Excerpt from The Miracle of Fasting — Chapter 3
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Prudently assume, that your condition is one of autointoxication. If you feel your energy is at a low ebb, and not up to par, go on a short fast lasting from 24 hours to 3 or 4 days. Drink nothing but pure, steam distilled water. I will tell you more about water later. You will experience a craving for food, but not an actual hunger. It’s the body reflexes that are accustomed to being fed at certain intervals. Again let me state, “Flesh is dumb!” It has all kinds of cravings, but you must be its master. You must control your entire body with your mind — your human miracle computer. I readily admit that fasting takes immense determination and willpower.
I remember very well my first 4 day fast. It was while I was under the care of the famous Dr. A. Rollier at his sanitarium in Switzerland. I was battling for my life with tuberculosis and I had been at the sanitarium for several months. Dr. Rollier told me it was going to be a great experience — and it surely was! The good doctor told me to study my urine daily, so each day I took a specimen of my urine and kept it in a bottle. I put it on a shelf in my room and I would look at the specimens each day. As the urine would cool and settle I could see the great amount of foreign matter that was leaving my body.
As soon as I finished the fast, I was placed on a highly alkaline diet with an abundance of fresh fruits and raw and lightly steamed or baked vegetables. About 2 weeks after the fast, I experienced a sense of exhilaration and well-being that I had never known in my entire life! From that time on my health and vitality grew by leaps and bounds! That was not my only fast under Dr. Rollier’s supervision. He started me out with a 24 hour weekly fast and in the next 9 months, put me on a 7, 14 and 21 day fast. Between fasts I was fed an alkaline diet.