What do Doctors and health professionals think of FASTING?

“In my practice I have seen fasting eliminate lupus and arthritis, remove chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema, heal the digestive tract in patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease,and quickly eliminate cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure and angina. In these cases the recoveries were permanent.”
Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D. (has fasting center in NJ)

“Fasting is a valid experience. It can benefit any otherwise healthy person whose calories now have the upper hand in his/her life.”
The New England Journal of Medicine

“Fasting is an effective and safe method of detoxifying the body…A technique that wise men have used for centuries to heal the sick. Fast regularly and help the body heal itself and stay well. Give all of your organs a rest. Fasting can help reverse the aging process, and if we use it correctly we will live longer, happier lives.

Each time you complete a fast, you will feel better. Your body will have a chance to heal and rebuild its immune system by regularly fasting [a major benefit]. You can fight off illness and the degenerative diseases so common in this chemically polluted environment we live in. When you feel a cold or illness coming on or are just depressed– fast!”
James Balch, M.D. and Phyllis Balch, C.N.C.

“The ideal technique for successful fasting is the use of fresh, raw fruit and vegetable juices. On such a diet, the full spectrum of nutrients is supplied in an easily assimilated form, so the digestive tract is able to remain essentially at rest.”
Rudolph Ballentine, M.D., who established holistic medical clinics in Chicago, New York, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis and Honesdale, PA, and authored “Radical Healing: Integrating The World’s Great Therapeutic Traditions To Create A New Transformative Medicine,” hailed as “a masterpiece” by Carolyn Myss, M.D., and “an instant classic” by Deepak Chopra, 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.

“Whether the patient has a cardiac condition, hypertension, autoimmune disease, fibroids, or asthma, he or she must be informed that fasting and natural, plant-based diets are a viable alternative to conventional therapy, and an effective one”
Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D., author of Fasting And Eating For Health: A Medical Doctor’s Program for Conquering Disease

“Fasting must be recognized as a fundamental and radical process that is older than any other mode of caring for the sick organism, for it is employed on the plane of instinct and has been employed since life was first introduced upon the earth. Fasting is nature’s own method of ridding the body of ‘diseased tissues,’ excess nutriment and accumulations of waste and toxins. Nothing else will increase elimination through every channel of excretion as will fasting.”
Herbert M. Shelton (DC, ND) says in his 400 page book, The Science and Fine Art of Fasting (©1978),

“The healthcare of the future will have to be both more effective and less costly than what we have available today. Fasting [and detoxing], as a therapeutic modality, is safe, effective, and a true healthcare bargain.”
Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

“Juice Fasting is, without any doubt, the most effective biological method of treatment…it is the ‘operation without surgery’…it is a cure involving exudation, reattunement, redirection, loosening up and purified relaxation. While fasting, the patient improves her or his physical health and gains much, but he or she will have neglected the most important thing if the hunger for spiritual nourishment that manifests itself during fasting is not satisfied.”
Otto Buchinger, Sr., M.D., 1876-1966, Germany’s great, self-described “fasting therapist” who founded several renowned Buchinger Kliniks in which he conducted “more than 100,000 juice fasting cures.”

“Fasting can help reverse the ageing process, and if we use it correctly, we will live longer, happier lives.”
Dr. James Balch, MD

“In over 70 years of supervising fasts, I have seen miracles happen to people… Its power to heal and rejuvenate the body is unsurpassed.”
Dr. Bragg, ND, PhD

“There are hundreds of journal articles in the medical literature documenting the value of fasting in improving the function of the entire body including brain [cites studies]. Fasting has been repeatedly observed to alleviate neurosis, anxiety and depression.”
Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

“I had a medical practice for 20 years in NYC, supervised hundreds of long fasts, and I found that the physical healing or weight loss was but a pleasant side effect. What really happened is that the person got in touch with their higher self, their true self, and came to the experience that healing can take place at every level, simply by letting go and allowing Mother Nature to do her work”
Dr. Rai Casey