Fasting is an amazing therapy that has a very high success rate for a whole host of diseases and the best of all, its FREE!
It is really important to maintain electrolyte balance while fasting (this is well explained well by Cole with the Snake Diet below). Here is the basic recipe:
Electrolyte Water (Snake Juice) per one liter of water
1/2 tsp of baking soda (alkalizing, especially through 2-3 day acidosis from fasting and support the kidneys)
1/2 tsp of Potassium Chloride
1/4 tsp of Salt (full trace mineral spectrum salt such as sea salt)
Additional optional ingredients:
pinch of boron from Borax (alkalizing, helpful for hormonal health, bones)
1/8 to 1/4 tsp magnesium flakes (helps with sleep, nervous system)
Capsule (taken out) of Cayenne pepper or 1/8 to 1/4 tsp (helps heal digestive tract)
1-4 drops of Lugol's Iodine (supports thyroid)
Notes to videos below: Science of fasting goes into the research behind fasting. Snake Diet videos are highly recommended, this method of fasting works very effectively, especially for long fasts and you get the recipe for keeping your sodium potassium and electrolyte balance in place while not eating along with cayenne pepper for curing gut issues; see the 4th video for that. Then Dr. Fung is great at explaining the physiology of fasting, how it works and why you don't loose muscle. Finally, there are also videos on dry fasting.
Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven't thought about. This ancient secret is fasting. In The Complete Guide to Fasting, he has teamed up with international bestselling author and veteran health podcaster Jimmy Moore to explain what fasting is really about, why it's so important, and how to fast in a way that improves health.