What are the benefits of intermittent fasting on your immune system?

The benefits of fasting are amazing – especially if you can do a 72-hour fast. Most people will need to build up to a fast this long by starting with a 48-hour fast. It’s a good idea to do a 48 or 72-hour fast periodically – maybe once every month or two.

The benefits of fasting on the immune system have to do with growing a new immune system.


1. Boosts white blood cell count, including phagocytes (macrophages and the neutrophils), T-cells, and B-cells. Phagocytes eat pathogens, clean up debris, they kill off viruses and bacteria using different chemicals.

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The #1 Barrier to Healing and Recovery is Chronic Stress – Fight or Flight Mode

The biggest barrier to recovery and healing is stress – the activation of the flight or fight mechanism.  It is called the sympathetic nervous system.  When you are in sympathetic dominance, you have high levels of cortisol and high levels of adrenaline. Both are produced by the adrenal gland.

Why does stress trigger the fight-or-flight mechanism?

The activation of the sympathetic nervous system and the activation of cortisol was not designed to go more than 90 seconds. The problem is nowadays it is on all day long.  Our environment, our life, is filled with things that keep us in stress mode. When the body is in flight-or-fight, it is preparing for emergency survival, running away from something or fighting. You will not heal a hundred percent if you are in this mode.

Symptoms of chronic stress and fight-or-flight mode

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How to Lower Cortisol, The Stress Hormone.

Maintaining normal cortisol levels improves your health and well-being. See the do’s and don’ts below.

What Is Cortisol?

Cortisol, the destructive primary stress hormone, affects many important processes in the body. It plays a role in:

    Regulating sleep-wake cycles

    Managing how the body uses carbohydrates, fats, and proteins

    Reducing inflammation

    Controlling blood pressure

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The #1 Sign of High Cortisol – The Stress Hormone

The #1 Sign of High Cortisol – The Stress Hormone? What is the best way to know if you have high cortisol? What is cortisol? Cortisol is the main stress hormone and if cortisol is too high there are a lot of problems that could happen in your body.

Here are some symptoms when your cortisol is too high.

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