Fasting has been practised for hundreds, possibly thousands, of years for religious and health reasons.
There is much documented evidence on the health and medical benefits of fasting, including weight loss and autophagy. Subtlebody has compiled a playlist of short videos on how to do intermittent fasting, and if you click on the links mentioned you can find advice and information on intermittent fasting.
Autophagy is perhaps the best benefit of intermittent fasting. It is a process whereby the immune system kills off and ‘digests’ old and damaged cells. Fasting for more than 16 hours per session triggers the autophagic process, and there is plenty of medical evidence of the therapeutic effects of autophagy. If you are feeling scholarly, these articles from Greenmed.info talk about the effects of autophagy and the therapeutic upregulation of the cell-death process.
We’ve also compiled a list of Intermittent fasting for newbies…