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"When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself; art cannot become manifest; strength cannot be exerted; wealth is useless, and reason is powerless."--Ardmore Herophiles, M.D., 300 B.C., Father of Anatomy and physician to Alexander the Great
"True happiness is impossible without true health. True health is impossible without the rigid control of the palate. A genuine fast cleanses the body, mind and soul."--Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948
"A life of total dedication to the truth also means a life of one's willingness to be personally challenged. But, the tendency to avoid challenge is so omnipresent in human beings, that it can properly be considered a characteristic of human nature. However, another characteristic of human nature, and perhaps the one that makes us most human, is our capacity to do the unnatural, to transcend and, hence, to transform our own nature."--M. Scott Peck, M.D./psychiatrist, author of "The Road Less Traveled"
"Nothing will work unless you do."--Maya Angelou, a remarkable Renaissance woman--poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director
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FASTING PROGRAM FEES REDUCED BY $60.00!
FCI NOTE: Because we at Fasting Center International see and feel the global suffering of this longest and deepest Recession since the Great Depression, we have--as a compassionate metagesture for a limited time--reduced all of our Scientific Fasting Program fees (20-day to 120-day) by $60.00! See below.
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AS HUMAN TASTES DIFFER, all those with time for the details may enjoy reading most everything here. Those with less time, as well as Type A's and ADD's (those suffering Attention Deficit Disorder), can cut right to the entree (avoiding the hors d'oeuvres enroute) by scrolling one-third down to FCI's various-length Programs and our NEW Recession Special fees; or, to near the bottom for what's included with all Programs, or directly to the bottom, clicking for the online "Juice Fasting Agreement" which directs all new clients, worldwide, precisely how to order and pay for their Fasting Program. Thank you so much.
Of the hundreds of books on fasting in print today, globally, most all are mutually antagonistic and will hopelessly confuse any intelligent person asking why you fast or how you fast; whether to do a short fast or long fast; juice fast or water fast; whether you fast for weight loss or fast for detoxification; fast for addictions or specifically fast for eating disorders; fast for health benefits, overall, or fast for a specific health problem or health solution; fast for energy or fast to heighten all your senses; fast for mental clarity or fast for mental health; fast for prayer or fast for enhanced spirituality; fast for Jesus or fast for God; fast for Allah or fast for Buddha; fast for your Creator, or fast for the benefit of all living beings!
In truth, the only thing these hundreds of books on fasting hold in common is their recommendation that one should never do a prolonged fast without skilled, veteran, professional supervision, initially. Quite simply, one without experiential knowledge and distilled wisdom in our field can't be expected to know how to deal with all which can arise (physiologically, psychologically and spiritually) throughout a prolonged fast.
Therefore, supervision by one with decades of experiential knowledge as a wise and professional fasting mentor, fasting expert, fasting therapist or Fast Master of Scientific Juice Fasting will allow you to fast with the clean, clear confidence which only proven, distilled wisdom provides. FCI's clients on all continents and in all time zones, year in and decade out, thank us sincerely for our supervision's critical importance in providing them not only with discipline and confidence in our Scientific Fasting Programs, but also with support and inspiration to succeed; peace of mind throughout, and the wisdom to address any question which could arise at any point during their Program. . .all absolute imperatives for the success of any therapeutic modality.
Also, an experienced practitioner or fasting guide--one who has researched the international fasting literature; tested the different fasting methods, as well as studied the best fasting centers and fasting clinics on Earth--as I have while living more than 10 years outside my home country of America, in 55 cultures--can explain the myriad physiological, psychological and spiritual changes one can undergo during a scientifically designed, therapeutic, health-enhancing juice fast.
Because we supervises the most skillful juice fasts on Earth, FCI has developed, over 35 years, the World's Largest Fasting Clientele, enabling our clients to achieve an unparalleled 98.5% Fasting Program completion rate by mastering both the cognitive structure that is knowledge of Scientific Fasting, with the more important, reflectively internalized decades of experience which confer therapeutic wisdom. Quite simply, FCI provides every one of its global clients--now representing 220 nations--with superior professionalism as your personal fasting guide, respecting the confidentiality, privacy and nobility of all. So, let Fasting Center International now be your guide to a modern, pleasant, scientific, health-restoring and rejuvenating juice fast.
The cost is absurdly inexpensive, considering the alternatives, and by moving you back toward optimum health, happiness and healing power, can help keep you out of hospital rooms in your future (according to WikiAnswers.com, "Depending on where the hospital is and the specifics of the care you are receiving, it can cost well in excess of $2,000 per day"). Thus, skillful, Scientific Juice Fasting, as proven in clinically-monitored tests of in-hospital patients (not well-beings such as us) lasting up to 55 days at Sweden's world-famous Karolinska Institute, which annually awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, is Preventive Medicine of the very first order.
Thus, why not follow the intuitive wisdom which led you here and allow FCI to be your Personal Fasting Guide on this marvelous peak or transcendental experience which both the Buddha and Christ did before you, as did all three Fathers of Western Medicine and nearly every great thinker our species has produced, female and male, leaving us, historically, with more glowing testimonials to Scientific Fasting's myriad detoxification, rejuvenative and regenerative benefits than all other healing modalities combined. . .a marvelous self-improvement journey rewarding all with the courage and discipline to do it with FAR greater health, happiness and healing power.,
--Dennis Paulson, Founder/Director, Fasting Center International, Inc.; optimum health consultant and internationally-published author
"Dear Dennis: Your Scientific Fasting Program constituted my first fast, and it was everything you said it would be, as well as having a few, unexpectedly pleasant bonuses.
"You said I'd lose 20 lbs., and I did. You said my mind would become clearer than those around me, and my friends wanted to know what it was that made me clearer than they were. You said people would notice a glow to my skin and a whitening of my eyes, and they did. You said I would feel serene and light, and I was.
"This would have been, in and of itself, better than a gold-plated guarantee; but wait, there's more. There are no more cravings for coffee, colas, beer, or other alcoholic drinks, so I am out of the caffeine-up, alcohol-down cycle. I have no desire for any meat, which means no more after-lunch let down, and my digestive and eliminative organs are functioning easily and regularly.
"My ability to concentrate, be creative, and increase energy output, both physical and mental, is at a far higher level than before the fast. And lastly, I've reached a long-standing goal which was all but forgotten in the toxic mists of my former self--to be in tune with my inner (spiritual) senses.
"You've put your knowledge into an effective, concise, understandable, and practicable Program, which gets the results you represented would occur. I feel lucky to have found Fasting Center International, and have access to your accumulated knowledge. Sincerely"--John Perry, American screenwriter
"Through the years, diets always, always failed me. So did Weight Watchers and NutriSystem, with the painfully boring meetings and packaged foods. But Fasting Center International's 50-day Fasting Program was wonderful for me! I lost 30 lbs., learned how to keep it off, and I am really happy it worked so well for me!"--Katherine Kennedy, American marketing executive
Fr: a Budapest, Hungary, writer, 68, following a 40-day Fasting Program he did while his wife, 58, did our 50-day:
"As a writer and retired marketing/advertising man, I found my way to FCI in search of help with a digestive problem. The more I researched the Program, the more I came to realize that I had stumbled upon a rather remarkable resource, one that clearly represented a safe means of losing some weight and might even play a part in dealing with my recurring nasal polyps. I was also open to the possibility of experiencing a heightened spiritual awareness. For all these reasons, I decided to give it a go. In my relatively short FCI Program, I shed more than 20 unnecessary lbs. I haven't been this slim in decades!
"As for the nasal polyps, by the end of my Program, there was enough improvement to suggest that when I am able to do the Total Detoxification Program recommended by FCI's Director, there is every reason to hope for a complete reversal of this problem. I sincerely believe that this is so.
"This short offering would not be complete without mentioning Dennis Paulson, the Founder and Director of FCI. His knowledge and expertise are boundless; his support, total and constant. I can honestly say that I don't think I have ever come across anyone so powerfully at the top of his or her game than this remarkable individual, nor anyone who more effectively and convincingly walks his talk.
"I would recommend the FCI Program to anyone as a cornerstone in the rebuilding of good health. God bless and happy fasting!"--Emmanuel Elliott, Budapest
GIVE ME THE 'REAL' ME; I'M READY!
Interestingly, during global economic ebbs and flows, popular 'diet' programs, globally, increase and decrease on national radar screens. However, ever since going on this mighty World Wide Web in 1995, Fasting Center International has, in every year, helped ever greater numbers of kindred souls (including avant-garde M.D.s, psychiatrists, D.O.s, D.D.S.s, and Ph.D.s in most all fields) take back greater degrees of control over their precious body-mind-spirit complexes!
Unlike DIETS, Scientific Fasting has been around for millennia because fasting works, fasting cures, just as it did in the days of the Buddha (for 49 days); Mohammed; Elijah, Moses, David, Anna, Daniel and Christ (all of whom did 40-day fasts), as well as all three Fathers of Western Medicine who practiced and prescribed prolonged fasting--Hippocrates, Galen and Paracelsus (who concluded, nearly 500 years ago, that: "Fasting is the greatest remedy--the physician within!").
Scientific Fasting was also practiced by those great Greeks from whom the West received both its math and its logic--Socrates, Plato (who said he'd fasted for "greater mental and physical efficiency!"), Aristotle and Pythagoras (who wouldn't even reveal his higher tenets to his most advanced students until they had all done 40-day fasts), right on down through St. Francis (who did 40-day 'ephiphany' fasts every year during Lent), Gandhi, and all the equally great and noble women, historically, whose identical fasting accomplishments went unrecognized and unrecorded by the patriarchal societies they suffered in.
"My juice-fast was a renewal period for me. I got in touch with my body again, as if I'd experienced some type of metamorphosis. My body was in need of a complete overhaul, and the detoxification gave it just that! I experienced a superior feeling, being in control of my body, without relying on caffeine or any other stimulants to control my mind and moods. I also lost 21 lbs., and feel terrific! My skin is glowing, and for the first time in my life, I feel spiritually purified!
--Ming Wu, 25, Hong Kong computer technician
Today, nearly half of Fasting Center International's clients are not fasting with weight losss as their goal, however. They're already in relatively good shape, outwardly, by their own standards. They simply know and feel they're quite toxic inside, and want to regain the energy they've previously enjoyed; heighten their clarity of consciousness; enhance their innate spirituality, and for the first time in their lifetime, give their entire system (particularly their digestive, assimilative and eliminative organs) a well-earned rest, as their entire, precious body-mind-spirit complex is detoxified, rejuvenated and regenerated.
WHAT FASTING PROGRAM IS BEST FOR ME?
As with those fasting primarily to remove unnecessary weight, those fasting for any or all the abovementioned detoxification reasons also choose 20-, 30-, 40-, 50-, 60-, 70-, 80-, 90-, 100-, 110- or 120-day Programs, depending upon their goals.
FCI's 20-Day Fasting Program:
Our 20-day Fasting Program includes 3 days to skillfully enter the fast; 14 on fruit and vegetable juices and combinations thereof, plus our alkalinizing Vegetable Broth that's scientifically designed to help rebalance you biochemically, as well as maintain your delicate electrolyte balance throughout your fast (missing from the less skillful water-fasting a few still do. . .partly why that's such an unncecessarily debilitating, deleterious regime) and specific detoxification herbal teas, plus 3 to intelligently break the fast. Over three and a half decades, FCI's 'average' client--male or female--has lost one lb./day for the first 20 days, then 1/2 lb./day thereafter, on down to the body's next metabolic set-point, whatever that may be. Keep in mind that a minimum of 5 of those lbs. are fecal matter from one's colon, which is replaced upon resumption of eating. Thus, your overall weight loss will be approximately 9 lbs.
Congratulations! You Just Saved $60.00! Our NEW Recession Special Fee for FCI's 20-day Fasting Program is now only $299--perhaps half of which you'll save on solids not taken during the fast. And not only will you have this marvelous, self-improvement technique for the rest of your life, but it will help keep you out of US$2000+/day hospital rooms in your future. Again, when simply considering the alternatives, FCI's modest fee becomes absurdly inexpensive!
FCI's 30-Day Fasting Program:
Four days transitioning in; 22 juice-fasting, plus 4 to transition out. Overall weight loss: 16 lbs. You Just Saved $60.00! NEW Recession Special Fee: now only $399. FCI recently had a client from China doing our 30-day Program for spiritual enhancement and detoxification. She began at 106 lbs., very quickly fell to 98, and never lost another pound throughout her Program, as that was her body's base metabolic set-point, which it fought to maintain. Similarly, a brilliant young doctor of medical microbiology and researcher at a major British university, 21, recently did FCI's 20-day Program, beginning at 74 lbs. (4' 11") and finishing at 66. Elated with the results, she waited 2.5 weeks and did our 30-day Program.
As FCI's Founder/Director and a lifelong athlete, I've lived the last four decades at optimum health, happiness and healing power, doing what's necessary to maintain the interior equivalent of a Tesla Roadster. Long carrying a body-fat level between 5-and-10% ('average' U.S. male is 10-20%; avg. female, 17-27%), I obviously don't fast to lose weight. In my own longer fasts (40-50 days or more), I continue my heavy workload (7-day weeks, interrupted only by periodic sabbaticals), as well as my regular, 1.5-hr. exercise routines at least six days a week. As always, whenever I do prolonged fasts, I literally ask myself toward the end, unfailingly: "Why on Earth do I eat solid food, if these levels of human consciousness, energy and spirituality are available?!"
Personally, I periodically do fasting experiments which are not part of FCI Programs, just to see what would happen. For example, during a previous 61-day Program, I did not adjust my liquid intake--as FCI requires of all clients not fasting to lose weight--and over the first 40 days of fasting, my weight dropped from 155 to 125 lbs. From fasting days 41 to 51, I didn't lose another pound, as that's my body's base metabolic setpoint, which it fought to maintain. Post-fast, it took less than two months of eating 'regularly' to bring my normal weight back to 155. (Unlike most, I eat only twice daily, although still covering all nutrient bases, so I'd have replaced the necessary weight more quickly if I ate three meals daily, but remember that I'd not have lost nearly as much weight, had I done what all others not fasting to lose weight are required to do throughout their Programs.)
FCI'S 40-Day Fasting Program:
Prior to 1995, this was the Program our 'average' client did, worldwide: 5 entering, 30 fasting, and 5 breaking it. Average overall weight-loss: 20-to-25 lbs. You Just Saved $60.00! NEW Recession Special Fee: now only $499, again, perhaps half of which will be saved on solid foods not taken throughout. [NOTE: Please read on for the Program which FCI's 'average' client now does, worldwide--our TOTAL Detoxification Program!]
FCI'S 50-Day Fasting Program:
Five to enter, followed by that 'magic number' of days so many of our species' greatest thinkers fasted--40--plus 5 days to intelligently break it. Loss: 27-32 lbs. You Just Saved $60.00! NEW Recession Special Fee: now only $599. Are you worth it?
"I emailed Fasting Center International weighing 180 lbs., 5' 4" tall, discouraged and exhausted. I had no idea that my new life was just beginning!! I lost 33 lbs. in 40 days of actual fasting, and NEVER experienced any hunger or sugar withdrawal (I was a serious chocolaholic and a severe espresso drinker--10 cups a day!). If I can do this, anyone can! I now feel confident, beautiful and ready for life, once again!!"
--Diane Sprague, American insurance company executive
"After 40 days of following your FCI Juice Fasting Program, I not only lost well over 50 unnecessary lbs., but I now can look in the mirror each morning and recognize myself again. Towards the end of my fast, I found myself effortlessly able to work long hours at my business, and still have the energy and desire to spend quality time with my family. I feel as though I have now discovered the fountain of youth!"
--Larry Robertson, American small-business owner
FCI'S 60-Day Fasting Program:
Five entering, 50 juice-fasting, 5 skillfully breaking the fast. Avg. weight-loss: 34-40 lbs.
You Just Saved $60.00! NEW Recession Special Fee: now only $699.
"The 67-day fast that I completed through the guidance of Dennis Paulson of Fasting Center International has been one of the great milestones of my development. Initially, the fast was part of a new transitional period in my life, during which I was working through lifelong blocks and shedding toxic, negative baggage. Over the long term--now a year later--the fast has provided me with a new level of sustained physical and spiritual strength, clarity, and health. My new understanding of myself and my clearer focus on my goals, plus my increase in stamina to reach those goals, I attribute in large part to my fast. I believe it was just the assistance I needed at the time to achieve a new level of both intellectual honesty and physical stature. . .to be who I want to be in life."
--Heather Hiles, 23, U.C. Berkeley graduate student and policy analyst
FCI'S 70-Day Fasting Program:
Five entering, 60 juice-fasting, 5 skillfully breaking the fast. Avg. weight-loss: 40-46 lbs.
You Just Saved $60.00! NEW Recession Special Fee: now only $799.
FCI'S 80-Day Fasting Program:
Five entering, 70 juice-fasting, 5 skillfully breaking the fast. Avg. weight-loss: 46-52 lbs.
You Just Saved $60.00! NEW Recession Special Fee: now only $899.
FCI'S 90-Day Fasting Program:
Five entering, 80 juice-fasting, 5 skillfully breaking the fast. Avg. weight-loss: 52-58 lbs.
You Just Saved $60.00! NEW Recession Special Fee: now only $999.
FCI'S 100-Day Fasting Program:
Five entering, 90 juice-fasting, 5 skillfully breaking the fast. Avg. weight-loss: 58-64 lbs.
You Just Saved $60.00! NEW Recession Special Fee: now only $1099.
FCI'S 110-Day Fasting Program:
Five entering, 100 juice-fasting, 5 skillfully breaking the fast. Avg. weight-loss: 64-70 lbs.
You Just Saved $60.00! NEW Recession Special Fee: now only $1199.
FCI'S 120-Day Fasting Program:
Five entering, 110 juice-fasting, 5 skillfully breaking the fast. Avg. weight-loss: 70-76 lbs.
You Just Saved $60.00! NEW Recession Special Fee: now only $1299.
Know that FCI reserves the right to preclude some clients from doing our longest Fasting Programs, if there are contraindications prior to or during one's Program. Otherwise, those with goals requiring our longest Scientific Fasting Programs may do them, as did a Queens, NY, physician (oncologist), 48, doing our 110-day Program to resolve clincal obesity and the eating disorder behind it, along with fibroid tumors which Conventional Medicine could only recommend surgery for. Also, as our online "Juice Fasting Agreement" states, all clients have the option at any point of breaking their "Fasting Program" into two supervised segments, which must be completed within one year of signing on.
Again, these are our 'average' weight-loss figures, established over 35 years of supervising the World's Largest Fasting Clientele at FCI, Inc. Those not fasting to lose weight will not lose nearly as much in longer fasts, while those fasting primarily to lose weight may well lose more. Know that any FCI Program can be upgraded for US$9.95/day. One client who extended FCI's 80-day Fasting Program 10 days to 90 (80 days of actual juice-fasting, during which time he dropped 60 unnecessary lbs. and even more importantly, permanently resolved his five active ulcers, for which he'd been eating Zantac daily like candy), is a multimillionaire, well known U.S. designer of women's clothing. At the time, he owned the largest, high-fashion women's clothing store in the world.
He came to FCI during August at 230 lbs., wanting 170 by the following January when he was opening a new, 10,000 sq. ft. store in Beverly Hills, California. Three weeks into his 90-day Fasting Program, he announced he'd stopped taking Zantac, as the ulcer pain was completely gone. Halfway through his Program, he called from his newest store to say: "I don't have any more questions, Dennis; I just wanted to thank you again for your Program. I don't think I could have opened my new store if I wasn't doing this. Before, the pressure was literally eating me alive. Now, through this heightened clarity I'm so much enjoying, I've been able to actually change my approach to everything! Now, whatever comes, I deal with what I can; what I can't, I now delegate, which I was never able to do before, successfully. So, yes, your Fasting Program has absolutely changed my life, and I'll be sending you a lot of clients, believe me!"
FCI'S MOST POPULAR, TOTAL DETOXIFICATION FASTING PROGRAM:
Amazingly, since 1995, the majority of FCI's clients in 220 nations have elected to do FCI's patented Total Detoxification Fasting Program--their chronological-age number plus 17, in number of actual juice-fasting days! Personally, as Founder/Director, I'm continually blown away by such courage, commitment and discipline. . .to oneself! . . .to increasing one's health, happiness, and healing power ! See FCI's online Fasting Journal for dozens upon dozens of representative testimonials from clients who've recently done such Programs. Also, please do keep in mind, if choosing FCI's Total Detox. Program (also known as the Full Monte, that you'll need 5 days of transitioning on each end of the actual juice fasting days--to intelligently enter, and then skillfully break this magnificent cleansing and healing modality. And know, my friend, that this will be one of the most extraordinary experiences of your entire life, as testimonial after testimonial attests!
NOTE: Please do not feel intimidated by the fact that over half of all FCI clients, worldwide, today elect to do our Total Detox. Program. Realize that these are highly motivated, courageous individuals electing to totally detoxify a lifetime of accumulated chemical toxins and abuse, as well as resolve serious health and/or weight problems. Often, they know they've long lacked discipline with food, caffeine, nicotene, alcohol or other drugs and/or medications, and are now incredibly determined to make their character stronger through this self-discipline and humbling experience of finally denying themselves these addictions, in order to once and for all address their underlying spiritual angst and break free from these deleterious, health threatening behavioral patterns. They are finally being very good to themselves and their precious body-mind-spirit complex, as well as ensuring themselves of a greater chance of experiencing spontaneous healing when a future need arises for it (utilizing their now-stronger immune system, which is always your body's first line of defense).
Realize, of course, that others, perhaps for the first time in their life, are choosing to truly uplift themselves spiritually, or draw closer to their God in prayer. And, once they make this extraordinary commitment to themself and then begin to reap fasting's incredible rewards--a new feeling of well-being, with a clearer eye, sharper brain, springier step and greater efficiency in their work--wild horses could not deter them! For example, a 50-year-old high achiever had let her weight and health slip away from her while focused elsewhere. Having lost one eye at age four, she's legally blind in the other, yet had completed law school and today heads a Legal Aid Foundation in the U.S.
Although simply reading FCI's extensive website was a momumental chore, she chose our Full Monte--her 77-day Total Detox. Program. On F47 (fasting day 47), she was down 36 lbs., enjoying a heightened clarity of consciousness she'd only previously dreamed of having, assuring me: "I never realized how long 67 days [of actual juice fasting] truly is. But, there's no way on Earth, now that I'm two-thirds done, I wouldn't finish this. I feel absolutely on top of the world!" [In fact, she eventually upgraded to our 90-day Fasting Program (80 days of actual juice fasting).]
Know that a somewhat smaller number of FCI clients, globally, today opt for shorter Fasting Programs, more in concert with their own present motivation and schedule. Ego, of course, should never be a part of such decisions, and that includes the illusory ego's weak, recalcitrant, lazy, negative, self-sabotaging aspect which can try to dissuade you from more wisely following the intuitive wisdom which led you to FCI, and from choosing a Program which is actually commensurate with the goals you're wanting to accomplish. Thus, the simple yet solid logic of the majority here who annually choose our most popular, TOTAL Detoxification Program--" I don't want to just clean the basement and attic, but my ENTIRE temple!"
Or, said another way by a Royal Oak, MI, broadcast engineer, 30, on F31 (fasting day 31) of the 60-day Fasting Program he began in hopes of resolving skin problems, allergies, asthma and depression: "I must say, those people who stop fasting after 20 days are missing EVERYTHING!. . .all the work, without the best rewards. Among many other benefits, I've gone from 220 lbs. to 185 and feel fantastic! My eyes have been opened so wide, and my whole life is changing, because of it."
In review, FCI's experience in supervising the World's Largest Fasting Clientele over the past 35 years is that:
WHAT HAPPENS AFTERWARDS?
- The overwhelming majority of our clients have never fasted a day before approaching us.
- The majority, year in and decade out, elect to do our most popular TOTAL Detox. Program (age + 17 in number of actual juice fasting days, plus 5 transitioning days on each end. . .to detoxify a LIFETIME's accumulation of chemical toxins, drugs, uneliminated metabolic wastes, etc.).
- 98.5% of our clients complete the Fasting Program they undertake from the first to their final day, year in and decade out (although they may, for any reason, break it into two supervised phases which must be completed within one year of signing on).
- Those who underset their goals only partially accomplish them, of course, and even if they then wish to extend--once they realize how beneficial and easy this marvelous, self-improvement technique truly is--most cannot get beyond their initially-underset goal, since they've unfortunately created a 'block' they can't get past. Granted, it's entirely psychological, but sadly true 9 out of 10 times. . .obviously, an unnecessary, fear-of-failure, self-sabotaging 'hurdle' erected on the road which the other 98.5% here take each year called 'Success.'
All of FCI's clients receive our nonpareil "Lifetime Optimum Health Plan," which is the intelligent follow-on missing from most DIET programs, worldwide (another reason DIETS have failed people 99.5% of the time over the past 70 years, according to "Washington Post" research). Our 60-page "Lifetime Optimum Health Plan" includes the latest nutritional biochemistry, as well as the oldest wisdom from those very healthiest, most long-lived cultures on Earth. . .what they're doing we're not! Follow its advice, and you can learn how to keep unnecessary weight off for life, as well as move closer to your optimum health potential--still the birthright of most! Plus, you'll then have this marvelous, self-improvement tehcnique for LIFE and can use it with confidence, should you ever 'backslide,' as well as for short, annual maintenance fasts.
CAN I STILL WORK & EXERCISE WHILE FASTING?
All but the wealthiest of our clients do, so you can, too. A recent FCI client was actually in training for the Los Angeles Marathon during her fast. Throughout her 50-day Fasting Program, she ran 10 miles each morning, six days every week; worked out in her gym most evenings, and also worked four, 14-hour days every week as an emergency-room physician--where she had to be 'up' for everything that came through that 'ER' door for 14-hour shifts! She also worked two days each week as a psychotherapist. Likewise, a prominent physician (psychiatrist and pediatrician) in the University of California system, 49, was in training for the Western States Endurance Run (race 100 miles while climbing 32,000 feet) throughout his 40-day Fasting Program, training 6 hrs. a day on weekends, including 2.5-hr. nonstop runs up hilly mountain trails.
Any more questions about energy while Scientific Juice Fasting? The above examples, by the way, are achievements by juice fasters which those few who still do the unnecessarily enervating water fasting regime can only dream of, well advised as they are to spend most of those debilitating fasts in bed, especially since they're not taking the four minerals necessary, each day, to maintain the body/brain's electrolyte balance, as all FCI clients do with our powerful Mineral Cocktail--FCI's alkalinizing "Vegetable Broth," which is also scientifically designed to help re-balance the vast majority of our global clientele whose systems have become unhealthfully acidic from high meat-intake diets?
WHEN SHOULD I START FASTING?
There is no 'special' or 'optimum' time to do your fast. Instead, the best advice is to follow your intuitive wisdom which led you to read this far, as your schedule permits. Post-fast, FCI recommends to all our clients, worldwide, that once you've removed any unnecessary pounds you may have been carrying, plus done your precious temple's necessary detoxing (understanding, again, that it takes most people, in number of actual juice fasting days, your chronological-age number plus 17, to totally detoxify your body of a LIFETIME accumulation of chemical toxins, drugs, uneliminated metabolic wastes, arterial plaque, excessive cholesterol and triglyceries in the bloodstream, excess mucus, heavy metals, intestinal parasites, etc.), that you consider doing two or three weeks a year, thereafter, much like a Spring cleaning. In a way, it's similar to what you might do in tuning your FAR less precious automobile, at least annually.
OKAY! I'M READY! HOW DO I START?
IF YOU'VE DECIDED it's time (as the folks at Nike have programmed us for over a decade) to 'Just DO it!', know that for you to be accepted for start-to-finish, personal, professional supervision as a noble client of Fasting Center International, as well as be eligible for FCI's NEW Recession Special Fees, please read our online, legally-binding, e-commerce "Juice Fasting Agreement" (alternatively, click at bottom of this page for it), emailing FCI (as directed there) the Program length, Recession Special fee, shipping address, payment method, etc., knowing you may either send a cashier's check or money order, or more conveniently, call us your card information if using a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover card. To save you back-scrolling, here are our Scientific Fasting Program choices, recapped for your convenience:
|20-day Program (lose 9 lbs.)
|| NEW Recession Special, now only US $299
|30-day Program (lose 16 lbs.)
|| NEW Recession Special, now only US $399
|40-day Program (lose 20-25 lbs.)
|| NEW Recession Special, now only US $499
|50-day Program (lose 27-32 lbs.)
|| NEW Recession Special, now only US $599
|60-day Program (lose 34-40 lbs.)
|| NEW Recession Special, now only US $699
|70-day Program (lose 40-46 lbs.)
|| NEW Recession Special, now only US $799
|80-day Program (lose 46-52 lbs.)
|| NEW Recession Special, now only US $899
|90-day Program (lose 52-58 lbs.)
|| NEW Recession Special, now only US $999
|100-day Program (lose 58-64 lbs.)
|| NEW Recession Special, now only US $1099
|110-day Program (lose 64-70 lbs.)
|| NEW Recession Special, now only US $1199
|120-day Program (lose 70-76 lbs.)
|| NEW Recession Special, now only US $1299
|Most Popular Fasting Program:
TOTAL Detoxification Program*
|5 + age + 17 + 5 = Your Total Detox. Program
* TO CALCULATE YOUR FEE for our most popular TOTAL Detox. Fasting Program--age + 17 + 10 transitioning days--simply choose the closest Fasting Program from the above list and multiply the additional days by the US$9.95/day extension fee. Any questions, please email FCI (FastMaster@fasting.com) or call us at 818-590-2536.
FOR THOSE FEW who underset your goals, as well as for those wishing to upgrade any Fasting Program (up to our 120-day maximum, if no contraindications), extensions are available ($9.95/day; 10-day minimum). FCI Fasting Program Gift Certificates are also available year-round, for all wishing to give loved ones, friends or colleagues FAR greater health, happiness and healing power. . .for life! We're sorry, younger friends, but fasting's contraindicated for those under 18, as you're still forming bone and teeth. :-(. Meanwhile, why not hook your parents up to improve their health, first. :-)
FCI NOTE: FedEx shipping and handling fees will be automatically added to all Fasting Program fees: $25 for all FedEx "2-Day" shipments within the contiguous 48 U.S. States (those requesting faster shipment pay the additional charge); those outside the contiguous U.S. pay the FedEx "International Priority" fee to ship their Fasting Program package.
SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR 'COUPLES' FASTING!
FCI considers ANY two people fasting together as a 'couple.' You don't have to be related, or even living in the same State or country. . .just signing on for Fasting Programs together, and fasting at the same time. In order for two people to immediately qualify for our Couple's Discount, both must sign on at the same time. However, to accommodate scheduling differentials, FCI does allow a 15-day 'grace period' between when the first and second party actually signing on, in which case the discount will not be factored in until the second person's payment is received (since only then is each qualifying the other).
Regardless, both clients must begin their Programs within 15 days of the first client signing on, never longer. There are no exceptions to FCI's 35-year policy of treating all clients equally in this regard. This means that if two people sign on within 15 days of each other, but do not both begin their Fasting Programs within 15 days of the first person's having signed on, that negates the discount and FCI will retroactively charge their Fasting Programs at the standard Program fees all other clients pay, globally. If you are contemplating taking advantage of this Discount, and this is not perfectly clear to you, kindly call or email FCI.
At FCI, for those who DO qualify for our Couples Discount, if doing the same length Fasting Programs, the second person will pay only half of that Program fee, and both share that savings equally. However, if doing different length Programs, the person doing the shorter Program comes in at half-fee, since FCI must be available to supervise the other throughout her/his longer Program, so calculate accordingly, knowing that each must sign on separately.
Again, please contact FCI via email or phone (see bottom of this page for contact information) if we can help you with calculations, or if you've any questions on this discount, whatsoever, as FCI does not want to initially grant this Couples Discount to two people who do meet the qualification of signing on within 15 days of each other, but then one or both fail to actually begin their Fasting Program(s) within that same 15-day 'grace' period (from the date the first signed on, in which case they fail to meet this Discount's qualifications and are retroactively charged the same fee all others are who similarly don't qualify for it. Such retroactive charges can cause disappointment in such cases, so FCI wants the parameters of this Couples Discount perfectly clear from the beginning, so no such disappointment arises (also because FCI doesn't want any client's failure, in this regard, projected onto us).
FCI MARKETS NO JUICES, BROTH, TEAS, SUPPLEMENTS, JUICERS, ETC.
FCI does NOT market or provide the liquids or products a client chooses to consume or use throughout her/his Program, although our Programs do include all of the necessary information on what all clients consume/use throughout, along with suggestions on what works best and may also be available in their area of the world, from their local retailers or on the Web. Ideally, you'd juice fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, but know that the vast majority of FCI's clients, globally, do not have their own large juicer. Most, however, do have a small citrus-juicer, on which you can do orange, grapefruit and lemon.
Beyond that, our clients seek out fresh juice bars, as well as companies which ship in plastic (including organic), and those which ship in glass to their local organic supermarkets, health-food stores, nutrition centers, etc. Thus, always try to find toxin-free, organic juices whenever possible, but if not available, FCI's clients use whatever is (avoiding those, of course, FCI advises all clients against using). Also, the specific detoxification teas which our Program recommends are widely available most everywhere today, as are all of the absolutely crucial, though quite common ingredients for the alkalinizing and electrolyte-balancing "Vegetable Broth" it takes only 30 mins. to cook (for your two-day supply. . .far simpler than organizing solid-food meals anywhere on Earth today, as FCI clients happily discover).
EXACTLY WHAT WILL I RECEIVE FROM FCI?
Once you've chosen a Fasting Program you feel comfortable working within--and again, it would ideally be commensurate with what you're wanting to accomplish, so you reach the end having accomplished your goals--simply sign on as directed in our online "Juice Fasting Agreement" (alternatively, click at bottom of this page for it). Then, throughout your entire Program, it's YOUR responsibility, whenever questions arise (physiologically, psychologically or spiritually), to email FCI. Email is not only the fastest, least expensive and most efficient method of communicating with us throughout your Fasting Program, but (1) we want you to have and keep our pertinent emailings/letters in a Fasting File on your computer, backed up intelligently on a DVD, CD, disk, tape or external hard drive for future years' fasts (since FCI is teaching you this magnificent discipline for life, and does not re-send anything), and (2) you would not remember phone conversations even one year later, in all probability.
From a compassionate viewpoint (a key ingredient FCI looks for in those we choose to work with each year), anyone on our Fasting Program phoning in their questions would obviously jump themselves ahead of you and all your suffering sisters and brothers kindly awaiting their turn in FCI's first-come, first-served, global email lineup. Any client may call in an emergency at any time, of course, although as Director, I can't recall when one last occurred on our Scientific Fasting Program. Beyond FCI providing you with skilled, veteran, professional supervision of your Program from start to finish, as well as sending you, on any day you elect to check in (except on weekends), many dozens of 'windows' in on kindred souls on the same day of their Program as you--for both your education and inspiration as FCI addresses their questions which may not have even arisen in your Program--we're also teamed with Federal Express to ship our Fasting Programs to our clients in 220 nations, worldwide. In addition to the "New Client Letters" emailed to all new clients within 24 hours of signing on (addressing issues such as juicing, socializing, exercising and traveling while fasting), your FedExed Program package will include:
DO CLIENTS MAINTAIN THEIR GAINS, POST-FAST?
- Your FCI "Things-Needed-to-Start List";
- Your FCI "Transitioning-In Program";
- Your FCI "Fasting-Days Program";
- Your FCI "Broth Recipe";
- Your FCI "Transitioning-Out Program," and
- Your "Lifetime Optimum Health Plan," including 60 pages of the latest nutritional biochemistry, plus the oldest wisdom from the healthiest, most long-lived cultures on Earth--what they're wisely doing that most of us are not. . .as yet.
One of the most common questions among the hundreds of prospective clients visiting FCI's Virtual Office each day of every year is: "Do clients maintain their gains from fasting, or fall back into old habits?" Excellent question. The fact is that most do maintain, for two principal reasons. One, they worked hard to achieve fasting's myriad benefits, and two, they love the way they feel, post-fast. Therefore, they chose to let their old, less skillful dietary and lifestyle habits fade into the ashbin of history, in favor of FAR greater health, happiness and healing power. (Those who assume it has to take years to let go of an unskillful action need only touch a hot stove once.)
What do such positive changes actually 'sound' like and inspire, post-fast? Here's a representative example: Marian Dvere, 54, was inspired to fast by her son Jan, 35, a telecommunications consultant and small business owner based in Prague, Czech Republic, who did a 61-day Total Detox. Fasting Program (TDP); gifted her with her own Program (he also gave Fasting Programs to his father and second wife, his sister, a childhood friend, his girlfriend and her brother, plus a half-dozen Czech colleagues). She's writing here one year after completing her 82-day Total Detox. Program, having just inspired a friend's friend, suffering fibroid tumors, to sign on for a 74-day Total Detox. Fasting Program:
"Hi, Dennis/FCI! (Confidential) is a friend of a friend. We've never met, but plan to. I just love sharing the benefits of this great gift you offer with anyone who will listen, and referring them to your website. I love the way I feel, and want everyone to enjoy this level of health! Thanks for the note. It's good to hear from you. I just finished a Fall fast of 35 days. I'd did one in the Spring, as well. My plan is two a year, or as needed. When I start having trouble sleeping, I know it's time. Take care, dear friend. Ciao, Marian Dvere."
ANY FASTING PROGRAM QUESTIONS, please email or phone FCI. Email: FastMaster@fasting.com; phone: 818-590-2536 (know that the best opportunity to catch Founder/Director Dennis Paulson, himself, is between 10-4, California time). For the Fasting Center International home page, click here: Fasting.com
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