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The solution of the Fasting Retreat
If you want to get away from the stress of the big city and cleans your body and spirit, then what you need is a Fasting Retreat. A Fasting Retreat is a place where you will find inner peace and you will get rid off all those toxic elements in your body through fasting. You could also try a Detox Fasting if you are stuck at home, but still need a change. Detox Fasting means detoxification of the body through fasting. This requires extreme discipline and conviction. If you already know that you donít have enough ambition and the first time hunger sets in youíll go running to the fridge, then the best thing to do is take a short vacation to a Fasting Retreat.
Usually, a Fasting Retreat is owned by a doctor or a nutritionist. This is a positive aspect because, if you try Detox Fasting at home, a lot of things might go wrong. At a Fasting Retreat youíre under close observation and you have someone specialized to take care of you at each moment of the day. Depending on your fasting method, you must realize that fasting will weaken your body more or less, so itís very good to have someone around that can call on to intervene in case of an emergency and that can monitor your Detox Fasting at all time. A good Fasting Retreat also has a medical doctor present so daily meetings can be arranged and you can talk to someone about your personal problems. Even if theyíre big or small you will have someone to listen to you.
You shouldnít fear going to a Fasting Retreat because the people are very nice there, the staff is great and everyone loves what they do. You shouldnít think of a Fasting Retreat as an awful place where you can die of famine. The fast is carefully controlled and monitored so that it cannot put your life or health in any danger. During the fast the body is nourished with food for the spirit and the mind. Before you check into a Fasting Retreat you will be examined by a doctor and a lot of things will be determined by the examination, like: the period of time you need to stay there and fast and the type of fasting you will do. They will also determine if you need psychiatric help. Some people will release more toxins than others during their fast and in this case, Detox Fasting will work wonders. On the other hand the body canít be cleansed if the mind doesnít agree or isnít ready.
Usually a Fasting Retreat is situated in a peaceful region, somewhere in the mountains, maybe near a lake, somewhere really quiet. This is not just because the area has to look great, but because the body and the mind work close together and they both need special attention. The Detox Fasting is not just for the body, you also fast with your mind and you have to cleanse both of the usual emotional stress as well as physical toxins.
Detox Fasting is necessary nowadays, yet very few seem to remember stories in the Bible of people who fasted (and they didnít even have our bad environment). The human body is a complex machine. Itís created to absorb toxins and then remove them from our systems. The problem is we live in a much polluted environment and the intake of toxins is greater than the toxins released. This is the main reason why Detox Fasting is necessary. The body is trying to get rid of the toxins anyway, but it doesnít succeed too well in these times so Detox Fasting is necessary to assist in this process.
There are a lot of Detox Fasting methods like: juice fasting, water fasting, eating less, vegetarian eating. Even though Detox Fasting is a good thing, if taken to the extreme it cam be harmful for the body. For example Detox Fasting using the water method means you will be drinking only water. The body can sustain itself for a much longer period than one would normally believe possible. Although the body might become weak during a long water fast, if the fast is monitored by a medical practitioner, one can be assured of a very positive outcome.
Before you do any Detox Fasting you should commit yourself to a Fasting Retreat. A Fasting Retreat assures you that nothing can go wrong and that your Detox Fasting will do exactly what it should do without harming your body. You donít have to fear a Fasting Retreat or Detox Fasting because they can do only good if kept under professional guidance. People have been doing it since ancient times. It even has religious connotations: Jesus stayed in the desert for forty days and he fasted (he cleansed himself both spiritually and physically). So, why not do it yourself?
About the Author: Sometimes people rely too much on medicine and forget the traditional ways. Detox Fasting is a method used in ancient times, even by Jesus, and choosing a Fasting Retreat is similar to the cleansing of the spirit done in the desert by him. Results never seize to amaze.