Restore your immunity, gut and brain health through fasting – St George News

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CONTRIBUTION CONTENT – Recent research shows that fasting can be a profound way to improve quickly and significantly immunity, gut and brain health. In our clinics, we have a lot of our Hashimoto patients we suffer from different types of fasting because we have seen that it is one of the safest ways to fast relieve their symptoms.

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Humans are built to endure regular periods without food. The human body is not Really equipped to deal with high carb foods, sugars, unlimited food supplies. processed foods, industrial oils, sedentary lifestyles and many other aspects of daily life for many Americans and Westerners in general.

Fasting in five ways improves your health when you have Hashimoto’s disease

Hundreds of studies indicate the benefits of fasting. Five of these benefits are:

Improve insulin sensitivity

Many, if not most, of our Hashimoto’s patients have it chronically high blood sugar. High blood sugar comes from eating a standard American diet high in processed carbohydrates (bread, white rice, white potatoes, pasta, confectionery, etc.) and sugars. High blood sugar eventually causes insulin resistance, a the condition in which the cells in the body refuse to receive insulin.

Insulin carries glucose cells to be used for energy. However, when you eat a lot of diet carbohydrates and sugars, which exceed cellular insulin receptors. This, in addition to causing fatigue after meals, also deregulates many metabolic pathways. promotes inflammation and autoimmunity and accelerates brain degeneration. Insulin resistance is also a step towards type 2 diabetes.

Incorporating fasting into your daily routine has been shown to help you get more cells insulin sensitive. For example, a study found that eating was restricted to an eight-hour window significantly improves daily insulin resistance. This in turn reduces the resulting inflammation, metabolic imbalances, and brain degeneration insulin resistance.

Improve immune function

He has regular fasting (fasting 12-18 hours daily) It has been shown to improve immune function by reducing inflammation and damage from inflammation. It also regulates immune function (which is great for autoimmunity Diseases such as Hashimotor), rebuilds immune cells and may even reduce the risk cancer.

Improve brain function

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Fasting and intermittent fasting can be significantly improved brain function. One way to do this is to boost a brain-derived chemical neurotrophic factor. Brain-derived neurotrophic factors protect your brain from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, in favor of neuronal health.

Fasting too supports autophagy, or the removal of dead and dying brain cells. This is it’s basically like cleaning the house and helping your brain function more efficiently. Fasting it reduces inflammation in the brain and supports brain repair.

Improve cardiovascular function

Regular fasting can reduce the density of low-density lipoproteins, which are commonly known “bad” cholesterol. People with Hashimoto often struggle with high levels LDL, and another tool to help lower fasting.

Improve bowel function

Many of our patients have intestinal leakage and poor intestinal immunity With Hashimoto. Regular fasting helps them to recover quickly and tremendously their intestinal health. Fasting reduces intestinal inflammation and a a healthier composition of intestinal bacteria.

Fasting works wonders for the body as a fuel from burning to burning glucose ketones, which are stored in body fat. Being in ketosis generally seems to reduce it it supports inflammation, regenerates and regulates metabolism. These are all where They can help people with Hashimoto’s disease through fasting.

Fasting is not for everyone

Before I explain the different types of fasting we use with our patients, I need to warn you about this fasting is not for everyone. Although it may be an adaptation at first, you need to fast feel better, not worse. You should be able to do your usual daily activities.

Below are some situations that may be worse than fasting instead of getting better.

Chronically low blood sugar

If you have chronic low blood sugar, do not try until you are fasting can stabilize. This means that you need to eat a healthy protein breakfast first eat every morning and every two to three hours. You need to process and avoid sweets, carbohydrates. fruits, fruit juices, fruit smoothies, honey and other sweeteners, although natural.

Once your blood sugar is stable and you can stay for as long as you can without any symptoms handle fasting safely. Symptoms of low blood sugar include:

  • Waking up at 3-4 in the morning feels nervous. This is because of your blood sugar it fails at night and your body releases stress hormones to keep your brain nourished.
  • Waking up to scare away nausea or food ideas. Low blood sugar is deregulated hunger centers in the brain, and stress hormones released at night to keep your brain fed cause nausea.
  • Feeling light, weak, nauseous, or irritated between meals or if you go too long without eating. This is because your body cannot maintain your blood sugar level.
  • Constantly craving sugar. Sugar provides energy for people with low blood sugar eager.
  • Feeling more energetic after eating. Eating shouldn’t give you more or less energy. Your the energy must be consistent throughout the day. Feeling energized after meals means that your blood sugar is low.

Adrenal autoimmunity

Some people are not able to regulate their blood sugar even though they are trying to regulate it. Guk found that these patients are often positive for renal autoimmunity. It is released by the adrenal glands stress hormones and are essential to prevent blood sugar accidents. If they are Affected by Autoimmune Disorder May Be Unsuccessful in Overcoming Low Blood Sugar symptoms. In this case, fasting is not recommended. You can test your adrenal autoimmunity a 21-hydroxylase antibody test.

Some brain disorders

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Fasting and ketogenic diets have shown a great deal of research restorative brain health in his neuroinflammation course at the Kharrazian Institute, Dr. Datis Kharrazian a brain trauma presented a case that consumes so much of the patient’s energyWe cannot fast without crashing and igniting symptoms.

If you have You may need to use a trial error to see if you have a past brain injury or are struggling with brain health see if it’s a problem for you. Fasting should not trigger your inflammation or symptoms, or cause general deterioration in health. It should make you feel better.

Diabetes medications

If you are taking anti-diabetic medication, fasting may cause your blood sugar to drop too low. You you should consult your doctor if you want to try fasting.

History of eating disorders

People with eating disorders or eating disorders usually have a history of starvation they may find themselves bingeing, obsessive, for a long time and fasting thinking about food and other unhealthy behaviors.

Although fasting has been proven to reduce appetite and appetite, human studies have been short-lived, observational, and overweight is done in middle-aged people. If they become six- to eight-hour feeding windows uncontrolled eating frenzy, or fasting for a day or more if the day continues bingeing, fasting is not healthy for you.

Trying to get pregnant or getting pregnant

Fasting is not recommended during pregnancy, as it contains the demands of pregnancy on the body great.

Six different types of fasting that can help improve your autoimmunity, intestinal function and brain health

There are several methods for fasting today. Below I will look at six different fasts strategies that have been shown to be beneficial.

Fasting once a week: In our office, we recommend that our Hashimoto’s patients fast 24 hours a week to drink water. It has a bit of salt in the Himalayan sea. This will help with kidney function and electrolyte balance.

Fasting once a month: If our patients are able to feel comfortable, we ask them to fast once a month.48 hours. Again, we recommend that our patients use Himalayan sea salt in their water.

Part-time or part-time fasting: Perhaps the most popular form of fasting is called regular fasting. This leads to fasting 12-18 hours daily, starting in the afternoon and ending around noon the next day. The different types of regular fasting are as follows.

5: 2 fasting: This is one of the most popular methods of fasting. Eat normally for five days, then eat 500 calories for women or 600 calories for men two more days a week. Choose which days you like to fast, but try to choose days when you are not too active or stressed.

Time-limited fasting: Fast for 12-18 hours every day. Some experts suggest that women do not exercise for more than 14 hours. This usually involves skipping breakfast and eating an early dinner; most of your time is fasting while you sleep. Even if you only fast 12 hours a night, you can benefit from it it will not be as significant as longer fasts.

Alternate day fasting: Eat about 25% of your daily calorie intake, or about 500 calories. Other days, as normal.

To learn more about our services and arrange a free consultation, please visit our website. We work with your doctor to get the best results. Do not leave medication or hormone replacement therapy without consulting your doctor.

Written by JOSH REDD, a chiropractic physician at RedRiver Health and Wellness Center.

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About Josh Redd

Josh Redd, MS, DABFM, DAAIM, is a chiropractor and is Amazon’s best-selling book “The Truth About Low Thyroid”. Redd has seven functional medicine clinics in the western United States and sees patients across the country and around the world with difficult autoimmune, endocrine, and neurological disorders.

He studied immunology, virology and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins, where he is a MaPHB candidate. He also teaches functional medicine and immunology, thyroid health, neurology, laboratory tests, etc. to thousands of healthcare professionals.

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