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The Health Benefits Of Fasting

The Health Benefits Of Fasting

Today, there are countless studies confirming that people who live the longest are those who adopt a specific diet, mainly who practice fasting. Find out  mental and physical benefits of fasting.  

Health Benefits Of Fasting

The Diseases of Abundance

For tens of thousands of years, the history of humanity has been marked by the scarcity of resources, of food, and downright by repeated episodes of famine. That's what all the history books say.

Before the industrial revolution and mass production, human food was closely dependent on climatic elements (crops therefore) and thus famine was something very familiar to humans. For tens of thousands of years, it was really the lack of resources that made the bed of most diseases, especially infectious diseases that could easily overwhelm an organism with multiple deficiencies in proteins, minerals and vitamins.

Today the progress of medicine has eradicated most infectious diseases, in particular thanks to antibiotics, but modern man suffers from other forms of diseases called degenerative diseases and which are largely linked abundance (with co-factors such as physical inactivity, stress or pollution).

Osteoarthritis, diabetes, cholesterol and cardiovascular diseases are linked to excess food (added to the lack of physical exercise). Excess sugar, white flour, animal proteins or even all these industrial foods stuffed with additives deeply disturbing immunity, and generating autoimmune diseases, if not in most cases chronic fatigue reflecting fatigue immune.

For the first time in the history of humanity, we are not suffering from lack but from abundance.

This is the observation that all naturopaths make, but not necessarily all doctors who have graduated from medical schools. These focus on the description of diseases and the administration of appropriate antibiotics, probably for obvious commercial reasons.

Fasting, balance therapy

Fasting means, in its general acceptance, to stop doing something. For example, you can stop talking, it is a practice that is also common in several primary societies to refocus on yourself and get away from the stress of social life.

The most common fast is the one that consists of stopping eating for a few hours (very fashionable intermittent fasting), a day, 3 days, a week or even more, by providing the body with water , fruit juices, infusions. It is very variable according to traditions and practices.

Fasting therefore acts, not by bringing things from the outside, but by letting the body act according to its own intelligence to repair itself from the inside...

This digestive break really frees the body from the most energy-intensive tasks, namely the absorption and digestion of food, and in particular complex and heavy meals.

Moreover, this feeling of freedom is reported by most fasters who claim to feel a kind of stability, or inner calm. Fasting was also practiced (at the beginning of the previous century) in psychiatric clinics, because it had been found that it had a very beneficial effect in calming people in the grip of neuroses or more acute mental illnesses.

How to start fasting?

If you have never tried fasting, we advise you to do your research first, because mental preparation is very important. We also advise you to join associations, for example, in order to practice within communities, and not alone. It's much more interesting.

There are rules for successful fasting, such as the gradual reduction of certain foods such as meat or sugar, so that the body does not suffer shock with an aggressive drastic fast. It is also very important to know how to manage the resumption of food, so as not to destroy the beneficial effects of fasting. Finally, know that the ideal practice of fasting is combined with gentle sports such as walking or swimming, which stimulate the elimination of toxins and gradually regain vitality.