First of all, I don’t consider this book to really be about fasting because it is about juice fasting. I believe that water fasting is fasting and juice fasting is a diet. Still, juice fasting has it’s merits and this is an interesting book on the subject, if not a bit outdated.
The Braggs believe that If we are to get these poisons out of our bodies, we must juice fast. By juice fasting, they claim that we give our bodies a physiological rest. This rest builds Vital Force. The more Vital Force we have, the more toxins are going to be eliminated from the body to help keep it clean, pure and healthy.
The book covers not only proper fasting, proper diet, and proper exercise, but also proper breathing, proper posture, proper rest, and proper thinking. Dr. Bragg was writing about healthy living long before anyone else in this country was. His work has stood the test of time and the more science learns, the more it corroborates his work.
Bragg (who died in 1976 at only 81) has some good ideas, even if he didn’t properly attribute the start of the fasting movement to others, such as Herbert Shelton. However, the bulk of this book was written in from 1940s to the 1960s.
After Braggs death, The Bragg Movement has been kept alive by his descendents and followers, including Bragg’s daughter-in-law, Patricia, who recycled his earlier work as a memorial or for continued income. Unfortunately, the book doesn’t seem to have been adequately updated or put in a modern nutritional and medical framework.
Authors: Patricia Bragg, Paul C. Bragg
Year of Release: 2004