What Happens when I Fast
The body is a remarkable machine that possesses an amazing self-healing power; all it needs is a little help from you! Engaging in a detox program is a life-changing experience. It enables your body to regenerate, rejuvenate and start over. Understanding fasting is a precious tool that one should have before starting a cleanse. Here is what happens physiologically during a fast.
On the first day of fasting, the body burns stored sugar for energy. Those reserves will not last very long, since we only store about 100 g of glucose as glycogen in the liver, which will be depleted in the first 18 to 24 hours. The body will start using muscle tissue in order to make glucose from amino acids. This will also end shortly because it would be a bad idea for the body to eat up all the muscles in order to survive (the heart is a muscle!)
Glycerol will then be produced from adipose tissue, but not sufficiently to meet the body’s needs. Note that the brain absolutely needs to receive glucose continuously to function. On the third day, the body will maximize the breakdown of fats and the liver will start producing ketones to supply the energy for the central nervous system. This is a natural survival mechanism called ketosis or protein sparing. Weight Loss can be impressive, but different from one person to another.
During this process, blood levels of cholesterol and uric acid tend to increase. This is because the body it stirring up stored toxic waste materials and expelling them into the bloodstream to be eliminated from the body. This can provoke symptoms like headache, fatigue, nausea and dizziness, similar to a hangover. Some people will experience skin rashes, muscle pain and joint aches. This is all part of the process of detoxification. While this is happening, the organs receive more oxygen, the tissues purify themselves, blood vessels soften and begin to let go of cholesterol plaque, the blood pressure drops and the intestinal walls loosen up and let go of mucoid plaque. While the digestive system is able to rest, the rest of the body can heal. Calcification is reduced, inflammation disappears and pain finally leaves the body.
Are there any Risks?
Fasting is Safe !!! When following our 7 Day Detox Program , the healing process is assisted by the addition of herbal supplements, to nourish your body, and to support the natural process of detoxification. It is not a water fast. There is no need for supervision, as long as you listen to your body. When symptoms of detoxification appear, do not be alarmed. Use this time to rest and let your body do what he does best: healing. We encourage you to add up to four green vegetable juices per day, in order to have more energy.
Both water fast and juice fast are effective methods of healing. Of course, the detox process is quicker with a water fast, because your digestive system is resting completely. This allows the body to focus all the energy towards cleansing and repairing. With a juice fast, the body still uses a little bit of energy to digest, focusing less on detoxification. Although the healing power is not at its maximum, detoxing with the help of herbs and juices is still very efficient and much easier.
Another difference is that more fat is burned during a water fast. The less juice you drink during your detox program, the more your body will rely on fat reserves for energy. Like we mentioned above, this mechanism occurs within the first 1-3 days during a water fast. This also happens in a juice fast, but at a slower pace.
If a person has a history of chemotherapy, water fasting might be too intense and could cause kidney damage. Our detox program with juices followed with a whole food plant-based diet may be the best option.
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