13 Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

13 Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Understanding  the benefits of intermittent fasting may help you get enthusiastic about giving it a try. Remember that intermittent fasting simply refers to the way you space your meals. You may already be doing the simplest fast, waiting 12 hours over night before you eat your next meal by finishing eating by 7 pm and waiting until 7 am to eat breakfast. You can review other varieties of intermittent fasting here: https://www.drjomd.com/2018/07/intermittent-fasting-to-improve-energy/

Intermittent Fasting Conserves Energy

Digestion uses a lot of energy. We have a fixed amount of energy production in our bodies. If that energy is constantly or very frequently being directed at digesting food, what’s left over to support the immune system, rebuild tissues and help you have fun? More about how digestion utilizes lots of energy: https://www.drjomd.com/2018/05/digestion-uses-a-lot-of-energy/

Intermittent Fasting Decreases Inflammation

Digestion also creates a lot of inflammation in your body which can lead to chronic pain and disability. When you give your body time off from processing food, it can clean up that inflammation. https://www.drjomd.com/2018/06/digestion-causes-inflammation/

Only Try Intermittent Fasting After You Start Eating Clean
It’s not wise to fast if you’re still eating inflammatory junk food. The body simply cannot take the garbage out fast enough to keep you feeling good. 

The Many Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

  1. Intermittent fasting rids body of old worn-out cells (autophagy). this autophagy process can help the body deal with viral pathogens and cancer cells
  2. Intermittent fasting activates your body’s stem cells so they can regenerate tissues as needed.
  3. Intermittent fasting stimulates the production of more mitochondria, the energy producing portion of cells. Voila more energy for you.
  4. Intermittent fasting may reduce blood pressure
  5. Intermittent fasting reduces blood sugar and blood fat levels
  6. Intermittent fasting stimulates production of new brain cells and protects against brain degenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
  7. Intermittent fasting helps obese folks lose body fat
  8. Intermittent fasting increases “growth hormone by as much as 1,300 percent in women and 2,000 percent in men, thereby promoting muscle development and vitality” Dr. Mercola
  9. Intermittent fasting can prevent, slow down or reverse the ravages of Type 2 Diabetes
  10. Intermittent fasting benefits the heart and blood vessels by preventing or reversing disease
  11. Intermittent fasting improves the immune function by controlling the inflammatory chemicals released by the immune system. this immune system modulation can help reduce moderate to severe allergies.
  12. Intermittent fasting improves pancreatic function. After all when you withhold food for awhile, the poor old over worked pancreas finally gets a rest from squirting out insulin all the time to keep your blood sugars from going too high.
  13. Intermittent fasting improves genetic repair mechanisms reducing a cancer cell’s ability grow explosively.

Wow that  long list of benefits from intermittent fasting looks  like it’s the cheapest way to good health. See if your mind can get wrapped around that and then ease into intermittent fasting.

Again, good articles to help you on the way to incorporating the benefits of intermittent fasting into your life:


Also check out Dr. Mercola’s articles:





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