dedicated to God – priests, nuns, monks, etc.
They undertake fasting in order to do penance and focus on God; it helps
them to live out their vocation to serve God. Fasting has come under close scrutiny from the
research doctors who are studying ‘brain damage and dementia’. Their study found that fasting is good for
our brain: It stops our brain from shrinkage and cures dementia. So, next time you go to a doctor complaining
about your brain health issues, he/she might very well recommend ‘fasting’.
risk of developing cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and several other diseases.
It just about tackles every disease that
originates from our vital organs.
advanced in those days, doctors had found the health-benefits of fasting and recommended
it along with their prescribed medicines.
We don’t know how the doctors in those days found out, but recent
research shows that fasting stimulates metabolic and hormonal changes in our
body, and this change corrects all the imbalances in our body that are
responsible for illnesses.
aging become less and less active, and over a period of time, these free
radicals weaken and their activities curtailed to a great extent.
says that when we drop our food intake dramatically, this stimulates a
protective process in our brain, similar to the benefit we get from exercising
everyday. Fasting and cutting down on calories,
especially animal calories are very, very beneficial. The more we reduce our calories, the longer we
cutting calories, Professor Mark selected a group of obese women and divided
them into two groups: One group received a diet of 1,500 calories and the other
were given 500 calories for two days, and was increased to 2000 calories for
the remaining days of the week. They –
both the groups – were made to eat healthy foods, but with less calories. The result, professor Mark said was
astounding. He found that both the group
of women lost about the same amount of weight and their risks of developing
cancer dropped dramatically. The
biomarkers that could trigger both weight gain and cancer dropped as the doctor
intake in our food will help to live a more healthy life. Adults who maintain a healthy diets and
lifestyles can live long and disease-free. However, the professor says and his team of
researchers has to undertake more experiments to study this more closely to
rule out any side effects.
the calories, essential vitamins, proteins and minerals on your own can lead to
osteoporosis, Infertility, and loss of weight.