I personally love the idea of 24-36hr water fasts each week.(Ive practiced this off and on for 5 years) Its a great way to regularly give the body a much deserved rest and detox.
My wife says that he, even before, has really been practicing fasting and her mother sometimes complains and gets worried about my father-in-law not eating anything for the whole week. Bragg who was 92-y/o when this book was first published in 1964, actually recommends the following schedule for successful fasting (definitely no food intake): 24-36 hours on a weekly basis 7-10 days on a quarterly basis I was shocked! This cleansing day was really a struggle already but I remember that I was able to do it thrice since then but the last time was maybe 8 years ago. So fasting for 7-10 days? So fasting for 7-10 days? On the 4th day, the faster (the person doing the fast), will no longer feel hunger as the stomach has already shrunk. As I was finishing this book, I tried using what Mr. Bragg says as "mind over body" but I just could not hold on any longer.
My father and I wrote this book and it has helped many learn more about fasting and living a healthy Lifestyle.
This is quite the most incredible book I have ever read. I deliberately did not google Bragg or his 'daughter' until I'd read it cover to cover and yes, this is the only book I have ever read where the inside front and back covers are as full of content as the other pages. 'The Miracle of Fasting' reads like the transcript of a TV advertorial. Rarely does Bragg share any spiritual truths that have been revealed to him while fasting and the end result is that the book feels like an optimistic 'catch all' - after all the Christian market is huge so why not reel them in if you can? The book I read was printed in 2012 and is already celebrating the centenary of Bragg Health Stores. My internet search dredged up the inevitable truth that Bragg is a liar and a shyster, an opportunist life insurance salesman who reinvented himself as a health guru, adding fourteen years to his age in the process. It's published by Bragg, and it plugs another 9 Bragg books within its pages. I love how the content of almost every page is an exact unit and ends with a full stop, even if the editors have to remove the odd preposition. The Miracle of Fasting is unashamed vanity publishing, despite being top and tailed by ten pages of 'praise' by happy customers. The crazy thing is, I'm going to miss being told to 'Read Bragg book Super Power Breathing'. I'm going to miss Bragg's teeth and tan and the pictures of him standing on his head.
Having read Paul Braggs most notable work, Id like to make some points. I think this books deserves 3 stars owing to the lack of facts.
Hokey medical advice books are my guilty pleasure. 3. I will not be following the fasting advice in this book. Eh. On to the next hokey medical advice book!