Why Intermittent Fasting & Skipping A Meal Makes You Feel ill! Dr Fuhrman

Why Intermittent Fasting & Skipping A Meal Makes You Feel ill! Dr Fuhrman

Intermittent fasting diets are becoming increasingly
popular, with people using them to lose weight and improve their health. Studies have shown that intermittent fasting
can have powerful effects on your body and may protect against many diseases such as
heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease to name a few. When fasted, our cells initiate cellular repair
processes. This includes autophagy, where cells digest
and remove dysfunctional and old proteins that build up inside cells. We’ve been fasting throughout evolution,
this is because food was not always available and so when we couldn’t find anything to
eat our bodies had to adapt to be able to function without food for extended periods
of time. Nearly everyone already fasts every day, while
they sleep. Intermittent fasting can be as simple as extending
that fast a little longer. The most popular intermittent fasting methods
are -The 16/8 Method: where you fast for 16 hours each day, by only eating between say
10am and 6pm. The Eat-Stop-Eat: where Once or twice a week,
you don’t eat anything from dinner one day, until dinner the next day effectively a 24
hour fast. And the 5:2 Diet: which during 2 days of the
week, eating only about 500-600 calories. However some people have reported feeling
ill when they try to intermittently fast or even when they just skip a meal. They may feel light headed, shaky weak or
have a headache why is this? Well let’s hear from Dr Joel Fuhrman.. [Dr Fuhrman] When you don’t consume sufficient
phytochemicals and antioxidants you build up inflammatory substances in your tissues
some of them are free radicals and also there’s a lot of other different toxic materials like
advanced glycation end products. This is another toxin that builds up in our
tissues. The more nutritionally incomplete your diet
is the more you are able to build up these inflammatory compounds. When people do not eat for a few hours their
body when it’s not digesting food can more effectively repairs and heals itself. So when you’re not busy digesting and eating
people could feel sickly, shaky, weak, headachy, stomach cramping. When we have a high build up of metabolic
waste products that promote disease in our body we’re gonna feel worse when we’re
not eating food. So this person who doesn’t eat sufficient
variety and amount of phytonutrients is going to have more inflammatory toxins in their
tissues and they’re going to feel withdrawal and feel sick from those toxins when they’re
not digesting food, since they feel better when they’re eating and digesting because
eating and digesting halts detoxification the liver can’t effectively suck and deal
with the food coming in as well as breaking down waste products and breaking down body
mass you know fat cells and removing toxins and flushing them out and making them water
soluble for excretion in the urine. In other words the liver really can’t effectively
do both simultaneously so we do much more healing and repair in the non feeding state
and more assimilation and absorption in the feeding state. So that’s the anabolic phase is the building
and the non feeding state is the catabolic phase where you’re breaking things down
and removing them. A feeling of weakness and shakiness, forcing
them to feel almost hypoglycemic, or headachy or stomach cramping, I call that toxic hunger. It makes people want to eat all the time and
keep their digestive tract busy all the time never enter the catabolic phase of the digestive
cycle. Always remain in the anabolic or eating and
feeding phase lest they don’t feel well enough.

4 Replies to “Why Intermittent Fasting & Skipping A Meal Makes You Feel ill! Dr Fuhrman”

  1. I liked the content, however, I was left feeling a little confused on this one. I suspect what the doc is saying is that people on a fast would feel better if they improved their diet when not fasting, i.e. focus on a whole plant-based diet rather than meat. A key recommendation for the doc might be to tighten up the structure of his talk by summing up the main points at the conclusion confirming that?

  2. Misleading at best. You feel sick because you are prediabetic, you ARE sick in a way. You need to practice fasting gradually to reverse your condition. Cut out all your sugars. I water fasted for 7 days. No issues.

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