The Course: by Dr.
· Water Fasting Intro
· Tools Required For Your Fast
· First Steps
· Q & A
· Changing With Fasting
· Fasting Versus Starving
· Diets Do Not Work
· Water Fasting Is Not A Diet
· Purpose Of Illness
· During The Water Fast
· Values, Goals, Purpsoe and Meaning
· After The Water Fast
• Purpose of Weight Gain
• Emotion-Link to Weight Gain
• No-Diet Approach
• Stress Eating
• How to Enjoy the Process of Change
• Other Factors Regarding Weight
• Science of Stress
Frequently Asked Questions
Contact us for the complete guide to all the steps involved in a Water Fast.
Is Fasting Safe? A Chart Review of Adverse Events During Medically Supervised Water-Only Fasting Submitted on October 20, 2018. Authors Alan Goldhamer, D.C. Toshia Myers, Ph.D.
Evidence suggests that fasting, during which only water is consumed, results in potentially health-promoting physiological effects.
To read the full 7 page study, assessing patients fasting at the TrueNorth Health Center - please click on the file link below.
This study was published in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine Journal. https://www.healthpromoting.com/sites/default/files/2018-10/Finnell_et_al-2018-BMC_Complementary_and_Alternative_Medicine.pdf
Anxiety · Fatigue · Depression · Obesity · Autoimmune · Diabetes · Skin Disorders · Blood Pressure · Reproductive Disorders · Addiction, tobacco, alcohol, caffeine, food and prescription and recreational drugs · Certain Cancers, Lymphoma · Bowel Disordered, Irritable Bowel · Immune System issues.
*Strongly recommended to NOT step into a fast directly from substance abuse (alcohol, cocaine, opioids, and benzodiazepines). Note: Often, fasting at home can be a blessing or obstacle. The stresses and triggers are often magnified during a fast. It is one reason retreating to a fasting center is beneficial.
By Mark Colafranceschi
Table of Contents
· UNCHARTERED WATER – WATER ONLY
· WATER FASTING IS EXPLAINED
· PURPOSE OF THE FAST
· SHOULD I HAVE MY FAST SUPERVISED?
· WHEN SHOULD I NOT FAST?
· THE ART OF FASTING
· THE FAST ANSWERS
· CHANGING WITH FASTING
· STARVING VS. FASTING
· GERM THEORY AND FASTING
· STAGES: CAUSE to EFFECT
Mark Colafranceschi D.C. is a graduate of the National College of Health Sciences. He holds a degree in Human Biology and a Doctorate of Chiropractic. He is driven by the “Emotion-Link” as the basis of true patient healing and recovery. His extensive study and use of functional food, along with clinical nutrition (whole food supplements), minerals, and enzymes.
Mark Colafranceschi has utilized therapeutic water fasting for over 25 years in his practice. Safely guiding clients reset for lasting results.
The focus is on the Emotion-Link. He has developed and utilizes a unique practical course with over 100 classes, for patient education and recovery. The degree of success for patient recovery is directly related to the patient’s commitment to internalizing the health issues.
Along with the seminar series, individual consultation with Mark Colafranceschi on food choices, lifestyle, rest, relaxation, breathing, proper movement, supportive care, the mental/emotional aspect of health, and the Ultimate Exercise, provides patients with lasting results as they reach their true potential in healing and wellness.
Mark Colafranceschi is an avid hiker, cross-country skier, and mountain biker, and also enjoys paddle boarding, playing hockey, pickleball, cooking, gardening, reading, and writing.
Mark Colafranceschi believes that healthcare is universal and has no boundaries. He believes that we are all equals, and there are no grey areas for our equality to heal.
CHAPTER 1 UNCHARTERED WATER – WATER ONLY
Water-only fasting is one of the most effective and safe ways to resolve health issues. Clinical and peer-reviewed studies have established its effectiveness and safety. The main barrier is fear, apprehension, and a general misunderstanding of its purpose. Water-only fasting is a challenge that is attainable for most people. Having a deeper understanding of the purpose of the fast is essential. Connecting the mental-emotional purpose of the fast with the physical benefits is powerful. If you pursue the water fast to attain a level of health (i.e. normal blood pressure, clear skin, normal blood sugar, ideal weight), you are not alone. The majority of people setting out to water fast have tried other treatments and pills yet have experienced repeated failure, thus leading them to the water-only fast. Most who fail to attain health through pills and treatments have buried feelings at the root of their illness. The missing piece of the puzzle is the Emotion-Link (E-Link) that is introduced in this guide. The water fast opens the door to your buried feelings. These buried feelings will not scare you when you purposefully approach the fast. The stark difference between water-only fasting and holistic and medical treatments is that the water fast is not a treatment by definition, and does not require pills. As you “do nothing” your body heals. There is no other path to healing like it in medicine. The problem is that most see the water fast as if it was magic or a diet, using the same thinking and attitude that has failed them with treatments and pills. We call this approach the External or the Do-Have-Be approach. Many believe that if they DO the fast, they will HAVE the body (ideal blood pressure, reduce the size of a tumor, ideal blood sugar, ideal weight, etc) and they will BE healthy and happy. Even though during and after the water fast they find that their blood pressure normalizes, skin conditions clear up and weight loss is certain, the majority who complete the water fast with the wrong focus will see their condition return in time. The main reason their condition returns is because the buried feelings stay buried in the Do-Have-Be approach. This guide will teach you the Internal or Be-Do-Have model that is certain to produce lasting results. After supervising clients in water-only fasting for over 25 years I have seen lasting healing take place. I have also seen temporary results. Not because the fasting process is flawed, rather the focus of the client's thinking before, during, and after the water fast was external. The “magic versus miracles” is explained in detail in The Grand Purpose book. Magic is a smoke screen that is an illusion and is temporary and external. Most pills and treatments create “magic” by giving you the illusion of healing when in fact they are temporary distractions to healing ( just like a credit card can give you the illusion of being rich). Contrariwise, the miracle is lasting and real. The miracle is experienced by seeing the purpose in your illness and then making changes that result in healing. When the focus and process outlined in this guide are followed, you set yourself for lasting miracles. When you blame your condition on external things like germs, genetics, or bad luck, you are looking for magic. Again, magic is a smokescreen; miracles are real and lasting. From this point forward we abandon the magic and open the door to healing. The Be-Do-Have model/map teaches us to BE healthy and happy and then set out to DO the water fast; the result is that we HAVE lasting health. Telling someone to “be” happy/grateful/relaxed is not helpful and usually makes the (sick/anxious/overweight) person feel even more guilt or shame. Showing you how to be happy, grateful, and healthy with the exercises in this guide is the game-changer. Showing you how buried feelings interfere with healing and resolve is the game-changer.
Links - https://acourseinhealth.com/
https://www.healthpromoting.com/ Dr. Alan Goldhamer - https://www.truenorthhealthfoundation.org/fasting-literature-database Dr. Valter Longo - valterlongo.com. Fasting: Molecular Mechanisms and Clinical Applications