Can fasting slow aging?
Fasting is the practice of abstaining from all or some kinds of food or drink, especially as a religious observance. Cesar Chavez fasted for rights and some fast for their beliefs. While fasting is generally recognized as a religious practice, it is also recommended to slow aging. Fasting weekly, monthly, or seasonally for even as little as 24 hours can assist the body in repairing tissue, regeneration, and maintaining a youthful vitality.
Aging is directly tied to what you consume, how much you consume, and the quality of the food. The scientific community has observed that reducing the amount of food eaten can add 10 – 15 years to one’s life. Occasional fasting removes the burden of extraneous matter off the system. The body can devote less energy to digesting a heavy meal with repairing a more dynamic organ system. This equates to less disease, less severity of disease, and slowing down the aging process.
Additionally, our food has a potential to be toxic. Based on allergies and atmospheric conditions, the possibly of food damaging a system varies. Fasting manages toxin build up. What type of fasting should we do and for how long? We should generally fast seasonally to cleanse the body of toxins and fast to rejuvenate.
The Five-Day Fasting Mimicking Diet
Consider fasting 5 days a month! Studies show that diets that include fasting 5 days a month can dramatically improve health. It aids in controlling symptoms and diseases associated with poor nutrition: diabetes, obesity, organ failure, heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer. This form of fasting reprograms the body to enter a slower aging process while rejuvenating the system through stem cell-based regeneration. It is recommended to occasionally practice this diet.
Perkins, Robert, ‘Diet that mimics fasting appears to slow aging’, June 18, 2015
Fast to Rejuvenate!
Fasting slows aging and rejuvenates! Press the reset button by ceasing intake of red meat, potatoes, condiments, and refined sugars periodically.
Fasting weekly, monthly or seasonally (as is traditional for many cultures) for as little as 24 hours will assist the body in repairing tissue, regenerating and maintaining a youthful vitality. Three days is a perfect time span to fast, however, fasting up to 7 days is possible.
Include our Detox Formulas with your fast!
We recommend adding a 2 – 3 day herbal detox to augment the dietary restrictions, to eliminate excess waste, and to clear the body’s systems more quickly.
Herbal Solutions offers several detox formulas:
- Yeast detoxification reduces the amounts of yeast and fungal organisms, the largest class of micro-organisms in our system. Yeast and fungal overgrowths are known to cause disease. Products include Superbug Assassin, Cough Eliminator, General Candida Cleanse, Extensive Candida Cleanse, Advanced Candida Cleanse, General Fungal Cleanse, Micro-Balancer and Beta Micro-Balancer
- General blood and liver cleansers clean the organs of digestion and elimination. Products include General Blood and Liver Cleanser Moderate; General Blood and Liver Cleanser with skin eruptions; General Blood and Liver Cleanser, Strong
- Blood cleansers eliminate excess organic and inorganic materials carried in the blood that doesn’t help to produce energy. Products include Blood Cleanser, Blood Cleanser Laxative, 3 stage Blood Cleanser