By Amira Abdelkader
The History of Fasting
Fasting dates deep into history and around the world. Most cultures involve some type of ritual that
revolves around fasting, During the period of Paleolithic time hunter-gatherers would eat when they made a kill or gather food along their way. But other times they would naturally fast when food was scarce. Most religions also incorporate fasting into annual celebrations such as Lent in the Christian religion and Ramadan in the Muslim religion. They believe in the wisdom of giving their body a rest from constant intake.
Many functional medical practitioners recommend fasting and cleansing as a method to heal and re-balance the body. Some people fast to lose weight and others jump-start into a healthier lifestyle. They feel so good within one week because something magical happens. When you are fasting your body focuses on burning the existing fat to provide the fuel needed to keep your heart, brain and other organs functioning.
Belgian researcher, Christian de Duve, accidentally discovered a process going on in the cells called Autophagy in the 1950s, meaning “self-eating.” Autophagy occurs during fasting when the body naturally cleans up the cells. Yoshinori Ohsumi discovered the genes that regulate autophagy and won the Nobel Prize in 2016 for this discovery. Intermittent fasting has become a health trend and is claimed to cause weight loss, improve metabolic health and possibly extend one’s lifespan.
A “7 Day Healthy Cleanse of 7/30/90 Program ” is a great way to start your new way of life. Often people then follow the Leangains model of intermittent fasting which uses a 16–hour fast followed by an 8–hour eating period.
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