Thursday, January 17, 2013

Physical Benefits of Fasting

Pouring water into a glass

     It's a new year and its the time of year that many of us clean out and organize our homes and our businesses and give ourselves the best possible advantage during the coming year. This time of the year is also a good time to clean out our bodies through fasting. Here are a few benefits of fasting. 

1.  It has healing properties
2.  It purifies the blood
3.  It removes from the body almost all poisons of 
4.  Fasting starves disease causing bacteria and viruses.
5.  It improves circulation, and removes plaque from the 
      blood stream
6.  The stomach and other organs get to take a vacation 
      during the duration of the fast.
7.  When a person is ill, fasting conserves energy. 
     When breaking down food, the body uses energy 
      that a sick person does not have available to use.
8.  Fasting is said to cure 99% of ailments.
9.  Fasting quickly heals minor diseases such as boils, 
     skin blemishes, indigestion, dyspepsia, constipation, 
     fever, anemia, and asthma. A major fasting increases 
     the body’s ability to fight off major diseases.
10. Fasting improves the mind’s ability for thinking, 
      studying, remembering and concentrating.
11. After the initial cleansing detox (10-15 days) the
      body becomes physically stronger
12. A headache during a fast proves that you needed the fast.
13. Fasting will rid the body of headaches caused from too much caffeine. (as long as you stop drinking 
      the caffeine.
14. By using a strict water fast, bad habits like alcohol use, tobacco use, and other addictive habits can 
      be overcome in as little as 3 days.
15. Fasting restores natural youth.
16. Fasting regularly can increase your lifespan by 20-40 years
17. Fasting removes tumors, ulcers, and goiters.
18. After 2 weeks on a fast, the bad breath of the early days of the fast becomes pure as a child’s 
19. The bad taste in your mouth goes away because of fasting.
20. Excess meat stored in the intestines is discharged and the intestines return to normal size.
21. Fasting gets rid of cravings for unhealthy processed foods.

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