"The best of all medicines is resting and fasting." — Benjamin Franklin There is no shortage of smutty clickbait smut out there with titles like "The #1 Secret the Medical Industry Doesn't Want You to Know." Most of what it’s pushing is pseudoscientific trash for a quick buck that won't really do anything but add digits to the proprietor’s bank account.
Dr. Jason Fung, a nephrologist who wrote "The Obesity Code", and Dr. Ken Berry, a family physician who wrote "Lies My Doctor Told Me", among many others, are huge fans of fasting. I am too. Living on ketones is wonderful. The benefits of fasting are amazing. I've got to do this again, too!
Have been doing intermittent fasting for a few years now. I find it easy now. Haven’t done a long fast since my 30’s, but you gave inspired me to give it a go. Thx
The dirty little secret of the medical professionals these days is that they "treat you" instead of "cure you." If they cure you then you won't have to keep coming back for office visits at great expense. Get it, suckers?
Old Siamese saying, Man who can fast in Thailand can fast anywhere. It's the Mt Everest of food temptation.
When I was in my mid 20's I would unintentionally fast over the weekends due to my living arrangement. I was living on the street and hitting the weekday happy hour free feeds at the local drinking establishments. I didn't think anything of it, but did notice that after a couple of days the hunger pangs subsided.
I've also spent years doing a lot of coastal cruising, but occasionally would find myself broke down out in the middle of nowhere. The last time this happened, it was three weeks before I had a solid meal. I lost over 40 lbs. and wasn't prepared for what happened once I resumed eating again. As soon as I was back on dry land again, I hit the local grocery store and proceeded to bbq a steak, a dozen or so chicken legs, thighs, etc. A better part of the next day was spent attempting to shit two peach pits into the toilet.
I am actually planning a fast tomorrow. I heard that you have to go at least 48 hours for any type of health or spiritual benefit. Is this correct?