30 years have passed since Ediciones Obelisco published the first edition of The lemon sap and juice cure, a work in which KABeyer explains the advantages that this cure offers us to detoxify our body.
The Cure allows you to enjoy all the beneficial effects of fasting -such as purifying the body, eliminating excess weight, strengthening the immune system, and increasing vitality…-, without suffering its undesirable effects, such as physical and mental fatigue. that usually accompanies exclusive water fasts.
Overwork, sleep disturbances, unbalanced diets loaded with highly processed or unhealthy foods, stress, excess stimuli that bombard us at all hours… Our day-to-day is loaded with elements that wear us down and steal energy, and they can end up taking a toll on our health.
There are many people who, despite trying to change their habits and improve their diet, do not quite feel well. They don’t get enough rest, they feel exhausted, and they need to eat constantly to fill an inner void… Many times, all these symptoms indicate that the body is reaching a state of saturation and overload that prevents it from functioning properly. To remedy this situation, it can be of great help to resort to one of the oldest and most powerful remedies that exist to restore balance and well-being: fasting.
This ancient practice used to be done by ingesting only water, but in this way, there is a risk of leaving the body without certain essential nutrients for life and well-being. To avoid this problem, years ago the Hawaiian naturopath Stanley Burroughs proposed an alternative to traditional fasting: a cure based on sap syrup and lemon juice, which helps the body to purify itself, eliminate excessive fat deposits, and get rid of toxins accumulated over time. In The Lemon Sap and Juice Cure (Ediciones Obelisco), KA Beyer explains to us in a didactic and very practical way how this type of fasting works and what its multiple benefits are, since in addition to contributing to cleansing the body and losing weight, it is also a great help to restore balance. interior and achieve a greater degree of well-being.
When the body is saturated
By eating, our body assimilates the nutrients that are useful to it and eliminates harmful substances. However, not all waste can be evacuated. To prevent harmful elements from circulating through the bloodstream, the body accumulates them in those tissues where they are least harmful.
With time and due to the harmful effects of the environment – excessive intake of processed foods, fats, stimulants, exposure to a highly polluted environment, etc. – the organs in charge of storing or eliminating toxic waste become saturated. At this point, even though we try to eat well, we feel listless and lacking in energy. In addition, it is very common for fatigue to be accompanied by other symptoms such as headaches or migraines, skin problems, allergies, weight gain… In this situation, it is advisable to react to help our body regain balance.
Harness the body’s healing power
After each day, during the night, our body is subjected to a brief natural fast that allows us to repair some damage that requires urgent attention. However, this fast is not long enough to achieve a clear improvement. If we want to notice a profound change, it is convenient to prolong it in some way, either by doing it without breakfast or dinner or by carrying out a complete cure that leads us not to eat solid food for several days.
The process of digestion of food accounts for 30% of daily energy expenditure. During fasting, our body extracts energy from the accumulated reserves in the body – starting with those resources where the most waste accumulates – and takes advantage of the free energy to carry out healing work and eliminate toxins. For this reason, although the cure is not a treatment for a specific disease, when it is carried out immediately, positive changes in health are noticed: vitality is gained, and digestion, circulation, and rest are improved…
There are different types of fasting, but the one that is carried out through the cure with palm and maple sap syrup, mixed with lemon juice, offers different additional advantages that make it a very interesting option for all people.
As KA Beyer explains, one of the peculiarities of this mixture of syrups – obtained from different species of palm trees from South Asia and maples from the forests of North America and Canada – is that it contains a wide variety of micronutrients, including those trace elements such as iron, zinc, manganese, potassium, sodium are found… In addition, its glycemic index is low (GI 35), which allows for maintaining stable sugar levels during fasting. In this way, the cure can be carried out without noticing the physical and mental fatigue that usually accompanies water-based fasts, and that normally forces the people who perform them to modify their daily activities.
regain inner peace
The lemon sap and juice cure also devotes a chapter to exposing the positive influence of this practice on mental well-being. During fasting, sensitivity, lucidity, and concentration increase. To take full advantage of the benefits that cleansing brings us on a spiritual level, it is worth doing the cure during a period in which we are not saturated with work or commitments. In this way, we will be able to rest better and dedicate moments to enjoy the silence and the reconnection with our interior, which will allow us to reach a state of harmony and peace.
Complete cure or intermittent fasting
In the book, the different options offered by the cure with sap and lemon juice are explained, so that each person can choose the one that is most convenient for them:
- Complete cure: lasts from 7 to 10 days, in which only the preparation of palm and maple sap syrup and lemon juice should be ingested. It can be supplemented with an infusion before the first intake of the day and another before going to bed. Drink 8 to 12 glasses a day of preparation. It takes 1 ½ liters to 2 liters of Savia Neera Syrup to perform the Complete Cure.
- Semi-fasting: consists of prolonging the overnight fast by replacing breakfast and/or dinner with 2 or 3 glasses of sap syrup and lemon juice preparation. A duration of between 10 and 30 days is recommended.
- Option 50:50: 3 days of semi-fasting are carried out, followed by 3 days of the complete cure and another 3 days of semi-fasting.
- Once a week: one day a week is chosen to rest our body. Throughout that day, only 8 to 12 glasses of preparation, water, and infusions are drunk.
How to prepare the preparation
For a large glass of the preparation you need:
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about ½ lemon)
- 2 tablespoons of Sap Syrup Neera palm and maple
- A pinch of cayenne pepper powder (optional)
Mix in a glass of mineral water (approx ¼ liter) lukewarm or cold, as you prefer.