My friend said that if you fast for say two weeks or thirty days, it will really improve the health of your body. He said it includes the flushing out the toxins in your fat of the body, improving the senses, increasing immune system, etc.
First, I had to define fasting:
According to Registered Dietitian Gail Sommerfeld of Loyola University and Peter Vash, M.D., Medical Director of Lindora (Calif.) Medical Clinic and past president of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, a fast means no food whatsoever and no liquid except water. And if it is for less than 24 hours it isn't a fast, it's skipped meals.
I looked fasting up:
According to The Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fourth Edition:
“Fasting is recommended for any illness, as it gives the body the rest it needs to recover. Acute illnesses, colon disorders, allergies, and respiratory diseases are most responsive to fasting, while chronic degenerative diseases are least responsive. By relieving the body of the work of digesting foods, fasting permits the system to rid itself of toxins while
Fasting and Weight Loss
If you weed through all the controversy, you'll find that most medical experts agree on one thing: fasting is not a healthy weight loss tool
So, is fasting really healthy, as my friend said it is, or is there medical evidence disproving it?