Health reset-fast. Has anyone wondered how long a person can live without oxygen, water or food? Of course this is a very individual question. Depends on your current health status, comorbidities, and the conditions in which you will have to face these limitations. For oxygen, water or food, the so-called triple principle is used. She says a person can live up to 3 minutes without oxygen, up to 3 days without water, 3 weeks without food.
Fast or not?
Each of us knows that in order for the body to function properly, it needs nutrition. Restoring homeostasis, that is, the biological balance of the body, by maintaining a qualitatively and quantitatively correct diet and at the same time regular cleansing of toxins is extremely important.
Fasting, that is, voluntary fasting or limiting the consumption of certain types of products for a certain period of time-a therapeutic method known for many years. Fasting was already known by physicians in China, Tibet, Persia, Babylon, Greece, or Rome. The famous father of medicine Hippocrates did not give anything to the patient before eating, until the first symptoms of improved health appeared. And the Roman physician – Galen said that periodic abstinence from food evenly cleanses the whole body.
In addition to religious, ethical and spiritual aspects, it is fasting that can be healthful. There are several types of fasting, for example, full (only water), incomplete (juices, for example, jarzynowe or only consumption of vegetables and fruits), about bread and water, short-term fasting (1-3-7 days) and long-term fasting (1-6 weeks).
Each of the fasts has the task of delivering significantly fewer calories to the body. And also cause a break in the diet. In this mode, many processes will be started, which should eliminate accumulated deposits, restore and restore health.
Scientific studies have shown that fasting increases the secretion of somatotropic hormone that activates glucagon and camp nucleotide. This ratio neutralizing mediatory inflammatory diseases, as well as sealing the mucous membrane and supplying energy to the cells in their work. Periodically, a one-day hunger strike (ADF-alternate day fasting) in addition to the properties of cleansing, rejuvenating, can also have therapeutic properties. Studies show that repeated one-day fasting reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Similar studies have shown that ADF also has a beneficial effect on the rolling process of cancer.
The message can be compared to restarting the computer. In the case of its load, therefore, it starts to run slower, less efficiently, gets stuck and eventually freezes. No recovery program, antivirus helps and there is nothing we can do. Therefore, it is necessary to restore the equipment to the so-called initial parameters. We do a reset and restore the original settings so that the computer can work normally. In the case of the body, when something is wrong, you should go to the doctor. No doubt about it. Fasting, regardless of religion and religious views is subject to the laws of nature. Always works as it should. During the fast, you should exclude from your diet such products as:
- white bread,
- candy, cakes, ice cream, waffles,
- drinks, sweetened and carbonated,
It is worth remembering that…
Hunger strikes can be dangerous. Complete fasting should not last longer than one day. Prolonged fasting for more than a week increases the burning of amino acids, which occur due to the breakdown of blood proteins and muscle tissue. There is a risk of hypoglycemia, which is very responsive to our brain. During too long fasting, part of the muscle tissue is lost, and there is also a risk of thyroid, cardiovascular and sudden changes in blood pressure. Adverse with prolonged fasting can be a deficiency of vitamins and minerals, as well as a violation of the electrolyte balance of the body. There is a release of intestinal peristalsis. Fasting for too long can be dangerous to health and even life.
So, in conclusion…
Fasting should be decided by healthy people. In no case should it be used by pregnant and lactating women, malnourished, diabetic patients, renal failure, the elderly, children or adolescents.
And according to the Roman thinker Decius Junius Juvenalis: “the gods we ask only common sense in a healthy body – – everything must happen with the head and common sense.
The purpose of fasting and limiting certain food groups should not be the loss of extra pounds. Because it is not an effective method and does not give a lasting and proper weight loss. Dramatically reducing the calories supplied in your diet is the least effective method in weight loss. The body, for which we supply energy from food, slows down metabolic processes and begins to store energy in the form of adipose tissue.
Properly planned fasting should cleanse the body of toxins, cause biological renewal and recovery, and at the same time lead to better health. Fasting should not only be related to the lack of food intake. Rather, it should limit the consumption of certain foods for a certain period of time.
However, this is our daily, rational lifestyle, diet, lack of stimulants, daily exercise (even a walk!) should be about our health. No question: fast strictly or not.