Fasting has been used for thousands of years for all types of healing, both medical and spiritual, and although it isn’t commonly exercised in today’s society, modern health and science have confirmed that fasting has many benefits, including providing a rest for the body, which allows bodies to heal from mild or severe conditions. Fasting also allows the digestive tract to strengthen its mucosal lining (which contains glands that produce juices to help digest food).
Fasting can give the body a clean slate, and can offer increased energy, as well as healthier skin, teeth, and gums. It may help with sleep, cardiovascular health, anxiety, headaches, blood pressure, excess weight, the elimination of stored toxins, and the improvement of chronic health conditions.
Fasting has shown positive results in people suffering from conditions like asthma, allergies, bowel disease, diabetes, heart disease, degenerative arthritis, and various skin conditions. Fasting has also been shown to decrease the size of uterine fibroids and tumours.
Fasting is a great way to purify and clean the bloodstream. As we eat processed food and breathe contaminated air, our blood works overtime to deliver white blood cells, enzymes, and other radical fighting agents throughout our bodies. Blood also carries metabolic wastes from our cells for excretion, and as most are aware, blood transports oxygen as well.
Free radicals work much the same as rust on a car. When the body is overloaded with toxic waste, acne, diarrhea, boils, and bad breath are the result of the body’s attempt to push the toxins out. When a body is overloaded with toxins, it can result in conditions like cancer.
Once the blood has been cleansed, it can successfully carry oxygen and supporting nutrients to the body so that any damage caused by free radicals and other toxins can be repaired.