Intermittent fasting a beautiful tool against cancer
Let’s understand how intermittent fasting (IF) is going to self regenerate the most important system of the body ie. Gastro-Intestinal System.
Best way to do intermittent fast is to do dry fast or water fast for 18/6 0r 16/8 to begin with, in a day and keep a window of 6-8 hours to eat.
After 16 hours of fasting, the real magic begins. GI Tract gets in autophagy meaning starts to eat up the damaged cells and cellular debris.
Isn’t it an amazing way to detox!
Following are the benefits one achieved with intermittent fasting:
Balances blood sugar
Reverses Insulin resistance and therefore reverses diabetes
Heals leaky gut
Autophagy sets in which is like a natural cellular cleanse
It releases ketones (which are the end products of fat digestion) into the bloodstream. These are real fuel to the brain function and therefore help improve, memory, focus, attention span, and prevent all kind of neurodegenerative diseases.
Intermittent fasting combined with a Keto diet brings the most amazing and real benefits to our body.
It helps prevent and treat cancer, autophagy which sets in after 16 hours begins to eat up cancer cells!
It Boosts the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which stimulates the creation of new brain cells and triggers brain chemicals that protect against brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
IF Increases growth hormone production, levels of growth hormone usually dip as we age and IF promotes muscle development and vitality.
Enhances weight-loss and improves metabolism, Increases levels of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, which helps the body break down fat to be used as fuel and boosts the metabolism.
Stem cells are activated to regenerate dead and abnormal cells.
Reduces inflammation in the body, therefore, improves entire body function.
Regenerates mitochondria and therefore strengthens, heart, and entire muscular system.
Regenerates pancreas and entire digestive system.
These are just a few benefits of fasting, there are many more, generally speaking, our race is eating much more than we should and we are constantly burdening our digestive system.
with thoughtless invent of a variety of food choices, which do not look into the health benefits and only strive to attract people with their taste and addiction!
Its time we relook at what we out in our mouth and what time of the day!
Dr. Kalpana Shekhawat M.D.
Functional Medicine Specialist