The amazing benefits of fasting


Ancient yogis knew about the positive effects of fasting, and they also understood the power of colon cleansing and pure raw food, says Fiona Robertson.

Many religions used and still use fasting as a tool for spiritual purification and communion with God.

When we need to recharge, we take a break from life and go on vacation. When our body needs a break, fasting gives it time out from the usual work of processing the food we eat.

Fasting helps remove the obstacles that interfere with health – physical health, mental health, emotional health and spiritual health.

When fasting we live on liquids for a period of time. The break from solid foods allows the digestive system to fully rest, and the body uses the energy it usually uses for digestion to systematically cleanse itself.

One way to fast is to live on only purified water for a short time, but I prefer to use vegetable juices with the addition of several insoluble fibre drinks per day.

This way, while we are getting a massive nutrient infusion from the juices, we also benefit from a wonderful “clean sweep” effect, as the fibre very effectively eliminates the old putrefied waste held in the small and large intestines. Getting rid of this can have a profound benefit on our health and energy levels.

Fasting, when done properly, has an amazing ability to clear out the causes of health issues and bring people back to a high state of health and wellbeing.

Nothing – absolutely nothing – compares to this natural process! People are often stunned at the amazing results of their first intestinal cleanse, and not just the physical ones. When we cleanse we tap into a level of awareness that few people in our culture have ever experienced.

Cleansing is remarkable in that it touches us on every level. When we open up and realise that the primary causes of our health issues are physical toxins and unconscious emotional programs, we begin to see why cleansing works so brilliantly.

Most people find that cleansing brings a major improvement in their attitudes, feelings and outlook on life. A newfound positive attitude, in turn, strengthens our genetic structure. Our emotions and attitudes can literally alter our DNA – this is already recognised by science.

We can improve our nutritional intake by improving our digestion and therefore what we are able to absorb. Proper intestinal cleansing, using a good formula of cleansing herbs, will do far more for you than fasting alone, as it will remove mucoid plaque, which is a major cause of nutrition deficiency.

I have to ask at this point, why would you waste your money on products that cannot cleanse you deeply? A tablet or capsule that promises to cleanse our liver or clear out waste is usually no more than a laxative. If you are going to go the trouble of cleansing, why mess around with something that is superficial?

When we cleanse, we are always cleansing our vital organs, including the liver. It is a big mistake to try and cleanse the liver, gallbladder, blood, and so on, before cleansing the intestines. Here’s why: the intestines feed the cells of our body by transporting its nutrients into the portal vein, which carries them directly to the liver.

When the intestines are full of old waste (most likely months old and really putrefied) the blood will be filthy and the liver has to then process the nutrients and whatever toxins are in that blood. As long as the liver has to process bowel toxins it cannot effectively process its own toxins.

In other words, so long as it is busy with what you consumed today or last week or month, it can never remove stored toxins such as those from vaccines, pesticides or parasites. So trying to clean the liver before cleansing the intestines is like trying to clean your toilet but never actually flushing it. It overflows and becomes a nasty problem. It simply can’t be done effectively.

The small intestine is the most important organ in our body to keep clean, for every other organ and cell depends upon the small intestine for its survival. The small intestine is far more important than the colon. We can live without a colon, but we cannot live without the small intestine.

It is the job of the small intestine to fully digest and assimilate the food we eat. The colon is mainly a holding area for food until it is time to be eliminated. The small intestine is extremely important to cleanse and keep in good shape, yet most people have developed problems in both the small intestine and the colon.

So it is important to use a cleansing method that can remove accumulated toxicity and mucoid plaque from the small intestine as well as the colon.

The end result: a person who has followed the cleanse properly should notice an amazing new level of energy, clarity and wellbeing and noticeable improvements in appearance, including in the tone and colour of the skin.

People often notice better digestion, increased stamina, improved immune function, and a significant improvements in any health issues. Some experience elimination of any fertility issues. Others, an improvement in eyesight or memory. Those who are overweight may experience major weight loss.

Fasting also often brings about a major improvement in attitude, a new awareness, and for many, even enhanced feelings of love and joy. The list of positive benefits goes on and on.

I firmly believe that fasting, done right and coupled with an overall healthy lifestyle, can make us less prone to all manner of health issues, and increase both our quality of life and our lifespan.

Fiona Robertson is a detox expert and the creator of the Home Detox Box, a comprehensive and affordable at-home 7 day colon cleanse program that comes with 4 of the most powerful colon cleanse supplements, an enema kit, and a detailed instruction booklet. For five years she has been running regular detox weeks at Retreat Biarritz and also offers coaching.

For more information and for her free eBook “How to start a detox at home” visit or


  • Unfortunately, I have fasted for 2 weeks between :06:30 am – > 16:39 each day and yes, I have cured most of my stomach illnesses but it slowed down my metabolism and I gained 30 pounds!! I still cannot stop my body from feeling a constant hunger even though I am full after a meal.
    I don’t recommend this to people who wish to lose weight!!

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  • Every body literally is different, and will react differently. Because one is uncomfortable with certain symptoms does not mean that all people will have the same symptoms. I’d say if you are inspired to clean your body, go in knowing that there will be discomfort to some degree and again only depends on how clean ones life style is before starting. So I would recommend a cleanse. Simply be aware that the body will react sometimes in strange ways while it tries to balance itself. If that means gaining weight due to a full colon and the inability to have a bowel movement or gaining weight because there is a metabolic imbalance that is working to resolve itself. Some might rid their bodies of old material and feel elated and clean with no extreme side effects. The point is to keep moving in the direction of getting the body clean and in the process you will learn about your body, your health, your state of mind, etc. So, again, I do recommend a deep cleanse for everyone with the caveat that your body may not initially respond as is being promoted but know that eventually you, too, will get there if not at the start.

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