Detoxing Part 3: Fasting  

Detoxing Part 3: Fasting  

Detoxification is a normal body process of eliminating or neutralizing toxins resulting from biochemical functions through the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs, lymph nodes, and skin. Fasting precipitates this process because, when food no longer enters the body, the latter turns to its fat reserves for energy. When the fat reserves are used for energy during a fast, they release the stored chemicals from the fatty acids into the system and are subsequently eliminated through the above-mentioned organs.


When you go on a fast you are giving your body a complete break from food, and since so much of our daily energy goes to digesting the foods that we eat, your body will have a lot more freed up energy when you are fasting, and it will use this extra energy to work on things that it normally doesn’t have enough time for.


Our bodies have the ability to heal themselves of virtually anything, but if the inside of your body is a highly toxic environment where disease can easily thrive, fasting may be the best way to give your body a chance to really work it’s magic. Fasting, in the various forms that people have observed throughout history, has been known to have a beneficial effect on health. In the strict dietary sense, fasting is the complete abstinence from all substances except water. Juice fasting, a popular variation, is abstinence from all food and drink except water and fresh vegetable and fruit juices.


Another benefit of fasting is the healing process it triggers. During a fast, energy is diverted away from the digestive system, since there is no food to mobilize it, towards the metabolism and immune system. This is one reason why animals stop eating when they are wounded, and the reason why we feel less hungry when we’re sick.


When breaking your fast think breakfast. Eat simple foods like fruits and vegetables. These foods are full of enzymes, and are easier to digest. Consider regular fasting as a part of your yearly health routine, as fasting can give you the gift of a new and improved body.


Please visit our website for more information on this and other great health topics. Remember this article is for information only. Do not make any changes in your diet or lifestyle without first consulting with your preventive health care provider. We always pray for your prosperity and health, 3 John 2, blessings, Donna.

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