The popular mistaken concept is that we cannot gain strength and build resistance unless we eat. As long as this illusion persists, thousands will go to their premature graves. Food and nutrition are not synonymous. You are not nourished by food you eat, but in proportion to the amount you digest and assimilate.
Through the ages, men and women have fasted and regained health, peace of mind, and a new way of life. Preservation of life depends on a system of right living. Fasting is only one phase of this system. When it is used properly and supervised by a qualified person, fasting can save your life.
This is more of a do-it-yourself handbook than anything else. It is written by the energetic leader of a movement that has revolutionized attitudes toward recovery and health. Even those who have not accepted everything that he wrote, or even heard his name, have been influenced in ways that they may not realize. The author was invited by Mohandas Gandhi to teach fasting to Indians, but prevented by the intervention of the second World War.
Shelton refined health care philosophy and redacted 19th century health reform classics. His typing and dictation resulted in a continuing flow of substantial books and magazine articles throughout the middle of the century, while he managed a “health school”, as he called his fasting institute, and founded a health reform-oriented membership organization.
A redoubtable fighter of medical corruption and self-serving medical propaganda, he endured many legal attacks. His writing is not everyone’s cup of tea, but this volume is less combative and much more universal than some others.
Author: Herbert M. Shelton
Year of Release: 1978