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Fasting can be used as a tool to lower insulin levels in your body. It is basically a reboot of the body, allowing the body to get to its normal state of operation.

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Fasting – Reboot The Body

by David Proctor


 May 2, 2019

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Fasting is the willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time.

I have written before that we need to pay close attention to three things in our diet, Salt, Sugar, and Fat.

I have come to realize that there is more to watch than just these things, as a matter of fact, good Fat should be added back into our diet!

Our brain functions better when using fat energy than it does from sugar or carbohydrate energy.

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Carbohydrates are a huge part of what our food has become. We are consuming more and more all the time in our diet.  This is one of the main causes of obesity.

Yes, I realize that there are countries that their main substance is starch and they have a lower incidence of the ill health effects than in the USA. But these countries are not consuming the vast amounts of sugar as we do.

With that being said, this is not a simple topic and this is only a high-level view. We have many things that need to be worked on when it comes to dietary in our society.

You have to start somewhere, and this is my starting point, not an endpoint.

We have been told how our agriculture machine is feeding the world.  This is probably a very true statement, but what are we producing that is feeding the world?

If you stop to think about what our agriculture is producing, by in far; soybeans, wheat, and corn.  All the ingredients needed to produce processed foods.
 
And the sad thing about this is that we have produced so much, we try and find ways to get rid of the excess production.

We have so much corn we turn it into ethanol and mix with gas for our cars.

With milk, we have so much, we have to turn it into cheese.  You can only eat so much cheese so what do you do with it, push the food “staple” called pizza.

If we would only stop subsidizing overproduction.  We are not helping the family farm; we are putting them out of business by this practice and institutionalizing the industrial farm.

 

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One would say that the industrial farm provides efficiencies that can not be found on smaller farms. This is true, but at what cost!

When this practice of industrial efficiencies; the commodities are increased in bulk for more money. Not necessarily profits, but more money.  The margins are thin and little to no tolerance for something to go wrong in the growing season.

To that I say, we need to be more inefficient, and produce higher quality, nutrient dense food.

So, what does this tirade of our current agriculture paradigm have to do with fasting? Fasting is the processes of helping us get back to ground zero with our bodies. Our body will switch over to burning fat instead of sugar.

This will help us to regain healthy homeostasis. We need healthy nutrient dense food to keep our bodies and mind healthy. This is what agriculture needs to produce.

If you are like me, you will not blow away if you do not eat after supper until the next day at lunch. This does not have to be done every day, reset your body after the weekend, the first of the week. Remember that the word breakfast is from breaking fast.

I am talking about a twelve to sixteen hour fast. Make the first meal of the day lunch. Let lunch consist of some of the “Genius Foods”.

This will not only help our mind and bodies but will help send a message with our dollars that we are not supporting the unhealthy food that is being sold on the grocery shelves.


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Genius Foods
1. Eggs
2. Dark leafy greens
3. Dark Chocolate
4. Coffee
5. Green tea
6. Extra-virgin olive oil
7. Broccoli Sprouts
8. blueberries
9. Tumeric
10. Fatty fish
11. Water

 

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Bibliography:

Max Lugavere. “11 Powerful Nootropic (Memory Enhancing) Foods.” Max Lugavere, Max Lugavere, 2 Mar. 2017, www.maxlugavere.com/blog/11-powerful-nootropic-memory-enhancing-foods.

“Sugar Aches & Inflammation | Nutritional Weight & Wellness.” Nutritional Weight and Wellness. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 May 2017.

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. “Labeling & Nutrition – Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label.” U S Food and Drug Administration Home Page. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, n.d. Web. 15 May 2017.

Lugavere, Max, and Paul Grewal. Genius Foods Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life. Harper Wave, 2018.

“Fasting.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 22 Apr. 2019, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasting.




 

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