I posted an article on intermittent fasting a long time ago; April 24, 2015. I suggest that you read it again.
Something “unusual” in my past few blood tests, and a bit of research into it, led me to revisit the subject.
How many white blood cells (WBC) someone has varies, but the normal range is between 4,000 and 11,000 per microliter of blood. A blood test that shows a WBC count of less than 4,000 could mean your body may not be able to fight infection the way it should.
Well, my WBC count was 3,760 on June 6, 2018, and 3,030 on March 22, 2019.
I have absolutely no problems with my immune system; I NEVER GET SICK, thank God, but couldn’t help bring it up with our great family physician, Emine Barış, MD.
She knows my lifestyle quite well, so suggested that my body probably didn’t need to produce more WBC “because of the way I ate”, my lifestyle choices, and my well functioning immune system.
I, of course, needed to research this a bit deeper. It turns out that the process called “autophagy” that happens when one fasts also BOOSTS ONE’S IMMUNE SYSTEM.
I suggested that you re-read the “Intermittent Fasting” article to recall what an unbelievable process autophagy is. Briefly, when we fast our body consumes the aging proteins in our cells, so we are rejuvenated and nourished at the same time.
AND, APPARENTLY, WE GIVE OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM A BOOST.
The picture above is exactly how I fast, almost the whole week.
I have dinner at 8:00 PM, and don’t eat anything until 12:00 noon the next day. I have herbal teas, water and one Turkish coffee during the fast.
My first meal consists of 3 soft-boiled eggs, with coconut oil, wall nuts, and chili peppers, a Mediterranean type cold vegetable dish cooked in olive oil, and fermented turnip juice.
Then, I have some pistachios and wash them down with water kefir and/or kombucha at around 5:00 P. M.
Before our, quite healthy dinner at 8:00 P.M., I usually enjoy a couple of glasses of Rakı, our national drink. Can’t be good all the time.
Try the intermittent fasting suggested above. Besides all the benefits emphasized, after a while you will STOP FEELING HUNGY.
That’s it for now; see you all the next time.