Fasting Health

Dr. Jimenez Fasting Health and Functional Medicine. Fasting is the abstinence or reduction from some or all meals, drinks, or both for a period of time. Fasting helps cleanse the body from impurities.

  • Most types of fasts are performed over 24–72 hours
  • Absolute or quick fasting is generally defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a specified interval.
  • Tea and black coffee can be consumed.
  • Water fasting means abstinence from all food and drink except water.
  • Fasts can be intermittent or may be partially restrictive, limiting substances or particular foods.
  • In a physiological context, fasting can refer to the status of a person that has not eaten or to a Metabolic state.
  • Metabolic changes occur during fasting.

Fasting Health Benefits:

  • Promotes Blood Sugar Control
  • Fights Inflammation
  • Enhances Heart Health
  • Triglycerides
  • Cholesterol Levels
  • Prevents Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Increases Growth Hormone Secretion
  • Metabolism
  • Weight Loss
  • Muscle Strength

There are diagnostic tests to determine a fasting state.

Ex: a person is believed to be fasting after 8-12 hours have elapsed since their last meal.

Metabolic changes from the fasting state start after absorption of a meal, usually 3-5 hours after eating.

  • A diagnostic fast means prolonged fasting from 8-72 hours (depending on age) conducted under observation to facilitate investigation of health complications, such as hypoglycemia.
  • People may also fast as part of a medical procedure or test, such as colonoscopy or operation.
  • Finally, fasting can be a part of a ritual.

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The information herein is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified healthcare professional or licensed physician and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional. Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

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Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACPCCSTIFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

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