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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Miraculous Power of Fasting — How It Heals Your Body Inside And Out

You have probably heard of fasting as a form of dieting to lose weight.

While it is true that fasting is a great way to shed the pounds, it can do so much more for your body.

Fasting has been proven to do wonderful things to the body that medicines and other lifestyle changes are unable to compete with.

The benefits of fasting include balancing insulin levels, increasing human growth hormone levels, initiating cellular repair and influencing positive changes in gene expression.

The Miraculous Power of Fasting — How It Heals Your Body Inside And Out

But the history of fasting actually goes back further than these modern scientific discoveries.

Fasting is well documented in the bible and other religious texts. It seems as though abstaining from food and higher spirituality are intrinsically linked.

Fasting has an unbreakable link with a healthy mind, and a healthy body. Greek philosopher Hippocrates famously penned the phrase“to eat when you are sick, is to feed your illness”.

The way in which we eat today is one of the main reasons why to abstain from food has such a positive effect on us.

The modern diet is on the whole, appallingly bad for us. The vast majority of people eat way too much processed and junk food, which is slowly killing us.

The body is overloaded with bad foods on a daily basis – giving the body even a short break from these toxic foods does it a world of good.

The Standard American Diet (SAD) is full of cooked meats, dairy, grains, and processed foods – all of these foods are damaging to our digestive system and immune systems.

Abstaining from these foods just for one day helps to reset the cells in the body in order for them to function properly again.

Each cell in our body exists to keep us alive and our body functioning correctly. Eating bad foods distracts the cells away from their job, in order to have to process the calorie and fat laden food.

Giving your body a break from food for 24 hours is like giving it a service. The body is able to take stock of what is happening, focus on repairing areas that need help and kills off any dead cells.

People who fast all give the same descriptions of the experience. Instead of feeling weak and hungry like you might expect, they often describe feeling full of energy, happier, more relaxed and getting a better night’s sleep.

There are different types of fast you can try, with differing results. ‘Juice fasting’ involves eating no solids, but drinking pureed fruits and vegetables. A ‘dry fast’ means consuming nothing, not even water.

Simply abstaining from food for 24 can help to reset your internal dials to where they should be, and will give you clarity and a healthier body.

Via The Mind Unleashed

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