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What are Some Fasting Health Victories?
Colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome
I found a catalogue of some issues related to Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD). They include things like — Chronic fatigue — Depression — Arthritis — Allergies — Fistulas — Hemorrhoids — Low back pain — Sacroiliitis — Psoriasis — Neck pain — Shoulder pain — Bursitis — Hip pain — Knee pain — Ankle pains — Uveitis — Iritis — Heart disease — Cancer — Ankylosing Spondylitis — Fibromyositis — Generalized rheumatism.
Many of these problems listed are supported by researchers to come from the increase in gut permeability that accompanies with IBD. This is often an unconsidered relationship by modern medicine. As a result sadly, many of the popular prescription anti-inflammatories actually increase gut permeability, causing a worsening of the patient’s long-term condition.
Particularly noted are in this situation and its worsening are allergic and rheumatological diseases. Arthritic patients
are often found to have gastrointestinal problems. The link between IBD and rheumatoid diseases is said by many to be altered gut permeability.
Here is were fasting may be the answer. An irritated and/or ulcerated intestinal system needs rest most of all.
A fast will frequently speed the patient’s recovery and in some cases is essential. It is for many it is a self sufficient therapy, which creates the best situation for self healing. While fasting, the body’s functions slow to minimal levels where toxins and allergens are quickly eliminated; and the tissues heal. The fast promotes tissues rest and vitality. The process continues after the fast with efficient intake of nutrition and rebuilding.