Below are several insightful and inspiring quotes about intermittent fasting.
“We must restore fasting to the place it occupied in an ancient hierarchy of values ‘above medicine’. We must rediscover it and restore it to honor because it is a necessity.” – Buchinger Clinics, Germany
“Everybody can work magic, everybody can obtain their goals, if they are able to think, if they are able to wait, if they are able to fast.” – Hermann Hesse
“The skin becomes more youthful [during fasting]. The eyes clear up and become brighter. One looks younger. The visible rejuvenation in the skin is matched by manifest evidences of similar but invisible rejuvenescence throughout the body.” – Herbert Shelton, water fasting overseer
“I do not think it is possible to over-emphasize the fact that the physical sensations of fasting are, for the most part, far more pleasurable than the real or illusory delights of feasting.” – Herbert Shelton, in Fasting Can Save Your Life
“The practice of fasting tacitly acknowledges the fact that ours is a self-healing organism. Healing occurs naturally if it is allowed; improper or excessive food simply thwarts the natural ongoing healing processes.” –Annemarie Colbin, from Food and Healing
“I assert that fasting is the most efficient means for correcting any disease.” – Adolph Mayer, M.D., from his book Fast Cures – Wondercures
“I must say in all seriousness that fasting when combined with a properly selected diet is the nearest approach to a ‘cure-all’ that is possible to conceive– profoundly simple and simply profound!” – John Tilden, M.D.
“Fasting is a calming experience. It is restful. It relieves anxiety and tension. It is rarely depressing and it is often downright exhilarating.” – Alan Cott, M.D., from Fasting: The Ultimate Diet
“Fasting is the single greatest natural healing therapy. It is nature’s ancient, universal ‘remedy’ for many problems.” – Elson Haas, M.D. in Staying Healthy with Nutrition
“Every fool can fast, but only the wise man knows how to break a fast.” – G.B. Shaw, writer
“The best of all medicines is resting and fasting.” – Benjamin Franklin
“Humans live on one-quarter of what they eat; on the other three-quarters lives their doctor.” – Egyptian pyramid inscription, 3800 B.C.
“Fasting is the greatest remedy – the physician within.” – Philippus Paracelsus, 15th century physician, one of the three fathers of Western medicine who established the role of chemicals in medicine.
“Fasting is the world’s most ancient and natural healing mechanism. Fasting triggers a truly wondrous cleansing process that reaches right down to each and every cell and tissue in the body. Within 24 hours of curtailing food intake, enzymes stop entering the stomach and travel instead into the intestines and into the bloodstream, where they circulate and gobble up all sorts of waste matter, including dead and damaged cells, unwelcome microbes, metabolic wastes, and pollutants.
All organs and glands get a much-needed and well-deserved rest, during which their tissues are purified and rejuvenated and their functions balanced and regulated. The entire alimentary canal is swept clean. By rebuilding immunity, health is naturally restored and disease disappears. – Evart Loomis M.D.
“Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work. The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food. But to eat when you are sick, is to feed your sickness.” – Hippocrates, M.D., Father of Western Medicine
“Through long years of misinformation, people have been told, ‘Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It give you the strength, energy and vitality to do a hard morning’s work, either physical or mentally.” This is absolutely erroneous! It is not a true scientific fact. When you eat a heavy breakfast, though reflex action you feel full and satisfied, but you do not gain straight. It takes hours for this food to be processed by the digestive system before you can gain any energy or vitality from a big breakfast. Digestion is a most highly complicated process. “– Dr. Paul C. Bragg