your advice is based on decades of experience?
Pray tell what kind of experience is this when it contradicts the wealth of experience accumulated by qualified Natural Hygienists since the mid 1800's? when you state that a long fast does more harm than good?
This statement is erroneous and the reason for my reply so as not to mislead other members.
"Hereward Carrington points out that there are cases of paralysis and other diseases in which daily improvement is seen during the fast, but the moment the fast is broken (prematurely) the improvement ceases, so that the organic benefit corresponds to the actual time fasted. Thus, if thirty days of fasting are required for full results and the patient fasts but twenty, he gets but two-thirds of the desired results, for the last days of a fast are often most productive of results".
"In general, it may be safely advised that if a fast is undertaken it should be done with satisfactory results as the end in view and stay with it until results are forthcoming. Thousands of sufferers attempt to do with a fast of two to four days what can only be accomplished by a fast of two to four weeks or more. "I tried fasting and it did not help me," they say. Playing around with short fasts and semi-fasts will seldom give satisfactory results". http://www.soilandhealth.org/02/0201hyglibcat/020127shelton.III/020127.ch23.htm
"Reduced intake of food is the way to lower the weight".
A. Not so: all reducing diets work.........but all reducing diets fail.
On a high water content or nutrient-dense diet you can almost eat with impunity and still lose weight until your ideal weight is achieved.
Just ask Mouseclick, or read up on Dr J Fuhrman MD.
"Selective eating is the way to clean the body"!
A. An Elimination Diet takes much much longer to clean the body of toxins: Water Fasting according to thirst is Natures own and expedient way of accomplishing the same in a much shorter time frame, whilst simultaneously accelerating the healing process.