Starvation - Benefits and Harms

Starvation - Benefits and Harms

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Fasting - is the refusal of food for a while. Starve possible for one day, 3-7 days, 20 days, etc. up to 48 days. Experts disagree over about the benefits and harms of long refusal of food. Regular short courses of fasting combined with properly chosen diet can dramatically improve your health. In contrast to the long-term starvation (48 days), the body is completely ready for a brief period of abstinence from food, especially in "critical" moments of life - for example, in the spring, when aggravated various chronic diseases.

Proper fasting

In order to starvation led to a benefit, you must strictly comply with the following conditions:

  • pre-consult with a dietitian or your doctor;
  • determine the goals of starvation (to lose weight, cleanse the body, cure, fasting, etc.)
  • prepare to starvation (light food before, cleansing enema, etc.);
  • correctly pick up starvation (duration, type, etc.);
  • on the day of fasting to drink 2-3 liters of clean water is not carbonated, after each glass putting under the tongue a little bit of salt;
  • properly to withdraw from starvation (the first time to eat moderately, to give the body to get used to the food, etc.).

Improper organization of starvation may appear excessive weakness, dizziness, nausea and even loss of consciousness, increased blood pressure, develops gastritis, cholecystitis and pancreatitis may occur negative changes in the kidneys, liver and intestines. Also, improper fasting can lead to mental disorders, nervous breakdowns, deterioration of the skin, hair and nails.

Starve you or not depends on many factors, such as the fact whether you have a chronic illness. After all, there are quite unambiguous contraindications to this procedure. Please note that it is forbidden to resort to therapeutic fasting the people suffering:

  • gallstones, diabetes, tuberculosis;
  • having purulent-inflammatory diseases, thrombosis, leukemia and cirrhosis;
  • pregnant women, nursing mothers and children.


Features of therapeutic fasting

If you're still decided on medical starvation and resort to it for the first time, then it should be carried out only under the supervision of a physician with extensive experience in this method of treatment.

As though not been good method of therapeutic fasting, it will not be able to completely clean too intoxicated the body and starvation lead to dangerous consequences. For quality of cleaning necessary to carry out several courses of fasting, each subsequent of which will be more effective than the previous one. Before you start a course of therapeutic fasting, you must first cleanse the body.

It is also recommended to perform breathing exercises, massage, bath. In addition, to the abandonment of food need to prepare morally. It is not recommended to start medical starvation during emotional stress and nervous stresses that rob the extra effort required to clean the body. During fasting is recommended to conduct an active way life, more to be outdoors, to secure a good rest and good sleep that will last at least 9 hours.

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