Fasting
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Summary: Moderate, monitored fasting can be part of a healthy detox regime.
 
 
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Naturopathic doctors Rudy and Jeanie Davis have developed a sensible do-it-yourself detoxification plan that they have successfully used for over a decade to help patients regain their health. Their 21-Day Challenge consists of three weeks of eating a well-balanced nutrient-dense diet followed by a three-day water fast.

The 21-day diet supercharges the cells of the body with nutrients from a range of super-foods and kick-starts the body’s cleansing process.

The three-day water fast, which follows the 21 days of healthy eating, frees up energy that would normally be spent on digesting food and provides your body with time to use the nutrients you took in during the 21 days to repair and rebuild tissues.

Rudy Davis says, “People who have gone on this program say it has changed them forever.” Are you tired of doing the same things with the same poor results? Are you interested in changing your life? Then maybe it’s time you tried the 21-Day Challenge. Learn more about fasting and the Challenge:

 

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The 21-Day Program
Here is what you need to do for the 21 days leading up to the fast.
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Foods and Juices that Detoxify the Body Best
Some foods have exceptional health-giving properties.
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Three-Day Water Fast
After 21 days on your healthy eating plan along with regular exercise, you are ready to go on a three-day water fast.
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Different Kinds of Fasting
If you feel you cannot do a water-only fast, consider trying one of these fasts.
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Why Fast?
Why would anyone choose to go without food for any length of time?
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Fasting in the Bible
Perhaps the most well-known story about fasting in the Bible is the story of Jesus fasting in the wilderness. But there are many earlier references to fasting in the Bible.

This article is adapted by Tammie Burak from Rudy and Jeanie Davis' lecture Life in the Fast Lane. Tammie Burak is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about topics of faith, health, nature, and education. She writes for both children and adults.