Fasting is a willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. An absolute fast (dry fasting) is normally defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a defined period, usually a period of 24 hours, or a number of days.
Although fasting diets have been criticized by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts stem cells into producing new white blood cells, which fight off infection.
As far back as the 1930s, scientists have been exploring the benefits of reducing calories by skipping meals. During that time, one American scientist found that significantly reducing calories helped mice live longer, healthier lives.
It’s a secret because this powerful habit has been virtually forgotten, although many are re-discovering this dietary technique. It can have huge benefits if you do it right: Weight loss, reversal of type 2 diabetes, increased energy and many other things.
Prolonged fasting might help correct autoimmune disorders
With water wasting after 2-3 days, the body goes into a state called ketosis, where it begins to fuel itself internally by burning fat cells. Ketosis occurs around 48 hours for women and 72 hours for men.The body uses its energy during a fast not for digesting food but for cleansing the body of accumulated toxins and healing any parts of it that are ill.
Starvation is malnutrition in its most serious and deadly form. Starvation will damage you. Starvation will kill you. Starvation from malnutrition continues to plague great numbers of people throughout the world today.
The human body has many ordinary modes of achieving elimination: the liver, lungs, kidneys, colon, etc. When these are overloaded, the body will resort to “extra ordinary” methods of elimination: boils, mucous and other discharges, sweats, vomiting, diarrhea, and many others. Should elimination be impossible or uneconomical of body energy, the toxic overload will go into storage forms in the joints, vessels, muscles, organs; almost any tissue in the body.