A simple fast can reset the mind, body, and immune system and leave you feeling more energetic and better prepared to fend off illness. Our fasting weekends are physician supervised and are located at the beautiful Rudolf Steiner Health Center (current programs are held over Zoom due to Covid-19).
Cleanse Your Body
The fasting state changes how your body works on a cellular level allowing for deep restorative cleansing.
Boost Immune System
During a fast your body saves energy by salvaging damaged immune cells, this functions as a reset button for your system.
Why do a fast?
Benefits of Fasting
Probably the most important reason is that the body uses quite a bit of energy to digest food, and when fasting this energy becomes available for other uses. In the fasting state, the body will scour for dead cells, damaged tissues, fatty deposits, tumors, abscesses, all of which are burned for fuel or expelled as waste. The elimination of these obstructions restores the immune system functionality and metabolic process to an optimum state.
Fasting restores good digestion and elimination, and peristaltic action is quickened. Fasting allows a deep, physiological rest of the digestive organs, and the energy saved goes into self-healing and self- repairing.
By eliminating obstructions, by cleansing, detoxification, and purifying the intestines, the blood, and the cells, we can overcome many of our physical ills or handicaps as well as getting a boost in energy. Fasting not only removes obstructions and helps the body to heal itself, it is also rejuvenating and life-extending. These resulting benefits can have lasting effects in your mental and emotional health.
The other very important aspect is that your self-awareness will be elevated. If you are sick and depressed, then this might be the most important thing you can try in your healing program, because it immediately gives you an energy boost and an increased awareness which might allow that you see things more clearly, allowing you the first step out of your sickness and onto the path of recovery.
While fasting you become more aware of your body process, your life, and everything you are doing. It becomes a period where you can evaluate all that you’re doing more objectively, and you naturally have more time for contemplation because you aren’t using time amassing, preparing, eating, eliminating and cleaning up all which is used to prepare food. You become more aware of what your body likes and doesn’t like when you start to eat again. You gain self- confidence in your ability to control your life process, to set a goal and carry out an intention.
Designed and led by Dr. Molly McMullen-Laird our fasting sessions build on the benefits of fasting to create an environment of learning that helps you foster your ability to find nourishment through other means.
Music and Art
“The Fasting Weekend was super in every respect. I loved the group activities – it was like camp. The staff was wonderful and it was very well run.”
This was a wonderful center, program, staff, activities, and supportive time. The RSHC itself is the jewel at the center – a beautiful healing environment.
I enjoyed all the different kinds of nourishment, the social interaction, the variety of experiences. The staff couldn’t be better! Attention to detail and teaching/facilitating styles added to a relaxing while challenging weekend. The colors in the soups and juices were spectacular!
The staff was very kind, caring and sensitive as well as very professional. They knew what they were doing and kept us on track.