New emerging science discovers that Fasting for 72 Hours Can Reboot The Entire Immune System
The ancient practice of abstaining from eating for a day, or sometimes even a week or more has a history of curing a whole host of health problems, fasting was a staple in cultures of the past but even a brief fast can completely re-boot your immune system.
Research implies that when the body is hungry in short spurts, it can kick-start stem cells into producing new white blood cells.
Implies that white blood cells, also known as leukocytes, are the cells which the immune system uses to fight against foreign invaders like viruses and bad bacteria.
Scientists at the University of Southern California found that fasting could be particularly beneficial for people suffering from damaged immune systems, such as cancer patients on chemotherapy, or people with auto-immune disorders.
Intermittent fasting even triggers stem cells to regenerate!
Valter Longo has conducted a body of scientific research about fasting which is absolutely astounding, as well.
He published a fascinating paper in the Journal of Cell Biology based on work he did on yeast cells. The results were considered so unlikely he almost didn’t get his paper published. What Longo discovered was that when he starved a colony of yeast cells, about 95% of the cells would commit suicide, using the controlled death mechanism of apoptosis. They would disassemble their proteins, dissolve the cell membranes, and turn themselves into food for the remaining 5%.
Longo’s work suggests that if the fasting body is able to rejuvenate and multiply the bone marrow cells that are responsible for blood and immunity (hematopoietic stem cells), then it is obvious that the body could do this as well or better when it has plenty to eat.
Caveat: fasting can be harmful. If you have any serious health conditions, and you’re seriously thinking of trying this, you should consult your doctor first.