Fasting from an internal perspective has vast benefits within a cellular level.
Fasting is a huge challenge to our brain as it responds to that challenge by adapting the stress response pathways to help us cope with stress. However, we need to be prepared for the fast and allow our cells to adapt to the change. If done properly, there should be fewer side effects.
The good effects of fasting…
Could have a positive effect in cancer prevention
Could help our cells cope with stress more
Could protect against diabetes
Could reduce inflammation
Could improve cognitive function
Great liver cleanse
The bad effects of fasting…if not prepared
Low blood pressure
Not coming on your period – hormonal dysfunction – not having the nutrients needed to transport hormones
Once a year I endure a 21day Daniel fast which consists of fruits and vegetables, grains, beans, lentils, soups, tofu, oats, chia seeds, natural Superfoods. Eliminating fish, dairy, meat, and eggs.
It is advisable to gradually decrease the foods you will not consume during the fast and cut out alcohol, junk foods, and sugar at least one week prior to the fast
Once you have finished the fast it is important to not jump straight back into a burger or a pizza but to start slowly reintroducing foods.
Disclaimer: This is not a means of treatment but advice based on evidence based research papers as well as my own experience. This is not a form of eliminating the disease. Do not fast if you are pregnant because your body at this time needs all the essential nutrients and energy for the baby.
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