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drink for a period of time.
Several metabolic adjust-
ments occur during fasting,
consequently fasting is used
to perform various diagnos-
tic tests. Just this statement
alone defines fasting not
just as a cultural or reli-
gious ritual, thus it does
not harm anyone if it is
performed properly. In
addition to this, pro-
longed fasting is noted
down as a therapy for
various conditions by
countless physicians
throughout history, from
the ancient to the mod-
ern world.
The principle of fasting is
quite simple: when the in-
take of food is stopped
temporarily many sys-
tems in our body are
given a "break" from per-
forming their duties. This
"break" or pause, allows an
opportunity to restore and
heal our bodies as well as
burning stored calories
helping to get rid of toxins.
One of the most vulnerable
parts in our body is the di-
gestive tract, since it is ex-
posed to various types of
bacteria, viruses, parasites
and toxins.This system re-
quires much of the immune
system support of our body.
When the food is broken
down in our intestines it
travels in the blood to our
liver, which is the largest
organ that performs our de-
toxification naturally. The