You know, at this time of year, so many of us are setting new “healthy” goals…and one of the most common questions I get asked is this:
“Don, I know you talk a lot about cleansing and fasting as a great way for restoring health, but I hate the idea of going without food!!! Is there a way I can achieve a similar result without going hungry for days on end?”
The truth is that a juice cleanse or a fast of any kind for 1 day, a few days, or even an ‘extended’ period from time to time, is the ultimate way to get your body back to performing at it’s best, because it gives your digestive system a complete rest, freeing up energy to allow the healing process to take place.
But here’s the downside…
Fasting at home, around your kids, friends or work mates can be a real challenge for some people.
A fast is meant to represent a complete break from your regular dietary routine, but going without food can be a drag when you’re around others who are eating during that time. That’s why, I have always chosen to “get away” each time I’ve fasted over the years.
The reality is that there’s no “quick fix” or “magic pill that will take care of the internal “house cleaning” needed for you to get your groove back like a fast can.
That said, here are TWO alternatives to a fast, that I would call “the next best thing” for anyone who wants to get back on top of their game.
- 28 days on nothing but RAW fruits and vegetables OR
- 14-28 days on Pulse, Pulse and more Pulse!
Of course, you must add some gentle regular exercise (walking) and plenty of fresh, clean water to drink into the mix as well.
But time and time again over the years, I’ve seen people turn their health (and lives) around following either of these two very simple and yet profound healing protocols.
In fact, most people find these methods a breeze compared to an extended fast on water or juices, because they’re still able to satiate their taste buds and satisfy the emotional attachment to food with something super delicious, wholesome and nutritious. They’re also able to still hang out with other people who are eating without wanting to punch ’em!
Over the last two decades, I have personally seen the incredible effects that Pulse has had on so many people – including a swag of folks who were on the downward spiral, who instead decided to turn their back on conventional medicine, embrace Pulse and the 7 Principles of Health and heal themselves.
On the other side, for everyday people who are simply feeling run down and sluggish – and who decide to experience a 14 or 28 Day Adventure – there has been a constant wave of positive benefits including:
- Weight loss
- Mental clarity
- Improved digestion & a flatter tummy
- Clear skin
- Better sleep
- No more unhealthy cravings!
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