Benefits of fasting
The deliberate denial of food would maintain good health (as much as a healthy diet, as exercise or a balanced psychology). The strongest advocates of fasting believe the practice used to “clean” the body to prepare it perfectly self-healing (by doing rest and regenerate).
Allow fast (many tests say the following phrases with no real serious and independent control group) to:
Relieve rheumatoid arthritis (to decrease pain and increase functional capacity)
Contribute to treatment of hypertension and acute pancreatitis (to reduce abdominal pain)
Improve sleep quality (by reducing the number of awakenings during the night)
Relieve other ailments: allergies, asthma, rheumatism, sinusitis, eczema, constipation, digestive problems, liver disease, etc.
Raising the soul, brightening the spirit and the 5 senses,
Reduce stress by taking rest,
Lose weight quickly. No need to test course, this claim is based but is also based disadvantages, as we shall see below.
Fasting for therapeutic purposes is subject to controversy. Some health experts denounce a health hazard or at least strongly advise not practice with the assistance and supervision of a doctor or a nutritionist. Supposed to eliminate toxins from the body, many specialists believe that it is better to prefer a diet high in dietary fiber instead (especially because fasting causes the creation of waste associated with the burning of reserves of protein and fat) .
Food deprivation has real limits. The human body young and healthy, can support a complete fast, but not excluding taking drink for a long time, up to three months (as evidenced by the history of prisoners of 9 Prison Cork, Ireland in 1920 who had fasted for 94 days, there was also that of Bobby Sands died in Belfast 5 May 1981 after having engaged strike back without hunger March 1) if the person is in good health and well fed when starting to fast. Physiology adapts quickly mobilizing internal reserves, but fast enough (on average after 3 to 4 weeks), fasting may involve significant risks, especially towards the end, the heart rhythm. Medical monitoring is vital at least from the 4th week (more or less according to health status, conditions of deprivation and nature reserves at the start).
Fasting is not recommended for people with diabetes treated with insulin, in poor mental condition with kidney disease, tuberculosis, heart or liver as well as pregnant women and children. Continue reading “Advantages and disadvantages of fasting”