BENEFITS OF FASTING
- Fasting initiates rapid weight loss with little or no hunger. You may be surprised at how little desire for food you have while fasting.
- Fasting promotes detoxification. As your body breaks down its fat reserves, it mobilises and eliminates stored toxins.
- Fasting gives your digestive system a much needed rest. After fasting, both digestion and elimination are invigorated.
- Fasting promotes the resolution of inflammatory processes, such as in rheumatoid arthritis.
- Fasting quietens allergic reactions, including asthma and Hay Fever.
- Fasting promotes the drying up of abnormal fluid accumulations, such as oedema in the ankles and legs and swelling in the abdomen.
- Fasting is the perfect gateway to a healthier diet and lifestyle. Going on a fast gives you the motivation and enthusiasm to make a fresh start.
- Fasting makes it easy to overcome bad habits and addictions and rapidly dissipates craving. Many people have overcome tobacco, alcohol and caffeine addictions by fasting, and even drug addictions.
- Fasting clears your skin and whitens your eyes. It is common to see skin eruptions clear while fasting, and the whites of the eyes never look so clear and bright as they do after fasting.
- Fasting restores taste appreciation for wholesome, natural foods. People say that their taste buds come alive after fasting and that food has never tasted so good.
- Fasting normalises high blood pressure in the vast majority of cases, without resorting to pharmaceutical drugs. Blood pressure will remain low after the fast if you follow a healthy diet and lifestyle.
BYRON BAY DETOX RETREATS ORGANIC JUICE FASTING
At Byron Bay Detox Retreats we offer a fasting program of ultra-alkalising, organic, cold-pressed vegetable juices that also give the body necessary nutritients during the cleanse, which maintains energy and facilitates rejuvenation on all levels. This is a form of fasting in which living-food juice supplies enzymes and living micronutrients that further aid the cleansing process.
Our fully-qualified naturopaths oversee, facilitate and consult retreaters during juice fasts – so your personal health is ensured.
All our organic vegetable juices are cold-pressed and retain 95% of their natural nutrients and enzymes. Independent research has found that this is almost double to that of standard, centrifugal juices. The cold-pressed juice process minimises oxidation and degradation of the nutrients and live enzymes in the vegetables, allowing your mind, body and soul to reap the benefits of the highest possible concentration of nutrients..
WHAT HAPPENS DURING JUICE FASTING
In comparison to water fasting, there also tends to be fewer healing crises or depletion of energy with juice fasting.
Since vegetable juices are naturally high in minerals, vitamins and enzymes that help with your body’s rejuvenation process, the juices are assimilated directly into your body without stimulating digestive enzymes.
The alkalizing properties of juices also help to neutralise acidic conditions and the toxins being released by your body.
The alkaline component of the juices helps re-establish the alkaline reserve needed for your health restoration.
With organic vegetable juice fasting, you might experience increased energy, as your body enjoys a well-deserved break from the hard work of digesting the complicated varieties of foods and beverages that you consume daily.
It aids in cleaning your body and mind and feeds your spirit, allowing for spiritual growth and consciousness.
Proven throughout history for physical, mental and spiritual rejuvenation, fasting promotes cleansing and healing; helps normalize weight, blood pressure, cholesterol; rebuilds the immune system; and helps reverse the ageing process. If we are to get these poisons out of our bodies we must fast. By fasting we give our bodies a physiological rest. This rest builds Vital Force. The more Vital Force we have, the more toxins are going to be eliminated from the body to help keep it clean, pure and healthy.
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Mahatma Gandhi once said, ‘‘Fasting will bring spiritual rebirth…the light of the world will illuminate you when you fast and purify yourself.’’
He spoke the truth.
Every tissue is fed by the blood, which is supplied by the bowel. When the bowel is dirty, the blood is dirty; and so on to the organs and tissues….it is the bowel that invariably has to be cared for first before any effective healing can take place.
*Please note results may vary from person to person