Fasting has been known to help alleviate and reverse many chronic health conditions, such as inflammation, Type-2 diabetes, and hypertension.
However, fasting may not be right for everybody right away.
Before you start any fasting protocol, consult your doctor. If you have any health issues that you think may be aggravated by fasting, be sure to discuss them with your doctor as well. And feel free to bring this book to your next visit and discuss the various fasting options with your doctor, so that he or she can also help you to decide if fasting is right for you, and if so, which fasting course is the best fit for you.
The following lists different categories of people and whether fasting may or may not be right for them:
- Healthy adults: All healthy adults should engage in some sort of fast from time to There is no reason not to, and fasting may be the very thing that keeps them healthy.
- Children: Most children, up to the age of 18, don’t need to Although most children shouldn’t eat as frequently as they do, they need not engage in prolonged bouts of fasting. Children are growing and need sound nutrition to do so.
The exception to this rule is overweight children. The first step in reversing childhood obesity shouldn’t be fasting, but instead restructuring their diet. Get the child eating healthily first, removing all sugar and junk food. After a child is eating healthily, you’ll likely find it unnecessary to also have him or her fast. But, as always, if you’re under the age of 18 or have a child who you believe might benefit from fasting, consult with your doctor first.
- People with Type-2 Diabetes: Fasting has been used for ages as a means to help reverse Type-2 diabetes, and the research on its effectiveness to do so is astonishing. However, if you have Type-2 diabetes, you must absolutely consult with your doctor before engaging in any sort of fast- ing protocol.
- Immunosuppressed individuals: Any individual who is immunosuppressed, such as someone with HIV/AIDS, cancer, lupus, or anything similar, must consult with his or her doctor before engaging in any sort of fasting protocol.
- Pregnant women: Studies on the effects of fasting on pregnant women during Ramadan have indicated no negative effects on mother or But just like any other special circumstance, if you’re pregnant and want to fast, you must first garner your doctor’s approval.
- High-level athletes: High level athletes too can benefit from Fasting helps to enhance recovery and improve nutrient uptake efficiency, which makes the muscle building and strength gaining processes easier. But a high level athlete must judiciously apply fasting. Don’t fast on game days or before any other circumstance where you require a substantial amount of gas in the tank.
- People with eating disorders: People with eating disorders should consult with a Although fasting is very healthful, it won’t cure the underlying emotional disorder as related to food.
- Vegans or vegetarians: Fasting can be implemented with nearly any form of diet or It’s particularly suitable for vegans and vegetarians as well.