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Fasting Phase 1

There are several ways one can follow to detox the system:

  • Water Fasting;
  • Dry fasting; 
  • Intermittent fasting.
  • Fasting involves eating no food for a chosen number of hours at a time. People following this cleanse regime need to get guidance from a practitioner who knows and understands how this works.
  • Fasting does something that cannot be explained by human language. You become aware of just how habitual the act of eating has become. Many of us do not eat for hunger, we eat for pleasure. Absence of constant pleasure exposes you to the emotions you mask with your habits and that finally exposes you to who you truly are. This is where the healing process starts, PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALY, and SPIRITUALLY (Yada)
  • Fasting is the number one tool that has helped a lot of people overcome diseases, lose weight, detox, and reset their bodies to be able to keep diseases at bay. When you fast, the metabolic rate increases and the body switches fuel sources. So instead of burning food for energy it burns the stored food which is your fats.
  • The hunger hormone ghrelin comes in in waves, at times where the body has been conditioned to eat e.g. lunch or dinner time. It goes high to a certain point and if you don’t eat it goes back to base line. Your body is not shutting down hunger is not rising.
  • Fasting keeps your metabolic rate high and corrects the hunger signaling, that way you can keep weight off long term. This has been practiced for thousands of years, it not a fad diet or something new.
  • The new England Journal of medicine published that there is a significant increase in lifespan if you restrict calories.
  • Women should not worry about hormonal imbalances when fasting. The main hormone at work here is insulin it goes up if you eat and down if you do not. All the other hormones are not affected by fasting. The way to go about is to do it slowly, start by fasting 12hours, then one day a week until you can handle up to 28 days of fasting.
  • Water fasting- People who have chosen to follow this diet plan can have water or herbal teas, during the fasting period. This can be done for up to 28 days, anytime over 21 days we advise that you should be guided by a practitioner.
  • People should return to normal eating patterns on the non-fasting days. Eating in this manner reduces a person’s total calorie intake but does not limit the specific foods that the individual consumes.
  • A 24-hour fast can be challenging, and it may cause fatigue, headaches, or irritability. Many people find that these effects become less extreme over time as the body adjusts to this new pattern of eating. People may benefit from trying a 12-hour or 16-hour fast before transitioning to the 24-hour fast.
  • Many of the health benefits of intermittent fasting are not simply the result of reduced free radical production or weight loss. Instead intermittent fasting elicits evolutionary traits embedded in our cells. It improves glucose regulation, increases stress resistance, and suppresses inflammation.
  • During fasting cells activate pathways that enhance intrinsic defences against oxidative and metabolic stress.
  • Intermittent fasting allows you to change the metabolic pathways in the body (metabolic switching) where the body uses fat deposits during fasting period.
  • When we consume three meals and snacks all day, we are clogging the system and we need that famine period to start unclogging and cleaning the system.

    There are three main strategies

    1.  Alternate day fasting
    2.  Time restricted fasting
    3.  Intermittent fasting

    As long as the body is given a break so it can retrieve, clean, unclog and use fat stores. This results in

    *increased DNA repair,

    *increased protein quality control,

    *rebuilding the mitochondria

    *reduction of inflammation

    *extends lifes-pan

    These pathways are suppressed in people who over-eat and are sedentary.

    Book yourself a colon cleanse to enhance your fast and help the body release old waste.

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