Is it healthy to be fasting for 30 days or even one day ? When most people hear this they think, “Oh my god, you shouldn’t do that. It’s not good for your health, etc…”
The truth is that fasting is one of greatest things you can do for your body . Maybe doing a 30-day water fast is extreme for most people but even a 1-day fast can have marked benefits to your health and power to lose weight.
I personally know some people who have had some bad eczema and psoriasis on their bodies for several years – even though they eats as clean a diet as you can get.
However, during a water fast their hands had cleared up and become softer than ever after just 4 or 5 days!
For most people, fasting goes against the paradigm that says that nutrients from food provides what you need to grow and flourish.
So how can you benefit from fasting ?
Even Hippocrates, the great grandfather of modern medicine, refused to work with any of his proteges until they had completed a 60-day water fast!
His logical thinking…
When you fast, you clear your body and your mind. As a result, you are more focused, can think more clearly, and act consequently.
The reality is that if you’ve never fasted, you genuinely have no idea about what it’s all about. Sharing your point of view is really a waste of time because you haven’t experienced it firsthand and have not experienced the unbelievable body and mind transformations that can occur when your body doesn’t have to worry about digesting food.
Fasting (for any length of time) is healthful because it allows your body to focus its energy on breaking down “problems” within it and regenerating what needs to be repaired.
Usually, when we stuff our body with food throughout the day, most of our body’s vital energy is spent on digestion. In most cases, up to 80% of our energy is spent on this difficult process.
That doesn’t leave much time or energy for the body to go through its much needed maintenance and repair.
So I know it sounds counter-intuitive but the reality is that fasting has been around since the beginning of time and is even practiced by every single religion in the world.
If you’re new to fasting, you’ll obviously want to double check with your physician (knowing that they’ll most likely tell you that you’re crazy) before starting.
I would recommend beginning with a simple 1-day water fast. Eat and drink nothing but water for just one day .
If you feel better throughout the day or even the next day, that’s a good sign.
You may experience some side effects like headaches or anxiety caused by the absense of caffeine and sugar in your diet .
Remember, fasting is not easy. It requires commitment and determination. But if you are up for a challenge that can dramatically better your health then give it a shot. After fasting, why not try a raw food diet to get on the right track!