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Fasting Can Save Your Life Paperback – July, 1978

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ISBN-13: 978-0914532422 ISBN-10: 0914532421

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: American Natural Hygiene Society (July 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0914532421
  • ISBN-13: 978-0914532422
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #477,245 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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104 of 104 people found the following review helpful By Beverley Brown on July 27, 2005
Format: Paperback
I read this book back in 1976, when I was very ill with lupus. Shortly afterwards, I went to Shelton's Health School, as he called it, just south of San Antonio (which is no longer in existence). I fasted for 21 days and learned how to eat right. It was life-changing. I had had severe Sjogren's syndrome (an eye disease common in lupus) before going on the fast, but it completely disappeared by the end and has never recurred. His remark that the eye diseases that disappear during a fast has to be seen to be believed is certainly true! My lupus had gone into remission, but I was still extremely tired. After arriving home, I did my best to stick to the raw fruit, vegetable, and nut diet that he recommended, while drinking nothing but water. To make a long story short, I have completely recovered from lupus but discovered that to get free of the fatigue, a juice fast was more effective. Ten days on lemon juice or tomato juice relieved the fatigue completely. Provided the fast is followed by this strict diet, the results are lasting. There is no doubt that fasting can save your life!
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156 of 164 people found the following review helpful By Dave R. on December 10, 1999
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This is an inspirational and very informative book on fasting and is much better than most other ones out there. However, like so many books on 'alternative' health care, it uses too much anecdotal evidence, does not support its claims with outside evidence, and glosses over the details of the actual physiological changes in the body in favor of dramatic, flowery accounts of how the body undergoes 'cleansing.'
Don't get me wrong -- Shelton was a pioneer in the fasting movement, and I generally think his information is dead on, but if you prefer a book that is more current, less emotionally charged, and better documented, I would suggest Dr. Joel Fuhrmann's book, 'Fasting and Eating for Health...' or Dr. Elson Haas's 'Staying Healthy with Nutrition.'
And, contrary to what I always believed and what the reviewer above says, juice fasting is NOT a good alternative to water fasting. Juice fasting results in much more lean muscle mass being consumed since the body never fully enters ketosis. Fuhrmann does a good job explaining this, in case you're interested.
Shelton's book will always have a place in my library, though.
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54 of 58 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 1, 1998
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In January 1973 I read this book and applied the knowledge I found in it. I got rid of health problems I had for over 10 years. Fasting works so well, that Medical Science doesn't want you to know about it. A must read book for every human.
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Why would anyone want to stop eating? Food can heal, right? Actually, calorie restriction and periodic fasting have been used as a cure-all for centuries. When fasting, fat people become skinny, sick people become well, and sluggish people become energetic.
This book saved my life back in 1987 when I was very sick with debilitating ulcerative colitis. I drank fresh vegetable juices and herbal teas for 20 days. After 3 weeks of fasting my bleeding and diarrhea stopped. Since then, I've regularly used juice fasting as part of my gut healing protocol.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By J. D. Laughead on April 27, 2009
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I read his book, and went on a 14 day fast, to lose weight, and clear up a cold and sore throat. I always wondered why fasting works? When a person goes on a Therapeutic Fast, The body is deprived of Protein which is what Viruses, Bacteria, Cancer Cells.live on. The longer the fast, the more deterioration of the causes of Diseases. To get the full benefit of his book, you should read it cover to cover. The older you get, the more you should Fast correctly.

I don't know if you know, but you Fast every night, trouble is the people are not getting enough sleep, and that is wrecking their bodies. Breakfast, means Break Fast.

A virus has a double shell of Protein, and bacteria lives on protein. So when you go on a 14 day fast, it has not any protein for bacteria,Cancer cells, or the virus. That is why it is not a good idea to eat any protein, when you have the Flu or a Cold, or you will just feed the Flu Cancer or the Cold. Fasting can be a Life saver, Dr. Shelton lived to 90!
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Nilesh Porwal (nilesh@cheerful.com) on April 15, 1999
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I fasted for 14 days drinking only water for the entire period (under supervision of a trained naturopath), and immediately lost 28 pounds in this period. maintained a life style as recommended and lost a total of 48 pounds over a period of three months. this book helped me understand what my body was going through at that time. I whole heartedly recommend it and his other books. Please also consult your naturopath before proceeding on any fasts.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Bozo on November 7, 2007
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On advice of this book in 1993 my wife and I both got rid of chronic sinusitis that plagued us for years. It never came back because we keep up the good eating habits described in the book. I feel much more in control of my health because I now know where disease comes from, instead of putting my faith in the "traditional" medicine which is in business of making money by selling us temporary "fixes" and not really wanting to cure us. I also urge you to not think that nutrition is the final key to good health, but mind the Jack LaLanne's advice "Exercise is the king and nutrition the queen; together you've got kingdom", which means that exercise is the primary force that harmonizes all functions of the body and makes good use of nutrients. Sp get one of his books in addition to this one.
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