I haven’t eaten any food in four days and I feel incredible!
For the past four days, I have been coaching patients through a four day fast. Each of them is going at their own pace, doing their own version, and all of them are experiencing great results.
The first question many of you ask when you hear me talk about fasting is WHY?
If food is medicine, then what is fasting?
The first thing to understand is that your body was born with an internal repair system. This system will fight infections, kill cancer cells, and repair injured organs, tissues, and cells.
Our bodies WERE NOT designed to eat six meals a day. I know that is the opposite of what you’ve been taught but all you have to do is look at the uptick in chronic disease and obesity to know that something we’re doing is not working for our health.
Our bodies WERE designed to go through feast and famine cycles. Most of you have the feast part down but are missing out on the famine cycle.
This where fasting comes in.
So how do you know if fasting is right for you? And which type of fasting is best?
I recommend fasting when patients feel stuck with their health. They are eating right, exercising, taking supplements, getting adjusted and they still don’t feel well. That’s when you need to look at a fasting.
It’s also a powerful tool for preventing or fighting cancer.
According to a study done out of the University of Southern California, your whole immune system will regenerate with a three day fast. At three days, your body starts producing stem cells. Stem cells are the repair cells of the body.
Stem cells have been reported to be the cure for many diseases including Alzheimer’s, heart disease, joint arthritis, and even cancer. The California Stem Cell Agency reports that there is “no limit to the types of diseases that could be treated with stem cell research.”
And you can make these suckers all by yourself… just by fasting!
How do you fast? And which fast is best for you?
There are four types of fasting that I recommend to my patients. I look at fasting like a muscle you need exercise, so start with the first one and master that. Then move to the next one. Here are the four phases of fasting that I coach my patients through:
- Intermittent Fasting (13-15 hours without food)
- Dinner-to-Dinner Fast (24 hours without food)
- 4-Day Bone Broth Fast
- 4-Day Water Fast
Watch this Facebook Live to learn more about these different fasts.