This film chronicles two men (Terry Porter and Joseph Callahan) on a thirty day fast undertaken in order to find relief from a number of serious health problems. The film includes interviews with Alan Goldhamer, Douglas J. Lisle, Ronald Cridland, Alec Isabeau, Erwin Linzner, and Scott V. Anderson.
For anyone who thinks fasting is madness, watch this film and learn how much sense it makes, how it can help heal many illnesses, without the dangerous side effects that drugs have. Fasting is beneficial for nearly everyone and this film clarifies why, in easy to understand format, not in doctors language.
The filming was done by 2 individuals who actually were doing a 30 day fast themselves, they followed many of the patients at a clinic, from beginning to end of their fasts, with their feelings and thoughts concerning fasting. After viewing this tape it is clear that one should consider fasting to solve many of our everyday health challenges.
This documentary was filmed at TrueNorth Health Center, following people through their fasting experience. The DVD looks at questions such as: What can fasting do for me? Should I be under medical supervision? Is a prolonged fast dangerous? How long should I fast? How do I end a long fast?
Fasting was once a common way of dealing with sickness and spiritual issues. In recent times, fasting for health has fallen into disuse, in deference to the quick-fix promise of modern drugs, which may only complicate and further drain the body’s resources. Fasting is recently becoming a preferred method of treatment in conditions associated with heart disease, digestive problems, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, arthritis, chronic fatigue, allergies and joint pain.
A properly conducted therapeutic fast can allow the body to rapidly mobilize and eliminate toxic and metabolic accumulations. Fasting allows the body to undergo radical metabolic change that is frequently associated with the normalization of body weight, blood pressure and circulation. Elevations of blood glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, liver enzymes and inflammation markers are often rapidly corrected.
Directors: Terry Porter, Joseph Callahan, TrueNorth Health
Year of Release: 1998