There are many wonderful benefits to fasting. However let’s add one big caveat: fasting is not for everyone. There are risks when normal amounts of vitamins, mineral, and other essential nutrients are not ingested.

According to Dr. Jason Fung, MD in The Complete Guide to Fasting, said,

“Some people absolutely should not attempt therapeutic fasting, including:

  • Those who are severely malnourished or underweight
  • Children under eighteen years of age
  • Pregnant women
  • Breastfeeding women

Others should be cautious when fasting but don’t necessarily need to avoid it. In the following situation, it is wise to seek the advice of a health-care professional before attempting therapeutic fasting:

  • You have gout
  • You are taking medications
  • You have type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • You have gastroesophageal reflux disease”


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