Fasting Quotes

Fasting Quotes

Historical and modern day quotes on the value of fasting.

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Below are some of the best fasting quotes from both modern medical and health professionals as well as famous historical figures. History shows us that fasting was considered a natural therapy for so many of the ails of the past.
Modern professionals are telling us the same is still true; that fasting will alleviate a host of ailments that plague us in our modern world.

The fasting quotes are divided into four categories: Historical, Modern M.D.s, Other Health Professionals, and Religious Writers and Figures.

Historical

“Fasting is the greatest remedy– the physician within.”
Philippus Paracelsus, one of the three fathers of Western medicine

“Instead of using medicine, better fast today.”

Plutarch, a Greek biographer and moralist

“The best of all medicines is resting and fasting.”

Benjamin Franklin

“Everyone has a doctor in him; we just have to help him in his work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. …to eat when you are sick, is to feed your sickness.”

Hippocrates, one of the three fathers of Western medicine

“A little starvation can really do more for the average sick man than can the best medicines and the best doctors.”

Mark Twain, in My Debut As a Literary Person

“Nature heals, the doctor helps!”

Paracelsus, writing about activating
the “doctor inside”, or our own healing nature

“Every fool can fast, but only the wise man knows how to break a fast.”

G.B. Shaw, writer

“Humans live on one-quarter of what they eat; on the other three-quarters lives their doctor.”

Egyptian pyramid inscription, 3800 B.C.

Modern M.D.s

“I believe that fasting is the “missing link” in the Western diet.”

“From a medical point of view, I believe that fasing is not utilized often enough.”

“…. fasting is one of the best overall healing methods because it can be applied to so many conditions and people.”

“Fasting is the single greatest natural healing therapy. It is nature’s ancient, universal ‘remedy’ for many problems. Animals instictively fast when ill.”
all from Elson Haas, M.D. in Staying Healthy with Nutrition

“Due to [the] effects of fasting, a fast can help you heal with greater speed; cleanse your liver, kidneys, and colon; purify your blood; help you lose excess weight and water; flush out toxins; clear the eyes and tongue; and cleanse the breath.”

James F. Balch, M.D., in Prescription for Nutritional Healing

“Therapeutic [water] fasting accelerates the healing process and allows the body to recover from serious disease in a dramatically short period of time.”

“Fasting, combined with nutritional competence, removes the most significant causes of disease.”

“Therapeutic fasting is not a mystical or magical cure. It works because the body has within it the capacity to heal when the obstacles to healing are removed. Health is the normal state. Most chronic disease is the inevitable consequence of living a life-style that places disease-causing stressors on the human organism. Fasting gives the body an interlude without those stressors so that it can speedily repair or accomplish healing that could not otherwise occur in the feeding state.”

“The job of fasting is to supply the body with the ideal environment to accomplish its work of healing.”

“The body’s wondrous ability to autolyze (or self-digest) and destroy needless tissue such as fat, tumors, blood vessel plaque, and other nonessential and diseased tissues, while conserving essential tissues, gives the fast the ability to restore physiologic youth to the system. By removing or lessening the burden of diseased tissue, including the fatty tissue narrowing the blood vessels, fasting increases the blood flow and subsequent oxygenation and nutrient delivery to vital organs throughout the body.”

all from Joel Fuhrman, M.D., in Fasting and Eating for Health

“Man is the only ‘animal’ who persists in eating when he is sick, even though he may have no appetite and food makes him nauseous.”

“Fasting is a calming experience. It is restful. It relieves anxiety and tension. It is rarely depressing and it is often downright exhilarating.”

Alan Cott, M.D., from Fasting: The Ultimate Diet

“Fasting is the strongest appeal to the human being’s natural powers of healing and self-rejuvenation, on both a spiritual and corporeal level.”

Heinz Fahrner, M.D.

“I often observe in the fasting participants that by four days of fasting, concentration seems to improve, creative thinking expands, depression lifts, insomnia stops, anxieties fade, the mind becomes more tranquil and a natural joy begins to appear. It is my hypothesis that when the physical toxins are cleared from the brain cells, mind-brain function automatically and significantly improves and spiritual capacities expands.”

Gabriel Cousins, M.D. (psychiatry)

“Although beginning my practice in fog-covered medical superstition, I came to the conclusion that only nature can practice medicine.”

“I contend that during illness feeding becomes a burden to the sick. It uses energy that otherwise would be used to fight the illness.”

both from Dr. Edward Dewey

“I must say in all seriousness that fasting when combined with a properly selected diet is the nearest approach to a ‘cure-all’ that is possible to conceive– profoundly simple and simply profound!”

John Tilden, M.D.

“Religious ascetics, who led their lives abstaining from food, came to the conclusion that fasting improved not only their spiritual state, but also their physical condition, and through fasting many diseases could be cured.”

Dr. Inamura Motoo

“I assert that fasting is the most efficient means for correcting any disease.”

Adolph Mayer, M.D., from his book Fast Cures – Wondercures

“Fasting creates a condition of low concentration of toxic wastes in the circulatory system. This is sensed by the plasma membrane of each cell and each cell will then let go of its load of toxic wastes.”

Ron Kennedy,

My Water Fast Experience- Episode 1

I believe that when our cells become cleaner we can absorb the universal energy better to manifest our dreams.

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I was always dreaming about doing a water fast for some time. My motivation behind that was to sleep less, work more efficiently, have a robust health, clean my cells to develop dormant talents within, such as writing, telepathy…and develop my spirituality.

At the beginning of February, last year, when I and my husband, Martin had just met each other for about 2 months, we had decided to do a 3 day water fast.

Martin used to do water fast for 14 days in 2008, so he passed the 3 days very easily even with a little bit weakness. But the three days were really a big challenge for me, if it had not been for Martin, I could have never fulfilled it.

We had gradually eaten less and less before that fast. On the last day before the fast we ate only some baby bananas. Each day of the fast we did 300, 400, even Marin did 1227 pushups on Feb 14, 2014. We practiced deep breathing, sunbathing, barefoot walking, laughter yoga to absorb the best energy in the universe; we then drank water until we felt full and finally meditated until we felt hungry again and the process just repeated like that.

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We were on a hill where my friend has a farm with lots of fruits, vegetables and nature spring water. The first day was very smooth and the second day was great. I felt uplifted and very clear-minded. I worked a lot on the internet gathering information for our book “Laughing Universe”. It was a lifetime experience for me on the third day when I was so weak and my head was aching. I thought “If I don’t use all of my willpower to stand up now and do some push ups and drink some water, perhaps I will die now”. (At that time, I didn’t breathe deeply in bed much, but my second fast recently was easier as I learned the technique to take deep breaths in bed). Later, I ordered my mind, “Stand up, I am the champion. I am the hero. I can do anything. Now I will do 30 pushups”. Finally, I was able to get up, do pushups and drink some water. But soon after that the hunger pain continued to torture me. I was about to give up many times and wanted to lie down forever and I even couldn’t talk to Martin because sometimes he was somewhere else meditating, reading…But I gave commands to my mind again, “It’s just a challenge. I am the Energy. I am Love. I am eternal. I am the Almighty. I have enough personal Power to do anything. Now I will do 30 pushups.” Then I did it. It kept repeating like that until I finished my third day of fast successfully.

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Two days ago I finished my second water fast in a miraculous way because I have learned more techniques and knowledge to overcome it.

The benefits are beyond imagination. If we had any bad habit before the fast then we could easily get rid of it because the fast can burn Karma and all of our preconceived ideas. It helps us to have a clear look to the magic of our body and the Universe.

I have written the following entry into my diary,

“My body is very efficient now to discriminate what is bad and what is good. Thanks, God. It just likes raw, easy to digest, high-vibration food now.

Actually it is more than a honeymoon. I feel so much sweetness, romantic, love in the air. I’m automatically in Samadhi. I took a bath. I clean body, mind and all organs. Now I really treasure the experience when we clean our body. Thank God to inspire me to do it. I like to feel this feeling all the time God, please let it be with me forever.

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I saw light even in darkness, I was very sensitive, I understand how harmful sugar, seasoning and chemicals accumulated in our bodies.

I will fast n do yoga abdomen wash some days monthly. Even the process is not easy, but the reward is beyond imagination.”

Thanks for reading the article. I will return the Episode 2 about my second water fast experience.

For The World’s Evolution.

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