5. The Learning Process Can Vary From Person To Person
After we have had several consultations with a client and arrive at the conclusion that a fast would be beneficial to him or her, we introduce the subject as quickly as possible. Probably every practicing Hygienist has his/her own way of acquainting new clients with the manifold possible benefits that may accrue to an individual who fasts.
We go over the various points and information which we have practiced. We encourage our clients to ask questions. At first, of course, few know just what kinds of questions to ask, but we observe that as we go along, clients begin to ask intelligent questions. We present them with copies of articles about successful fasts, especially of persons who have been restored to a higher level of health who previously suffered from the same identical condition as the client; or, if we do not have such, of related cases.
For example, suppose a client suffers from a stubborn rash. S/he will be greatly cheered if s/he reads about the successful healing of another person similarly afflicted after taking a fast of 10 days. This client may even be inclined to begin his/her own fast.
We suggest books for the client to read, easily read books such as the following, many of which are available inexpensively in paperbacks:
- Dr. Cott’s book, Fasting, The Ultimate Diet previously cited.
- Fasting Can Save Your Life! by Dr. Herbert M. Shelton.
- About Fasting by Dr. Buchinger, previously cited.
- Dick Gregory’s Natural Diet For Folks Who Eat: Cookin’ With Mother Nature, Harper and Row, Publ. Inc.
- Natural Hygiene: Man’s Pristine Way of Life by Dr. Shelton
- Vitality, Fasting and Nutrition by Hereward Carrington, Ph.D. available in a reprint from health research, Mokelumne Hill, California
Others by Densmore, Sinclair, and other Hygienists.
Life Science in Austin, Texas, can suggest other books and supply the same to interested students. The Carrington work is for the more serious student.
Some students respond quickly to their new knowledge, others less so. A few will even begin short fasts on their own. With reluctant fasters, patience is required. A very few will not accept fasting as a valid and effective means of restoring a higher level of health until forced by circumstances to do so. To illustrate just how a number of clients were able to surmount the barrier of fear and come to accept the concept of fasting and, eventually, to fast, we follow with some actual case studies. As always, these studies represent true examples but, for obvious reasons, we have changed the names and some of the exact circumstances. The first case represents a very reluctant faster.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Energy Flow, Fasting And Mind Control
- 3. The Hygienic Experience
- 4. What We Have Learned Thus Far
- 5. The Learning Process Can Vary From Person To Person
- 6. Case Studies
- 7. Useful Assigments For Reluctant Fasters
- 8. The Elderly Client And Fasting
- 9. The Learning Experience
- 10. Questions & Answers
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