Benefits of Intermittent moon fasting
Intermittent moon fasting combines an intermittent fast, ketogenic diet and the power of moon's phases.
Intermittent fasting is the best way to drain insulin and excess sugar from the body, which detoxes the body. At the same time, when we gradually decrease the diet portion based on the phases of the moon, then the moon detoxes the mind. Therefore Intermittent moon fasting is a powerful combination of an excellent healthy ketogenic diet, Intermittent fast and harnessing the power of the moon.
Intermittent fasting is the best remedy for “Insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is the a serious problem today. More than 60 million adults in America are pre-diabetic, i.e. insulin resistant. Although modern medicine will prescribe medication (for the rest of your lives), this condition can be reversed by sustained fasting, yoga postures and mudras.
What is insulin resistance? An Ayurvedic Perspective
According to Ayurveda, whatever we eat is converted to “rasa” or plasma. In simple words, most of this plasma is glucose. This glucose is a free-flowing liquid that engulfs us from head to toe after every meal. To convert this glucose into energy, the beta cells in our body release insulin. This insulin gradually opens up the blood cells and absorbs glucose, and this glucose is absorbed as energy. However, when we overeat, eat under stress, eat at wrong times, eat the bad stuff, the glucose spikes, and the insulin cannot digest this glucose. To counter this situation body releases more and more insulin, which the body becomes resistant to just like if we get too many prank calls, we will simply do not pick up the calls anymore.
Similarly, when there is too much insulin body starts resisting the absorption. As a result, insulin converts glucose to fat and stores it. This fat gets stored in the liver and also as cholesterol and triglycerides. This fat slows down metabolism, and a vicious cycle of insulin resistance starts. The body needs more food all the time; we snack more frequently and produce more and more belly fat. This condition, when prolonged, leads to various health issues, including diabetes and thyroid imbalance.
Intermittent moon fasting as the solution
Intermittent fasting is the preferred way of life according to both Ayurveda and yoga. Modern research also points to intermittent fasting as an antidote for most chronic health issues, specifically “insulin resistance.”
Intermittent fasting consists of the following a. Portion control b. disciplined maintenance of time c. eating fewer carbs, more fats and proteins. When we eat too frequently in a non-disciplined way, we often trigger sugar (glucose)
and that also triggers an insulin spike. This further increases insulin resistance, increases fat, and slows down metabolism. When we eat at fixed times, say twice a day, the body gets enough time to absorb the glucose and lowers the insulin levels, reducing insulin resistance. The more we drain out the sugar and insulin, the body comes back to normal. When accompanied with yoga postures and mudras, this systematic eating strengthens the body and mind, even better than what we were before.
Cultivating new life-changing habits
Whenever our computer is slow, a restart would work just fine, and the computer starts running fast again. However, what do you do with the body and mind? The intermittent moon fasting acts similar to a reset. It not just detoxifies the body but also heals the mind by the grace of the moon god. In Vedic literature, we use the word "Sanskara," or a strong habit. As we advance in age, it becomes all the more difficult to cultivate a new habit. Chandrayana or the moon fasting is the best way to rest the body, detox the mind and develop new eating habits, a good yoga regimen and a calm mudra practice.
Intermittent moon fasting – a foundation for life
Once you practice one cycle of intermittent moon fasting and please the moon, eat healthy foods practice asana and meditation, you will set a foundation for the rest of your life. In our intermittent moon fasting program, we make sure you eat the healthiest foods from our book Food for the Soul. We also focus on healing mudras and moon meditation.