Abstaining from food permits the body’s innate detox mechanisms to function at full capacity and allows immune responses to operate in high gear. When fasting, all of the energy that the body must normally use to digest and process food is diverted instead to digest toxins, which are then transported by the blood back to the intestines, kidneys and bladder. This occurs when no new food is introduced to the body. Fasting also triggers the production of human growth hormone in the pituitary gland and releases it into the bloodstream, where it circulates throughout the body to repair damaged tissues, regenerate vital functions and rejuvenate the whole system. Normally, the production of growth hormone diminishes rapidly after a person reaches adulthood, and the ever-dwindling supply of this powerful regenerative hormone is one of the primary causes of ageing and the onset of chronic degenerative conditions. By stimulating secretion of human growth hormone, fasting not only helps cure disease and repair the body, it also slows down the ageing process, restores flagging vitality and prolongs life.

The worst of all eating habits nowadays is to stuff the stomach with food early in the morning. Nobody should take a regular meal for breakfast. The only time that a person does not eat for 10 to 12 hours is during the night while sleeping. As soon as the stomach is free from food, the body starts the eliminating process of a fast. Therefore, some people awaken in the morning feeling miserable and usually have a heavily-coated tongue. They have no appetite at all, yet they demand food and feel better after eating. Why?