The art of fasting or in some way "detoxing" the body, is an important part of making changes. An ancient practice, many of the latest diets include a period of intermittent or periodic abstinence which mimic what would be the natural cycles of seasonal eating and food scarcity.
What many don't realize until they have undertaken a few extended periods of fasting, is that it allows the conscious spirit and mind to perceive our awareness as separate from the needs and cravings of the body. It lends a new self control and often heightened awareness to the simple pleasures in life, the appearance of a color, the sensation of a smell.
Many doctors who have chosen to focus on integrative and holistic medicine have asserted that all of humanity has entered into an era of extreme inflammatory conditions. This includes the inflammation of our brain tissue. Indeed, to note the level of chronic and mental illness, this seems to be the case. Today's children exhibit manifestations of EXTREME encephelitis being sadly disgnosed as autism and other disorders which are not psychological so much as extremely physiological. The undertaking of serious water fasts reduces inflammation almost totally, and the contrast can be profound. Clara has 15 years of experience learning about and endeavoring to do long periods of fasting and "detox." This has included water (periods up to a month), green juice, master cleanse, mixed juicing, raw food, keto-vegan, keto-raw, keto with animal products, as well as following an approach to eating that avoids all inflammatory oils, adheres to excellent principles of food combination and food pairings, and addresses different concerns at different times.