Double the Benefits of Intermittent Fasting with EFT
September 14, 2015 | 2,297 views
By Dr. Joseph Mercola
Living to one hundred years old is one of my lifelong goals (pun intended). I know it’s definitely not impossible, especially with the game-changing strategy I learned, which enhances health and longevity – intermittent fasting.
Intermittent fasting is a planned eating schedule in which you "feast" on some days and impose a "famine" by dramatically cutting your food consumption for a specific window of time, just like what our ancestors did.
According to modern research, this cycle of feast and famine delivers several important health benefits, such as improved cardiovascular health, better metabolic function, and reduced cancer risk.
Compliance is a critical factor for any intermittent fasting plan, regardless of which schedule you’re trying to implement. However, being in the right mindset is absolutely 90 percent of the challenge.
You can’t address your physical health without also addressing your mental health, because the connection between your mind and body is undeniable. And let’s face it: not everyone will be an instant fan of fasting as there are individuals who find fasting extremely daunting.
Being all stressed and flustered about fasting can not only directly sabotage your fasting efforts but your overall heath as well. The list of stress-related health problems is long and growing longer every day. These include:
- Lowered immune system function
- Heightened inflammatory response
- Increased blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- Altered brain chemistry, blood sugar, and hormone balance
- Increased risk of cancer and tumor growth rate
This is where Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) saves the day. If you’re afraid you can’t handle the emotional toll of fasting, EFT practitioner Julie Schiffman created an enlightening video that can help you. I strongly recommend that you check it out and start tapping with her.
Exploring Emotional Freedom Technique
EFT is a powerful energy psychology tool that has helped hundreds of thousands overcome emotional challenges. It uses acupuncture meridians to help neutralize electrical brain disturbances that emotional wounding can cause, without the invasiveness of needles.
Instead of poking your body with needles, simple tapping with the fingertips is used to input kinetic energy onto specific meridians on the head and chest. This is done while you think about your specific problem – whether it is a traumatic event, an addiction, pain, worries about specific things, which in this case is fasting – and voice positive affirmations.
EFT is one of my tried-and-tested tools, which through the years I have personally proven effective in:
- Getting rid of negative emotions
- Lessening or totally eliminating pain
- Setting you free from nasty food cravings
- Implementing positive goals
EFT is not only easy to do, but can be done anywhere and anytime you feel the need to. You can do it as soon as you wake up, before every meal, every time you go to the bathroom, when stuck in traffic or before you go to bed.
Basic Tapping Tips
Here are a few helpful reminders before you start tapping:
- Tap solidly but never so hard to the point of hurting yourself.
- Remove your glasses, bracelets, and wristwatch before tapping, as they can mechanically interfere with the electromagnetic frequency.
- Don’t worry about tapping the absolutely precise area, as tapping the general area is sufficient.
- Keep yourself well-hydrated. Water conducts electricity, and EFT accesses the electrical energy that flows through our bodies and minds.
- Be patient, as it may take time.
- Practice EFT as often as possible, or about 10 times per day for best results.
- Avoid negative thoughts, which may hinder EFT from working as effectively as it should.
A little caveat: If you’re dealing with a serious anxiety disorder, I suggest that you consult a qualified EFT practitioner near your area. For complex issues, you need a qualified health care professional that is trained in EFT to help guide you through the process, as it typically takes years of training to develop the skill to relieve deep-seated, significant issues.
To learn more about tapping for intermittent fasting, I encourage you to read my article "How to Radically Increase Your Intermittent Fasting Success."