion reminded me I had better start it up again. Could be the reason chemo didn’t kill me. I’m 74 and the cancer was stage 3c. The younger women on chemo were in really bad shape during chemo and their cancers not as advanced. Food for thought…

    • DeJay

      Donna, You don’t say anything about a fast. There are many different kinds. Fasts can last from one day to as many as 80 days in one case I read about on a lemon fast. I did one for 10 days and another earlier, a grape juice fast for 14 days, and a water fast with a dab of honey for 7 days. Think of all the meals you wouldn’t have to prepare. We are living on a hostile planet made that way bey the super rich peoples greed for the almighty dollar and their polluting ways. Almost anything good does not come easy. Keeping the body alkaline is not easy. You have to sacrifice many foods you become accustomed to eating which are acidic. No pain, no gain!!!

  • Robert Abe

    For thousands of years wisemen have been saying to ‘Fast for a few days to 30 or more. One reason is to let the organs rest.Its also very likely there were food spoilage and unsanitary practice in processing,or handling foods then. Now we have nothing but pasteurized,sterilized,sanitized,preservitized, imitation foods so its understandable to give our organs,especially the hard working liver a rest.The body is overwhelmed by foreign junk foods lacking real beneficial enzymes.Take a ‘fast once a week with only organic juices. Feel the difference.

    • DeJay

      Good information Robert. All the readers of this article would be wise to be guided by this data.

  • Keith H

    I agree with most of the comments, cleansing,detoxifying the body will lead to great health. You will also save money, by not having to go to the doctor all the time,(GOOD ARTICLE)

  • Cindy

    Hello, i am a mother of 3 and i just turned 40. i have gained 40 lbs over my weight of what i should be at my height for the past 2 years and was diagnosed with hypertension.for the last 3 months or more i also have chest pains at times even when i am relaxing. Can you suggest something i could take to lose this weight and help with the hypertension. another thing also is i’ve been very forgetful for the last 2 weeks, very oily skin and losing my hair. “Help”
    stressed out mom

  • Don

    Fasting DOES work, but only if done correctly, and in some cases a supervised and controlled environment may be necessary. I used to go to a spa famous for that in Desert Hot Springs, CA called We Care. They incorporate colonics with a fast consisting of Juices, herbal teas, and cleansing ‘potions’. After 1 week, I’d typically lose 10-15 pounds, have more energy than I had in years, and my thought processes would have me thinking clearer, sharper, and faster. If you’re really really serious about getting the ultimate internal cleanse of your life, this is the place to go. You’ll feel like a million bucks when you leave.


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