Only 9 more days to go in our Almost Vegan Challenge! We began as a community in Israel and abroad to support each other in going mainly plant based. Some on the journey like myself had already adapted to this as a way of life and some not. I thank everyone for sending their vids and photos of their journey this past few weeks. Please keep it up. 💪🏿😊 My hope is that you will make it a lifestyle change like me and many others.
A few weeks ago, I posted a video on the benefits of sprouting and this week I want to share my vid on sprouting on your own, particularly lentils. Check out the video below and also see the link in this vid for the previous one to learn about the benefits of using sprouts.
The main tip of the day that I want to share that goes along somewhat with some of the benefits of intermittent fasting is a topic called autophagy. Autophagy is a process by which a cell breaks down and destroys old, damaged, or abnormal proteins and other substances in its cytoplasm. There’s no wonder why when you hear about people receiving the worst diagnoses and then hearing their testimony on how they beat the illness, the majority of the time you hear it was a change in diet in some way, some will say they fasted for a prolonged period of time. Autophagy occurs when we’re in a fasting mode. Listen to the below video by Dr. Mindy Pelz as she describes how you can still receive some level of autophagy even after breaking the fast (keep in mind that autophagy starts at 17 hours). Maximum autophagy as she describes begins at 72 hours. For most of us, fasting is such a radical concept to an approach to better health because society tells us just the opposite. Since I began intermittent fasting, I most definitely see the health benefits. I’m not quite there yet with fasting 17 hours each day but I may reach this a few days out of the week. It’s a start.
We have 9 more days to go in this Almost Vegan Challenge! The report I have received back from many is that it has not been as difficult as they thought it would be, however, it’s easy to fall back into old habits. Try to keep it going and just remember, the body will heal on it’s own if we allow it to through a healthy diet and lifestyle. The best cure for disease is prevention. Life is a gift from the Most High and I pray all will take the utmost care of the one we have all been given.