Healthy Eating Tip #9

Practice Intermittent Fasting

Nature speaks to the idea that there is an ebb and flow to all creation. The sun rises; the sun sets. The seasons come; the seasons go. The tide comes in; the tide goes out. The waves crash on the shore; they gently recede.

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Our bodies are made to embrace this same type of ebb and flow. We are to push into stress, and then pull back. Intermittent fasting fits very nicely into this model. There’s a time for plenty, and a time for fasting.

In This Post:

  • Why intermittent fasting packs a lot of bang for the health-building buck
  • How to get started with regular fasting…

Intermittent Fasting For The Spirit

How Intermittent Fasting can Enhance Connectedness to God

Intermittent fasting has the power to benefit us physically, mentally and emotionally. Those benefits go deep and wide. However, the spiritual benefits are by far, the best part of intermittent fasting.

This is the last post in this series and we’ve truly saved the best for last.

Intermittent Fasting For The Spirit

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Throughout the bible, we see people humbling themselves before God by fasting. This is true for the Jewish nation in the Old Testament, as well as the New Testament Christians.

For centuries, fasting has been an ordinary part of the lives of people who walk with God. If you’re a follower of Jesus as I am. And you believe in holistic health, then intermittent fasting should become a regular part of your routine.

Inside This Post You’ll Learn:

  • Why spiritual fasting is a “healthy” activity
  • How to build intimacy with God through fasting
  • Why prayer and fasting are powerful together
  • How spiritual fasting can sustain and prepare us…..

Intermittent Fasting For The Soul

How Intermittent Fasting Can Help With Your Thoughts

Nutrition is important. We are what we eat. However, we’re also products of what’s taking place in our minds. Our thoughts are important as well.

In this series on intermittent fasting, we’ve focused on the physical benefits up to this point. We’re going to shift gears a little bit with this post and talk about how intermittent fasting can benefit our souls or our mental / emotional health.

Intermittent Fasting for the Soul

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Inside This Post You’ll Learn How Intermittent Fasting Can:

  1. Improve your mental function and clarity of thought
  2. Improve your mood and sense of well being
  3. Relieve Depression
  4. Help you with junk-food cravings….

Intermittent Fasting For Graceful Aging

Graceful Aging Without Hormone Replacement Therapy

Intermittent fasting will not only add years to your life, but life to your years.  Many important bio-markers associated with aging, are significantly reduced through intermittent fasting. (1)

Intermittent Fasting for Graceful Aging

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The universal, age-old pursuit, is the fountain of youth. In 1513 Ponce De Leon landed in St. Augustine Florida in pursuit of it. Of course, he didn’t find what he was looking for. However, if ever there was an actual fountain of youth, it would have to be intermittent fasting.

In This Post You’ll Learn How Intermittent Fasting Can:

  • Reduce oxidative stress (a key factor in aging)
  • Increase human growth hormone levels (the “youth” hormone)
  • Enhance cellular detoxification
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer…..

Intermittent Fasting For Immune Function

How Abstaining from Food Now and Then Improves Immune

As we enter another cold and flu season, proper immune function is a hot topic. The debate over the safety, and effectiveness of vaccines continues.

See my post: “4 Reason To Avoid The Flu Shot” I would like my readers to be aware of the amazing benefits, intermittent fasting has on immune function.

Intermittent fasting for Immune function

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There’s an interesting paradox when it comes to Intermittent fasting for improved immune. It’s interesting because, during a fast, immune cell (leucocyte) count goes down, pointing to weakened immune.

However, after the fast is over, immune cells come on strong. In fact, the entire immune system is rejuvenated. (1) These findings tell us to be smart about fasting, and not overdo activity and/or exposure during a fast. However, we can expect our immune systems to be far better, as a result.

In This Post You’ll learn:

  • Some really encouraging news from animal, and human studies
  • The remarkable benefits of intermittent fasting for chemotherapy patients
  • How intermittent fasting turbo-charges your immune system and more….

Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss

How to Turn Your Body Into a Fat Burning Machine

Intermittent fasting is getting a lot of attention these days. The scientific research is pouring in. One of the many benefits to intermittent fasting, is effective weight loss.

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The health benefits to intermittent fasting are numerous. This is the first in a series I’m putting together on intermittent fasting.

When it comes to lifestyle changes that can improve your health, there is no better return on your investment than intermittent fasting. You get a lot of bang for your buck. Here, we’re focused on weight loss.

In This Post You’ll Learn:

  • What exactly is intermittent fasting
  • How to turn your body into a fat burning machine
  • Why intermittent fasting is better than calorie restriction diets
  • What beneficial hormone changes take place during a fast
  • The different ways to implement intermittent fasting into your routine
  • Best practice guidelines for intermittent fasting