Fasting is a health practice as old as the world. It is widespread in all ancient cultures. Today, the health benefits of fasting have been scientifically demonstrated. But how to start? What precautions should you take to start your first fast? Follow us.

First understand fasting…

First you have to understand the young. What exactly happens in our body when we stop eating for a while? What you need to know is that the digestive task consumes a lot of energy.

When our body is freed from this task, it will redirect its energy towards what can be called maintenance tasks. The body will better eliminate toxins, the immune system will more easily detect diseased cells or tumors and destroy them in time, etc. Even if we feel some fatigue when we do not eat as usual, we must understand that the body has more energy to regenerate the body. The main thing is that the fast is done well. This is why it is very important to take the right approach.

Start gradually

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Drink a fruit juice – Source: spm

If you are starting your first fast, you must start gradually with a fruit juice fast for example.

In other words, not food solids (which require some digestive work), but only liquids.

The water brought by the fresh juices will stimulate even better the process of drainage and elimination of toxins, and you will keep some energy to move a little.

Indeed, it is very important to accompany the fast with appropriate physical activity. It can be swimming or walking, or just light gymnastic exercises at home.

Each person will choose the activity that suits their state of health, the objective is not performance but just to stimulate drainage.

It is also very advisable to practice fasting within a group, for example with an association which offers an organized framework for this. These are very pleasant experiences because all the members of the group follow the same regime eating ; there is therefore no frustration as in the case where you are going to start a fast alone, within your family who continues to eat normally. It is also important to consult your doctor to see if there are any special precautions to take depending on your state of health. But the most important thing is probably the intention…

The importance of intention

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Fasting and eating nothing – Source: spm

Intention refers to that inner decision that a person makes to achieve something. We can underestimate the importance of intention, but today millions of testimonies converge to teach us how much auto-suggestion and intention facilitate the achievement of all kinds of physical or mental performance. So, if you make the inner decision to start a fast next week, for example, you inform your cells and your organs.

We can say that you are preparing them to live this experience and to take full advantage of it. Cells pick up information from your thoughts, just as they pick up emotions and act on them. Don’t forget to express this intention before starting the fast.

Rotating crops, fasting the land?

Fasting simply consists of drastically reducing the food bolus, for a well-determined period, in order to let the natural intelligence of the intestinal microbiota, and therefore the whole body, do its thing.

The principle of rest and crop rotation is somewhat similar to that of fasting, in the sense that it is a question of resting the earth, letting the natural intelligence of the soil and its billions of micro-organisms take its course. , to regain balance and become fertile again. The policy of industrial force-feeding of the soil (using chemical fertilizers) reminds us of the force-feeding implemented by industry.

It would be enough to stop eating from time to time (title of the book by Bernard Clavière), to give way to the natural intelligence of our organism, to live longer and in better health. We find, in fact, fasting among the peoples who live the longest and especially without degenerative diseases.

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