The Dos & Don’ts of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is hugely popular today! But are you practicing it the right way? The reason I wanted to bring attention to this is that recently I had several clients come to me with several health challenges. Many of them felt that they were practicing intermittent fasting. 

While going through their intake and assessment, I realised that they were in fact not doing so. What were they doing that was not actually intermittent fasting? What were the other aspects that did not support their endeavor towards intermittent fasting? That’s what we are going to look at in this article. 

Benefits of intermittent fasting: There are wonderful benefits to intermittent fasting, and it is very much a part of many ancient traditions, including Ayurveda. Since you are giving periodic breaks to eating, it helps your digestive system reset itself. This break from digestion allows the gut mucosa, which is the lining of wet tissue within the digestive tract, to restore itself. When there is no digestive secretion, the tissue gets a chance to heal. The gut lining is a key area where inflammation begins, and this break can help to support overall lowering of systemic inflammation. The starvation also helps to restore balance of bacteria in the gut microbiome, as it starves the pathogenic bacteria.

Excerpted from YS Weekender

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