Fasting. Is it safe?

The concept of fasting, while not new at all, has taken front and center stage once again. This is likely due to the wonderful work of Dr. Jason Fung MD. In his books The Obesity Code and The Diabetes Code, he outlines very carefully and very scientifically the benefits from what he calls intermittent fasting. He proves conclusively that controlled intermittent fasting cannot only accelerate weight loss when combined with a low carbohydrate diet program, but also is highly beneficial for type II diabetics that are being managed by lifestyle and/or lifestyle and Metformin only. We must keep in mind that when considering intermittent fasting the potential for producing a situation that could result in the production of starvation hormones by the body becomes very real. For this reason, here at our research center we always recommend that our weight management clients use a full-spectrum dietary supplement on a daily basis.

There are at least 100 and possibly more nutrients that are needed for optimal health and wellness and according to the National Institutes of Health, most of us are at least 50% deficient in the optimal level of these nutrients. When considering a full-spectrum supplement you will want to choose one that provides the minimum of 100 nutrients, which includes vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, antioxidants, fatty acids, and phytonutrients. The best full-spectrum vitamins might possibly be in liquid form. Liquid vitamins have the additional benefit of potentially increased absorption, which can be helpful especially in individuals over the age of 50. So, we return to our question is fasting safe? The answer is yes, if you do it right. Keeping in mind that too much of a good thing is rarely beneficial, this would also apply to fasting, meaning that if 24 or 36 hour fasting is beneficial, longer may not necessarily be better. We have used intermittent fasting at our research center on thousands of clients over the many years and have found it to be beneficial and effective, a great tool in addition to a low carbohydrate dietary program. Check back next week for more information about The Best Weight Management System.