“Lesson 19” Mucusless Diet #2
Fasting Video Series Part 4

How Long Should You Fast?

How long to fast? In this above video, we continue the 2017 discussion on Arnold Ehret’s methods for fasting. The full text discussed can be found in both the Mucusless Diet Healing System and Rational Fasting. Click HERE to get all of our books on Amazon:

Text Discussed from Lesson 19 on “How Long to Fast”

Nature answers this question in the animal kingdom with a certain cruelty, “fast until you are either healed or dead!” In my estimation 50 to 60 percent of the so-called “healthy” people of today and 80 to 90 percent of the seriously chronic sick would die from their latent diseases through a long fast.
How long one should fast cannot be definitely stated at all, in advance, even in cases where the condition of the patient is known. When and how to break the fast is determined by noting carefully how conditions change during the fast—you now understand that the fast should be broken as soon as you notice that the obstructions are becoming too great in the circulation, and the blood needs new vital substances to resist and neutralize the poisons.

Change your ideas regarding the claim “the longer you fast the better the cure.” You may now readily understand why. Humans are the sickest animals on earth; no other animal has violated the laws of eating as much as humans; no other animal eats as wrongly as humans.

Here is the point where human intelligence can correctively assist in the self-healing process by the following adjustments which embrace the Mucusless Diet Healing System:

  1. First—Prepare for an easier fast by a gradually changing diet towards a mucusless diet, and by laxatives and enemas.
  2. Second—Change shorter fasts periodically with some eating days of cleansing mucus-poor and mucusless diet.
  3. Third—Be particularly careful if the patient used much drugs; especially if a mercury or saltpeter, oxide of silver (taken for venereal diseases) have been used, in which case a long, slowly changing, preparative diet is advisable.

An “expert’s” suggestion to fast until the tongue is clean caused many troubles with “fanatical” fasters, and I personally know of one death. You may be surprised when I tell you that I had to cure patients from the ill-effects of too long a fast. The reason will be clear later.
In spite of the above, every cure, and especially every cure of diet, should start with a 2- or 3-day fast. Every patient can do this without any harm, regardless of how seriously sick they may be. First a light laxative and then an enema daily, makes it easier as well as harmless. (-Arnold Ehret in the Mucusless Diet Healing System and Rational Fasting)

***Update 3/17/2017, Part 2***



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Prof. Spira, Ph.D.
Mucus-free Life LLC