The purpose and end result of fasting is to purge your mind, heart and body and align you with your spiritual nature. One builds their will and one’s heart nature will be enhanced with fasting. If one is seriously ill, read what Walter Last has to say to diabetics who chose fasting as a method of healing. Fasting, even intermittent fasting is one of the most powerful modalities for reducing inflammation, boosting immunity and enhancing tissue healing. Though we might think it the medicine of last resort in reality it should be the medicine of first resort.
Fasting is a natural practice done to promote healing, to fortify the body and soul. It is natural biological action as eating all day is unnatural. Break from the intake of food allows for a rebalancing within the body, and within our psyche, affecting also our sense of connection to deeper things inside of us. Animals, when sick, fast by instinct. We humans have to fast with intelligence and will.