My 60th Birthday Present

Despite its surge in popularity, fasting is a practice that dates back centuries, and there is plenty of scientific research that confirms its benefits, which goes well beyond weight loss. For example, fasting does wonders for promoting blood sugar control and decreasing insulin resistance. By increasing your body’s sensitivity to insulin, your body becomes more efficient getting glucose out of your bloodstream and into your cells where it is needed. Fasting also fights inflammation, improves blood pressure, and reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels, just to name a few. Why don’t more people do it? It’s hard. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be. How do I know? I’m living proof. I’m just finishing up my 6th five-day fast, less then a week after my 60th birthday. Most associate fasting with the complete abstinence of all food and drink except for water. Needless to say, few of us are disciplined enough to endure a five-day absolute fast. I was fortunate enough to find an alternative way to obtain the myriad benefits of fasting without an absolute fast. I [...]