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Dry fasting is known as the Schroth procedure and was used by this German naturopath of the eighteenth century to cure many illnesses. In Russia, it became known mostly due to the dry-fasting proponent, Porphiry Ivanov, who advised fasting for health and vigor for 42 hours once a week. Ivanov himself fasted without water for one week and even longer.

Actually, each of us does dry fasting for 6 to 8 hours during our sleep every night. We feel tired, sometimes nearly sick by the end of the day, but after a good night's sleep, we feel refreshed and full of energy. What is it that returns vitality to our bodies? Together with the relaxation that opens the clamps in our Chinese channels--allowing cosmic energy to flow freely through them--it is the dry fasting that cures us. And we have all the signs of fasting in the morning: bad breath and a coated tongue. It is due to this dry fasting that we live our lives as long as we do; if we ate and drank during the day and night, our lives would be shortened by one third.

Dry fasting is an intense procedure and may cause adverse effects. First read all the information about it in the book, and never try it until you took a detoxification course.


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