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Monday, June 9, 2014

Fasting - something is missing...

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Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds


3 comments :

Sam said...

I keep saying I'm going to do this but don't. I feel so bad when I don't eat. Maybe it releases built up toxins? I'm thinking about going on a V-8 or vegetable juice diet for three days first.

Stan (Heretic) said...

I wouldn't recommend juice fasting!

Rather than fixing a broken (health) by fasting, don't break it in the first place with a bad diet!

Fasting seems to be often recommended by vegetarian experts, probably because they need it. They call it "cleansing fast" or "detoxification" but I think the main benefit of such a fast is to allow their natural human gut flora to replenish and re-grow in the absence of plant toxins from their plant based diet. If you are on an omnivorous and diverse diet then you probably don't need any fasting.

Stan (Heretic)

Stan (Heretic) said...

Oh, one other thought:

one of the sign of metabolic syndrome (=insulin resistance and glucose metabolic dysfunction) is overreaction (with stress) for even a brief (like a few hours) lack of food. The reason is that the insulin insensitivity is also tied to leptin insensitivity. Leptin is a hormone which triggers release of body fat into your blood stream so that you can tap into your own body fat reserves to live throughout a short period of fasting without any adverse effects.

Since I am on a ketogenic diet (since 1999), I don't feel much hunger at all when I don't eat for a day or two.

Stan