(NaturalHealth365) Our ancient ancestors grew up in a world of stress and scarcity. Food was often not available and intermittent fasting was common. This form of life left a genetic blueprint with key information pertaining to our health and wellbeing. Intermittent fasting reduces free radical damage, regulates inflammatory conditions in the body and starves off cancer cell formation. In nature, when animals get sick they stop eating and instead focus on resting. This is a primal instinct to reduce stress on their internal system so there body can fight off infection. This natural mechanism allows the animal to concentrate all their internal energy systems towards immunity. Humans are the only species that often look for more food during times of illness.
Recently, I’ve been involved with an in depth discussion regarding how eating habits (diet) can impact positive and negative results with cancer. Some cancer survivors claim that by putting their body into a “ketogenic” state; they have managed to suspend even reduce their cancer. In essence, they “starved” the cancer out of their system.
The human body is an amazing machine. It has the ability to heal itself provided we fuel it with good food and get plenty of rest.