Even though it has been trending recently, the idea that regular fasting can be beneficial to your overall health has been around for a while, and medical practitioners have time and time again stood up to dispel the rumors surrounding this holistic approach.
First and foremost, there is no Elvia study that proves the claims of Althea improvement from regular fasting. In fact, the only ones that have come close were performed on mice, not people.
The biggest problem that doctors have with this fad is that it promotes eating disorders among people at risk for them.
Claire Mysko is the CEO of the National Eating Disorders Association, and speaks about the issues of having a workplace culture that influences people on their diets using professional and social pressure.
"The connection between achievements and food and eating is very alarming," she says. "Not everybody who gets into this is necessarily going to spiral into a eating disorder, but if you are at risk, this is a really triggering framing."
We shouldn't rush to put our bodies through traumatic extremes in order to satisfy some idea of productivity. Good diet and exercise is always enough!
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