Therapeutic fasting for health — what are the benefits and dangers

Decem­ber 05, 2016, 13:34

Tra­di­tion­al­ly, on the eve of the hol­i­days, we are in a hur­ry to get in shape. Less than a month is left before the New Year, so the most dras­tic mea­sures are being tak­en — strict diets or even a com­plete refusal to eat. Let’s talk about fast­ing — how it is use­ful and how it can harm your health.

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Adher­ents of healthy fast­ing claim that fast­ing helps to get rid of extra pounds and helps to cleanse the body of tox­ins. This is true if the refusal to eat is short-term.

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With pro­longed fast­ing, the body expe­ri­ences severe stress, which neg­a­tive­ly affects the state of all organs and sys­tems. In addi­tion, with pro­longed fast­ing, the metab­o­lism slows down sig­nif­i­cant­ly, so after leav­ing it, there is a high prob­a­bil­i­ty of more than return­ing the lost kilo­grams.

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For effec­tive and most impor­tant­ly healthy weight loss, reg­u­lar short-term fast­ing for 24–36 hours can be use­ful. How­ev­er, even in this case, it is nec­es­sary to take care of the health of the gas­troin­testi­nal tract and com­pe­tent­ly get out of fast­ing, with­out attack­ing food with a furi­ous appetite.

Dieti­tians rec­om­mend, in the absence of con­traindi­ca­tions, about once a month to arrange short-term fast­ing for three days. It will be less dam­ag­ing to the body. It is also eas­i­er for a per­son to enter and exit from a short-term fast than with a long-term refusal of food.

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In no case should you starve peo­ple who have the fol­low­ing con­traindi­ca­tions:

  • Under­weight (index — less than 18.5)
  • Pep­tic ulcer of the stom­ach and duo­de­num
  • Heart rhythm dis­tur­bances, its defects
  • Dia­betes
  • Kid­ney and gall­blad­der stones
  • Increased blood clot­ting
  • Preg­nan­cy
  • Acute peri­od of any dis­ease

If you still decide to arrange a cou­ple of unload­ing days for your­self, be sure to drink a suf­fi­cient amount of pure non-car­bon­at­ed water. It is also extreme­ly impor­tant to take care of the intestines, because fast­ing dis­rupts the rhythm of defe­ca­tion, and this, in turn, can lead to intox­i­ca­tion of the body, dis­rup­tion of the intesti­nal microflo­ra and the devel­op­ment of dys­bac­te­rio­sis.

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Fiber will help to avoid such trou­bles. Dietary fibers in the form of spe­cial addi­tives have no nutri­tion­al val­ue, but they have a ben­e­fi­cial effect on the gas­troin­testi­nal tract. They help cleanse the body of tox­ins, tox­ins and oth­er harm­ful sub­stances. In addi­tion, fiber acts as a pre­bi­ot­ic, cre­at­ing favor­able con­di­tions for the growth of its own ben­e­fi­cial intesti­nal microflo­ra and improv­ing the metab­o­lism in the body, which is espe­cial­ly impor­tant dur­ing fast­ing. For exam­ple, the com­po­si­tion of the mod­ern soft drug LEPIKOL includes two types of dietary fiber:

  • psyl­li­um husk Plan­ta­go ova­ta forsk (psyl­li­um) — due to its abil­i­ty to absorb and retain water (40 times its own weight), when it enters the intestines, psyl­li­um increas­es in vol­ume and forms a jel­ly-like mucous mass. It soft­ens and increas­es the vol­ume of intesti­nal con­tents, stim­u­lates intesti­nal peri­stal­sis and ensures a com­fort­able and reg­u­lar bow­el move­ment.
  • inulin from chico­ry rootwhich improves car­bo­hy­drate and lipid metab­o­lism, which in turn also con­tributes to weight loss.

LEPICOL also con­tains PROBIOTICS, which help to nor­mal­ize the bal­ance of intesti­nal microflo­ra and increase immu­ni­ty, and PREBIOTICS, which stim­u­late the growth of ben­e­fi­cial microflo­ra in the intes­tine, and also improve metab­o­lism.

LEPIKOL is per­fect for dietary nutri­tion and can be use­ful for those who want to lose weight with­out harm to health. Tak­ing the drug helps to reduce calo­rie intake and nor­mal­ize bow­el func­tion dur­ing diets and ther­a­peu­tic star­va­tion, and is also a pow­er­ful enterosor­bent, binds and removes tox­ic prod­ucts from the body.

LEPICOL is also use­ful for con­sti­pa­tion, intesti­nal dys­bac­te­rio­sis, con­di­tions in which there is a need to soft­en the con­sis­ten­cy of the stool.

Ask for LEPIKOL in phar­ma­cies or order by phone: 044 458–96-55.

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