Fasting: Good or Bad
Fasting: Good or Bad.
Cleansing, fasting, and detoxing have been the centre of heated debates for many years. Some believe that the benefits are immeasurable, while others believe that the whole idea is a myth. But before we dive into what we believe, it’s important to identify your interpretation of cleansing. For us, cleansing is not a complete fast, but rather a cleansing fast which incorporates a very small amount of calories.
Our cleanse of choice is the Vibrant Cleanse which combines organic maple syrup powder, organic lemon juice, and organic cayenne pepper into an effective, low calorie cleansing fast.
What Does A Vibrant Cleanse Fast Do?
It provides sustenance, while fasting, so that your body doesn’t go into cellular stress. The mixture of organic maple syrup, lemon juice and cayenne pepper provide you with nutrients and a balanced sugar allowing you to fast without going into starvation mode.
Why is this important? Well, it gives your body the break it needs to in order to maximize it’s detoxification potential while keeping you in autopaghy (link to IF article). Unwelcome metabolic waste, foreign substances, and toxins are expelled from the body through the body’s major excretory channels: the urinary tract, bowels, breath, and perspiration. This process is called detoxification.
Does the Vibrant Cleanse Detox the Body?
Technically no; it allows the body the break it needs to do the detoxing itself and this is where we believe the confusion is. The body does the work, Vibrant Cleanse gives it the energy space and time to work more efficiently.
By eliminating food for an extended period of time, the body switches into dump and repair mode (autopaghy), where metabolic waste and misfolded proteins can be eliminated or recycled. On top of this, by reducing calorie intake, toxins stored primarily in fatty tissue (that is being released for energy), in the liver, kidneys and other organs are mobilized and eliminated.
What Are Toxins?
Industrial pollutants in the air we breathe and the water we drink, chemical residues in processed foods, chemical toxins from tobacco, chemicals in beauty products, food preservatives, prescription drugs and cookware have all embedded themselves in our tissues and organs. No one in the world is exempt.
Why Should You Fast?
Toxins that build up in the body have been shown to disrupt cellular function. Our body is made up of 37.5 trillion cells, which is why it is so important to alleviate the burden on them every now and then.
Everyone has had different exposure to toxins and each person is affected differently because our bio-individuality dictates that we have different detoxification capabilities. For some, it’s hormone balance, for others reproductive issues, thyroid dysfunction or an immune system imbalance (often manifesting as an autoimmune condition) or some may just struggle to lose weight. Perhaps your gut bacteria has been altered by the consumption of chemical laden foods or pharmaceutical drugs. The side-effects of exposure to toxins are numerous!
We do so much damage to our cells through the foods that we eat, water we drink, cosmetics we use and the medications we take. This is why we believe that a fasting cleanse designed to help the body cleanse itself at a cellular level is a vital component for preventing imbalances in the body and chronic illnesses down the line.
If you’d like to find out more about the Vibrant Cleanse and its benefits, feel free to contact us.