Fasting for Women: Should Women Fast Differently Than Men?


Fasting has its challenges despite the numerous benefits it offers our health. Do you know that these challenges affect men and women differently? Some evidence suggests that women might be more susceptible to the negative effects of fasting. Mind you; no one is saying women are fragile – and all other whatnots. Funnily enough, women (mothers especially) love fasting while men dislike it. How come women are susceptible ones? Why is fasting challenging for women? According to research, most of the challenges women encounter on fasting are primarily hormonal. How so? Generally, both sexes have a hormone called Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GRH). This GRH regulates the activities of our reproductive organs. In women, GRH’s regulation functions are coordinated – and