Yet another good post mouseclick,
as an add-on, the post-fast lifestyle is considered to be more important than the fast itself by Natural Hygienists, and where Dr Fuhrman is basically, but only partly, reiterating the experience of this physiological system of health-care/recovery.
Yet another example is the Gerson anti-cancer protocol where Dr Gerson believed, thru experience, that cancer is caused by basically three things........
#1. Nutritional Deficiencies.
#3. Prolonged exposure to high levels of stress.
Natural Hygiene has always taken a back-seat, and where these "new" discoveries are basically only re-discoveries of a 160 year old health-recovery system.
Yet another example is the recommendation by most established health authorities within current medical dogma, that we should all ensure we eat our daily 5 portions of fruit and veg', get some daily outdoor exercise, sleep more, rest more, avoid stress, drink clean water, and a growing trend towards judicious all-body exposure to sunlight in achieving better health and freedom from disease.
A plant-based diet represents only a fraction of the whole picture in achieving wellness.
Dr Fuhrman represents a beacon of light within established medicine as an MD, but sadly his message is often ignored by Mainstream in favor of pharmaceuticals and surgical techniques.
Mankind never learns.
In conclusion: wellness and good health are not achieved by diet alone, or exercise alone, or fasting alone, or fresh air alone, or sleep and rest alone, or sunlight alone: but a combination of all of these factors.
On the subject of Natural Hygiene...........
"The system which we endorse and practice is true---it is in harmony with Nature, in accordance with the laws of the vital organism, correct in Science, sound in philosophy, in agreement with commonsense, successful in results, and a blessing to mankind".
Dr Russell Thacker Trall MD. on the subject of Natural Hygiene.
"Life is lengthened and filled with joy by living in accordance with Natures teachings: it is not only shortened, but rendered miserable and worthless by pursuing an opposite course".
Susanna Way Dodds MD.
"Health represents a body and mind adjusted to, and in unison with, the laws of Nature........and disease represents any departure from this ideal state".
Dr John H Tilden MD.
"The medical world has been looking for a remedy to cure disease; notwithstanding the obvious fact that Nature needs no remedy-----she only needs an opportunity to exercise her own prerogative of self-healing".
Dr John H Tilden MD.