Fasting thins the blood and strengthens the immune system. Many people fast during Lent, Yom Kippur, and Ramadan, by resting the colon detoxification can occur. This can help Rheumatoid arthritis and allergies.

Fewer toxins are consumed and the blood thins without fat intake. Energy spent on digestion can now strengthen the immune system. (Many feel that cancer patients should not be encouraged to eat big meals.)


The blood sugar drops. Nitrogen by products are raised and you may become weak and depressed.

Long fasts are dangerous as the uric acid rises predisposing to gout and the kidneys can't excrete the toxins.

Calcium, potassium, and minerals fall and one can get cardiac arrhythmias, anemia, and headaches

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