Recovery / / August 12, 2017
Fasting: calorie restriction
significantly in recent years a growing interest in non-drug methods of treatment of diseases, including therapeutic fasting. Fasting called calorie restriction (RTD), as the method of treatment includes not only fasting (unloading), and the recovery period, which is perhaps the most difficult for both the patient and the doctor.
Fasting was known in ancient times, it is mentioned in the writings of scholars of Egypt, India, China, Tibet, Scandinavia, Rome.Famous thinkers, scientists, Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato used the systematic starvation to improve mental performance and improve creativity.
Fasting prescribe their patients Avicenna.Hippocrates said: "The man is a doctor, you just have to be able to help him in his work.If the body is not cleared, then the more you feed it, the more you will harm him.When the patient is fed too liberally - fed well and the disease.Remember - any surplus disgusting nature ".
In the last century, many scientists in various countries have studied the physiological effect of fasting.One of the founders of this method, the physician E. Dewey, treated dosed fasting gastrointestinal disease, obesity, depression, etc. His pupil and follower of L. Batfild Hazard wrote the popular book "Hunger - a cure for diseases.".She added the technique of using the Dewey cleansing enemas, water treatments, massage, gym, recommended vegetarian diet hunger after treatment.
long time advocates of starvation were the writer Upton Sinclair, the publisher A. Suvorin, other prominent figures of art, literature, scholars.Widespread fasting received in the twentieth century., When the medicine came the so-called reformist movement, are paying more attention to natural therapies.
In 1914 published a book by F. Zegessera "Fasting."Among the scientists involved in the problems of the RTD can be called outstanding pathophysiology, rector of the Military Medical Academy in St. Petersburg V. Pashutina, French doctor I. Wivine - author of the acclaimed book "Treatment of starvation and natural methods."I. Wivine successfully applied continuous starvation in diseases of the cardiovascular system, liver, asthma, allergic diseases.
In recent years, interest in the therapeutic fasting in our country has increased.Monographs, manuals for doctors, methodical recommendations, collections of scientific works, summarizes the results of studies in the master's and doctoral theses.In 1988, reprinted book YSNikolaeva, VINilov, VGCherkasova "Fasting for Health", which set out their own experience of using this method of treatment.
However, you can meet in the practice of medicine and in scientific circles with sharply opposing views on fasting.The controversy clearly reveal two trends.Opponents fasting consider this method of treatment is not physiological, resulting in serious biochemical changes in the body associated with changes in metabolism.Supporters and advocates consider it a universal method that does not produce unwanted effects to the human body.
Our experience allows us to consider fasting effective in the treatment of diseases such as obesity, asthma, hypertension, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and others. Method promotes regression of sexual disorders, and often restore potency in men, the normalization of the menstrual cycle in women.
After a course of fasting patients noted a surge of strength, improves mobility and steadiness of nerve processes.But fasting, in our opinion, is not a panacea for all ills, some patients is contraindicated.Due to the possibility of complications fasting should be carried out only in a hospital under the supervision of a trained physician.