People often ask what originally attracted me to this field of service.
I tell them that while observing Paul in his dealings with arthritis
sufferers over the years and as a consequence of reading about the menus
served at some of the world famous biological treatment sanitariums in the U.S.,
and Europe, I developed my own food preparation techniques.
Although I never worked as a cook or chef professionally, for years I
have sought just the right
environment where I could learn
to properly cook and prepare foods using raw vegetables and ripe
fruits, whole grains and raw, whole milk products, that would be
healthy and enjoyable for guests.
During my studies prior to the opening of the facility, I was shocked to
find that such temporary, live-in natural treatment centers, as
were available throughout Europe, were rare in the United States.
You can imagine my great joy when Paul told me he intended to open a
sanitarium which practiced a biological health care delivery
model similar to that of his mentor, the late Dr. Bernard Jensen.
Paul was quite inspired by Jensenís research and sanitarium work
in the area of nutrition and its undeniable effect on cellular
rejuvenation. When he opened this sanitarium he decided to establish
its health care delivery model on the basis of what he perceived to be
the best Jensen had to offer guests and students at his Hidden
Valley Health Ranch and sanitarium, in Escondido, California. Paul
describes a lot of what went on at Hidden Valley Health Ranch in a book
he wrote about his experiences at the ranch while studying with Jensen. It was entitled,
Superior Health Doctor Bernard Jensenís Way.
There is no greater satisfaction for me than knowing the herbal teas,
broths and raw vegetables that are liquefied and used for the juice
fast, and the fast-breaking organic meals that I prepare fresh daily,
have been so helpful for so many who have come to us for our
drug-free, natural treatments.
prepared fasting and fast-breaking menus that have helped many people to
completely reverse the acidic conditions that initially led to the
development of arthritis and other systemic disorders.
Our fasting philosophy
We believe strongly in the
healing power of a therapeutic, supervised fast - particularly for
rheumatic conditions such as arthritis.
Each day of the fast we serve our fasting guests an assortment
of raw juices, vegetable broths and herbal teas. We shy away from purely
water fasts due to the excessively high levels of systemic
toxins thrown so quickly into the blood stream. A prolonged fast
consisting of only water can bring about a premature
Our liquefied fasting diet is
a gentle approach to fasting where the guest can handle the
fasting symptoms without undue mental and emotional distress.
Weíve found that an intelligently engineered fast consisting of easily
digestible and highly concentrated organic liquid food elements works
best for most guests. This enables the body to clean, purify and
rebuild itself to ensure a long term, healthy and satisfactory
outcome for the guest.
When too many toxins are
released by fasting into the bloodstream all at once, the guest can have
many uncomfortable experiences. For those instances where guests
experience headaches, nausea, joint and soft tissue pains while
fasting, we serve them my special, cooked vegetable broth. It is
high in organic potassium and usually removes pain and nausea
What happens during a fast?
The first thing we want to
accomplish with our fasting program is to stimulate each guestís body
into burning up excess, toxic material often held in the body by
hardened catarrhal settlements. After the third or fourth day of the
fast the guestís body can really begin to dispose of this toxic
material. During this time many fasters find that the organs of
elimination such as the lungs, bowel, kidneys and skin, become quite
active and the guest will often expel waste liberally.
For those fasters who experience a mild form
of constipation during the initial stages of the fast, we strongly
advise the use of
Colonic Irrigation Treatment.
This will assist the body in throwing off the excessive amount of toxic
matter from the large bowel.
As this is taking place the
bodyís natural health building forces kick in and the guest starts
turning the corner on her way to restored health and wellness. The guest
probably hasnít experienced a Healing Crisis yet but we know that soon
she will be there.
Many of the great healing
centers and nature cure practitioners have claimed that fasting is the
most effective means of reversing most disease states -
particularly Arthritis. Fasting has been effective in helping to
dissolve uric acid crystals and inorganic mineral salts - such as
calcium - from joints and soft tissue.
While we agree fasting can be
helpful in many rheumatic cases we prefer to say that it is just one
indispensable component of our biological treatment program.
It would be impractical and
quite inappropriate for me to give you any type of sample fasting
menu here. Without the proper knowledge of what one was doing or
competent consultation from a trained practitioner, an unwary faster
could experience confusing, disorienting and discouraging health related
issues during the fast - such as a Healing Crisis or further
deterioration of the disease condition.
How we properly break a fast
When we begin to break
a guestís fast, Paul usually has the guest begin eating a small
green, leafy salad without dressing at 1:00 P.M., on the eleventh day of
each fasting program. On the twelfth day he recommends the same small
raw salad and a baked potato with jacket on or a bowl of brown rice for
lunch. Alternately a guest may elect to have one sub-acid, ripe fruit
such as an apple, instead of the potato or brown rice on the seventh day
of a fasting week. The thirteenth day is often a repeat of what the
faster consumes during day twelve.
The purpose in doing this is to slowly reintroduce food to the
alimentary tract. During a fast of more than three days the gastric
juices decrease their flow and peristaltic action virtually comes to a
standstill in the colon. In other words, during a fast there is normally
an expected, rapid decrease in the body's ability to properly process
and assimilate solid food.
The functions of the stomach, liver and intestines must be jump
started slowly in order that they can be gradually brought back to
full operation without overburdening these organs with large, heavy
meals that cannot be processed efficiently immediately following a
prolonged fast. This is the proper way to
intelligently break a prolonged fast.
Many diseases and disorders eradicated naturally
Many arthritis sufferers who have come to Paul for his arthritis
reversal and recovery program over the years - particularly the fasting and deep
tissue cleansing components - have found simultaneous relief and
often complete eradication of other ailments they had in addition to
their arthritis. His nature cure program has universal application for
many disorders. These include:
Weight management issues
High and low blood pressure/anemia
Hardening of the arteries
Multiple Sclerosis - early stages
Although the list is not inclusive of every disorder that can
successfully be brought under control or completely eradicated during a
scientifically conceived and administered
to say that our program can be beneficial for almost any existing
disease condition imaginable.
If you or someone you know
has any questions or concerns about our arthritis reversal and recovery
program please contact Paul. He prefers an
initial contact by email if possible.
Please do not send any
personal information by email or through the Contact form. Under normal circumstances
will reply back to you personally, by email, ASAP.
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