Renowned health expert Patricia Bragg, shown with her co-author Julia Loggins, has long practiced fasting and knows it is a key to a healthy immune system.
Everything old is new again … like fasting! The ancient spiritual practice of fasting has become immensely popular in the last decade. Thanks to a wealth of information about the importance of detoxifying and purifying our bodies, minds, and spirits, people of all ages are enthusiastically embracing this time-tested method for healing and rejuvenation.
As significant as fasting was to historical figures such as Jesus, Buddha, and Gandhi, it’s never been a more critical component of health and well-being. In this modern world, our bodies come into contact with 2,500 chemicals a day, though the air, water, soil and in the foods we eat. And our organs of detoxification were not designed to assimilate or eliminate anything that was not on this earth thousands of years ago, when our ancestors were gathering berries and hunting primitive beasts. No wonder we are struggling with unprecedented levels physical and mental illness and disease.
The silver lining is that through fasting, our minds and bodies can reclaim their natural resilience, joy, strength, and vitality, as well as the ability to protect us from constantly mutating viruses and bacteria. The answer to the question, “How do we stay healthy and sane during challenging times?” is right in our hands! And it always has been.
Health pioneers Paul Bragg, N.D. PhD and Patricia Bragg, N.D. PhD knew this over 100 years ago, and wrote about it in Miracle of Fasting, one of the most popular and entertaining books ever written on the subject. This book changed the lives of millions by introducing the concepts of fasting and purification. They also introduced intermittent fasting, called “The No Breakfast Plan,” which promotes fasting from after-dinner to noon the next day. Intermittent fasting is widely practiced and recommended by medical doctors today such as Mark Hyman, MD, author of The Food Fix, for healing digestive and immune issues, as well as depression and anxiety.
Have you ever tried to fast and failed? Don’t be discouraged! There are many ways to fast, all effective and powerful for elevating both energy and mood. Purist Patricia Bragg fasts 24 hours once week on only pure, distilled water. However, especially if you are new to fasting, you may want to integrate vegetable juices, organic bone broths, vegetable broths, and clear soups.
These sources of potent liquid nutrition balance blood sugar and supply your body with vitamins, minerals and easily digestible proteins, while still allowing your digestive system to rest and renew. Even adding a clean protein drink or smoothie can rescue a fast, if you’re feeling weak or are busy with multitasking a career, children, and the non-stop demands of a household.
Patricia Bragg has never dieted a day in her life. In fact, she doesn’t believe in dieting. She credits her weekly fast with maintaining the same weight for the last 60 years! If you have been struggling with the “Quarantine 15,” you may consider fasting as a safe and healthy way to not only slip back into your jeans, but launch healthier, more natural eating practices as well.
The light, clear feeling one gets from a fast is so invigorating, you will not quickly compromise it for chips and ice cream!
Patricia Bragg and I are excited to offer the audio version of Miracle of Fasting available now through Amazon. If you’re intrigued by this ancient healing practice, and want to know more, listen and learn while we take you, step-by-step, through the healing rituals that will make your fast successful, enjoyable and satisfying. Fasting is one of the best things you will ever do for your body, mind, and spirit.
Patricia is a 100-percent dedicated health crusader with a passion like her father, Paul C. Bragg, a world-renowned health authority. Patricia has won international fame on her own in this field spreading the word of health through lectures, radio shows and magazine interviews throughout her career . . . Patricia and her father co-authored The Bragg 10 book Health Library of Instructive, Inspiring Books that promote a healthier lifestyle, for a long, vital, happy life. Patricia herself is the symbol of health, perpetual youth and radiant, feminine energy. At 91 years young, she is a living and sparkling example of her and her father’s healthy lifestyle.