3 Days To Brand New Immune System By Fasting Its True
3 Days To Brand New Immune System By Fasting Its True, Yes you read that right 3 days to brand-new immune system, when in truth is nothing new to this to be honest with you, and I know that is quite a bold statement. The reason I say this, is because 19 years ago I had problems with my own immune system, to the point I ended up in hospital for several days, with the diagnosis that my immune system was basically broken.
At the time I was running two businesses which meant I was working 16 and 17 hour days, which for anyone is just plain craziness. Problems I had with my health after that were not very good, I basically came down with colds and flu at the drop of a hat, all because I had been caught up in the my world had been successful in business and forgetting to think about my health. My health problems went on for a few years, until I met Sheila Dickinson the master instructor from LFA tai chi health arts. It was sheila that mentioned I have a weakness in my immune system but it could be repaired if I was ready to make some sacrifices.
My health problems didn’t just go away after being in hospital, I actually ended up in hospital two more times having operations on my hand, this is due to the fact that I had small tumors growing on my thumb. These tumors had to be removed because I had problems with the function of my hand. With Sheila’s advice on dieting and fasting this would help my immune system kick back in to full strength. Bearing in mind this was over 18 years ago, and it was through following the Chinese health system that welow today.
please read the rest of this article below to find out the medical findings of fasting, and the proven results through medical research that has come about.
The scientific evidence that fasting can be beneficial to our health is mounting.
Previous studies have shown that starving yourself for a limited time can help protect the brain against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, now a new study claims that fasting can aid your immune system.
Research has shown fasting for at least two days regenerates immune systems damaged by aging or cancer treatment.
The finding, demonstrated both in mice and cancer patients, has dramatic implications for human health, say scientists. It shows for the first time that a simple natural intervention can trigger the stem cell-based repair of vital systems in the body. Fasting had the effect of culling old and damaged immune system cells and replacing them with fresh and more effective new ones.
The doctor commented, “We could not predict that prolonged fasting would have such a remarkable effect in promoting stem cell-based regeneration. “When you starve, the system tries to save energy, and one of the things it can do to save energy is to recycle a lot of the immune cells that are not needed, especially those that may be damaged.
“What we started noticing in both our human work and animal work is that the white blood cell count goes down with prolonged fasting. Then when you re-feed, the blood cells come back.” Experiments showed that fasting flipped a switch in bone marrow stem cells causing them to start regenerating themselves.
The “haematopoietic” stem cells develop both into oxygen-carrying red blood cells and the wide range of white blood cells that act as the immune system’s foot soldiers. But the effect only occurs after going without food for a prolonged period, between two and four days at a time.
After a certain period, fasting forces the body to go into “survival mode”, using up stores of glucose, fat and organic compounds called ketones, and also breaking down excess numbers of “old” white blood cells. At the same time, a signal is sent to bone marrow stem cells.
“It gives the ‘ok’ for stem cells to go ahead and begin proliferating and rebuild the entire system,” said Prof Longo. “And the good news is that the body got rid of the parts of the system that might be damaged or old, the inefficient parts, during the fasting. “If you start with a system heavily damaged by chemotherapy or ageing, fasting cycles can generate, literally, a new immune system.”
Both natural ageing and anti-cancer chemotherapy drugs weaken the immune system. The scientists found that multiple fasting sessions reduced immune system weakening and death in mice exposed a chemotherapy drug. In addition, they rejuvenated the immune systems of ageing mice. Protection against white blood cell loss was also seen in human cancer patients taking part in a small pilot trial. The patients were asked to fast for a single 72-hour period before undergoing chemotherapy.
Dr Tanya Dorff, also from the University of Southern California, a co-author of the research published in the journal Cell Stem Cell, said: “While chemotherapy saves lives, it causes significant collateral damage to the immune system. The results of this study suggest that fasting may mitigate some of the harmful effects of chemotherapy.”
The scientists are now exploring the possibility that the same effects of fasting might apply across many biological systems and organs. A key discovery was that prolonged fasting lowered circulating levels of a growth-promoting protein, Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) , which has been linked to aging, tumor progression and cancer risk.
As you can see from the article above 3 Days To Brand New Immune System By Fasting Its True, this sheds more light on the fact that alternative medicine has been around for thousands of years, and what works they works now more than ever. Please bear this in mind your immune system is the gateway to your health, without it you may have problems with your health. I don’t see this to scare you it’s just a simple fact, so if you find you’re feeling rundown and always coming down with the cold it may mean your immune system needs some attention.
Through practising LFA tai chi my health was never ever been as good, so if you want the health benefits of Tai Chi find class at local to you. alternatively try going on the chiming diet, it’s not a diet such it’s purely a way of eating and cutting toxins out of your daily diet which then helps your immune system and your health. You can find out more about the chang health diet from our main site at www.lfataichi.com .
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