Fasting for Health17.09.2008
by McGregor Bethel - Jonathan
Excerpt from Fasting To Freedom by Tom McGregor, Author of Fasting to Freedom, God's Perfect Diet, Eating in Freedom and Co-author of God's Banquet Table
Before I start this crucial chapter, please know that I am not a doctor nor have any degrees. What I share with you is my personal theory. Cancer is infinitely complex; to even profess some understanding is to take a risk that everything you know may be wrong. Yet, there is a common consensus amongst natural health practitioners that cancer is caused by these main factors.
Main Cancer Causing Factors
- Genetic predisposition
- High levels of acid in the blood due to excess meat and processed food that require hydrochloric acid for digestion.
- Low oxygen from lack of physical activity.
- A buildup of toxins in the cellular structure.
- Trans-fatty acids (store-bought oils), which can enter the cell membrane and interfere with the information process of the cell.
- Stress and lack of sleep, which reduce the body's regular maintenance procedures.
- Lack of antioxidants, which increases free radical damage.
- Parasites in the blood that create carcinogens in their metabolic process.
- Destructive emotions such as excessive guilt, anger and resentment.
Most of these factors are not only implicated in cancer but all disease known to man. In seeking healing, the most important aspect is the reversal of the causative agents. Modern medicine may offer surgery and chemotherapy but this does nothing to address the cause of the cancer. The best response to cancer is to address every causative factor and support the body in its defense through a combination of juice and water fasting.
Fasting Addresses the Above Cancer Causing Factors
- Genetic weakness can be strengthened.
- The juices of melons, grapes, oranges and lemons are highly alkaline as they are acidic and require an alkaline digestive substance to digest.
- Oxygen increases in the cells as there are no large, sticky, fat molecules in the blood slowing blood circulation and the lungs are being cleaned for greater oxygen absorption.
- Toxins are cleansed at a rapid rate.
- Toxic fat is used as fuel and the fast can be supplemented with essential oils.
- Stress is reduced and the body is given a much-needed rest.
- Fresh juice is loaded with antioxidants phytochemicals and other protective agents.
- Fresh ginger can be added to the fruit juices and cayenne pepper, oregano powder and garlic can be added to the veggie juice as well as supplements for parasites cleansing.
- Inner reflection afforded by fasting can resolve many emotional issues.
By far, an extended juice fast is the most powerful measure in preventing the factors that cause cancer and disease. A yearly fast in combination with daily exercise and a diet high in raw food is an insurance policy guaranteeing your retirement will not be one of suffering and restriction.
Recovery From Cancer
Many have overcome cancer with fasting. For those who have the discipline and faith to complete fasts of 20 to 30 days, the healing results are astonishing, such as terminal cancer being entirely dissolved in less than ten days. Meanwhile, others have completed a long series of juice and water fasts yet the Lord called them on. With cancer, one humbly faces the fact that our fate is in God's hands. We do our best, but it still comes down to trust. And if death is the end of the battle, it has no sting for those of us in Christ, as death is only a release to glory and joy for eternity.
I wish I could be more positive and say that you will get healed if you fast, but that would be a lie. Yet, no matter what the outcome, fasting is still the most effective natural response to cancer. Fasting speeds healing after surgery, reduces the damage of chemotherapy, and strengthens the immune system. It greatly increases your odds of survival and, in the worst-case scenario, will postpone death.
Cancer is caused by an information breakdown within the cell. Like a computer virus, the computer no longer responds to the control from the operator, instead replicates in a destructive fashion. And so, cancer is out of touch with homeostasis and replicates destructively. It becomes greedy and steals the body's resources. The wasting away seen in cancer is from the cancer consuming the glucose in the blood. As cancer cells increase, the normal cells get less and less nutrition. At this time, caretakers will try to supply extra calories to slow the wasting process, but this is the opposite of what needs to be done. If cancer requires larges amounts of glucose for reproduction, then the first defense needs to be reducing glucose in the blood. Healthy cells can live quite well on small amounts of glucose, while the cancer cells have greater calorie needs and are weakened by the lack of glucose. Fasting reduces glucose in the blood. It works best with a combination of water fasting and juice fasting using 2-5 glasses of juice per day followed by periods of eating small portions of fruits and vegetables. This approach will be the opposite of what doctors recommend, and it may be hard to convince a cancer patient of the wisdom of this. I have watched terminal cancer patients die because they put their faith in modern medicine and gave up any form of natural therapy. One can only respect their decision.
Another fact to consider is that fasting intensifies the scouring action of the immune system. The clean up cells approach the trillions of cells of the body and read the chemical label that tells the state of the cell's health. If it is dead, diseased or dying, it is removed. On the first stage of cleansing the immune system checks a cancer cell to see its condition and reads it as healthy. Then it moves on looking for another cell to cannibalize. Initiated by low blood glucose levels, this inspection process increases in scrutiny with continued demand for cannibalization. Eventually, fasting will break down tumors. How long into a fast before cannibalization does this is unpredictable.
There is another interesting factor brought in by fasting. Fasting causes an increase of toxins in the blood. The cancer must also endure this barrage. It is sort of like a natural form of chemotherapy. Meanwhile, the immune system is being given every resource it needs and allowed to fully focus on scouring the body.
It is the combination of all these factors mentioned that enable the body to heal.
A juicer is necessary. The key to battling cancer with juice fasting is small amounts of low-calorie, nutrition-packed juice. Thus, you get the maximum scouring action. Make green vegetable juices from kale, spinach, green lettuce, leeks, and lemons, using carrots, beets and apple for the base. Strain the juice. Drink Essiac Tea or water between the juices. If possible use an enema daily. Go to your local health store and buy the herbs and supplements that are recommended. Ask your friends to pray. When faced with the decision for surgery or chemotherapy, get alone and pray until you get peace about the decision. When you have peace, you have reached the right decision. Do not make decisions out of fear and family pressures.
The Cancer Killer Juice
Rudolf Breuss's anti-cancer mixture has helped thousands of suffering people. During fasting, this juice blend exerts a deathblow on cancer. Its composition is: 55% beet root, 20% celery, 20% carrot, 3% potato, and 2% radish. Over 24,000 patients wrote him describing relief from their diseases. His patients were given small amounts of this juice over 42 days. A tea composed of nettle, St. John's Wort, marigold, artemisia and monarda was also given. By "starving out" the cancer, Rudolf Breuss reported a 96% success rate for the thousands of patients he treated over 30 years of practice. Rudolf Breuss died in 1989 at 93 years of age.
The Right Attitude
Cancer in the body is bad enough but cancer of the soul is worse. It starts by giving up hope and every thought becomes malignant with negativity, resentment, hatred and frustration.
An AIDS victim lay in bed, waiting out his last months till death. Life had no meaning only darkness. A change of heart came and he decided to fight. Even if he would lose, he would fight. He decided to live life to the fullest, and leave this planet knowing he had given rather than taken. He became a volunteer to help other needy people. Those around him were astounded at his positive change in attitude. He had become a different person because he had chosen to look at life differently. A day is a gift from God.
For those who are sick or diseased, self-discipline can seem an insurmountable task. Yet, it is from this standpoint that we must take steps to overcome our illness. The battle with cancer is a battle of faith. God's desire is for us to be healed. Even in the face of the worst news you have to make a stand on faith that you will be healed. Make your decisions and do the best you can believing the Lord will carry you through this valley of darkness.