There are only two causes of all disease:
When you are deficient the body can't maintain its faculties or metabolize properly. Just look at scurvy(Vitamin C) or other such vitamin and mineral deficiency symptoms.
When you have things in your body such as xenobiotics and heavy metals they interfere with the body's cellular processes preventing it from maintaining its faculties or metabolizing properly.
When the immune system is not in full working order you become prone to illness(bacteria, parasites, viruses) and mutations(cancer).
A truly healthy person is never sick.
This is why it's not about counting calories or staying away from certain foods.
Rather it's about how much nutrition you are receiving from food you eat or how tainted and rancid your food is.
The problem is most foods today have been both denatured and poisoned as part of conventional industrial agriculture methodology.
Even the soil they are grown in matters as plants will readily absorb xenobiotic chemicals to the extent that certain plants are used as phytoremediants.
For example, conventionally grown American rice contains arsenic levels so high it is considered harmful for infant consumption.
This is troubling as many conventional farmers use biosolids (residential & industrial sewer waste) and artificial fertilizers to cut costs.
Pesticides are used for greater yields. Herbicides are used on crops such as wheat so that they will give up their seeds for a timely harvest.
Food processing methods under extremely high heats cause vegetable oils to oxidize becoming rancid and carcinogenic.
The goal of a fast is to stop digestion so that bodily energy isn't spent digesting and can be reallocated for healing purposes such as metabolizing xenobiotics. Nutrients (vitamins, enzymes, minerals, proteins etc.) from triturated fruits/vegetables and diluted clay/ electrolyte mixtures are directly absorbed by the body while in the stomach. Just this spring I fasted on fresh cold pressed organic vegetable juice for 50 days, I wasn't even fat. If you are going on a fast longer than 7 days I would recommend taking periodic blood tests to check what you are deficient in so you don't fall ill or damage your body. For these longer fasts enemas are required to expel bodily wastes, coffee enemas will cause the liver to release it's contents so you don't die from organ failure. Sure in the end I was skinny but I didn't come out of the fast looking like some concentration camp survivor - that requires a consistent deficiency of food, water, and proper nutrients for 6 months or more until some disease sets in. >>26915
I would not recommend the snake diet, it's cheap but not ideal.
What's good is that he uses electrolytes, plain water fasting can be very harmful for someone who's sick.
To me it just shows how much abuse a person can take long before they start dying.
So yeah, no one here is starving no matter how much they complain.
Instead I would recommend Dr. Paavo Airola's books on juice fasting>>26917
All animals instinctively fast when ill, you most likely weren't doing it right.
The reason most people get obese today is because many xenobiotic chemicals and heavy metals are lipid soluble so the body surrounds them in fat so as to prevent organ failure. This is why people feel sick when they start loosing weight or fasting.