Cleansing the body and ridding it of toxins is a way to improve the body’s functions. With many different natural healing approaches, fasting is one with many benefits.
Some may say that fasting starves the body and that rest between meals as well as sleep gives the digestive system enough rest, however, others disagree.
The Health Benefits of Fasting
Many have practiced fasting for centuries, whether it be for religious or therapeutic reasons. Fasting is retaining from all substances, aside from water, for some time. Many may embark on a one to three days fast on their own. However, anything longer should be monitored under the close supervision of a healthcare professional.
Benefits associated with fasting include:
- It provides the digestive system with a rest from its daily activities, just as we need to take a vacation from our jobs.
- Cleanses the body by eliminating harmful toxins.
- Allows the body a period of rest for meditation and spiritual development.
- Introduces a period of transition (i.e., weight loss, overcoming addictions, shift from meat-eating to a vegetarian diet, etc.) to the body to gear up for it.
Fasting Is Not Ideal For Everyone
Those who may be pregnant or nursing should avoid these types of programs as this can be harmful to the woman as well as the baby. Those who are also suffering from a life-threatening illness such as cancer or liver disease or those on certain medications should also check with their doctor before beginning a fasting regime.
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If fasting is something that you are thinking about trying, contact our Atlanta chiropractors today for more information on how this can help cleanse the body and rid toxins. To schedule a consultation, dial (404) 889-8828.