A LOT of people have kind of chastised me about fasting. The most common negative comment is some variation of “you are going to the extreme” by fasting. “It is not good for you, it is too extreme,” that kind of thing.
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Is fasting extreme?
Well, I suppose that in today’s society it is extreme. It is certainly not the norm in today’s way of living. But, in the past, fasting was a regular part of the societal norm.
So, in the eyes of the 2017 man, I suppose that what I am doing is extreme since I do a lot of fasting.
If I was not doing the fasting, I would still be taking a lot of medications, though. Blood Pressure medication. Diabetes medications. Insulin. These medications are chemicals that we put into our body to “cure” us… but really they don’t cure anything, they only mask the symptoms. Think about diabetes. If metformin, or insulin, cured us of diabetes, then after our treatment was complete we could stop taking the drug and be finished with diabetes. But, no… the opposite is what happens. As time passes, we need more Metformin. We need more Insulin. Our dosage has to be kicked up because our disease has become worse.
With fasting, though, I have been able to permanently get rid of the vast majority of the medications that I was taking! And, it is permanent, unless I were to let my health go again. I don’t have high blood pressure anymore. I have said goodbye to diabetes. I feel great.
So, which is more “extreme”? Stopping eating for certain periods of time, or going and buying chemicals and using them in my body every day? I say that Fasting is more natural, more similar to the ways that our prehistoric ancestors took care of themselves. I fast a lot and I find it healthy and makes me feel great.
I’ll stick with fasting, thank you. What do you think?