Friday, April 6, 2007


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's way, of keeping us healthy through His gift

(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't

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's important to remember that not only must we

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's air and oil filter, our

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's much like trying to run 20 miles

before getting into shape. Don't start with a long fast.

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's read Matthew

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."

I don't think a drunkard, chain smoker, or drug user can look at the world

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

good health!

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