Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

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jennypenny wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:04 am
The MCT oil had a surprising positive effect on glucose. Does anyone use it? If so, how?
brute has used MCT oil in coffee extensively, though he currently doesn't (mostly out of laziness, cream is just easier). unsure about effects on blood glucose, but the hunger suppression effect is absurd - brute managed to get into "bad side effects from low calories" territory several times without feeling any hunger or appetite whatsoever by fasting and only consuming coffee with cream/MCT oil (probably around 200-400kcal/day for 5-10 days in a row). so it's kind of a massive hack, but to be wielded with care :-/ brute had to stop doing it because he would get sick. probably immune system not being up to speed without energy.

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I hear nothing but good things about fasting. I do intermittent fasting which is great for my digestion, gives it a much needed break from dealing with food being shoveled down the hatch every few hours.

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technohead wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:26 pm
I hear nothing but good things about fasting.
well, there's the part where death occurs if done for too long.

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well, there's the part where death occurs if done for too long.
Your conflating fasting with anorexia. Two different beasts.

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BRUTE wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:05 pm
well, there's the part where death occurs if done for too long.
Proponents of nihilism shouldn't worry too much about that :lol:

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technohead wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:54 am
Your conflating fasting with anorexia. Two different beasts.
fasting == not eating. eventually leads to death. not conflating anything.

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BRUTE wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:39 pm
fasting == not eating. eventually leads to death. not conflating anything.
Oh, but you qualified it with "for too long". Swimming leads to death if done "for too long".

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sure. that's why brute used the qualifier.

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Fasting and religion: There are various types of fasting.

Fasting from grains
Fasting from meat
Fasting from eatables
Fasting from foodstuffs grown below the ground
Nirjalā: waterless fasting (no food, no water.)

Fast can be held on various occasions and for various duration:

Ekadashi is the 11th day of every fortnight (after no&full moons.)
Example : Today is Jaya Ekādaśī and the type is fasting from grains (rice, bread, including pulses.)
There are extremists in every religion and for those considering Viṣṇu Kṛṣṇa Rāma or other avatāra-s as their most dear deity (Iṣṭa-devatā), every Ekādaśī is Nirjalā Ekādaśī .

Fasting from meat during a month of the rainy season. No trawling so that the fish population could regenerate.

2 times a week as EnigmaT120 said:
Based on deity for full-fledged fasting. No meat on Tuesday and Thursday is what my friends in school did and my mother being a communist would pack omelet. Had to use tact to prevent being ostracized.

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