The trendy ketogenic diet has become popular with many people who are interested in weight loss and health maintenance. The diet was popularized in the 1920’s when it was found to be effective in treating epilepsy in patients with chronic seizures.
Many historical accounts of fasting include traditions of abstaining by Buddhist monks, Christian mystics and other willful figures.
On a ketogenic diet with intermittent fasting, the body can induce a state of cellular repair in a short timeframe. During fasting, brain cells can function optimally and begin to repair themselves, and brain fog clears nearly complete after a few days.
One way to Fast is partaking in an 18 hour food break between the hours of 5pm until 11am the following day. During the ‘fasting time”, complete abstinence from grains and sugar producing foods is required. This fast will switch the body into a state of ketosis, meaning that your body will gain fuel from ketones from fats instead of from sugars, carbs and glucose. The brain can use ketones for fuel when there is no glucose sugar provided in the diet.
There are various reasons to explore a ketogenic diet. Many people with seizures and cancer have explored the ketogenic diet to work as an adjuvant treatment to their care. Fasting produces cellular detox when carbs and sugars are not eaten for a few hours. Without access to glucose, the cells undergo autophagy, allowing most of the waste in cells to be recycled or disposed of. Cells need time to clean themselves and when glucose levels are reduced, cells can engage in this process of cleanup.
During a cellular detox, toxins can be released into the bloodstream and carried through the body to the liver to be processed and excreted. If the liver is not clearing properly, toxins can build up in the body and even in the fatty brain tissues. It is essential to ensure proper liver function during a keto cleanse diet with intermittent fasting. Cleansing the liver with a liver cleanse protocol is a good way to prepare for an intermittent fasting transition to keto.
When the body enters a state of ketosis, it has increased cellular repair and improved cellular cleaning and recycling. Ketosis may even activate new neural networks in the neocortex. Using fats for fuel may produce stem cells in the brain and throughout the body. The body and mind can greatly benefit from fasting.
Originally posted 2019-04-01 09:39:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter