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03 May 2012 20:56 #10800 by DonMc
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I see many posts recommending an active fast vs. a passive fast, supposedly to lessen muscle loss. How would you define an active fast, i.e. what type of activities and at what level is recommended?

When I have water fasted in the past, I get winded just by walking. I've also heard many recommendations from other sources that it's better to rest as much as possible when fasting.

Some clarity would be greatly appreciated.

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03 May 2012 22:40 #10804 by david
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Hi DonMc
There are two schools of though within the Natural Hygiene movement. For the most part I would say that most Natural Hygienists recommend rest. However there are a few who recommend a very specific type of active fasting during a fast. The five step elimination process was developed by The Fast Doctor and you can read up about it here www.fastingconnection.com/water-fast/five-step-detox-cycle

Many site members have benefited from this routine and found that it helped them to curtail the unpleasant detox symptoms during the initial phase of the fast. Personally I believe that they are harmless providing one still applies the golden rule of listening to one's body.

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04 May 2012 05:02 #10805 by DonMc
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Hi David,

thanks for your reply. I have a couple of questions about the Five Step Elimination Cycle:

1. In the first 'Dynamic' step, how long are you supposed to be in your targeted heart rate zone?

2. Is the 'Tonic' step massage for the skin only or for deeper tissue like muscles or lymph etc? I'm wondering if I could just brush my skin or if I need to actually massage myself. If brushing, is there a difference between dry brushing or wet brushing in the shower during the 'Pyrophase'?

Also, I don't see how raising your heart rate for a short while by running up and down your stairs, would slow muscle loss during a fast (at least not on your upper body). So when people talk about an 'active fast', to counter muscle loss, do they also recommend doing some weight lifting or push-ups etc? If so, how much?

Thanks,
Don

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04 May 2012 11:02 #10806 by david
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Hello Don these questions are best addressed to The Fast Doctor as he is the originator of this system. So I am moving the topic to his forum.

David

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