Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Lung cancer kills more people annually than breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer, melanoma, and kidney cancer combined! The 5-year survival rate for lung cancer is only 15 percent. Sixty percent of lung cancer cases are now diagnosed as nonsmokers or former smokers. Two-thirds of nonsmokers diagnosed with lung cancer are women.
For hundreds of years, cultures all around the world have used fasting as a way to cleanse and rejuvenate the body. When done properly, fasting gives your body an opportunity to flush accumulated toxins, especially those which accumulate in fat reserves. Before you begin, you'll want to be sure you are healthy and well-educated on safe fasting methods.
Ease into your fast. Eat mild foods for one or two days.
* Try tofu, brown rice, steamed vegetables or toast.
* Drink lots of liquids, such as fruit juice, vegetable broth, water or herbal tea.
Switch to a liquid diet. Continue with just a liquid fast for about three days.
* Drink fresh fruit juice, vegetable broth, filtered water or herbal tea.
* Try to drink about two eight-ounce glasses of water for every eight ounces of fruit juice.
Exercise lightly. Walk, bike or jog slowly. This will help to increase circulation, process nutrients and stimulate digestion, yet not strain your energy reserves.
Break the fast slowly.
On the first day, have light vegetable soups and fruit purees.
The next day, add whole grains and lean protein, such as tofu or chicken.
By the third day, you can resume your normal diet.
Consult with your doctor before fasting Mint and parsley teas can help with digestion and speed the flushing of waste products. Mild discomforts may occur during a fast and for a few days following a fast. These may include headache, nausea and fatigue.
Be sure to take in nutrients during your fast. If you stop eating entirely, some processes may shut down and you will not flush out accumulated toxins.