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.[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Juice Fasting”]Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva[/featured-image]
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.
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.[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Intermittent Fasting For The Spirit”]Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva[/featured-image]
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.
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.[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Intermittent Fasting for the Soul”]Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva[/featured-image]
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)[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Intermittent Fasting for Graceful Aging”]Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva[/featured-image]
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.
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.[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”Intermittent fasting for Immune function”]Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva[/featured-image] [vimeo id=”146464014″]
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.
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.[featured-image single_newwindow=”false” alt=”intermittent fasting for weight loss” title=”Image from Dollar Photo Club Created in Canva”]
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.