Food is more accessible than ever, yet it is ultra-processed and loaded with many chemicals and preservatives. Most foods today are not made to be healthy, just to taste good, and it is making people sick. This research paper will look at the ancient practice of fasting and the health benefits associated with it. There have been numerous theories on how to lose weight and how to live a healthful life, but most people who try to follow these ideals do not succeed at them. Why is obesity becoming a rapidly growing epidemic? Is there a link between obesity and chronic illnesses? Does dieting and exercise affect the body in a positive way? Is intermittent fasting the missing piece of the puzzle to experiencing a successful, healthy life? By analyzing the information gathered by health professionals and examining the methods of intermittent fasting, this paper will answer these questions to conclude if fasting is the lost remedy for today's most common health issues.

Keywords: Fasting, Intermittent Fasting, Nutrition, Health, Diet, Exercise, Obesity

Year Manuscript Completed

Fall 2020

Senior Project Advisor

Dr. Tricia Jordan

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

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