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Fasting is a natural strategy for our body and here's why

January 15, 2018

 

 

 

The innate natural drive to eat when food is abundant, and the overly abundant feasts before us, seem to explain why we consume excess nutrients to the point of the chronic metabolic diseases that are rampant today such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, hormone imbalances, and arthritis. Fasting, too, was part of our natural state in times when food was not abundant. In fact fasting has been shown to be beneficial in many ways. So introducing some fasting is one of the healthiest ‘new’ nutrition strategies we have. Just like eating when there is abundance, a trigger gone wrong is not healthy, and too much fasting has significant negative health effects. We still need to hydrate, keep our basic chemistry in balance, and have enough energy to function in our modern day to day lives. If you are on medications you should consult your physician before undertaking any radical or prolonged diets, but there are a few strategies that can be employed almost universally. Here’s why fasting intermittently, or eating in a way to mimic the health effects of fasting can be very good for us:

 

Fasting triggers our body to conserves cell energy

Fasting will trigger the cell to go into it’s maintenance and protection state

Fasting will activate stress resistance

Fasting will increase the removal of damaged cells

Fasting will increase replacement of damaged cells

Fasting increases the function of the immune system

Fast will trigger stem cell activity

Fasting in animal populations specifically has triggered protection against coronary artery disease

Fasting will reduce all inflammation and decrease inflammation proteins such as cytockines and peptides in our system

 

If you are interested in some supervised, short term fasting, contact us at Women's Health Practice.

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