I hear it all the time – Fasting is Extreme
Bob, Fasting is extreme, too extreme
A lot of people that I meet or run into, also people who read this website tell me the same thing: Fasting is extreme.
“Bob, you going to kill yourself by fasting”.
Take a look at the photo above. Which version of me was closer to dying?
“Fasting is stupid.”
Really, well I guess I am stupid then (not).
“You are crazy to fast, it is extreme to fast.”
Yep, I am a wild & crazy guy, I admit it!
Is Fasting really extreme?
One funny thing is that a lot of people who have told me that fasting is extreme have, after seeing how it has worked for me, gone on to start fasting themselves! Sometimes when I run into them, and they tell me “I’m fasting now, and loving it!” I will look at them and say “I thought fasting is extreme?” They laugh when I say that.
What about medicine?
So, think about this. Starting in my 30s I have been taking a lot of maintenance drugs. Blood pressure medication. Diabetes medication. After I had a stroke in 2001, I needed medication for that.
Yep, I kept on putting all of those chemicals in my body over the years. I bet the pharmaceutical companies loved me! They made a lot of money from me.
Oh yeah, I had a heart attack in 2016, and then a quadruple heart bypass the same year. Guess what? More drugs (chemicals) would keep me alive, or so they told me.
Is it extreme to put chemicals in your body?
But, is putting chemicals in your body extreme? I would say that it is.
Even though “fasting is extreme”, I started fasting in February of 2017, and I started experiencing a lot of success!
Many successes from fasting
My experience has been filled with success in weight loss, but fasting is extreme, right?
I had success in curing diseases that I had been having for years. But, don’t forget, fasting is extreme.
The first thing that happened (other than weight loss) was that I no longer had diabetes. Even if fasting is extreme, it was doing some great things for me. Diabetes gone, scratch 3 oral medications from the list, and no more need for 100 units of insulin every day!
Next, I kept losing more and more weight. I’m glad that even though fasting is extreme it was working so well for me.
I started researching into statins, a new drug for me after my heart attack. I decided to stop taking statins around mid-2017. Fasting is extreme, but it sure helped me get off of statins!
My blood pressure kept dropping. In fact, last year at one time I fainted because my blood pressure was too low. When that happened, my Doctor drastically lowered my BP medications. Fasting is extreme, but it lowered my blood pressure meds!
Wait! A few months later I went off all Blood Pressure medications!
I have not popped a pill!
Fasting is extreme? Yeah, I do agree. Fasting is extremely effective!
I have not taken any medication of any kind, in fact, since January 2018. It is now September, so I have not taken a single pill of any kind for 9 months already!
All of my lab work is great, even with zero medication.
All of my vital sign tests are great. Again, even without medication.
But, is fasting extreme?
Funny thing is, some of the people that tell me how fasting is extreme are taking handfuls of medication every single day. If everybody does it daily, is that extreme?
Fasting can heal many diseases and disorders, much of the healing is through autophagy.
Is Fasting natural?
Fasting is very natural. One thing that Dr. Jason Fung always says, and I agree, is that fasting is a normal part of life. Fasting is extreme? I think not.
Think of this.. on a normal day, what is the first thing you do? You eat breakfast, right. Look at that word. Breakfast. Break-Fast. You are breaking your fast. You were fasting the past 8 to 12 hours, and by eating in the morning you broke your fast. I just like to fast longer than that, and I see no problem with that.
Do you think fasting is extreme?
If you think fasting is extreme, hey, nobody is going to force you to fast! Eat what you want, no problem. But, don’t tell me how fasting is extreme. I won’t tell you that being obese is extreme. I won’t tell you that it is extreme to eat that burger and a couple large orders of fries. No problem either way.
What do you think is extreme? Fasting, or my peak weight of 430 pounds? What do you think, Is Fasting Worth It?
There are many extreme things in life. I don’t think fasting is extreme, though, at least not extreme in a bad way. As I said, fasting it EXTREMEly effective!