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posted on May, 7 2011 @ 07:28 PM
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opinions and links appreciated.
i was blown away today when a friend told me he was halfway through his month long 'juice fast'.
how healthy could this really be?
he swears by it.
i do 5 days or so 2 or 3 times a year.as preparation for sweat ceremonies.
otherwise i skip breakfast too often.




posted on May, 7 2011 @ 07:34 PM
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Fasting is good for your spirit, but bad for your body.



posted on May, 7 2011 @ 07:47 PM
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yeah it amazing ive been doing it 5 days lost 15lbs, feel fantastic you should check out the dvd "fat sick and nearly dead"



posted on May, 7 2011 @ 07:53 PM
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i believe there are benefits.
the one you mentioned is interesting.
don't let me bum you out, but most of that is the stuff that has been stuck in your innards for quite a while.
once you hit the 'energy' point.
basically, you don't feel like your lagging anymore and receive a burst of energy.
then you start actually begin losing weight.
others may explain better or claim me wrong.



posted on May, 7 2011 @ 07:54 PM
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Starving yourself is stupid and lazy.
You can lose weight with a good diet and exercise.



posted on May, 7 2011 @ 08:00 PM
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Originally posted by PoopDawg
reply to post by truthseeker10
 

Starving yourself is stupid and lazy.
You can lose weight with a good diet and exercise.


obviously, your flaunting your handle as if it was a phd.


thanx mods.
health and wellness, who knew there was such a forum?



posted on May, 7 2011 @ 08:03 PM
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Its common sense.



posted on May, 7 2011 @ 10:39 PM
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Those of you that have fasted, how did that effect your body?
Muscle mass or stamina?
I would like to know your experiences.
In Dec. last year I couldn't eat for twelve days, lost weight but not in a good way.
Lost alot of muscle and was very weak.
What about you?



posted on May, 7 2011 @ 11:03 PM
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I haven't had breakfast in a long time. I don't fast per-say, but I definitely do not eat often. What it seems to have done is simply made my metabolism more efficient. My body learns to use what it has and doesn't make me hungry as much. Even my cravings make more sense. My body tells me it wants meat when it needs protein and it tells me it needs energy when I get a sweet tooth (often for fruits or the small candy-bar). It's probably just the low daily calorie content of my meals that makes me stay thin.



posted on May, 7 2011 @ 11:42 PM
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at this point in time, fasting is a stupid thing to do...with hyperinflation on the horizon and food prices skyrocketing, the smart thing to do would be trying to gain a little weight, so when tshtf you will have a little reserves to use up when times are tight



posted on May, 8 2011 @ 03:28 PM
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Intermittent fasting is extremely healthy and the research lately is confirming it. Weekly fasts of a day or two in duration will improve insulin sensitivity. If you think about it, our ancestors fasted quite frequently because of the inconsistent supply of food.

So, fasting is evolutionary. It's something we've been doing since the beginning of man.

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Numerous animal and human studies done over the past 15 years suggest that periodic fasting can have dramatic results not only in areas of weight (fat) loss, but in overall health and longevity as well. A recent article in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition gives a great overview of these benefits which include decreases in blood pressure, reduction in oxidative damage to lipids, protein and DNA, improvement in insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake, as well as decreases in fat mass.

Beyond insulin sensitivity, it appears that caloric restriction and intermittent fasting may “turn on” certain genes that repair specific tissues that would not otherwise be repaired in times of surplus. One could surmise that this adaptation serves to allow certain cells to live longer (as repaired cells) during famine since it’s energetically less expensive to repair a cell than to divide and create a new one. That might help explain some of the extended longevity seen in animal studies using caloric restriction and/or intermittent fasting (read about here, here, and here). Intermittent fasting has also been shown to reduce spontaneous cancers in animal studies, which could be due to a decrease in oxidative damage or an increase in immune response.



Interestingly, intermittnet fasting has almost identicle results in longevity studies as does caloric restriction. And it's very obvious that fasting is much healthier than daily caloric restriction.



posted on May, 8 2011 @ 04:00 PM
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I have tried fasting periodically but find that my energy level starts to seriously start dropping after a couple of days. What are some of you doing to maintain energy during your times of fasting?

Nonetheless, it does seem to have a cleansing an purifying effect.




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