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Did you know that you do not have to choose
- you can e.g. include water-fasting days within a juice fast!
Q&A --- INTERVIEW WITH DR. BASS:
WHICH IS THE BEST CHOICE FOR ME? -- JUICE DIETS or WATER FASTING?
For disease recovery, does it matter if I choose water fasting or juice fasting?
You can achieve the same result with either. Juice fasting (juice diet) is usually safer. It takes longer time to get the same results, but it gives milder detox reactions, and you don't have to be confined to a bed.
For weight-loss, doesn't water fasting lead to more weight-loss faster?
Water fasting is necessary for acute disease cases, and in emergencies. In all other cases (vegetable) juice fasting is easier, safer and gives more energy. Raw vegetable juices is a very healthy way to lose fat, it will make you healthier as well as slimmer. During juice fasting you can function normally, you can exercise, go for walks and work. While during water fasts, you cannot.
For disease recovery, is it better to stick to juice fasting, or is whole raw diet better?
Both are necessary, in the proper sequence.
For weight-loss - is juice fasting the best choice available?
It all depends on the juices. You must have the right quality of juice, the right amounts of juice, it must be carb-controlled (=no sugars), etc. Stick to vegetables. If you do, juice fasting will give excellent results, faster and healthier than most other choices. You will have more energy, than during a water fast, and there is less chance of "fasting & feasting". But of course, juice fasting must be correctly supervised for optimal results. Without enough knowledge you can upset the body balance and therefore will not get weight loss desired. But instead defeat you purpose.
How much juices is the minimum on a juice fast?
There is a minimum, and a maximum. As a rule drink at least 20 oz of juice per day, divided into small portions. In European clinics it is common to drink the vegetable juice 50% diluted with water. When it comes to individual differences, the quality differs more than the amount.
What if I have strong cravings and can't stay on-track?
If your current diet is full of toxins and sugars, it is very stimulating. Instead of feeling how tired you really are, e.g. at the end of the day --- you'll eat or drink something and get stimulated, and keep on going. Many people crave constant stimulation, every day. This leads to enervation, and is how diseases get started.
How important is breaking a juice fast properly?
It is best to be on a raw diet both before and after juice fast (juice diet). But, your body is much more forgiving during juice fasts, compared to water fasts. E.g. even if you break a juice fast improperly, it's usually ok. And it is possible to go directly from a typical junk diet to a juice diet.
What happens after the fast?
After the fast, which is detoxification instrument - another phase will start: the re-building phase. Current science points to low-carb diets, as being the best choice for this re-building phase -- preferably high-fat and with high-quality proteins.
How long is it safe to fast?
The length of time for juice diets depends on the state of toxicity of each person, their condition and also on how long it takes each person to detoxicate. E.g. certain high-calorie juices can retain fluid, and cause swelling. I have seen people, who have been on long juice fasts, more than a month, using the wrong juices, that caused their legs to swell. This is one reason why proper supervision is important.
Below are some examples of recoveries via juice fasting and raw diet, from different doctors and researchers.
JUICE FASTING RECOVERIES - DIFFERENT CONDITIONS|
Arnold deVries writes about these raw juice therapy recoveries in The Elixir Of Life (1952):
The following recoveries via fasting were reported by Paavo Airola, from his own practice, in 1971:
H.E. Kirschner, M.D., writes about the following of his own cases in Live Food Juices (1957):
Dr. Herbert M. Shelton, fasting retreat director, author of 50+ books, writes in Fasting Can Save Your Life (1964) about the following cases:
Arnold deVries wrote about these historical raw food therapy cases in his 1952 book:
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