I underwent a three-day fast to eliminate toxins from my body. Recently, I became unwell due to several factors. Since my body was in dire need of a detox, I decided to fast for three days. Fasting without food or water for the first 24 hours can be challenging; however, things become more manageable.
Within 24 hours, my energy levels significantly increased to the extent that I could write three pieces of journalism. This is my fourth article. As far as my mental state is concerned, I felt more alert and focused. The brain fog had disappeared and my concentration has improved.
The practice of fasting is not new to me, but some people are unfamiliar with it. It should be noted. However, fasting and detoxing have been practised for centuries.
Fasting was first practised in the 5th century by Hippocrates, the “father of medicine.” Hippocrates recommended food abstinence to patients who exhibited certain health conditions during this period.
Throughout history, religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism have practiced fasting.
What is Fasting?
The practice of fasting involves abstaining from food and drink for a specified period of time.
What Are The Benefits of Fasting?
The results for me were immediate and my body felt like it was detoxifying. Despite the fact that fasting for three days without food may seem extreme, it is not unheard of. Since my body needed rest, I did not exercise. Resting was a very enjoyable experience for me.
During short periods, intermittent fasting, water fasting, and dry fasting can help to increase the immune system’s strength.
What is Intermittent Fasting?
The intermittent fasting technique involves avoiding or consuming very little food for a period of time.
Several studies have demonstrated the benefits of intermittent fasting.
What is Water Fasting?
During water fasting, food consumption is completely abstained except for pure water.
Water fasting has not been extensively studied, but some believe it might not be safe for long periods of time.
What is Dry Fasting?
A dry fast can be performed with any intermittent fasting method by not drinking or taking fluids during the fast.
Health experts have warned against dry fasting as they claim it is not safe that the body can become dehydrated.
Being a Muslim, fasting is an integral part of my life. I fast during the month of Ramadan.
During Ramadan, Muslims abstain from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset for 30 days. Ramadan is often confused with fasting for the entire month.. That would be a challenging and an impossible task.
Fasting is beneficial from time to time, as the human body requires detoxification. The body’s natural detoxification process can be enhanced if you develop healthy fasting habits. Staying hydrated, eating a healthy diet, and exercising appropriately are all healthy habits.
The purpose of detoxing is to remove toxins from the body. Detoxes are beneficial to the healing process. A full body detox varies, but it may include
- Following a specific diet
- Taking vitamins and supplements
- Drinking more water
- Using colonic irrigation and enemas as a treatment
Prior to fasting, you should consult with your doctor since fasting for an extended period is not considered safe without medical supervision.