Fasting Scares People
Yet, the body’s positive response to fasting is simply incredible.
It seems one of the most powerful efforts you can make to improve your health and longevity is to do less, to do nothing! Simply stop eating. That can be a scary thought in itself.
Our constant, continual, and steady eating habit is one of the main drivers of aging, chronic diseases, hormone issues, memory and mental clarity, weight issues, fatigue, and depression or anxiety.
Although this may seem counterintuitive, it is nonetheless true. As soon as you stop eating, your body starts to heal, detox, and grow. This will start happening within a short period of 2 to 4 hours.
During fasting all our hormones that are not in balance reset. This leads to your health and healing hormones kicking into high gear and your brain chemistry is enhanced. Our immune system also goes in hyperdrive and completely rebuilds itself from brand new stem cells triggered by the fast.
The longer you go without eating the better, and NO, you won’t starve or DIE from functional fasting.
Let me be very clear: fasting can make you feel strange and uncomfortable, and it will challenge you. You should however also know that there are amazing changes that you can hardly imagine right now that will be waiting for you on the other side.
If you believe you will be able to reach amazing levels of optimal health or heal from chronic conditions without struggling, or experiencing pain and frustration, then you will effectively guarantee you will not get better. These are part of the deal and there is no getting away from it. This philosophy actually goes for anything that you want to achieve in life – if you don’t put in the effort, you won’t achieve your goals.
Our body’s fasting mechanism is like a muscle that needs to be exercised to grow stronger. After your first workout, you WILL be sore, you WILL be tired, you WILL feel challenged, maybe even weak. This means you WILL need to prepare, you WILL sweat, and most of all, you WILL reap the rewards and ultimately be better off for having done it. With time and plenty of practice, you WILL get better and better at it as you GROW stronger.
Fasting works in the same way. As your fasting mechanisms grow stronger, your body WILL feel better, you WILL sleep better, and you WILL lose weight. You WILL also build muscle, you WILL feel happier, you WILL become healthier, and you WILL live longer.
The only question that remains is this: “WILL you do it?”
Fasting is however only one small piece of the health and healing puzzle. When you combine it with others such as appropriate exercise, eating habits, stress reduction, goal setting, together with self and bodywork such as chiropractic care, massage, yoga, meditation, and motivational reading, the stars become the limit.
I hope to see you in 100 years my friends!