Today is Fat Tuesday, the day before the 40 days of Lent. “Lent is the Christian season of spiritual preparation before Easter. In Western churches, it begins on Ash Wednesday. During Lent, many Christians observe a period of fasting, repentance, moderation, self-denial, and spiritual discipline” as per the Learn Religions website. That said, many cultures practice fasting, etc. and there are those who fast on a regular basis throughout the year for a healthy refresh of their body and mind.
I think many readers will enjoy the videos below. The reason for this blog post is to share what I have learned about fasting in relation to a general healthy diet and a cleanse for my body of toxins and fat, specifically for my heart and liver. In terms of a cleanse, the so-called Keto diet, not unlike the Paleo diet, seems to be an excellent choice. After the cleanse, the specific activity of choosing healthy proteins, fats and carbs appears to be the best option to avoid disease.
One irony I have learned is that we need to eat a lot of healthy fat (and fewer carbs) on a regular basis in order to purge stored fat from around our organs and throughout the body. Intermintant fasting in a healthy way, as described by the three wise men below, can involve a strategy to cleanse and lose weight. These men are very different – a chiropractor, a cardiologist, and a spiritual guru – but they have remarkable similarities in their recommendations, philosophy and scientific reasoning. Remember to consult your own physician before begining a new diet regimen.
Dr. Eric Berg DC – Chiropractor
A quote from his website: “My main passion has been and continues to be teaching people about health-related topics, including Healthy Keto® and intermittent fasting as a basic long-term eating plan. I love dissecting complex health problems, breaking them down so they are easy to understand, and connecting symptoms to a real cause… In my 30 years of practice in Alexandria, Virginia, I had the opportunity to personally work with over 40,000 people using natural methods, nutrition, and the healthy version of the ketogenic diet (Healthy Keto®).”
Dr. Pradip Jamnadas, MD, MBBS, FACC, FSCAI, FCCP, FACP – Cardiologist
From Dr. Jamnadas’ YouTube channel: “The founder and Chief Medical Officer of Cardiovascular Interventions, P.A. in Orlando Florida where, since 1990, he has been repeatedly recognized in local publications as a Top Doctor performing thousands of interventional procedures in hospital and outpatient settings. As a consultant cardiologist with a large diversified inpatient and outpatient practice he is noted for his passions for teaching and illuminating prevention for cardiovascular disease. He is also a clinical assistant professor of medicine at The Florida State University and University of Central Florida.”
Sadhguru – Spiritual Guru
From his YouTube Channel: “Considered among India’s 50 most influential people, Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic, bestselling author, and poet. Absolute clarity of perception places him in a unique space, not only in matters spiritual but in business, environmental and international affairs, and opens a new door on all that he touches.”
See this blog’s decription of a modern Hunter Gather movement.