DETOXIFICATION AND FASTING FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing the toxins resulting from biochemical functions through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph nodes, and skin. Fasting precipitates this process because, when food no longer enters the body, the latter turns to its fat reserves for energy.
In the strict dietary sense, fasting is the complete abstinence from all substances except pure water, in an environment of total rest. Juice fasting, a popular variation, is abstinence from all food and drink except water and fresh vegetable and fruit juices. A modified fast includes small amounts of solid food, usually raw fruits as well as raw and steamed vegetables.
Detoxification and fasting can be a useful part of an integrative treatment plan for many mental health disorders. Detoxification, the process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins and excesses from the body, can help improve mental and physical functioning. By eliminating harmful contaminants, the mind and body are better able to heal and return to health. Learn more about these beneficial practices.
About The Author
Dr. Randi Fredricks is a psychotherapist and best-selling author, and internationally recognized expert on treating mental health with alternative medicine. As a holistic psychotherapist, she devoted her career to learning about complementary and alternative therapies that improve emotional health.
Dr. Fredricks' book Healing & Wholeness: Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Mental Health
provides a comprehensive overview of such treatments and has an entire chapter on using fasting as a natural remedy in counseling and psychotherapy. Dr. Fredricks treats addiction, anxiety, depression and other psychiatric disorders using traditional psychotherapy and other alternative holistic approaches at her office in San Jose, California.
This Ebook is 24 pages.