The innate power of your natural immunity surpasses any artificial means. Engaging in fasting can unlock a remarkable regenerative potential, where a single 72-hour fast can breathe new life into up to one-third of your white blood cells, significantly enhancing their effectiveness. Embracing occasional extended fasting bestows a myriad of benefits: it diminishes blood clotting, dissolving arterial plaque and reabsorbing blood clots; it rapidly and dramatically reduces blood pressure; it reverses fibrosis and scarring, while lengthening telomeres, providing respite for lung fibrosis; and it amplifies nitric oxide production.
Moreover, fasting acts as a catalyst for phagocytosis, empowering your immune system to ingest harmful bacteria, plaques, and viruses while purging any unwelcome foreign substances. After a steadfast 72-hour or more fast, your body replenishes and rejuvenates a significant portion—up to one-third—of its immune bodies, revitalizing your entire defence system. The fasting process even elevates vitamin D plasma levels, which, in turn, augments autophagy.
Remarkably, fasting triggers the activation of anti-ageing Yamanaka factors, embodying its potential to combat conditions such as MS, Depression, BPD, Autism, and seizures. Furthermore, fasting fuels the regeneration of the thymus, a key player in suppressing aging and renewing the immune system.
Weight loss achieved through fasting demonstrates an extraordinary preservation of lean tissue—only 10% is lost compared to the typical 25% lost when following long-term caloric restrictions. The hunger hormone ghrelin diminishes during extended fasting while surging in response to traditional dieting.
Fasting acts as a balm for blood sugar and insulin levels, allowing white blood cells to maneuver freely throughout the body, dutifully performing their vital functions. Maintaining an optimal blood sugar level around 80, while curtailing glucose metabolism, weakens the influenza virus, as evidenced by clinical studies.
In a deeply fasted state, as the body shifts away from MTOR, the building blocks of cells necessary for organelle and protein production are subdued, rendering viruses incapable of replicating. Thus, fasting sets the stage for inhibiting viral proliferation.
Now, what interrupts a fast? Consuming protein or carbohydrates will undoubtedly disrupt a fast, although minuscule amounts may promptly reinstate ketosis. Most teas and herbs remain permissible, while caution must be exercised with supplements and medications, as they may either break ketosis directly or contain fillers that do. Consulting your physician about discontinuing certain medications during a fast is advisable, as several can pose risks.
Extended fasts spanning multiple days have no adverse impact on short-term female fertility and may even foster long-term fertility, particularly among women with PCOS. Fasting does not lower testosterone levels; rather, it elevates them upon breaking the fast, stimulating muscle development through increased insulin sensitivity.
Leptin, an immune-modulating hormone that safeguards the body against self-attack, becomes resistant in cases of obesity. However, fasting swiftly reduces leptin resistance and levels, allowing the immune system to resume its proper functioning. A mere day of fasting slashes leptin levels in half, reinstating the immune system’s efficiency.
Contrary to popular belief, the body predominantly relies on fat as its primary fuel source, except during brief periods of intense exercise. When ketones and glucose are equally available, the brain favors burning ketones at a ratio of approximately 2.5 to 1.
Fasting triggers the activation of the AMPK complex and prompts autophagy, a cellular process that promotes the recycling of foreign matter, eradicates viruses, and eliminates cancerous and senescent cells. The multifaceted benefits of AMPK extend to activating the body