4.0 out of 5 stars-Good book on Shelton and the great benefits of fasting
Good book on Shelton and the great benefits of fasting. --Richard Sacks, Host
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5.0 out of 5 stars-Fasting for your health
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Excellent work on Fasting. Contains numerous references to additional works by doctors in the field circa time of the writing. Needs follow up with more modern references but the best on fasting I have come across so far.
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The book was in depth dealing fasting it coincided with Bible scriptures benefits of fasting Iss:58:6---8
5.0 out of 5 stars-The Best by far! By Kenneth W. Wright
The Best by far!
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Fast & Grow Young is the modern reissue of Herbert Shelton's 1934--now public domain--work, Hygienic System Vol II, under a new title. My goal is to provide easy access to this treasure trove of vital information for the benefit of the general public's health and healing.
Years of research on thousands of cases resulted in this timeless, definitive work on the evolutionary basis and biological benefits of the extended water fast. The publisher's new "Stages of Fasting" & "How to Break a Fast" sections have been added to this volume. (470pp; 6"x9"; ISBN:978-1494413798)
Fast & Grow Young features insight, research and case histories of the remarkable effects fasting has on the human body. The body is, in fact, coded to heal. Fasting allows the body's digestive system to rest, switch into "repair and removal" mode and begin the natural process of healing that has been encoded within every cell of the body. But there's more! An extended fast achieves the remarkable: reversal and rejuvenation! Many people never get to experience the dissolution of tumors, the reversal of chronic conditions, the improvement of eyesight, hearing and sense of smell that occurs during an extended fast. Discover nature's simplest, but most profound secret, and how to do it right!
Shelton's work underscores the Ageless Living philosophy that the universe is perfect, nature is foolproof, the body is coded to heal and that our access to real and lasting cure exists by design as an instinctive part of natural law as well as that pre-wired, inborn coding. In order to sustain vitality, one need only replicate the earth's original and pristine conditions of sunlight, air, water, sun earth and (real) food. However, to cure and reverse the effects of the accumulations that develop as a result of our exposure to unnatural/impure light, air, water, earth and food--what we refer to as disease and illness--there is perhaps no greater, no simpler, no more thorough and no more easily accessible nor practiced cure than fasting.
As insightful and accurate as his insights are, Shelton, like many authors, was limited by the worldview of his culture and times. Consequently, certain content may not "pass" today's standards of political correctness. Don't let this deter you from full appreciation of Shelton's work. The reader who can make allowances for the biases of his time and dig below a few politically incorrect references, will uncover and rescue the underlying philosophy which is, at its core, unassailable: that in his quest for health and youth, man is best served by looking to nature for guidance. You are your own authority.
With that said, I present to you, with minimal editing and spelling corrections to the original text, Fast & Grow Young. --Walt F.J. Goodridge, aka "The Ageless Adept," author of over 20 books including The Man Who Lived Forever, Fit to Breed, and A Clean Cell Never Dies
Herbert McGolfin Shelton (October 6, 1895 – January 1, 1985) was an American naturopath, alternative medicine advocate, author, pacifist, vegetarian, and a supporter of rawism and fasting. Shelton was nominated by the American Vegetarian Party to run as its candidate for President of the United States in 1956. He saw himself as the champion of original natural hygiene ideas from the 1830s.
Shelton was born on October 6, 1895 in Wylie, Texas to Thomas Mitchell Shelton and Mary Frances Gutherie Shelton, who were devoted Christians. As a child, Shelton took an interest in animals, especially their habits when sick as compared to when well. He was especially intrigued by their fasting when the farm animals became sick.
He studied at the American School of Chiropractic, and graduated from the American School of Naturopathy with a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND). He preached that cooking food denatures it, and that a healthy body has the ability to restore itself from illness without medical intervention. Although heavily criticized by his contemporaries for advocating fasting over medical treatment, Shelton's work remains also relevant as an early influence of the raw food movement.
In 1922, Shelton self-published his first book, Fundamentals of Nature Cure. Seeing importance in the Hygienic Movement (launched in 1832 by Dr. Isaac Jennings and Sylvester Graham), he changed the title of this first book to An Introduction to Natural Hygiene. A later book, The Science and Fine Art of Fasting, exerted an influence on Mahatma Gandhi, who consulted the book before undertaking public fasts.
Shelton is credited with reviving the Natural Hygiene movement founded by Sylvester Graham. He ran a health school in San Antonio, Texas even after becoming bedridden.