The dangerous effects of fasting on cancer or any other serious illness ... including weight loss

Fasting is becoming fashionable, far from religious tradition, but to lose weight or cure diseases as serious as cancer. And every time, without any evidence of long-term effectiveness for weight loss and even dreaded side effects in the treatment of chronic diseases.

Fasting is not a scoop for the body; it is even a situation that the human unfortunately knows too well. This is not theoretically a drama and we can even think that in a world where for fifty years, opulence is fashionable, the body does not say no. This is what gave birth to what is called the "detox" diet. Why not, and for a very short time.

This becomes more worrying when some gurus of "other medicines" make a radical cure for diseases as serious as cancer. In the name of the theory of depriving the cancer cell of fuel to prevent its crazy growth. No study has come to prove this theory. It is all the more serious to pretend without verifying that they are often people abandoned by traditional medicine because of the severity of their disease. One can understand the desire to try a last chance treatment. Not when, like fasting, it diminishes the forces and devours the muscles.

When it comes to fasting, from theory to practice, there is always a chasm ...

The theory

The body has the ability to adapt to food shortage for forty days, drawing on its energy reserves. Fasting, it actually starts 6 hours after the last meal, during which the body consumes all the energy it has just swallowed. Logic ... Then finding nothing, he will draw on the reserves. This is what interests the "worldly fasting": the liver is the organ that contains the most sugar; the basic element of energy in the body.

About sixteen hours after the last meal, the liver is exhausted. The body then begins to draw in fat. Again, the "wrapped" are happy! No more than two to three days, because after, the process accelerates ... and the brain - which, we must know, is the largest consumer of energy in our body - gives the order to consume ... our muscles! He is even able to tap into the bone matrix!

An adult of normal body size has about 15 kilograms of fat reserves. This theoretically allows to stay without eating forty days. A condition of drinking! Beyond, the body ends up being "eaten". And comes death ...

In practice

So fervent advocates of fasting can reasonably believe that a short week is not a big deal. However, beyond 2 days, medicine is not favorable.

For another reason, related to the incredible adaptability of our brain and its memory of the weight of the history of the man ....

We are, in fact, the survivors of prehistoric famines, and in a few hundred generations, our brain, our cells, have imagined very sophisticated scenarios to enable us to survive. These emergency procedures are printed in our DNA, this intimate barcode, plan of construction of each body. Famine, the body knows well ...

A situation not completely controlled, because the brain is very fast pay the addition, when returning from a normal diet, which is always the rule. In response, our body rebuilds the stocks, beyond need, to be ready in case a new stupid decision is made by the owner of the body! This is the explanation of the phenomenon of "yoyo". We lose a little ... We resume a lot! So, to lose weight, eat wisely ...

And in case of serious illness, do not give in to the temptation of this practice.

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