Therapeutic fasting on Shelton

Fasting according to G. Shelton is a method of fasting on water. Herbert Shelton had extensive personal experience of fasting, and also observed thousands of patients in his clinic. All this allowed him to supplement the fasting method with his own developments and observations. 

Preparation for starvation is minimal and consists mainly in the accumulation of determination to do this.

Herbert Shelton against the use of laxatives and enemas during fasting. 

The drinking regime is not limited, but the author is against excessive fluid intake: “a hungry person sometimes wants to drink, although less often than during the period when he eats. The normal water requirement should be met by the purest water available. Mineral waters and waters with a bad taste are not recommended. Soft spring water, rainwater, distilled, filtered, or any non-contaminated water is acceptable.

You should drink no more than you want. There are theories that recommend drinking more of your need, but that doesn't make any sense. It is true that the more solutions the kidneys excrete, the more water is drunk. But this does not apply to increasing the amount of waste excreted from the body. In fact, this can lead to the opposite - a decrease in their number.

In summer you want cold water. Cool water is delicious, but very cold water slows down the recovery process. It is unwise to drink ice water. In some cases, hot water may taste better than cold or room water. I see no reason why not drink it while fasting. "

The motor mode is limited. Shelton believes that the body should rest during fasting and excessive physical activity only depletes its strength and takes away the energy that is necessary for the recovery processes: “Rest is necessary during fasting because during the normal functioning of the body, nutrition and activity must balance each other. There are specialists who allow their hungry people to take long walks and require them to exercise daily. When fasting for a short time, some moderate exercise can be done under supervision. In other cases, I consider even weak exercise a waste of energy and reserves. Activities should be combined with nutrition. When there is no food intake, activity should be kept to a minimum. Rest is needed, not spending. "

Water procedures are recommended, but in limited quantities: “The need to wash and maintain personal cleanliness during fasting is no less than always. You can swim daily or as much as necessary. Bathing should be accompanied by minimal energy loss. To do this, you should know:

a) bathing should be brief, both in the shower and in the bath. The usual practice to be in the bath for a long time is relaxing and therefore not recommended;

b) the water in the tub should not be hot, not cold, but lukewarm. In both extreme cases, the body requires large energy costs. The lower the energy consumption, the closer the temperature of water to body temperature. Remember that bathing is necessary for cleanliness, and not for any promised therapeutic effects. Wash quickly and get out;

c) if the starving person is weak and cannot take a bath himself, he can be sponged in bed. "

The same goes for solar treatments: “Sunlight is an important nutritional factor for both plants and animals - good for fasting. It should not be thought of as a medicine, it is not a medicine, but an integral part of the nutritional process. Its role is especially great in the calcium metabolism of the body, but it is also important for the absorption of phosphorus and the provision of muscle strength. Sunlight serves to fulfill several vital tasks of the body at once.

Sunbathing, if not abused, contributes to rest and does not require serious energy expenditure. A significant consumption of it can be associated with too hot sun, with an excessive duration of the session or the difficulty of moving the patient to the solarium and back.

In addition to what has been said, remember the following rules:

a) in the summer, sunbathe early in the morning or late in the evening, and at noon - if it is not hot, you can also at any time of the day when the temperature is right;

b) start sunbathing with 5-minute exposure of the front half of the body and 5 minutes from the back. On the 2 day, you can extend the duration to 6 minutes on each side. Adding a minute a day, bring the duration to 30 minutes on each side. It is better to suspend the increase;

c) if fasting lasts more than 20 days, reduce the exposure to 8 minutes on each side, and so continue until the end of fasting.

In any case, if sunbathing irritates the starving person or becomes weak, the duration of the procedure should be reduced. Do not overuse sun exposure. "

The duration of fasting is different, depending on the patient's body capabilities and conditions, but Shelton believes that it is best to fast until physiologically complete fasting: “It’s strange that it’s so difficult to realize a simple truth: the best moment to end a hunger strike is when hunger appears. When this happens, the tongue becomes clear, the smell of breath and the bad taste in the mouth disappear. All signs indicate that the body has finished self-cleaning and is ready to resume nutrition ... "

Shelton believes that you can get out of fasting on any product, but fresh juices are best. The duration of the release should be at least half the duration of the famine. After leaving, you need to pay attention to proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. It is best to stick to a vegetarian diet and separate food guidelines.

1. Eat acidic foods 15-30 minutes before meals.

2. Eat acidic foods and starches at different times.

3. Eat acidic foods and proteins at different times.

4. Eat starches and proteins at different times.

5. Eat only one concentrated protein at a meal.

6. Eat proteins and fats at different times.

7. Eat proteins and sugars at different times.

8. Eat starches and sugars at different times.

9. Drink milk separately from other foods (can be in 30 minutes after sour fruit).

10. Eat melons separately from other foods (the same about fruits).

11. Eat sweet and sour fruits in different meals.

12. Eat sugars and sour fruits in different meals.

13. Eat greens with sour fruits and cottage cheese (or with nuts).

14. Eat greens with sweet or semisweet fruit, but do not put anything else there.

15. Do not eat more than two foods rich in sugar and starch at one time.

16. Water should be drunk 10-15 minutes before meals. Better 15 minutes before acids such as sour fruits, tomatoes, cranberries, sorrel, rhubarb, etc.

17. Avoid desserts. If you must eat it, then with a lot of greens.

18. Especially diligently avoid chilled desserts, such as ice cream.

19. It is better to eat fruit in the morning (you can then eat sour cream, cream, yogurt, etc.), in the afternoon - starches, in the evening - proteins.

20. Combines well: fat with starch, melons with other non-acidic fresh fruits, non-starchy greens with starch, or proteins or fat, especially with a natural combination of protein and fat such as sour cream, cheese, nuts, etc. Raw cabbage is especially effective in this regard. ... The antiseptic properties of fresh herbs can help you even when you are- | lok (for example, kefir) turned out to be peroxidized.

21. Typical dietary and non-dietary nasty things: mayonnaise, all sandwiches except bread and butter, canned food such as "fish in oil or tomato sauce", cheese with raisins, buns with raisins, cottage cheese, jam, meat with tomato or other sour or spicy sauce ...

22. There is another combination that Shelton does not discuss, but which some experts insist on prohibiting (Indra Devi, Paul Bragg and others) is the prohibition of starches in combination with foods rich in sulfur: cabbage, cauliflower, turnip, peas, eggs, figs, onions, carrots, garlic; flax seeds (experimental data). So, don't eat cabbage with starches!

In conclusion, I want to say that starving for Shelton you do not hurt yourself and will make the most of the wonderful method of starvation!

Herbert M. Shelton "HUNTING AND HEALTH" / zip-320 KB / 

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