If there’s something you can do TODAY
to help protect your immune system even not leaving your home… AND it would cost you nothing …. would you do it?
Fasting costs no money and, as a healing strategy, has an incredibly rejuvenating impact on our immune system and cellular mechanics. Your immune system is your body’s defense against infection, and stress, unhealthy foods and exposure to toxins can weaken your immune system. And in this season it is increasingly crucial to maintain strong and healthy immunity.
The greatest challenge is to mentally break free from the societal programming that tells us we need 3 meals a day and snacks in between.
Fasting has been shown to have many health benefits, from increased weight loss to better brain function. There are many different ways of fasting and it plays a central role in many cultures and religions.
From water fasting to intermittent fasting and calorie restriction, there are many different types of fasting that fit nearly every lifestyle.
When coupled with a nutritious diet and a healthy lifestyle, incorporating fasting into your routine could benefit your health.
There are many different ways to practice fasting, which makes it easy to find a method that fits into just about any lifestyle. Experiment with different types to find what works best for you.
Fasting is a practice that has been associated with a wide array of potential health benefits, including weight loss, as well as improved blood sugar control, heart health, brain function and cancer prevention.
Here are a few of the most common types of fasting:
Involves drinking only water for a set amount of time.
Entails only drinking vegetable or fruit juice for a certain period.
Intake is partially or completely restricted for a few hours up to a few days at a time and a normal diet is resumed on other days.
Certain foods or drinks such as processed foods, animal products or caffeine are eliminated from the diet for a set period.
Calories are restricted for a few days every week.
Health benefits of fasting.
Intermittent fasting and alternate-day fasting could help decrease blood sugar levels and reduce insulin resistance but may affect men and women differently.
Some studies have found that fasting could decrease several markers of inflammation and may be useful in treating inflammatory conditions, such as multiple sclerosis.
Fasting has been associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease and may help lower blood pressure, triglycerides and cholesterol levels.
Theoretically, abstaining from all or certain foods and beverages should decrease your overall calorie intake, which could lead to increased weight loss over time.
Fasting may increase metabolism and help preserve muscle tissue to reduce body weight and body fat.
Animal studies have found that fasting could delay aging and increase longevity, but human research is still lacking.Some animal and test-tube studies suggest that fasting could block tumor development and increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy.
Additionally, fasting is not generally recommended without medical supervision for older adults, adolescents or people who are underweight.