Updated: Oct 2, 2020
As a human you have the SAME desire to be DIFFERENT from others, assuaging your individuality, yet you have peculiarities and characteristics that make you alike. A similar distinctiveness is fasting, one of the most healing traditions in human history. You herald differences nonetheless your unique identity is connected through a collective subconsciousness.
What all the great prophets & apostles had in common was that they all practiced fasting. An Egyptian saying goes “Humans live on one-quarter of what they eat; on the other three-quarters lives their doctor.” Plato fasted for greater mental efficiency, the “Luther of Medicine” Paracelsus called fasting “the greatest remedy”.
Dr. James Fung a leading global expert on intermediate fasting and author Jimmy Moore have reformed the concept of fasting through the many benefits that result from it.
Fasting contrasts with starvation in one critical way; food is simply accessible, but you CHOOSE not to eat it, for a period.
The process of fasting entails insulin levels falling, signaling the body to start burning stored energy as no more is coming through food. Blood glucose falls, so the body must now pull glucose out of storage to burn for energy.
Benefits of fasting go beyond weight loss, clearing the bodies’ systems of toxins and promoting autophagy; a process that can help people lose weight, improve brain function, promote longevity, speed up the metabolism, strengthen the immune system, and contribute to self-enlightenment. Autophagy helps you to get rid of faulty parts, stop cancerous growths, and stop metabolic dysfunction like obesity and diabetes.
Mark Mattson, a professor of Neuroscience, stated that fasting stimulates the production of Neurotrophic Growth Factors, which promote the growth of new neurons in the brain.
Common practices lay the foundation for mutual benefits. Learning to share love through our similarities and abandonment of our differences is the key to connecting on a universal level. We have all had one common objective since the beginning of times; OUR WELL-BEING.
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