What is Buchinger’s therapeutic fasting?
Buchinger’s fasting was originally intended to cure chronic diseases. Today, home fasting cure is used to detox and lose a few pounds. To achieve this, Buchinger fasts refrain from solid food and only broth, tea, juice and water are consumed. Fasting according to Buchinger should activate your body’s self-healing powers and harmonize you. The doctor dr. Otto Buchinger (1878-1966) is said to have cured himself of severe metabolic disorders. Due to the degradation of the metabolic situation during fasting, caused by the minimalist food supply, the stored substances are excreted, that is, purified. It also improves blood circulation in the smallest vessels and increases inner harmony and mood.
Instructions: This is how Buchinger fasting works in 7 days
Day 1 (rescue day): The first day serves as a day of relief for the body and only very light foods are eaten. This is how you prepare your body for liquid food over the next few days. Here you can eat the best steamed vegetables, vegetable soups or porridges to relieve the intestines.
Label 2: The first day of fasting itself begins with a bowel movement, for this a laxative from the pharmacy is more suitable.
From 2nd to 6th day (fasting days): Now the actual fast begins. Only liquids are drunk for at least five days of fasting. While fasting, it is important to consume at least 2-3 liters of fluid. Herbal teas, diluted fruit and vegetable juices and water are best suited for this. If the water tastes too boring for you in the long run, you can refine it with slices of honey or lemon.
Day 7 (construction day): Now the days of accumulation begin, when it returns to solid food. It’s best to gradually increase your food intake to get your metabolism and digestive function back on track and practice eating slowly.
The liver coils during fasting
Buchinger fasting traditionally also includes liver packs to increase metabolic activity. Warm, moist liver compresses help you relax and promote regeneration. It also increases blood flow to the liver and bile and promotes detoxification. A liver wrap is very easy. You need:
- hot water bottle
- Large towel
Fill the hot water bottle halfway and moisten the towel with warm water. Now lie on your back and place the warm washcloth on your upper right abdomen. Now also place the hot water bottle on the towel and wrap your upper body with the large towel. Liver wraps should be left on for about 20-30 minutes while you really relax.
This is what Buchinger’s therapeutic fasting brings
Studies of Buchinger’s therapeutic fasting regimen show that a properly performed fasting regimen has positive effects on cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. In addition, Buchinger’s therapeutic fasting is recommended for chronic inflammatory diseases, chronic pain and allergies. During fasting, serotonin is released in the brain, which benefits and improves mood. If you feel unwell and maybe you want to lose a few pounds, the Buchinger method is also recommended for weight loss, since the few calories consumed attack the fat deposits in the body and a few pounds fall in a very short time.
You should notice this
When fasting, a so-called fasting crisis can break out, but this is quite normal. Side effects such as headache or general malaise usually occur after the 3rd or 4th day. It can also lead to dizziness, bad breath, flatulence, or insomnia. Fasting may require more or less sleep than usual. Buchinger fasting means listening to your body and taking breaks. It is also recommended that you take at least a week off during therapeutic fasting so that you can fast without stress.
How to maintain weight after fasting
After the therapeutic fast according to Buchinger you will have detoxified properly. To maintain a healthy diet it is advisable to eat a lot of vegetables, high quality oils (olive oil, linseed oil) and moderate amounts of proteins (fish, mushrooms, legumes).