Is fasting a modern fad or ancient biblical principle?
Do you remember when King Solomon said, “There’s nothing new under the sun”? Well, he really wasn’t kidding.
Fasting is currently a trendy practice, but it’s actually nothing new. You might associate fasting with a spiritual discipline (or starvation…which it isn’t), but did you know it also has tremendous health benefits?
From reducing inflammation, and boosting the immune system, to resetting a sluggish metabolism and extending your life, the benefits of fasting are varied and wide-reaching.
To learn more the health benefits you can reap from periodic fasting, check out these articles from health experts around the web.
20 Health Benefits of Fasting for Whole Body Wellness
In this post, Dr. Group offers a comprehensive listing of fasting’s benefits from promoting greater satiety to improving cell recycling and enhancing recovery from injury.
10 Benefits of Fasting That Will Surprise You
This article addresses the misconception of equating fasting to starvation. You’ll also find 10 health benefits of fasting and how you can incorporate it into your own health regimen.
Your Definitive Guide To Fasting
In this comprehensive mini-guide, learn about how fasting can help with conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), fatty liver disease, mitochondrial dysfunction, and leaky gut syndrome. For the fasting freshman, this article covers things to consider before you begin as well as potential risks. Lastly, you’ll gain some additional tips for how to take your fast to the next level once you’ve mastered the basics.
The Benefits of Fasting
Dr. Madrid explores fasting’s ancient origins in this article. He covers the benefits of fasting and calorie restriction, while touching on benefits such as reducing oxidation and depression, increasing longevity and strengthening the immune system. He also discusses different fasting protocols as well as supplements that can help maintain nutrient levels when calories are restricted.
The Amazing Benefits of Intermittent Fasting and How to Do It Right
JJ Virgin shares her pro tips on the ins and outs of intermittent fasting. In this article, she covers everything from health benefits, various ways to perform fasting, key steps for preparing your body, and insightful tips for success.
8 Health Benefits of Fasting, Backed by Science
Learn about 8 specific health benefits including those related to glucose control and insulin resistance, autoimmune illness, cardiovascular and brain function, and weight loss.
The Fast Lane to Health: How to Detox
Chris Wark, a cancer survivor, explores how the standard American diet (SAD) leads to accumulated toxins that we need to periodically clear out. Chris shares how fasting, among other natural healing therapies, was an integral part of his colon cancer recover program.
In this article, he also discusses fasting in the context of biblical resting, shares some complimentary detox therapies, and covers some of the symptoms you might experience with fasting.
Fasting rejuvenates the immune system
In this article, you’ll learn about how fasting speeds up healing at a cellular level. Dr. Fuhrman cites several scientific studies showing fasting’s positive effects on both sick and healthy people. Researchers came to some surprising conclusions: fasting causes the body to upgrade itself by removing old, damaged cells and creating new ones in their place.
Now, I’d like to hear from you.
Did you learn anything new about the physical benefits of fasting?
Will you implement any aspect of fasting into your health regimen?
Share your thoughts in the comments.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: DALILA JONES STITZ
Founder and CEO, Health Insurrection LLC
Dalila is a native Houstonian and currently lives in Switzerand with her husband and two kids. She received her health coach training through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and Hallelujah Acres and teaches in-home bible studies and online courses.