Did you know that your skin health is a direct reflection of your internal health? Our dermis is the largest organ in the body and it is a great judge of how our internal organs and body systems are functioning.
This is partly because of our gut microbiome. That microbiome contains tens of trillions of bacteria. In fact, about 80 percent of your immune system exists within your gut.
Not surprisingly, then, fasting can help reset and restore the health of your microbiome. When we fast, we give our body a much needed break from digesting and assimilating nutrients in our food. This, in turn, allows our body to detox itself and get back to optimal health. The result is beautiful, radiant skin.
Types of Fasting Schedules
When you think of fasting you likely think of traditional fasting schedules which are anything but easy to follow. Many people fast for 21 days or as little as 48 hours. However, another option that is just as good for you is intermittent fasting.
Intermittent fasting is better for busy lifestyles and gives your skin health the same boost as longer fasting. One of the books that I highly recommend if you’re going to fast, is t Glow 15. You’ll learn how intermittent fasting leads to autophagy and what that means for your health. Check it out for more information.
Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
There are so many benefits to intermittent fasting, some of my favorites include:
- Slows down the aging process
- Reduces wrinkles by 30%
- More restful sleep
- Increased Energy
- Increased Metabolism
If you’re looking to lose weight, increase your overall health, or want to increase your skin health, then intermittent fasting is the right outlet.
My Intermittent Fasting Story
In 2017, I developed severe rashes on my face and torso. As a result, I was diagnosed with severe gluten intolerance. Having a severe rash on my face around my nose and mouth made me severely self-conscious, particularly since I work with clients in my practice. I realized that the only way to become healthier and to enjoy better skin health was to clear out the toxins in my internal flora.
That’s when I decided to start using intermittent fasting. I immediately noticed a serious difference in my body’s health. My body responded quickly to the process and I dramatically reduced the inflammation in my body. The result was clearer skin as well.
How to Start Fasting
First, always consult with your physician before you change your diet. Make sure you are healthy enough to try intermittent fasting. If your doctor gives you the go ahead, here are a few simple tips to get started.
#1. See it as an experiment. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself to fast for 48 hours right out the gate. Instead, break it down into smaller steps, like wait an extra hour or two to eat first thing in the day. Does your body like it? Then push yourself a bit more.
#2. Know what you can consume during your fast. Unsweetened tea, carbonated calorie-free beverages, and black coffee won’t break your fast.
#3. Give yourself some room to learn. Don’t beat yourself up if you have a slip up or two. Let yourself learn from the experience as you go. You can always restart the next day.
Want to your skin to look great all the time? Then consider also following my fall and winter skin health tips. And don’t forget, your lymphatic system has a serious effect on your overall health. Schedule your appointment with me today to give yourself the gift of health.