Most of us will do anything that will help us lose weight and feel better. Intermittent fasting has become so popular, it now seems as if everyone is doing it! Intermittent fasting is touted as helping with weight loss, extending your lifespan, fighting cancer, and preventing heart disease. Let’s take an in-depth look at this practice. What is Intermittent Fasting? Intermittent fasting is a modern timing method of fasting. Fasting is defined as simply going without food and drink for a period of time. Intermittent fasting has been extrapolated from fasting rituals in ancient times for cleansing the body and enhancing the spirit. Fasting to extend our lifespan is a more modern idea. Intermittent fasting is touted as a way to extend life, cure cancer, lower blood pressure, lose weight, and decrease inflammation. There are many versions or patterns of fasting to consider. The most popular pattern of intermittent fasting is the 16-hour overnight fast, followed by eight hours of eating during the day. If you cannot tolerate the idea of not eating and the hunger pains that come with it, then this is the easiest way to start because you will sleep through the discomfort! Another common pattern of...