Every single mammal on the planet will naturally do a fast when they become sick or injured.
If the digestive system is in constant use it takes a minimum of 60 to 75% of our energy to do it’s job! When you fast all that energy is freed up to be used in healing and repairing.
The body also proliferates stem cells during a fast that have the ability to regenerate damaged and weak tissue anywhere in the body according to USC (University of Southern California).
My companion of 11 years, a Staffy Cross ( Yoko ), was suffering from arthritis and walking poorly. A little stiff and slow. Her cure came by accident.
I was camping in the bush near Esperance in WA and she disappeared. We looked for a day and couldn't find her. We put notices up everywhere and were feeling very sad. Just when we thought all was lost, 3 1/2 days later a car drove up to our site and out jumps Yoko…she had found a spring and was there for the whole time. Fasting and drinking spring water.
I immediately noticed her running and feeling very lively . At first I put it down to her initial joy at finding home but Yoko lived on for another 4 years without the pain and in full movement. It was a lesson I've never forgotten. Thank you Yoko.
The Scientific American states: (http://www.scientificamerican.com/…/how-intermittent-fasti…/)
“Studies have shown that reducing typical calorie consumption, usually by 30 to 40 percent, extends life span by a third or more in many animals, including nematodes, fruit flies and rodents.”
Many studies have concluded that a combination of fasting and/or intermittent fasting promotes a healthier, and longer life.