Fasting

Fasting is a state of being refrained from eating food and drinking fluids willingly. Fasting helps in weight loss and improves overall fitness. It boosts cognitive performance and decreases the risk of developing metabolic diseases in the body. It decreases the development of obesity and other chronic diseases. It is good to follow short fast periods of 8 to 24 hours. Long fast periods increase the risk of developing problems due to fasting.

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Precautions to be taken for water only fast for 14 days.

Query: Hi doctor, I am going to undertake a water only fast for 14 days. Which vitamins and electrolyte should I take and in what dose? Just heard of refeeding syndrome. Any other precautions?  Read Full »


Dr. Pritam Mohapatra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not clear why you are undertaking water (only) fast for so long as 14 days. In case, you have decided to, I would advise you to do it under the expert supervision of an ayurveda or naturopathy physician who can monitor you closely. While fasting has obvious healt...  Read Full »

Is it fine to continue fasting while taking ayurvedic medication for skin rashes and itching?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in consultation with another ayurveda specialist in icliniq for skin rashes and itching, and I am taking the medicines as per the doctor's recommendation. I also did all the tests which she suggested. But, she is not available now, so I want your opinion on my test reports. The fre...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and saw all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  All the investigations that you have performed are almost in the normal range or borderline, so as your physician has prescribed you medications, take them accordingly....  Read Full »

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