by Ken Anderson
I would like to discuss a way to cleanse the body. This is fasting going
without food, and letting the system rest and cleanse itself. But why, you
might ask, so much concern over cleansing out the body of toxins? I believe
much of the sickness we have is a direct result of our inability to
eliminate poisons properly.
You see, when we eat raw food, we digest part of it and the fiber then goes
on through the digestive tract to sweep much like a broom, keeping it clean
and healthy. It is on the edges of this fiber or bulk where the bacteria
grows manufacturing most of the Vitamin B complex and our natural antibodies
to calm our nerves and protect us against infection.
The need for cleansing the body starts with too much cooked food. For
example: when a raw apple is eaten, the vitamins and minerals, etc. are
absorbed out of the apple and the fiber passes on through the system. That
is the natural way, God
(natural food) for our carnal body (physical body), not to be confused with
the spiritual gifts He gave for our eternal life in the kingdom.
Some people will take this natural apple, peel it (removing the fiber), and
throw away the core and seeds (more fiber and the Vitamin B I 7 --
Laetrile). With much of the good of the apple removed, they then eat it
thinking all is well. Other people even take the natural apple and cook it
(heat destroys more food value) after adding sugar (which destroys this poor
apple even more). When this kind of unnatural food is taken in, it can
build health and resistance to disease because:
Most of the vitamins and minerals have been removed.
Much of the bulk fiber is removed.
The heat destroys the vitamins and protein.
If any refined sugar was added, then more minerals were destroyed and more stress is put on the
Liver, pancreas and i .
This once natural food (apples or anything else) is now void of most
body-building health ability. Natural food that has been changed like this
will stick like glue (at least part of it) to the intestinal tract, coating
it like rust in a pipe. With white bread this same thing has happened: the
fiber and vitamins have been removed, leaving us foodless food, which sticks
like glue interfering with the absorption of other food eaten. It is no
wonder God says we shall "eat but not be satisfied..." (Micah 6:14).
How can we become nourished and satisfied if the vitamins and building
blocks have been removed? It
take in nourishment (vitamins, minerals, oil, protein, enzymes, and air) but
we must also rest. If we do not get enough rest and/or if we do not
eliminate poisons from the body properly, sickness will result.
The common cold is a good example. Unlike a car
filters will clean, rebuild, and maintain themselves if we give them
vitamins, minerals, oil, protein, enzymes, and air. Raw natural food and
natural food supplements should be used to supply this nourishment. If not
enough is taken in daily, then the filters (liver, lungs, kidneys, skin, and
colon) will get plugged or not do their filtering properly and sickness is
the result. God in His wisdom told us to fast because by fasting we rest and
clean these filters of the body.
The liver not only is a filter, but it also makes many hormones, enzymes,
etc. If it (the liver) is malnourished and/or gets behind in its filtering
duties, then sickness will result. But remember, these filters will not get
behind in their duties if the proper vitamins, minerals, and protein are
taken in each day.
There are even certain vitamins that clean the liver and specific food
supplements to rebuild the liver, kidney, lungs, and colon. If a person is
sick, they generally have a nutritional deficiency, so by going on a fast
only, they will not correct the nutritional deficiency but only cleanse the
body. They must build up their system also. Some medical doctors say, and I
agree, that 95% of all sickness could be helped if the sick person could
cleanse and rebuild his liver, and a simple way to cleanse is by fasting.
Animals, when they get sick, stop eating until they feel better. Maybe they
know that fasting is a good way to cleanse and rest the body in addition to
lowering a fever. It is too bad this natural animal instinct in man has been
In Matthew 4:1-11 we read about Christ fasting for forty days. This is also
reported in Mark 1:12-13 and Luke 4:1-13. I do not suggest that your first
fast be a forty day fast, but I do think it would be something to strive
for, once in a lifetime. I recommend people fast one to three days every six
weeks at first for two reasons:
It is easier to cleanse the body only a small amount at a time, and to
avoid what I call a healing crisis. It
before getting into shape. Don
Genesis 2:2 says on the seventh day God rested.
Exodus 20:8 is our fourth commandment of the Ten Commandments. "Remember the
sabbath day, to keep it holy." I think fasting one day a week is good,
although for some people, one day a month is all they dare do at the
beginning. Deny the physical body and live a spiritual life on the day of
the fast. God says we can move mountains if we have the "faith of a grain of
mustard seed" but do you know what the next verse is? Let
17:20-2 I, "And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief; (little
faith) for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard
seed, ye shall say unto this mountain. Remove hence to yonder place; and it
shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Howbeit this kind
goeth not out but by prayer and fasting." Matthew 21:21 talks about this
moving a mountain too, but we cannot overlook the next verse here also.
Verse 22 says, "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer,
believing, ye shall receive." Luke 1:9 says, "And I say unto you, Ask, and
it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be
opened unto you."
with as clear a mind as he could if he was well nourished and clean, both
body and mind. Fasting makes the faith a much more real thing.
Mention of fasting as a spiritual preparation occurs many times in
Scripture. Moses fasted forty days at the time he received the law on Sinai.
In Acts 13:2-3, Paul and Barnabas were sent out to preach after fasting and
prayer: "As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said,
Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. And
when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent
them away." In this case, I believe, it was not to cleanse the body of
toxins as much as it was to build faith. Fasting is not starvation.
As a general rule while fasting, you will be hungry the first three days and
then not at all (remember to drink lots of water). It is usually all right
to continue until you get hungry; that is how your body is telling you to
stop the fast. The cleansing has stopped and nutritional deficiency and
starvation is starting, so stop the fast.
People with low blood sugar, hypoglycemia, have a hard time fasting because
they develop headaches. These people need to go on a nutritional building
program for two months or so before going on a long fast. I will cover low
blood sugar and the building program in a future article. Good fasting and
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