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For those making a transition to primarily whole vegetarian foods from a background of abundant animal products, and who do not have signs of coldness or deficiency, try a salad fast of either raw vegetables or raw fruit such as carrots, cabbage, apples, etc. Herbal teas, water, or juices can be drunk according to thirst. The individual with candida overgrowth must avoid fruit and fruit juice.

Note: Most fruits and vegetables do not combine well at the same meal-exceptions are celery and lettuce, which can be eaten with fruit. For the strong person with signs of excess try one or more of these;

A.Fruit juices, vegetable juices; and/or barley-or wheat grass drinks made from cereal grass powders or freshly pressed grasses. Common vegetable juices include carrot, beet, celery, cabbage, parsley, and other greens. Carrot is one of the safest juices to use. Smaller amounts of other vegetables are often juiced with carrots for variety and for the benefit of their specific properties. The cleansing, healing traits of fruit, vegetable and cereal grass juices in a fast act more quickly than water alone.

 

B. Herbal tea formulas such as;

1)two parts burdock root (Arctium lappa) and one part red clover blossoms (Trifolium pratense) ; for impure blood, skin diseases, arthritis, and excess weight;

 2)Two parts dandelion root (Taraxacum officinalis), 1 part fennel seed (Foeniculum vulgare), 1 part flax seed (Linum usitatissimum), 1 part fenugreek seed (Trigonells Foenumgraecum), 1/2 part licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra); for excessive mucus, weal lungs, gastro-intestinal inflammations, liver excesses, hunger in the first few days of the fast, and quicker cleansing; or choose other herbs according to specific needs.

C. Pure water or water with a squeeze of lemon.

The total daily consumption of juices, teas, and/or water on a liquid fast will ideally fall between 6 and 8 glasses, although more can be taken if thirsty. Most people do well when 1/2 to 2/3 of the total fluid consumed comes from fruit, vegetable and grass juices, and the remainder from teas and water. Fluids should be room temperature when drunk, not cold. Juices can be diluted by 1/2 with water to slow down the fast.

(Taken from Healing with whole foods by Paul Pitchford)

 

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