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By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.

A fast lasting longer than three days should be supervised by a medical doctor or a naturopathic physician. People with blood-sugar problems, such as hypoglycemia or diabetes, should consult with a doctor before starting any fast. This is also true of any other systemic disease you may have.

It is not uncommon for people to experience symptoms of detoxification during a fast. These can include fatigue, headache, bad breath, nausea, skin rash, or feeling as if they have the flu or a cold. These symptoms should clear up as the fast progresses beyond the second or third day.

It is important to get plenty of rest during a fast. Exercise should be very light, as should mental activities. In all, you should choose a fast that is most suitable to your particular needs and health. Fasting truly is nature's way of cleansing and regenerating the body.

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