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I will often ask people… “if there was something you could do that every great sage and spiritual leader throughout history has done, was no-cost, and would have a significant impact on your overall health and vitality… would you do it?”
Fasting has been practiced by all of our ancestors unintentionally due to a lack of available food at times. It has also been practiced consciously by many of the most intelligent and spiritually advanced people around the world. This healing strategy costs no money and has an incredibly rejuvenating effect on the immune system and cellular mechanics.
The only challenge is that we have to break free from the societal programming that tells us we need to have three meals a day plus snacks in between. We have to liberate ourselves from the idea that we are going to starve if we skip a meal.
Historical Mentions of Fasting
In Biblical times, fasting was a normal part of a spiritual life. Jesus fasted for 40 days before beginning his ministry. Many of the prophets discussed fasting, and Jesus, when talking to his disciples and followers said, “When you fast…” This reference shows that fasting was a normal way of life for the Hebrew people.
The Greek historian Herodotus (484-425 BC) believed the Egyptians to be much healthier than the Greeks due to their regular fasting practices. He was quoted as saying,
The Egyptians are the healthiest of men, since each month for 3 days they conduct purification by vomiting and enemas, believing that a person receives all illness through food.”
Hippocrates, the Father of Modern Medicine, once said,
The addition of food should be much rarer, since it is often useful to completely take it away while the patient can withstand it, until the force of the disease reaches its maturity. The man carries within him a doctor; you just have to help him do his work. If the body is not cleared, then the more you feed it, the more it will be harmed. When a patient is fed too richly, the disease is fed as well. Remember – any excess is against nature.
Fasting for Metabolic Flexibility and Energy Efficiency
As you begin to understand how fasting benefits your body, you need to know some basic terminology. The key terms are metabolic flexibility and energy efficiency.
- Metabolic flexibility is the ability to change your metabolism to meet the demands of your environment.
- Energy efficiency is the ability to use your energy in the most efficient matter possible to meet all the energy needs of the body.
As humans, we had to adapt to a number of different challenging environments in the past. We have been forced to run, climb, fight, lift, starve, and even kill in order to survive.
Our ancestors did not always have ready access to food and would regularly experience times of food shortage and famine. These challenges primed our physiology and gave us a stronger survival advantage by developing our ability to change our metabolism to meet the unique demands we face.
In our modern 21st century society, we don’t have to do many of these things any more. We can basically sit back and stay stationary all day while continuously feeding ourselves. This causes a loss of metabolic flexibility and energy efficiency – making us weaker as a species and more susceptible to infections and chronic diseases including diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and even some types of cancer.
How to Improve Your Metabolic Flexibility and Energy Efficiency
Someone with a high level of metabolic flexibility and energy efficiency will be able to immediately produce a high level of strength and speed to accomplish a particular task. They are also able to think sharply and clearly and be productive and creative in their endeavors. Finally, they are also able to comfortably go at least 16 to 18 hours without food.
There are a number of different ways to improve your overall metabolic flexibility and energy efficiency. Here are 5 key ways:
- Intermittent Fasting or Prolonged Water Fasting Periods
- Ketogenic Diet or Cyclical Ketogenic Diet
- Interval and Resistance Training Exercises
- Improving Digestive Health
- Nutritional Supplementation
All of these strategies work to help the body to run more efficiently. In this article we will do a deep dive into fasting and touch on the ketogenic diet which plays a role with fasting.
What Is a Ketogenic Diet or Cyclical Ketogenic Diet?
A ketogenic diet works by restricting glucose and supporting the body’s ability to produce an alternative energy source called ketones. Ketones are the breakdown product of fatty acids that the body uses to produce cellular energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
In order for your body to produce and utilize ketones, you must restrict your consumption of foods that get converted into glucose in the body. This includes both sugar and starch as well as high levels of protein.
Ketone metabolism produces an abundant amount of cellular energy (36 ATP) as compared to glucose metabolism (2 ATP). In addition, glucose metabolism produces a tremendous amount of metabolic waste and inflammation, compared to ketone metabolism. This makes ketones a much cleaner energy source than glucose. As a result, a ketone- or fat-adapted individual will have lower levels of metabolic waste production as well as lower levels of inflammation in their body.
When the body is trained to use ketones for energy, it becomes much more metabolically flexible and energy efficient. The individual is then able to go longer periods without food and is able to preserve muscle mass even in times of famine.
Any individual who is fasting will burn fat stores and produce ketones. These ketones provide the energy source needed to continue to move and do all the things necessary for living. Using ketones as a primary energy source also helps the body to cleanse and detoxify more effectively during a fast.
Fasting Allows Energy Conservation and Reduces Digestive Inflammation
In physics, the law of conservation of energy states that the total energy of an isolated system remains constant, and it is said to be conserved over time. The body – even though it is not exactly an isolated system – has a certain amount of energy it can produce at any given time. The key to great health is in how efficient we are at using that energy.
You need energy for the digestive system, the immune system, tissue regeneration, physical movement (kinetics), to maintain mental focus, and to carry out many other activities. We all have a certain amount of energy that remains constant in order to do all of these things.
Digestion is a very energy demanding process, meaning that it takes a lot of energy to break down and digest the food you consume and absorb the nutrients into your body. Fasting allows you to utilize stored nutrients without the energy demand of digestion. It also challenges your body to be more efficient with the resources it has.
When you eat food, you also increase inflammation in the body. This happens even when you consume so-called “anti-inflammatory” foods. This is because the actual process of digestion stimulates inflammation.
A healthy diet will produce significantly less inflammation than an unhealthy diet, but both will increase inflammation in the body. The harder the meal is to digest, the more inflammatory activity it will provoke.
In order to heal from an illness, you need as much energy as possible devoted towards the immune system and tissue regeneration. This is why when people are ill they naturally lose their appetite. This is an innate mechanism of the body to influence us to fast so we can produce the proper environment for optimal healing.
Fasting Improves Immune Regulation
The practice of fasting allows the body to put more energy and focus into the process of effective immune regulation. Fasting while drinking water and other cleansing beverages flushes out the digestive system and reduces the number of natural microorganisms in the gut. The microorganism count is typically regulated by the immune system, allowing it to divert energy to other more important areas.
Intermittent fasting is a terrific regulator of the immune system as it controls the levels of inflammatory cytokines that are released in the body. In particular, two major cytokines – Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha (TNF-alpha) promote very potent inflammatory responses in the body.
Studies have shown that fasting reduces the release of these inflammatory mediators. The immune system modulation that intermittent fasting provides may also be helpful if you have moderate to severe allergies.
Fasting Stimulates Cellular Autophagy
Fasting also stimulates the process of autophagy – a process where the body breaks down old damaged cells and abnormally developing cells to recycle their contents for energy. The process of autophagy is part of the innate immune system and utilizes pattern recognition receptors to identify viral cell invaders.
Intermittent fasting stimulates autophagy processes, which restrict viral infections and the replication of intracellular parasites. This catabolic process helps the body rid itself of intracellular pathogens as well as stop abnormal cancer cell development. It is also important in protecting the brain and tissue cells from abnormal growths, toxicity, and chronic inflammation.
Fasting Improves Genetic Repair Mechanisms
Research has shown that cells have a greater lifespan during times of food scarcity and famine. Intermittent fasting enhances cellular rejuvenation by acting on certain genetic repair mechanisms. We use less energy to repair a cell than to divide and create new cells.
When food consumption is low, the body slows down cellular division to conserve energy. This is a very important finding as cancer cells are driven by very fast and out of control cellular division. In this way, the act of fasting will reduce the very mechanism that cancer cells use to take control.
The main hormone that governs this cellular repair process is human growth hormone (HGH). HGH creates changes in our metabolism that favor fat burning and muscle tissue sparing. It signals an increased focus on tissue repair where the body uses amino acids and enzymes to repair tissue collagen, which improves the overall functionality of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones.
Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute found that men who had fasted for 24 hours had a 2,000% increase in circulating HGH. Women who were tested had a 1,300% increase in HGH. The researchers found that the fasting individuals had significantly reduced their triglycerides, boosted their HDL cholesterol, and stabilized their blood sugar.
Fasting Improves Insulin Sensitivity
Thousands of years of food scarcity has led our bodies to develop a protective mechanism to adapt to alternating phases of food abundance and scarcity. During times of food scarcity, our cell membranes become more sensitive to insulin. This is especially important when food is scarce, because it ensures that every bit of food is efficiently used or stored.
During times of food abundance, the body desensitizes the cells to insulin in an effort to avoid the stress of a heavy calorific intake. This results in elevated insulin levels, increased fat storage, and increased oxidative stress and inflammatory conditions in the body.
Today, we have a massive abundance of food sources. We can virtually eat anytime we would like. In fact, many health coaches recommend eating 5-6 small meals throughout the day. However, this process sends the body the signal of surplus that inhibits key tissue repair hormones that have powerful anti-aging effects.
HGH and insulin are endocrine opposites. This means that they trigger your physiology in an opposite manner to each other. HGH is designed to help improve tissue repair, while signaling efficient fuel usage and anti-inflammatory immune activity.
Insulin works to stimulate energy storage and increases both cellular division and inflammation in the body. Insulin is the dominant player in this chess match. When the bodily conditions demand an insulin release – such as when food is consumed (especially sugar and starch) – then HGH is inhibited.
Fasting has been shown to reduce insulin secretion and improve cellular insulin sensitivity. This results in the body using insulin better, so that less insulin is needed when eating. By reducing the overall demand for insulin, you reduce inflammation in the body and improve HGH levels.
Intermittent Fasting and Chronic Diseases
Many individuals with autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, colitis, and Crohn’s disease have seen a tremendous improvement in symptoms with the incorporation of intermittent fasting. This process reduces the hyperinflammatory processes these individuals undergo and allows for more normalized immune function.
Cancer cells are known to have anywhere from 10 to 70 times more insulin receptors than normal cells and depend upon anaerobic metabolism of sugar for fuel. Intermittent fasting starves cancer cells and leaves them vulnerable to free radical damage and ultimate destruction.
Tips for How to Intermittent Fast
There are many fasting strategies you can try, including intermittent fasting, where you go anywhere from 12 to 36 hours without food. You could also do a 3 to 5 day water fast, or a longer one such as a 7 to 10 day water fast.
For the purpose of this article, we will stick with intermittent fasting strategies that can be applied on a daily or weekly basis.
With fasting, we have what we call our building window and our cleansing window. These are defined as follows:
- Building Window – This is the time between your first meal of the day and your last meal. This can also be called the “eating window.”
- Cleansing Window – This is the time between your last meal of one day and the first meal of the next day. This can also be called the “fasting window.”
For example, if you ate between noon and 8:00 pm and then fasted until noon the next day, then you would have an 8-hour building window and a 16-hour cleansing window.
To begin fasting in a non-intimidating way, I have divided the fasting strategy into 6 variations. Pick one that you feel good with and stick with it, or change it up and challenge yourself with a deeper fast from time to time. Having some sort of a consistent pattern with intermittent fasting is the best way to develop the metabolic flexibility and energy efficiency that will strengthen your body’s internal resistance.
If you have never done an intermittent fast before, begin with the simple fast and stick with it for a while until you feel that it is simple. Be sure to drink 8 to 16 ounces of water at a minimum when you first wake up to help reduce morning hunger, prolong the fast, and improve the cleansing process.
Intermittent Fasting Variations:
- Simple Fast: Basic fast with water only for 12 hours between dinner and breakfast which gives the liver a chance to complete its cycle. Example: Finish dinner at 7:00 pm and don’t eat again until 7:00 am.
This is really the best way to start. Everyone – other than pregnant women and infants – should be able to do a simple fast. This is the first goal to get into a regular pattern of simple fasting.
- Brunch Fast: This is where you do a 14-hour fast between dinner and breakfast. It is called the brunch fast because you are going to eat your breakfast a bit later than most people do. Example: Finish dinner at 7:00 pm and don’t eat again until 9:00 am.
- Cycle Fast: Three times each week you fast for 16 hours by skipping either breakfast or dinner. Example: Finish dinner at 7:00 pm and eat again around 11:00 am to noon the next day. Do this on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week.
- Strong Fast: Consume all food in a 6 to 8 hour eating window each day. You would eat 2 meals per day and fast through either breakfast or dinner.
Example: This would mean fasting in the morning and eating between noon to 7:00 pm each day or 8:00 am to 3:00 pm each day, or whichever 6- to 8-hour period you like best.
- Warrior Fast: Ancient warriors would often march all day and would feast at night. Consume all food in a 3 to 5 hour eating window each day.
Example: Consume 2 meals in a 3 to 5 hour eating window such as 2:00 to 6:00 pm or 3:00 to 7:00 pm.
- 1-Day Food Fast: For 24 hours each week only consume water, greens powders, and herbal tea. Some people may also consume a diluted organic broth during this fast.
You could also do green juices as long as they don’t have any fruit in them other than lemons or limes, which contain very little carbohydrate. As an example, making a green juice with lemon, celery, cucumber, kale, parsley, and ginger root would be acceptable to get nutrients into the body while also maintaining the benefits of the fast.
Overcoming Challenges with Intermittent Fasting
Most people will do quite well by reducing starches and sugars and consuming more good fats such as coconut oil, olives, and avocados and incorporating a simple fast each day. The good fats help with blood sugar stability, so the fast will be easier.
When you begin your fast it is important to make sure your blood sugar is stable and you want to focus on hydration during your cleansing window. As mentioned above, I recommend drinking at least 8 to 16 ounces of water in the first 15 minutes after waking.
Over time you will have a natural craving for more water in the mornings and will easily drink 32 to 48 ounces (at a minimum) of water in the first few hours of waking. I drink one full gallon of clean water (as herbal tea, organic broth, with added lemon or apple cider vinegar, etc.) before noon every day. It gives me incredible energy, takes away hunger, and helps me to move my bowels a few times to fully get rid of the waste from the day before.
While intermittent fasting has numerous benefits, here are a few conditions to be aware of that may make it difficult to sustain longer fasting periods.
- Adrenal Fatigue: When an individual is not able to produce enough stress hormone, they can feel fatigued as they fast.
- Constipation: If the bowels are not moving, it will create a toxic buildup that will drive an increased stress response in the body.
4 Ways to Deal With Adrenal Fatigue and Constipation
Super Hydration: Drink as much clean (filtered) water, herbal teas, etc. as possible. The hydration will help reduce levels of stress hormones and stimulate bowel motility. Drinking 1 to 2 cups of water immediately upon arising and then continuously hydrating your body throughout your cleansing phase will reduce hunger, stabilize the adrenal glands, and keep your bowels moving appropriately.
- Minerals: We need minerals to produce electrochemical energy and adrenal hormones. When fasting or on a low-carb diet, we excrete sodium, so it is VITAL to replace this mineral in the body. I recommend adding some Himalayan sea salt to your water, using greens powders, or organic broth or bone broths during the cleansing phase in order to ensure adequate mineral intake.
- Magnesium supplementation: The body uses magnesium much like a car uses oil. We need magnesium for over 300 vital functions in the body. Magnesium is also key for calming the adrenals and improving bowel motility. Using a good magnesium citrate, glycinate, malate, or threonate supplement can help you function much better during a fast. You can find a report ranking magnesium supplements here.
- Probiotics: Probiotic supplementation can help to improve bowel tone and reduce gut-induced inflammation that would trigger the adrenals.
Is Fasting Safe for Everyone?
The only population groups that should NOT consider fasting are pregnant women, in particular during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters, as their babies are rapidly growing during this stage. During the first trimester, the pregnant mother can do a simple fast so long as she feels good doing it.
Newborn babies up until 6 to 8 months will most likely not do a simple fast as they are rapidly growing and their bodies need more calories than their small stomachs can handle during a 12-hour feeding period. After about 8 to 9 months, a child will typically sleep for roughly 12 hours overnight and will essentially do a simple fast.
Most children and teenagers can do a simple fast, although heavy volume athletics may compromise this. If a child is working out intensely for over an hour each day (such as playing basketball or football), then a simple fast may be very challenging.
Each of these scenarios should be dealt with on a case by case basis, but the same rule of drinking 16 to 32 ounces of water upon arising can help to dramatically reduce morning hunger and extend the fast and cleansing period for the body.
Incorporating periods of intermittent fasting and using the strategies shared in this article can help your body become stronger and more resilient and help it to fight against the development of chronic diseases.
Fasting is one of the few health modalities that actually saves you money. It has been spoken about by wise men and spiritual leaders throughout the centuries and has the potential to greatly improve the health of your mind, body, and spirit. I hope you are inspired to begin practicing intermittent fasting from here on out!
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We have to break free from the idea that we need to have three meals a day.
Egyptians were believed to be healthier than Greeks due to their regular fasting practices.
There are a number of different ways to improve your overall metabolic flexibility and energy efficiency.
In order for your body to produce and utilize ketones, you must restrict your consumption of foods that are converted into glucose.
The process of digestion stimulates inflammation.
Fasting improves immune regulation.
Intermittent fasting starves cancer cells and leaves them vulnerable to destruction.
A couple of quesitons:
* Are your chickens raised totally organic for your bone broth? I’ve been told almost NO chickens are totally pure, so I never eat anything with chicken in them.
I’m actually surprised you use chicken and not beef….
* I can’t eat stevia, but would love to get vanilla and chocolate bone – any chance you’ll ever make v or c with NO stevia???
Thanx a bunch!
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I had tried several times in the past to pin links on Pinterest, but Pinterest blocks the pin with a message saying this link may lead to spam. I tried to pin this one and got the same message. Any links I’ve pinned previously from The Truth About Cancer are now blocked as well. Is there anything that can be changed to allow your articles to be saved to Pinterest?
Have you tried clearing your cookies and cache Rachel? This could be the cause of the issue.
I found that if I persist in trying to download the link it lets me. Hopefully that will work for you too.
I always can appreciate reading a good resourceful article on fasting. HOwever, one thing ALWAYS seems to be missing.
How to get off fasting (this pertains to more long-term fasting) properly. Never read anything on that.
Mark Hawks Reynolds says
Sending you you a link that will hopefully help. There is a video there interviewing a Dr. That runs a fasting clinic. He talks in detail about your question.
Thomas W.Carey Phd. says
I have found that just one good meal is physically and mentally the way you can solve both issues. Dr.Thomas Carey Phd.
Fasting for 24 hours (once a week) was the only thing that lowered my PSA. In addition to the fasting, I instituted all the changes that Chris Wark employed to fight his cancer and the combination of Wark’s methods + fasting (which I think Chris also recommended) did the trick in lowering my PSA.
Caveat: In order to effectively keep cancer at bay; this is a lifetime change. One can’t just change their habits for a few months and “Voila” the cancer is cured. It’s a permanent change one must institute for life. The positive effects on your quality of life and mindset alone are well worth the effort. Stunting or reversing the growth of cancer in your body is one of the side benefits.
This article is excellent! I just started intermittent fasting about a month ago and love it! I am also on keto diet. Feeling so much energy and it helps my mood during the day a lot as well. I do have a question though. My husband is type 2 diabetic and I believe from reading that he can do intermittent fasting. Just wanted to double check and make sure I understand that correctly. It seems he could at least do the simple fast at least to start out and try.
Thanks again for all the great information!!
patty stewart says
My husband and I were both pre-diabetic. We did the 24 hr fast and our A1C levels dropped to a normal rate after 2 weeks.
Joe Gabriel says
I recommend Valter Longo’s book.The Longetivty Diet. Years of research have led to the Fast Mimicking Diet. Excellent book.
john mchale says
Fasting makes sense. The more obese that you are the more that you will feed your cancer cells with the extra fat in your body. Belly fat is probably the worst kind of weight gain.
Kind Regards .
Ho,Ho,Ho, David! One Gallon of Water before Noon- keep the Advice for yourself. Every Reader should work, listen to his Body and talk to his PCP. One Gallon of Water before Noon? – can kill.Even 48 oz of Water , drinking fast upon awakening ,AM can put some People into Heart Failure! What about People with Chronic Kidney Disease ?
Vinegar, I tried Vinegar , after 3 Weeks I had serious Onset of mid Abdominal Pain. I believed I created a Stomach Ulcer. I stop it and recovered in two Month. No Vinegar for me. Readers, just listen to your Bodies!
Kay donzella says
I was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2017 and went thru chemo treatments. During my treatments, I was placed on a Keto diet and continued taking all my supplements or as much as I could tolerate. My nutritionist had put me on this . I have really been cancer free since October 2017. Although I did three more maintenance treatments. I love the Keto diet. I have energy, clarity like never before, sugar has been great, I’ve done intermittent fasting especially doing chemo and Keto together. I would recommend this for everyone. I believe God gives us resources, tools and people to connect with. I could never have done this without prayer, an oncologist who let my nutritionist be along side of me and the prayers and support of family and friends. Thank you for putting all the information out there in the truth about cancer. It has helped me greatly.
Weltha Barrett says
The bone broth you recommend has monk fruit in it as well as stevia. How is this supposed to be good when you specifically state in your article that we mustn’t consume fruit?
Is it ok to have black coffee and coconut oil during the cleansing window? I have this and green powder during the morning
I also have had many problems trying to pin ttac information on pinterest. They say it leads to spam or OOPS something went wrong our end!!! Of course it did……. we all found out a better way to cure ourselves without lining Big Pharmas pockets lol!!!
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I save all documents on Google Chrome. (Download free of charge. I firstly cliclk on the button “Compose”. I then copy whatever I wish to copy by marking whatever I wish to save. I then paste this on the “Compose” blank page. I could then send this message to tons of people using the “bcc” Function.
john mchale says
Obesity can also cause another life threatening illness which is getting out of control, not just in America but World Wide and that is ” Diabetes which can cause premature death, blindness and limb amputations. Our children and grandchildren are at risk if we do nothing. Like Cancer it is a killer and must be stopped. I would like to recommend a natural sweetner with nothing but natural
ingredients in it. The product is called “Just Like Sugar ” and can be purchased at any good health store. Kind Regards
Jessica Peissig says
I am grateful for the information, thank you. I find it to be true in my own experience including the problem with eating too much. I have checked out healthy with the doctors over the years and I only ate one to two meals a day until age 61; went on a new husbands eating schedule, gained 20 pounds in 4 years, and now have lost the extra weight by using this information. So thanks! I fit my clothes again and feel a lot better. Smile.
Customer Success says
Thank you for sharing this with us, Jessica!
A big smile for sure! 🙂
Jill Ponzi says
Would you recommend fasting for someone who has prostate cancer and has an issue with keeping weight on?
Customer Success says
We would suggest speaking with a trusted health professional about your specific case. Best wishes!
Angel Huerta says
I have tons more CORRECT knowledge especially about carbs and weight gain…., the only lifestyle change “Not Diet” you need to survive is a high fat, moderate protein and almost no carb, I say almost because zero is impossible, some will come from vegetables. …. here’s a example of the negatives and damage of carbs, a person can eat only carbs a day for a month that total 1000 calories,b which should be in the “Calorie deficiency” area, but they will still gain fat because it’s the type of calories not the amount, all that will be happening is insulin secretion and fat storage, while someone who eats nothing but 2,500 calories from fat and I mean no carbs and no protein for a month will be in ketosis and not gain fat, but will lose fat from using it as a energy source. I can go into great detail on how and why, but we will be here all day… I know someone who knows nothing will want to argue and say I’m wrong….
In India fasting is a way of life. Most of the population do fasting atleast once in a week.Religion also advises fasting.
Larry S. says
With respect to your “Simple Fast” for 12 hours; If I eat dinner at 7PM and then take multiple vitamins and supplements right before I go to bed at 9PM, when does my fast start, 7PM or 9PM?
Luigi Kleinsasser says
The effects of fasting will only start after your stomach is empty. It’s best to take your supplements with food that contains those particular ingredients for efficient assimilation.
We Muslims fast for a whole month every year from dawn to dusk, no water no food no smoking no sex no bad words.
when my wife worked and I didn’t, skipping lunch was my fast, and worked great, weight was great. miss those days.
The supplements I’m on—curcumin, for example—bring calories with them. I estimate approximately 200 calories a day for the curcumin, and 50 calories a day for Omega-3 krill oil supplements, for example.
I’ll guess, perhaps, 300 calories a day, total, for supplementation.
Would that interefere with the autophagy-inducing (or any other) benefits of. 23 or 24 hour fast? Or is this a trivial caloric load? Thanks…
I tried creating my own pin using this page to link to, I was blocked from it as it said it may lead to inappropriate content, this is really bad, can’t believe they are doing this!
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Pinterest is shutting down the accounts of major health warriors to silence us and censor our voices. We have a full article on this as well:
Wishing you blessings and love always!
Thank you for sharing your thoughts this will really help us out a lot. Eating the right amount of foods rich in amino acids can help you lose weight and build more protein in the body.
Silvia Logan says
Eating less such as skipping one or two meals a day and cutting down good high in sugar and starch might help you lose weight.
Josephine Bailey says
would this fasting be for me I have small cell cancer of the liver and adrenal gland it started in my right lung and spread My cancer Dr told me to eat every 3 hrs I’m taking chemo trying to srink the cancer please let me know if the fasting would be for me I will try anything Thank you
My husband has the same cancer, did fasting help?
I put coconut oil and ghee in my morning coffee and don’t eat until 12 pm. Is this considered fasting?