Three days to a new immune system.
According to Dr. Longo, (see photo), professor of Gerontology and the Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California, a person’s system recycles unneeded immune cells, especially damaged ones, in order to create energy while they are fasting.
According to researchers at the University of Southern California, the act of fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in elderly people.
Researchers discovered that fasting helps the body’s stem cells to begin producing new white blood cells which help to fight off infection.
They added that the discovery could be especially effective for people suffering from damaged immune systems, including chemotherapy patients, who were protected from the toxic impacts of the treatment during the fasting period (note: we personally don’t recommend chemotherapy; consult a holistic doctor for more information).
As the researchers noted, the act of fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in elderly people. Fasting gives the ‘OK’ for stem cells to go ahead and begin proliferating and rebuild the entire system.
He added that the body actually removed parts that were damaged, old or inefficient during the fasting process, creating“literally, a new immune system.”