Saturday, June 03, 2006

detox diet pros

I knew I would find something to refute my last entry. I affirm that these well-educated authorities that try to lead us along the path of research studies, tend to portray bi-polar opinions. Can't they ever get along and agree on what is best for our welfare? Dr. Hellmut Lutzner (doctorate that is impressive) wrote a book and I'm not going to promote the title, since I have doubts now about fasting which I have done for years. There are seven different kinds of fastings: water fasting, zero fasting, tea fasting, gruel fasting, fresh juice fasting, whey fast, and the Buchinger method. (Always check with your doctor about anything you read, therapeutic fasting is also recommended as a preventive against cancer if there has been cancer in your family and you are in a high risk category?) ( A grain of salt here please.) Preventive fasting if for people who are in danger of becoming ill through diet-related diseases and metabolic disturbances. With your doctors guidance you should fast until the risk factors, which can be determined by medical tests, have disappeared, for example in the case of:

*high blood pressure (hypertension)
*elevated blood fats (cholesterol and triglycerides)
*elevated blood sugar (beginning of diabetes)
*too many blood cells and thickened blood (polycythaemia)
*elevated uric acid in the blood (in the early stages of gout)

Different ways fasting can affect you: eyesight, understanding, remembering, sexual potency, menstruation, and low points during the fast. The fasting organism draws vitality and warmth from the energy supply which is fat, and nutrients from stored proteins. (My muscles?) The body does not burn up just any kind of fat or use up just any kind of proteins. It rids itself of the following substances and in the exact order given:

*anything that burdens the body
*anything the body does not need
*anything that disturbs the body
*anything that makes the body ill

Here's the paradox: the body never rids itself of

*anything vitally essential, for example heart muscles
*functioning parts of the body, active organs
*control devices

That may be the immediate results seen but what about the unseen? And as always, the long term effect that shows up eventually. (Example, the recall on medications.) How about the loss of electrolytes, chemical imbalances, and malnutrition?)

Decisions, decisions, what's a person to do and who do you trust? My trust lies in the discernment through the Lord, not the "multiple Degrees" that people continually strive for thinking they are full of intelligence but how about "wisdom" which I prefer?

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