Fasting is primarily an act of willing abstinence or reduction from certain food, drink or both, for a period of time. It’s a completely natural healing therapy that has been used to aid, treat, and even cure many common illnesses. While modern medicine attempts to alleviate outer symptoms of a health condition, fasting affects healing from the inside out, getting to the actual source of the condition, helping to burn inferior cells and build new healthier cells and tissues. Our bodies are capable of instigating their own perfect healing if only we allow them the opportunity. When you eliminate all of the toxins from your system, you won’t crave any of the unhealthy foods that still have a hold on you.
When deciding between a short fast and a longer fast, consider your lifestyle and commitments. How much of yourself can you
realistically commit at this time? Longer fasts take more commitment and time, they’ll require greater support and understanding from family and friends. Plan on doing longer fasts when the time is right and you can be truly devoted to the process, instead of trying to squeeze them into a too busy life. Fasting of any length should be approached as an inner experience if you want to gain the greatest benefit.
Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Fast:
Rests Digestive System
Promotes Healthy Diet
Reduces Blood Sugar
Resolves Inflammatory Response
Promotes Weight Loss
Increases Fat Breakdown
Corrects High Blood Pressure
Helps Overcome Addictions
As well as physical, there are beneficial physiological changes that occur in the complete absence of nutrients. Fasting is an opportunity to clear out long-suppressed emotional “baggage.” The body goes through a series of steps to meet its constant glucose needs, looking first to the digestive tract, next to glycogen stores in the liver, then to muscle tissue to create glucose, and finally, to adipose tissue. However, this last step does not happen if there aren’t any nutrients coming in.