"I recently started a 90-day wellness challenge. We are about five days in, and the focus is on eating one meal a day and adding intentional exercise to my daily life. I haven't eaten meat (chicken, beef, turkey, lamb) in about five years, fish I haven't eaten in nearly three years, and pork I haven't eaten since I was 15 years old, but even with removing these things from my plate, I realized I still had a food addiction. People eat for many reasons, and 99% of those reasons aren't because they are hungry. While starting this challenge, I also have been revisiting my relationship with food."
" The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said in his book, Eat To Live, eat once daily for good health and every other day and never get sick. Since starting the challenge, I feel more energetic and focused throughout my day, but the temptation to eat has not been buried as of yet; my focus is on my discipline and the power acquired from overcoming obstacles that were once mountains. So to everyone embarking on any positive change, push forward and know you are not alone."- Brother Bernard Jackson -
"TO EAT ONE meal a day and nothing between meals is driving away a lot of the ‘cure all’ drugs. We do not need drugs if we live right. In the next life, or under the rule of God, there will be no such thing as drugs to keep and maintain life."
"Our enemies have resorted to drugs to prolong life, due to the fact that they do not want to accept the right way of God to prolong life over their commercial desire. Do you think doctors and drug scientists, who go out and look up chemicals for drugs to sell to you, want you to live without their profession by which they are making their living? I should say not."
"To live without sickness is a very simple thing to do. Stop using the thing that makes us sick. We have been made so greedy it seems almost impossible for us to eat right and live a long life. But, it is easy when you begin it" - (Text from “How To Eat To Live, Book Two, 1972.)
Fasting, which involves voluntarily abstaining from food or drink for a specific period of time, has gained attention for its potential health benefits. It's important to note that while many people find benefits from fasting, individual experiences can vary and consulting a medical professional before making significant changes to your diet or fasting routine is recommended.
Fasting can help create a calorie deficit, leading to weight loss. Additionally, fasting may help improve insulin sensitivity, regulate blood sugar levels, and support metabolic health.
Fasting triggers a process called autophagy, where cells remove damaged components and recycle them for energy. This process is believed to play a role in cellular health and longevity. Some research suggests that fasting may contribute to improvements in heart health by reducing risk factors such as high blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and inflammation.
Fasting might stimulate the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein that supports brain health and is associated with cognitive function and mood regulation. Some animal studies have shown that periodic fasting can extend lifespan, although the direct applicability to humans is still being researched. Fasting may help protect against cancer by reducing insulin levels and promoting autophagy, which could potentially inhibit the growth of cancerous cells.
Fasting may lead to decreased inflammation in the body, which is associated with various chronic diseases. Giving your digestive system a break during fasting periods might support a healthier gut microbiome. Some people report improvements in sleep quality after implementing intermittent fasting. Fasting can be a way to simplify your eating routine and exercise discipline over your eating habits.
It's worth noting that there are different types of fasting, such as intermittent fasting, time-restricted eating, and extended fasting. These approaches involve different durations of fasting and eating windows, and the potential benefits may vary accordingly. While fasting can offer potential benefits, it's important to approach it safely and in a way that suits your individual needs and health status. If you're considering fasting, especially for an extended period or for therapeutic purposes, it's recommended to consult with a healthcare professional to ensure it's appropriate for you and to receive proper guidance.
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