FASTING – NOTES

  • while you fast there is no lack of nutrients
  • you can observe a decrease of vitamin C and others but these losses are not critical
  • 10000 patients in this russian institute – they came to cure from astham, high blood pressure, allergies  etc.
  • 2/3 of them had their symptoms disappear after 1 or a more fasts
  • the hardest is not the hunger – the sensations disappear after 3 days
  • the challenging part is the acidosis crisis – the body detoxifies – weakness, headaches or dizziness
  • that’s the price to pay for this radical change – the body learns to tap in its reserves
  • after that it goes better – the body clears up – and everything gets better
  • the arrival of this crisis is an essential aspect of healing
  • When you change eating patterns, acidity in the blood rises
  • during that crisis, patients can have very strong pains, like with headaches
  • It doesn’t last more than 36 hours
  • This crisis is the result of a big change in the body
  • The body has to feed by itself
  • The body has 3 sources of fuel – sugars, fat and proteins
  • When you fast after 1 day, you run out of sugars (glucose)
  • How does the body adapt after that?
  • It will start creating glucose from proteins (muscles) and will as well  tap into the fats to create a substitute of glucose (corsetonic)
  • These corsetonics will mainly feed the brain
  • this tranformation happens in the liver (transformation factory of the body)
  • when humans fast their levels of serotonin increases – this is why the feelings of peace, happiness and relaxation might be triggered when one fasts (at least after the 3 initial days once the body adapts and the detox stage is over)
  • for penguins, the males enter in fasting mode for months while protecting the eggs. 95% of their nutrition is provided by their reserves in fat and only 5% comes from proteins contained in the muscles.
  • If this is what happens for humans as well, this means that most of the reserves used when fasting is simply found in fat. but is this dynamic valid as well for humans and other animals?
  • rats have been tested for the same dynamics and the results are similar. Rats save their proteins in stage 2 of their fast
  • it seems that the dynamics for saving proteins are therfore a common process for various animals and therefore could be as well a common dynamic for human beings.
  • If the body was drawing its reserves from proteins, the muscle size would decrease very fast and as the heart is a muscle, a person could die once 50% of the muscle mass has been lost.
  • this dynamic means that fasting is an adaptation that existed since the first life forms appeared on this planet.
  • an adult of 170 cm weighting 70 kg has about 15 kg of fat reserves – this allows him to lst if he is good health about 40 days.
  • having meals every day with a fridge well filled is unusual in our human history. It is most probable that in the past, human being would naturally fast for extended periods of time.
  • Therefore the pressure on the body is huge when eating is happening all the time. It simply puts the body under tremendous stress and we are way more adapted to fast than we are to eat large amounts of food too frequently
  • fasting is only activating deep body reflexes anchored in our bodily memory.
  • If this true, our ability to fast should be observe in our genetic code.
  • Reducing the consumption of food in animals allows them to live longer and healthier
  • That’s incredibly logical by the way because more food means activating the digestive system way more, dealing with toxins, etc – of course it will saturate and use our digestive factory way more. It is like using the car a little or a lot, you use way faster if you use it a lot.
  • some scientists believe that fasting can protect the body against all sorts of toxins
  • with rats, a research has proven that fasting protected them from the side effects of chimio.
  • Tests on humans proved that most negative side effects linked with chimio were strongly diminished when patients would fast.
  • how do genes react to fasting? after a few days of fasting some genes get under activated others get hyper activated – the genes change cells functions which shift to protective mode
  • It’s an ancestral reaction that is called urgently because there is little glucose and they need protect themselves as much as possible and chimio is one the things against which they need to be protected
  • but if fasting protects healthy cells, doesn’t it protect cancer cells too?
  • after 2 days of fasting the genes of cancer cells express themselves in total opposite behavior to healthy cells.
  • cancer cells have undergone genetic mutations and lost part of their reactive defense mechanisms
  • cancer cells don’t like this fasting environment where there is little glucose and little growth factors
  • cancer cells are not protected and are even more sensitive to chimio. This means that fasting can slow down their growth even without chimio.
  • therefore fasting is a nightmare for cancer cells
  • one last concept: the sickness market – the fact that all the pharma industries make lots of money out of people being sick