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Fasting & Wellness

Fasting is the abstinence or reduction from some or all meals, drink, or both, for a period of time. It helps to detox the body from impurities.

Health Benefits:

  • Promotes Blood Sugar Control
  • Fights Inflammation
  • Enhances Heart Health
  • Triglycerides
  • Cholesterol Levels
  • Prevents Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Increases Growth Hormone Secretion
  • Metabolism
  • Weight Loss
  • Muscle Strength
  • Absolute or quick fasting is generally defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a specified interval.
  • Tea and black coffee can be consumed
    Water fasting means abstinence from all food and drink except water.
  • Fasts can be intermittent or may be partially restrictive, limiting substances or particular foods.
  • In a physiological context, fasting can refer to the status of a person that has not eaten or to a Metabolic state.
  • Metabolic changes occur during fasting.

Diagnostic tests are available to determine a fasting state.

Ex: a person is believed to be fasting after 8-12 hours have elapsed since their last meal.

Metabolic changes from the fasting state start after absorption of a meal usually 3-5 hours after eating.

  • A diagnostic fast means prolonged fasting from 8-72 hours (depending on age) conducted under observation to facilitate investigation of health complications, such as hypoglycemia.
  • People may also fast as part of a medical procedure or test, such as colonoscopy or operation.
  • Finally, fasting can be a part of a ritual.
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