A fasting study confirms a number of positive effects
The largest study of this kind is evidenced by the numerous positive health effects, which can cause the fasting cure. At over 1,400 Participating the health effects of the healing were documented fasting. The Doctors were able to show, that a clinical, almost program is a safe and well-tolerated method both for the prevention of aging-related diseases as well as for the treatment of chronic metabolic disorders and Obesity.
Researchers led by Dr. med. Françoise Wilhelmi de Toledo the clinic Buchinger Wilhelmi on lake Constance, recently conducted in cooperation with Professor Dr. Andreas Michalsen from the Charité University clinic of Berlin the largest ever scientific study of the effect of the Buchinger therapeutic fasting. The Team analyzed a detailed data collection of 1.422 almost, completed in the year 2016, a five – to twenty-day fasting programme in the clinic. The results of the study were recently published in the prestigious scientific journal “PLOS One”.
Fasting mobilized stored energy in adipose tissue
Among other things, the investigation that fasting mobilizes the energies of the human body, which are stored in the fat tissue. From this result, according to the researchers, a number of positive aspects. For example, the metabolic switch and refer to its energy not from glucose, but from fat and ketone consumption. The doctors have confirmed this by the permanent presence of ketone bodies in the urine of the Participants.
Losing weight through fasting
Fasting goes hand in hand, according to the study, with a significant weight loss. The Participants had after the fasting a reduced waist circumference and reduced cholesterol and blood fat values. The researchers evaluate the medical fasting, as a suitable method for weight reduction.
Fasting blood pressure, Diabetes, and cardiovascular disorders
Furthermore, the study showed that fasting blood pressure of the Participating normalized. Also, the blood glucose – and HbA1c-values were in accordance with the fasting better than before. The study team recommends the Buchinger fasting cure prevention of heart diseases and for the treatment of type 2 Diabetes and high blood pressure.
Arthritis, fatty liver, hypercholesterolemia and fatigue
In other complaints, the medically supervised fasting resulted in improvement. In 84 percent of the Participants in the course improved from serious diseases and ailments such as Arthritis, fatty liver, high blood fat and fatigue syndrome. Done in the right have to endure almost to the end, no hunger feelings. 93 percent of Participants reported having during treatment, no Hunger felt.
What side effects may occur during fasting?
The study deals exclusively with the effects of medically accompanied fasting in a clinic. Here, the Doctors were able to document only a few side effects. In individual cases, it was reported, particularly in the first three days of restless sleep, headaches, fatigue or lumbar pain.
The Buchinger Wilhelmi fasting programme
The Participants were able to complete the therapeutic fasting the Buchinger Wilhelmi fasting programme. In this traditional method, the patients take juices an average of 200 calories per day, organic fruit and soups. The fast program is also accompanied by physical activity and by the environment supports, which is characterized by peace and mindfulness. (vb)