By: Jessika Toothman
The human body is an amazing machine, and every once in a while it will do something to remind you that it’s working hard to keep you alive and well. The stomach growl is one of these reminders. Loud, soft and sometimes for no good reason at all, your growling stomach has a lot to say.
Whether you call it grumbling, rumbling, gurgling or growling, from time to time everybody’s belly chimes in. These noises might sound like they should be coming from a noisy pot of bubbling stew rather than your stomach.
But the big question is, why does it growl in the first place? And why does your stomach seem to growl the moment a room grows quiet?
Your stomach doesn’t have such perfect timing or such a malicious sense of sabotage. But there is a perfectly logical explanation why your stomach sometimes feels the need to be heard.
Fasting from sunrise until sunset for 30 days certainly has a physical impact, but what really happens to your body when you fast?
The Science Part
During a fast, your body generates its own energy by burning stored resources made from excess fats, carbohydrates and sugars to produce energy. The liver is the most significant organ in this economical process; it converts the fats into chemicals called ketone bodies which are three water-soluble compounds that are then used as a source for energy.
Detoxification is one of the most important benefits of fasting. A regular body process, detoxification occurs as the colon, liver, kidney, lungs, lymph glands and skin eliminate or neutralise toxins. This process speeds up during fasting as the body breaks down fats. Chemicals and toxins absorbed from food and the environment are stored in fat reserves and released during fasting.
Fasting is also a healing for the mind, body and soul in more ways than one. At a physical level, energy and resources are diverted from the digestive system (which is constantly in overuse as we graze on food) to the immune system and metabolic processes allowing the body to heal, rebuild and replenish itself. Medical studies show that during a fast, abnormal tissue growths such as tumours become starved for nutrients and are hence more susceptible to being broken down and removed from the body.
Fasting allows the body to tap its resources to their fullest potential and focus on rebuilding from a microscopic level as DNA and RNA genetic controls become more efficient in transcribing the proteins and tissues the body needs. This revamped protein synthesis results in healthier cells, tissues and organs.
Other changes in the body during a fast include a slight decrease in core body temperature due to a decline in metabolic rate and general bodily functions. Blood sugar levels also drop as the body uses the reservoir of glycogen in the liver and the base metabolic rate (BMR) is reduced in order to conserve energy.
The digestive system, which is very often overloaded, and ceaselessly put to work, also cleanses itself for more efficient digestion and nutrient absorption. The lining of the stomach and intestines are allowed to restore glands and muscle, and remove waste matter. Other processes that sustain the foundational infrastructure of the body are increased during fasting, for example hormone production is increased as well as the release of anti-aging growth hormones.
WHY ARE YOU SICK, FEELING LIKE YOU NEED TO THROW UP?
After excessive eating or drinking can sometimes suffer from a sick feeling . But also headaches , stomach disorders or pregnancy may have nausea may result. You have the feeling that you have to give . Why?
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Nausea is caused by one spot in the brains – the vomiting center – will be stimulated and the stomach gets the signal to empty themselves . By sight, smell and taste nausea can be generated . These include the emetic center receives information from different parts of the brains , the vestibular system and the gastrointestinal tract .
By nausea and vomiting are trying to counter. Intake and absorption of harmful substances your body If you are sick , takes over the function of the stomach and reduces stomach acid formed. Also increases saliva production , and food is pushed up from the duodenum . If vomiting occurs , then both a violent contraction of the abdominal muscles and a relaxation of the esophagus on . Vomiting may be accompanied by heavy sweating and a slowed heart rate .
Vomiting and nausea do not always have to do with the contents of the stomach . There are many causes that can cause these symptoms :
Disturbance in the gastro- intestinal tract