July 6, 2017
Fasting is an ancient technique that has been used for many years. Many people throughout history have used fasting as a way to clear the body and mind. There are early accounts of the philosophers Socrates, Plato, and Hippocrates fasting for health reasons. It is said that Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights in the Judean Desert. Gandhi often fasted for political reasons throughout the course of his life. During ancient times, fasting was a common way to restore health, clear the mind, and become one with all that is. (nature, God, the Universe)
10 Incredible Benefits of Fasting
Fasting isn’t a one size fits all kind of concept. When fasting, there are many options available based upon the individuals health, prior fasting experience, their reason for wanting to fast, and a desire to complete the fast. There are also several benefits one may receive from fasting. (This includes, intermittent fasting, short fasts, and long fasts)
What are the benefits of fasting?
- Anti-aging effects
- Releases pressure on the liver
- Resistance to disease
- Clearer Skin
- Allows the digestive System to Rest
- Promotes greater clarity (mental and emotional)
- Adopt healthier habits
- Better Sleep
- Weight Loss (Although, it is not recommended to fast for this reason alone)
So, the next time your considering a detoxification or cleansing program, keep fasting in mind. Please remember it is best to complete longer fasts while under the supervision of a health professional. In the meantime, Be you, Be well, Be healthy!