Breaking a fast must be done slowly and carefully. A good suggestion is to take half the total cleansing time to move back into a newly planned, more healthful diet.
Chew well, and don’t overeat or mix too many foods at a meal. Simple vegetable meals, salads or soups are a good start. Fruit should be eaten on its own. Soaked prunes or figs are helpful. Well-cooked brown rice or millet is usually handled well by the second day. From there, progress slowly through grains and vegetables. Some nuts, seeds or legumes can be added, and then richer protein foods if you want. You may wish to keep notes, monitoring areas such as energy level, intestinal function, sleep patterns and food desires. If you respond poorly to a food, avoid it for a while and then eat it on its own to see how it feels.
OTHER ASPECTS OF HEALTHY FASTING
Fresh air supports cleansing and oxygenation of the cells and tissues. Sunshine revitalises the body; avoid excessive exposure. Water. Cleanse the skin at least twice daily. Steams and saunas also support detoxification.
Skin brushing with a dry, soft brush before your bath helps clear toxins from the skin. Exercise supports the cleansing process and helps to relax the body, clear wastes, and prevent toxicity symptoms. Walking, bicycling or swimming are suitable.
No drugs should be used during fasts except for mandatory prescription drugs. In particular, avoid alcohol.
Editor’s note: here is another article by Dr Haas, Detox Done Right – the purification process and David Wolfe’s article on candida: Kicking out Candida.