Mmmm, sunflower sprouts are my favorite…
Sproutman Steve Meyerowitz is a champion of the natural health movement…
He’s been teaching about sprouting, fasting and more for over 30 years.
Every time Annmarie and I run into him, we always seem to learn something new.
So today, since we’re (you and I) running into him virtually, you’ll likely learn some things as well.
In this first half of our interview, Steve talks about how to get rid of a headache while fasting, things to do on a fast and the difference between types of fasting.
Here’s where you can listen in now (my written comments follow)…
Listen to Part 1 here:
Click the play button to start the call:
Here are my thoughts…
1. A natural Headache remedy?
Steve explained how he eliminates headaches when he’s fasting. There are preventative measures as well as an acute — “shoot, I have a headache” remedy.
Basically, to lessen the chances of a headache while fasting, Steve suggests colonics and sauna — but when you get a headache, he recommends drinking a quart of water in a 20 minute time frame. Doing so will flush your system and hopefully clear out some of the toxins that may be giving you the headache. Regardless, even if it’s not toxins, you’ll be more hydrated.
2. List of additional things to do on a fast…
Some of the things I mentioned above are the same, but colonics, liver cleanses, sauna, and light exercise are all on Steve’s list of things to do when you’re cleansing.
For me, I feel that if you can do these things, you might as well. They — in many cases — can assist in the rebuilding process.
3. Difference between a few types of fasting.
I asked Steve what he felt was the difference between water fasting, juice fasting and smoothie / healthy food type fasting.
Steve explained that water fasting is best done when you have time to take a complete break. Juice fasting is more for the adaptive lifestyle that we have — you can still work, still move and still function at a high level. Finally, healthy food or smoothie fasting is great, but doesn’t deliver the amount of nutrients that juice fasting does because of the extra fiber.
4. Steve’s simple green juice.
I always want to know what others are drinking, so I asked Steve what his regular fasting juice is…
Here it is:
Kale, celery, parsley, lemon.
5. Be patient, my friend.
Steve made a great point about healing and cleansing. Essentially, he reminded all of us not to think that a natural approach will work in days. He said, you can spend decades polluting your body so we can’t expect a natural cure to turn everything around in a week’s time.
Thanks for the reminder Steve.
If you want to learn more about Steve, you can click here.
Your question of the day: When was the last time you fasted?