Fasting has been used for thousands of years in every culture to facilitate better health through cleansing. There are different ways to fast, each method offering different benefits. There’s the juice fast, the water fast, the fruit fast, the dry fast, the Master Cleanse, and several types of partial fasts. Each different type offers a particular benefit. The benefits of fasting are multiple, and in this post you can see just what you can expect to gain from this age-old body therapy.
Fasting Benefit #1- Detoxification andRejuvenation! I know you thought I was going to say “weight loss”, right? Well no, that is not the #1 benefit, although plenty of dieters have that particular idea in mind and undertake a fast for that reason. The main fact of fasting is this: a fast gives your body a break from doing the work of digestion. All of the energy your body would have used for digestion is channeled instead into healing and regeneration. Even Hippocrates, the father of medicine, recommended fasting to assist healing during an illness. Fasting is said to strengthen the body’s Vital Force
Benefit #2: Reduce your risk of disease! While fasting cannot be said to curedisease, it enables the body to heal itself. The American Heart Association says people that fast may be reducing their risk of heart disease, according to studies. Taking that break from eating also causes cells to be less insulin resistant, a great benefit for people with Type II diabetes.
Benefit #3- Anti-aging! Getting rid of toxin build-up in your organs, cells and tissues is one sure-fire way to live longer. Toxicity creates often insurmountable obstacles to living a long, healthy life. The harder your body has to work to buffer acidity and maintain your blood pH at a healthy level, the less capable it becomes at maintaining balance and a healthy immune system.The more free radical damage at the cellular level, the higher the odds that your body will develop chronic diseases. Fasting activates genetic cellular repair and rejuvenation. Fasting also helps your cells and arteries flush out built up gunk, keeping them clear and more elastic so you can live a longer, healthier life.
Benefit #4- Spiritual Awareness! Do you suffer from addictions? Worry? Anxiety? Depression? Fasting opens a door into your spirit that will help you become more self-aware. You will be able to overcome obstacles in your life that may have been blocking you from true peace and happiness. The energy realized during your fast will help you hear the voice of your spirit within. It will help you see more clearly, deal with personal issues more effectively, and strengthen your inner resolve for better success in life.