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Safe and Effective Fasting


Healthy Weight Loss: Detox, Fast and Eat Well

Safe and Effective Fasting

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Safe and Effective Fasting

Why do people decide to go on a fast? Does fasting really boost cognitive performance and reduce epileptic seizures? How does fasting affect chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular diseases? How beneficial is fasting for weight loss? Does weight come back after we start eating again?

Although fasting has been practised for thousands of years, all of these questions are still subject to debate. But large amount of research have shown that alternating cycles of fasting and calorie-restricted diets make us healthier and live longer, that we have better insulin control and we cope better with anxiety and depression. Burning fat provides much cleaner energy for the body in the form of ketones, the preferred food of the brain. No wonder the great thinkers of the world had the most impactful insights while fasting!

The Safe and Effective Fasting course teaches you:

  • Different types of fasting (including intermittent fasting, juice fasting, water fasting) and their benefits and drawbacks.

  • How to prepare for a fast and how to reintroduce foods after starting to eat again.

  • How long to fast and what kind of reactions you can experience during fasting.

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History of Fasting

Fasting is abstinence from food for a specific period of time. It has been a part of human history for thousands of years, mostly for religious and spiritual purposes. As a healing practice, fasting became widely used by the Father of Medicine, Greek physician Hippocrates, who claimed that “to eat when sick is to feed sickness”.

Hippocrates was also the first to use fasting when treating patients with seizures and this practice was eventually revived in modern times when fasting proved to be beneficial for people suffering from epilepsy. Eventually, the ketogenic diet was created to mimic the effects of fasting, although research has consequently shown that they are two different treatments.

As humans, we have to be aware that fasting is actually in our DNA. Our ancestors ate when they caught an animal or found fruits and nuts, so winters were mostly the periods of fasting. Scientists have also discovered that fasting periods allowed our ancestors to clear their brains and increase their metabolic rate this, in turn, helped them to figure out how, when and where to find or catch their next meal.

Fasting for health and weight loss

About the course

This online course includes an in-depth, 1-hour-long video lecture, 28 informative handouts and 2 articles that will explain how fasting affects the body. It explains why intermittent fasting is an effective way to lose weight, how to manage the moments of crisis during the fast, and how each individual can choose the right type of fast for them. It gives useful tips for fasting beginners as well as offering good research-based information to more advanced fasters. It also provides some simple recipes for safe and effective fasting.

About the lecturer

Dee Clough mANP rGNC

Qualifications: MHSc in Herbal Medicine. BHSc in Complementary Medicine. Certified Bach Flower Practitioner.

Background: Dee is a Naturopath, Nutritional therapist and Herbalist who has taught a range of Naturopathy and Nutrition lectures at CNM’s London campus. She is currently the online tutor for the Naturopathy modules. Dee is a big advocate of Bach Flower Essences and has a particular interest in the mind-body connection and how it influences health.

Who should take this course?

The Safe and Effective Fasting course is suitable for anyone interested in nutrition, various fasting methods, healthy ways of losing weight as well as more environment and people-friendly lifestyle practices. But it is also aimed at those that have been considering studying with CNM and want to get first-hand experience before enrolling on one of our more comprehensive Short Courses or even one of our professional Diploma Courses.

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  • Study in your own time.
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CNM Certificate in Safe & Effective Fasting.


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