This week I am fasting. I not an expert at this topic, nor am I a neophyte. I have fasted several times before relying on a plan as outlined in the book Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 4th Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food Supplements ... A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies.
I have utilized this book for many an ailment: from earaches to allergies. It is a great reference. I definitely recommend it. It has three sections: ailments, cures, and remedies.
The book is great and I have noticed that in several ailments, it recommends fasting as a part of the cure. There are several reasons why fasting can be good for your body, I believe that the most important being that it creates a balance. It gives your organs and body and much-deserved break from digesting, putting more and more toxins in, and lets you release all of that. Your body will be so happy once this fast is over. You have so much more energy and your taste buds have a new appreciation for flavors and foods.
There is the downside: the lack of energy and limited foods. It is difficult to keep up fasting while you are at work. Energy levels tend to go down with the lack of food, so its hard to concentrate while at work. The book recommends taking nap during the middle of the day. I like that idea, except, that is hard to do while at work! So I take a nice walk which gets me outdoors and invigorates my energy levels. This is key to the fasting process. We shall see how long this fast will last.