As a Registered Nurse, I spend a lot of time teaching people healthy habits and lifestyle modifications. I believe optimal health is achieved when the mind, body and soul are in harmony.
Our society places emphasis on the outward appearance, but Jesus sees the heart, according to (1 Samuel 16:17).
Fasting is a great way to address your internal status.
Our bodies were created to protect us against disease, but its ability to fight for us is partially dependent on how we care for it.
Unforeseen sickness and disease is a part of life even when we do all the right things and consume the right foods; however, we are still responsible for honoring the temple God gave us.
Let’s face it, we live in a toxic environment. Toxins enter our bodies through the mouth and through the spirit, by the things we feed our souls on media outlets.
Therefore, it’s safe to say we’re all contaminated to some degree.
When one part of the body is toxic, it will affect other areas. You may feel the effects with sluggishness, your inability to concentrate, poor digestion and the list goes on.
When we think of detoxification, the body’s designed to do that on its own, but because we eat and drink against God’s plan, we spend money to take care of nature’s duty.
But not every regime on the market provides what they claim, nor are they all beneficial to your overall health.
A well-planned and organized Fast will provide the detoxification you need mind, body and soul.
For this reason, I’ll begin a twenty-one day fast on 1/9/2017 to draw closer to the Lord and neutralize toxins. I’ll take part corporately with my local church, and I’ve decided to join the women at “Breathe” on Instagram.
You are welcome to join us, and you can find the 411 here for meal suggestions and more.
And you may also check out my juicing tips in this post.
If you’re on the fence about giving this a try, here are a few physical benefits that you will experience when you Fast.
- Your digestive system gets to rest
- Balances/controls blood sugar (glucose) level
- Can decrease blood pressure
- Reduces addictive cravings
- Stimulates detoxification
- Gives immune system a boost
- Clears the eyes and skin
For the spiritual gains, I came across a great article that highlights 5 spiritual benefits; you can read about them here.
I pray you choose to know God in a new way, so He can fill you with “new wine.”
Have a successful Fast!
*Disclaimer: This article is solely for information. It does not replace doctor’s orders and or medications/treatments. Please consult with your doctor for advice/clearance before you begin any Fast.