The fasting cure. by Sinclair, Upton, Publication date Topics Fasting. Publisher London: W. Heinemann. Collection cdl; americana. Digitizing . The Fasting Cure is both a fascinating and slightly dangerous book. It was written by Upton Sinclair, a respectable and accomplished journalist, but no doctor. The Fasting Cure has ratings and 15 reviews. Monica said: In a way, Sinclair was ahead of his time (this book was written in ). However, the exte.

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It would also be less expensive. This time he concluded to do the job thoroughly, and went to Macfadden’s place in Chicago, and set out upon In the same way, perhaps, it might be a The sinclsir set forth, in horrified language, that some of them had been seventy-two hours without food.

The book sold well. It is my conviction that one should bar these things at the outset, and admit of no exceptions. Apr 17, Kiril rated it it was ok. More of a rah, rah, rah book and less of a guide. This ancient but direct brain-gut connection allows brain to easily tell the digestive system to vomit or excrete during times of danger, as an empty stomach makes it easier to respond to a fight or flight situation. A fascinating historical document but, no matter how reliable he may have been as a reporter on other things, Sinclair was to put it bluntly a nut case when it came to fasting.


In an age when we’re told “Do this, not that” this kind of narrative is very refreshing, to say the least. The first day the magazine was on the news-stands, I received a telegram from a man in Washington who had begun to fast and wanted some advice; and there after I received ten or twenty letters a day from people who had questions to ask or experiences to narrate. And invited the readers to do their own experiments. The Jungle has remained continuously in print since its initial publication.

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The fasting cure

D by Samuel Sheldon Fitch. The Use of Meat. His remarks and comments on these are also included and serve to bind the parts together.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Such foods are all that contain alcohol or vinegar; all that contain cane sugar; all that contain white flour in any one of its thousand alluring forms of bread, crackers, pie, cake, and puddings; and all foods that have been fried — by which I mean cooked with grease, whether that grease be lard, or butter, or eggs or milk.

It is during those days that you are hungry, and if you begin to eat just when your hunger is ceasing, you have wasted all your efforts.

I think I never saw a funnier sight than Mr. I recall that I was once acquainted with a David Taysum, a cancer researcher, who said if he ever got cancer he would totally eliminate vitamin C from his diet because cells, including cancer cells can’t divide without vitamin C.


The weight came back quickly once I broke my fast, along with improved digestion, improved fasting blood sugar levels, and a leaner more muscular physique. Sep 02, Ankur Meshram rated it liked it. Trevor Dayley rated it it was amazing May 02, The Fasting Cure 3. He does present scientific studies, fully referenced, which demonstrate the positive physiological changes which occur during fasts of different length.

From this perspective Sinclair’s book is worthwhile for the hints and tips towards more sensible fasters and also as a historical document of the “fasting fever” which occurred around the time of writing.

Mainly, this book also recounts numerous stories of people fasting, in old age too, to get rid of the diseases. To ask other readers questions about The Fasting Cureplease sign up.

The Fasting Cure by Upton Sinclair

And a lesson that the reader can uphon from this is the importance of caring for the digestive system, and not tax it too much with overeating and unhealthy foods. With a look of mild reproach which I shall never forget if I live to be a hundred years old, she said, ” And will not my daughter bring a glass of water for her poor sick mother? Some of those testimonials came from people who did extend their fast to 40 or 50 days, and even longer.

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That hunger is comfortable, and is as important for growth and health as nourishment and sustenance. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.