Fasting to cure diseases is a problem that many people are concerned about. Many people have adopted the method of fasting to cure illnesses; There are also many people who recover from the illness, but also many people who cannot. In our country and some countries in the world such as Japan and France, there are some people who self-cure a number of diseases by fasting method. However, current medicine does not decry and criticize fasting methods to cure diseases, but it is also not recommended for the following reasons:
The process of prolonged fasting will happen some unusual changes in the body, it is necessary to have research to prove scientifically and objectively that these developments are not in a bad way to affect health.
The human body consists of many organs and organs that always need to be supplied with energy and nutrients in order to survive and function. If fasting for a long time, the energy source will be depleted, the nutrients will be inadequate, negatively affecting a series of organs inside the body, especially the brain. The weight of the brain accounts for only 1 part 40 of the body weight but consumes 1 quarter of the oxygen and 1 fifth of the blood supply nutrients to the whole body. The brain is the largest consuming part of the body’s energy source. If brain cells are starved, it will lead to disorders of the central nervous system which is the place that regulates all functions of the body. If the blood sugar level falls below 80mg / dl, there are signs of fatigue, limb weakness, low blood pressure, heart arrhythmia, whole body sweating and if blood sugar drops more. will lead to a coma, critical. Maintaining normal stable blood sugar levels is due to the provision of energy foods including carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
On the theoretical basis of fasting to cure diseases is: when fasting the body will have to consume its own flesh to maintain its existence, so some tumors, inflammatory organizations … will be eliminated and replaced. into it are good organizations. However, fasting is also difficult to do, fasting people must have a high determination, when fasting must be 7-8 days or more and must strictly follow some rules of eating and need guidance and closely monitor people with medical expertise to detect and promptly handle bad developments. Each body has different adjustment and suitability, so not everyone who applies fast can cure diseases, not to mention the cases of failure leading to dangerous consequences such as pneumonia, body weakness, fainting …
Fasting or overly strict fasting is fundamentally the opposite of nutritional science. According to nutritionists: to ensure health, people need to eat a combination of foods during the day (about 15 to 20 different foods), so that they can provide all the necessary nutrients for the body. ; Maintain the recommended weight, it is possible to fast occasionally in consultation with a registered dietitian and make snacks (poor in calories).
In summary, fasting for therapeutic purposes should be considered for each individual, each disease and under the close supervision of someone with medical knowledge and experience in this field. This issue should be studied more deeply and should not be encouraged.