Fasting is the most natural and most powerful forms of healing. There is no better way to cleanse the body of toxins, lose unwanted weight, strengthen the immune system and improve the functioning of the mind body and spirit. At Tao Garden we offer one day or extended fasting programs under the supervision of trained medical staff. We provide physiological and biochemical monitoring during the fast to ensure individual safety.
Fasting is recommended as a natural way to cleanse the body of accumulated toxins that disrupt and slow the normal functioning of organs. Toxins act as slow poisons that disrupt the body’s ability to heal by burdening the immune system and reparative mechanisms. Accumulated toxins can encourage the development of chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune diseases and cancer. Intermittent fasting and detoxification can ameliorate and reverse these conditions.
What happens when you fast
When we fast the body converts from using glucose, or simple sugars, as the main source of energy to using ketones derived from the breakdown of fatty acids. Fatty acids stored in adipose tissue body compartments are a major storage site for organic and inorganic environmental toxins, and as they are broken down, these toxins are released. Fasting is great lead into a detoxification program which aids in eliminating released toxins. Our fasting programs include colon hydrotherapy, liver flush and lymphatic massage in combination with herbal supplements and vegetable juices.
Reasons to fast
Fasting has been shown to benefit a number of chronic and acute disease conditions including:
Lower back pain
Halitosis (bad breath)
Who should not fast
Individuals with the following conditions should not undertake fasting:
Malnutrition or cachexia
Anorexia or bulimia