Intermittent Fasting: Is Intermittent Fasting Safe for Everyone?

Okay everybody, how are you doing? Today
is day two of the intermittent fasting, 14 day challenge. I hope everybody had a
great day yesterday, and hopefully you’re thinking, hey this is not that hard. I
mean, you really want to get into the hard stuff is when you start looking at
water only fasting, but even after the fourth day or so when your body gets
used to it, it is a lot easier, but we’re transitioning into that, and I’m super
proud of everybody out there that has taken on this challenge. Just the fact
that there’s still a lot of meat eaters out there, that hopefully more, by the way.. if
you haven’t seen the documentary film what the health, I highly recommend
you go look at that film, and maybe start implementing some more of these
documentary films on a regular basis with you and your family. So you can
learn about the negative effects of the food industry, and what we are putting in
our bodies, and how that’s affecting us, and causing disease, and the root cause
of disease. Thank you so much for taking the time, and effort, out of your day out,
of the year, for everybody that has the New Year’s resolutions that they want to
move forward in a positive direction with their health, with their mental
acuity, with their spirituality. I mean let’s all change the world, let’s all
just really focus on our health, and our environment in which we live. It all
comes down to the environment in your home, your office, what you put in your
body, and how happy you are, and how loving you are, and, and, and what you give
back to society. When you are getting close to dying, or when you’re getting
old, I mean you don’t want to be asking yourself what did I do, you know, what did
I do to help people? I mean, you know, what did I do to help myself actually, I mean,
you know, all transformation takes place from within.
So you should really be focusing on you know helping yourself, but let’s get back
to the intermittent fasting, 14-day challenge, there are a lot of questions
people want to know, so I’m just gonna dive right into the Q&A and answer these
so you have a better understanding and a better idea. Is intermittent fasting safe
for women? Absolutely. Intermittent fasting is not water only fasting, okay.
Intermittent fasting is safe for everybody. As a matter of fact, more and
more research is being done on mice, and on calorie restricted diets, we, I’ve
talked to scientists, and people that have been in the fasting realm, and, and
tried to pull up as much research, and as many books as I possibly can in research
articles dating back to the ancient Egyptians, ancient Greeks,
I mean ancient Romans, I mean you name it, and intermittent fasting and water only
fasting is a tremendous way to reset your body. And I think about this, I’m gonna
give an example on this, this is what we’re finding now. If you were to eat a
standard American diet, let’s just say you had one meal a day, which would be
intermittent fasting, right? Let’s just say you had lunch, and then you didn’t
eat again 24 hours, or 23 hours later, back to the next day at lunch, and then
you had a lunch meal there. If that lunch meal was let’s say a hamburger, bread
potatoes, dessert, and two glasses of wine, that actually can take the body up to 72
hours to break down. Everybody’s different, I mean, I’m just giving you an
example here, it could take somebody who’s in poor health 72 hours to break
that down, but here’s the, here’s the real shocking information… It can take eighty
to a hundred percent of your energy stores to break that
one meal down. Now if you have people eating three meals a day, standard
American diet, and snacking in between those meals,
can you imagine we’re on negative energy basically, and this is how you age, and
this is how the disease process starts. If one meal a day standard American diet
can take three days, and eighty percent of your energy stores, what about three,
four meals a day. So if that that’s going to be a hundred and fifty percent of
your energy stores, can you see how we’re degenerating every single day? Instead of
regenerating every single day. So is intermittent fasting safe for women?
Absolutely. Is intermittent fasting safe for everyone? Yes pretty much. It’s safe
for everyone, now my disclaimer – children, pregnant women, I would not go on any
type of calorie restrictive diet. If you’re on multiple pharmaceuticals, if
you have diabetes, you know, do your research out there. I don’t want to just
say, oh intermittent fasting now when we start talking about water only fasting
that’s a whole other story, but intermittent fasting is safe for women,
even helps women. Believe it or not it detoxifies some of those endocrine
disrupting chemicals that they have in their system, and it actually has been
shown to kind of help balance out your hormone levels, your mood, even during
your menstrual cycles. So that question I’m gonna cross off the list. Of course,
make sure you do your own research. Second question, can I drink anything
between eating periods? So on this fast is the 11 to 7, so during, from 11 a.m. to
7 p.m. you’re eating raw foods, juices, fruits, vegetables, drinking juices,
whatever you want. So from 7 p.m. until 11 a.m. I do not recommend drinking any
coffee after 7 p.m. that is a complete no-no, because the half-life of coffee can
be up to 17 hours. So coffee should only be drank in the morning. If you’re going
to drink it at all at night you can drink, there’s different types of
kombucha that you can get in the stores that aren’t mixed with fruit, or that
don’t have a lot of sugar. You know, or you make your own kombucha which
is going to be good. You can have kombucha, herbal teas, as long as they’re
made with purified water, but it’s best to just drink as much water as you
possibly can. Purified water is going to be the best,
so those are going to be the drinks, and juice, I mean, if you want to just drink
fruit juice, fresh, organic, fruit juice or fresh, organic vegetable juice you can
have those to drink as well. I think I’m not leaving anything out with the herbal
teas, the juice, raw almond milk, raw almond milk, or raw nut milks are also
another option for you. like I said this is not, I didn’t want to
do a super super hardcore fast. It’s gonna be difficult for everybody, I mean
this is just a start, it’s baby steps, it’s getting into something, you know, so
you know, you’re still going to be doing really, really good just with the eleven
to seven intermittent fasting. I mean, so I’m not even restricting and just saying
only water between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. and it’s best obviously since
you’re going through this detoxification, you’re going through this change in
lifestyle. If you don’t drink any alcohol at all, I mean, you know, so I’m not
condoning anybody drinking any alcohol during this 14-day period, so that’s what
you could drink during the eating, between, I’m sorry between the eating
periods. Next question, why do I get cold while fasting? Not everybody gets cold
while they fast, especially during intermittent fasting, it just depends on
the weather, depends on your metabolism, it depends on your adrenals, it depends
on how your body’s working. Now when you’re doing water only fasting, yes
most people actually do get cold when they’re doing that, and that is the body
focusing on healing the internal organs. Which is beautiful, and that’s the reason
why getting cold is not necessarily a bad thing.
You want your body to focus on healing the areas that need healing the most, and
most likely, that’s going to be the gut, the liver, the heart cardiovascular
system, joints, maybe your body’s gonna just randomly pick the area with the
lowest energy and it’s gonna start focusing on that area first. That’s why
everybody’s different when it comes to healing the body and addressing the root
cause of the problem. So that’s usually, in most cases, why people get cold is
because the blood is being utilized in different areas of the body’s systems
for healing and so on the periphery your arms and your feet and all that there’s
not this, the blood flow might be slowed down a little bit. So you might be a
little bit cold, just make sure you wear a sweater or something like that to keep
that body heat in, you want to kind of be a little warmer when you’re doing
intermittent fasting. In any type of cleansing programs then you
would be in a state of you know being in an area or keeping your body cold. Will
the intermittent fasting slow down your metabolism? As a matter of fact fasting
actually has been shown to speed up your metabolism, and intermittent fasting has
been, is being, used all across the world right now by bodybuilders by
professional athletes with tremendous effects, muscle growth, fat loss. As being
incorporated with the ketogenic diet, is being incorporated with maybe some water
only fasting, so intermittent fasting is, you’re going, to see being a trendy
trendy topic moving forward. I’ve always believed that every diet
pretty much needs to be custom tailored to who you are as a person, your
environment that you’re in, local foods that are grown during different types of
seasons, but intermittent, I really like intermittent fasting, and this in for me,
what turned the light on was reading all of the research on water only fasting.
I will be coming out with a book on intermittent water fasting, and stuff
like that, hopefully pretty soon, but looking into how much of our body’s
energy is being utilized to break down meals was shocking to me. I mean
absolutely shocking, knowing that most people out there eat three, or four, or
five meals a day and they’re going in the negative, every single day, they’re
just degenerating, and degenerating, and degenerating, and the good thing about
intermittent fasting is you skip that morning meal, and sometimes you’re not
going, and you’re not going to be eating after 6:00 or after 7 o’clock at night
either and that’s a huge transformation for the body, and a huge blessing for the
body. So the body can actually rest and have some of that energy stores back so
we can start healing, start the healing process, in the regenerative process. The
next question is, how often should I perform intermittent fasting? So I’ve
tracked down a couple people that have been doing intermittent fasting, you know,
for years, and years, and years, and years so I don’t think there’s anything wrong
with it at all, so at this point in time I would say that intermittent fasting
can be used for the rest of your life, and you don’t have to do it every day.
Maybe you, you’re going to meet a friend, and you’re, you know, you want to, or let’s
say, I’ve talked to some people that they just take Sundays off,
and they love to go out with their family, and have a big Sunday breakfast,
and or Sunday brunch, and after church, and their dinner on Sundays, and then
they do intermittent fasting from Monday through Saturday. Some
people do the intermittent fasting Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays. It’s up to
you, just know that the least amount of food that you eat, and the better quality
of food that you eat, organic, or growing your own food would even be better, is,
it’s all an energy saving, energy expenditure system. I mean the more
crappy food that you eat, the more your body is gonna have to work, and the more
that food can turn into, the proteins can turn putrefactive, the fats can turn
rancid, and the carbohydrates can ferment.
Can I still take my supplements during this program? Yes you can, great
question. You can continue with all your supplements during this, as a matter of
fact I mentioned that I’m doing a liver cleanse right now, I’ve been taking
Oxy-Powder every night, I’ll take it tonight, and I’m gonna do a liver cleanse.
Maybe even two liver cleanses in the next 14 days, or 13 days. So it’s a great
opportunity for you to take advantage of these other cleanses. I’ve been sleeping
with the detox footpads on the bottom of my feet starting last night, and the
night before, so anytime you can give your body any detoxification, or any rest
from the environment in which we live, you’re doing really great things. So you
can still take your supplements while you’re doing this. Is this going to
affect my blood sugar? With intermittent fasting, and since we’re doing a raw food
diet, you know, which is going to be tons of fruits, vegetables, raw nuts, seeds,
juices, you should not have, or you should not notice, any changes in your blood
glucose levels. Your blood sugar levels, if you are maybe having a little bit of
weakness, it usually takes 24 to 36 hours to go into ketosis. I have not had, it’s
not to say that it can’t happen okay, but even with water only fasting, I mean
thousands of people do that every single day, and my blood glucose levels
got down to 40, which the medical system would have said I was in a coma,
hypoglycemic coma, and I was gonna die. Just goes to show you that you that you
just can’t believe everything that you hear, and that you really need to have an
open mind to anything, and just ask yourself questions, you know, what is the
best food that my body wants to eat, what does my body want me to drink, you know.
It’s just, you just have to take everything back to simplicity. Some
people might have some fluctuations in their blood sugar, I’m not gonna say it
cannot happen, but what I’m saying is most likely ,since we are not restricting
food completely, and you’re only going from 7 p.m. to 11 a.m. without any food,
you know, if you do feel like your blood sugar is starting to, you know, you do
feel a little dizzy, or whatever, just eat a piece of fruit. It’s no big deal. Like I
said, this is, this is not a super strict, super regiment program, it’s just an
introduction for people to try intermittent fasting, and you still have
food to eat, ok, that doesn’t mean you pig out on stuff all the way every hour from
11:00 to 7:00. I mean you’re just, you know, defeating the purpose but even if
you were to do that on raw foods you’re still doing a million times better than
not taking in any of the harmful cooked, processed, microwaved, you know, meat
products. What should I eat after my fast? Well hopefully you’ll continue on with
intermittent fasting, I mean, you know, that’s what I’m gonna be doing, and
that’s the best thing for your body, and you should be eating the same stuff that
you’re eating during the intermittent fast. You can kind of go back to nice
soups, and some steamed vegetables, and some cooked foods, here and there.
I would recommend that you, and I’ll actually do another video on that closer
to the end of the 14 days so people remind me about that, and, and, and
what to transition into, and maybe I’ll post a diet that I’ve kind of been
following over the years as well, but you know, you want to just, hopefully you’ll
get used to this, and you’ll incorporate a lot of these things into your diet
going forward for the whole year. Just take, it’s easier to accomplish short
goals, I mean, that’s why even if you’re doing this, you should just say, you know,
take it one day at a time. Just forget about the whole 14 day thing, and just
take it day-by-day, that’s what I was doing when I was doing my water only
fast, and if you want to watch those videos on our YouTube channel ,Global
Healing Center YouTube channel, I highly recommend it. There’s a lot of good
information on there, it wasn’t just following me around, and just you know, me
talking, but I was actually giving research during those videos. So I would
recommend that you go watch those if you’re interested in, in learning more
about fasting, and what you should eat and how you should break your fast. Is
one type of fasting better than other types of fasting? There’s still a lot of
research, I mean, there, you know, right now we’re in the beginning stages of
actually doing scientific, and documenting people that are going
through a water only fasting, and intermittent fasting, these are the,
there’s not a lot of information on this. There was never a lot of information.
None of the the main Ivy League schools, or universities, have done, in any type of
long term or short term, studies on fasting. Intermittent fasting, I take that
back now, you have Dr. Fung up in Canada, you have Dr. Alan Goldhamer,
out at the truth north health center, we are in the beginning stages, of you have
Dr. Thomas Seyfried, at Boston College, that’s doing research on calorie
restriction. Ketogenic diets, so just now we’re starting to realize
the effects, but again everybody has different effects, everybody’s body is
different. It might be different if someone does the exact same intermittent
fast if you’re 40, if you’re 30, if you’re 20, but we do know, for a fact, that
calorie restricted diets, and intermittent fasting, is beneficial. I
mean, there’s no doubt about that. So that’s all I’m going to talk about in
this session, I might do another session today, I might not. Keep your questions
coming. Congratulations, you’re on day two. I wish you the best. If you have any
other comments please feel free to post those, and I wish everybody a great happy
and healthy day!

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