Do you know that fasting is now popular because it has many health benefits? In fact, fasting has been practised by traditional healers, long, long time ago.What is fasting? Is fasting healthy? What are the health benefits on fasting?
Is Fasting Healthy?
Well, fasting is a process of abstaining oneself from food and drink for an extended period of time. As a matter of fact, fasting has been used as one of the oldest therapies in medicine to help with chronic conditions including allergies, diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol (under a doctor’s recommendation and supervision). These are some of the many health benefits on fasting.
It is not surprising to learn that fasting is recognised as a therapeutic and preventive measure for the many illnesses or diseases that exist today. Most of these diseases are the results of our unhealthy eating and lifestyle habits.
Medical Benefits on Fasting
Many have actually experienced the secret healing power of fasting. Some see fasting as a form of detoxification from overeating. Detoxification is a process of eliminating toxins from the body. Through fasting excess mucus and congestions are cleared from the body, hence revitalising the body’s natural functions and healing capabalities.
In other words, fasting improves the process of elimination of toxins from the body. It also increases the release of toxins from the colon, kidneys and bladder, lungs, respiratory tract, sinuses and many more.
Scientists have confirmed that fasting is the best cure for the accumulation of poisons as it helps with the cleansing of the cells from these poisons. Hence, the increase in the activity of our cells protect and heal us from many diseases.
It is our normal practice to eat and drink during the day, thus staying away from food and drink during the fasting day allows the digestive system to rest. There is no doubt that the process of digesting the food drains a lot of energy. Therefore, with fasting, the work load of the digestive organs, the intestines, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and kidney are minimised. This enables the organs to be repaired and restored. Not only does fasting clear the existing toxins, but it also cleans up the circulating blood and lymph.
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Besides that, through fasting, the energy that is used for the digestive process is directed and focused towards enhancing our health and vitality. Fasting also contributes to sharpening the functions of the mind.
New scientific studies confirm that healthy nutrition and fasting stimulate the brain and help protect it from dementia. Eating dates and vegetables after breaking fast reduces the possibility of developing dementia or diseases of the brain. Furthermore, scientists also confirmed that fasting plays a vital role in activating the brain cells to make it work more effectively.
Do you know that fasting strengthen our immune system? Physicians have assured us that fasting increases the resistance power of our body against all diseases. It guards our body from many viruses and harmful bacteria and it is acknowledged as one of the reasons behind longevity.
If you are having problems with obesity, then it is recommended to practise fasting as it helps to dissolve the body fats and organise the body hormones to shape a perfect body. Medical experts further assure us that fasting is the easiest way to treat obesity.
What about tumour or cancer cells? How does fasting help?
Well, according to medical experts, fasting reprogrammed our cells. With frequent fasting, the growth of tumour or cancer cells is broken down. In fact, constant fasting enhances the performance of the entire body which decreases the probability of developing cancer.
Another important fact about fasting is that it helps to cure back pain, neck pain and backbone pain. In fact a new study confirmed that fasting is a successful treatment for joint pains if a patient fasts continuously for a month.
It’s amazing to know that many scientists have discovered that fasting is in fact an operation without surgery as fasting cures kidney stones, gallbladder stones, malignant tumours and liver problems.
Many researches even bravely confessed, fasting succeeded in many difficult cases where surgery failed.
Here is what Associate Professor Satchidananda Panda of Salk Institute of Biological Studies in San Diego, California has to say,
“Fasting alone is more powerful in preventing and reversing some diseases than drugs”
Finally, if you are already on the fasting journey, keep it up! If you’re a starter, do it slowly. Start fasting for short hours and upgrade yourself gradually. Fasting needs training. For those onlookers, come join this fantastic health journey. Our body deserves its due cares. Experience for yourself the health benefits on fasting!
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