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The Fasting Blog keeps you up to date with the newest additions to the site, letting you know when new information is available and providing a link to it.

Valter Longo and the Longevity Diet

Valter Longo's Longevity Diet, which is a fasting mimicking diet, is showing great promise as a prescribed therapy. If you haven't heard of Valter Longo, check out his newly launched website to follow his ground-breaking research. He was named one of the 50 Most Influential People in Health Care in 2018 by Time Magazine. To learn more about his diet protocols and the science behind them as well as his current media events go to

Fasting Overview for Beginners

Information on fasting especially geared toward the beginner. Important guidelines on fasting including the contraindications and how to do a simple one-day fast.

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Meat vs. Vegan | AllAboutFasting

Confusion seems to arise as to whether this site promotes meat-eating or veganism. Let's set the record straight and talk about ideal diets. Ideal for whom? Each of us individually.

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On Breaking a Fast Well - Reader Experiences | AllAboutFasting

Nita shares her experience of breaking a fast improperly. Eating too much, too soon, has its consequences. Experience being the best teacher, she now knows to really slow down when ending a fast.

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TEDx Talk on the Benefits of Fasting

Neuroscientist, Mark Mattson, speaks out about his research findings in a TedX talk available on YouTube. He is the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging and a professor of Neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University. He is also a huge proponent of intermittent fasting.

Dr. Mattson tells us that fasting absolutely reduces inflammation and oxidative stress. It takes 10-12 hours of fasting to deplete the glycogen stores in the liver, so even short-term, less than one day fasts ARE beneficial. Benefits are even derived from limiting eating to an 8-hour window each day. In his study of mice, nerve cells are consistently more active during fasting. He even says, "Intermittent fasting enhances the ability of nerve cells to repair DNA.”

As Dr. Mattson tells us, fasting will never be studied by the well-funded pharmaceutical companies because they can't make money off of fasting. I feel we owe a debt of gratitude to scientists such as Dr. Mattson who work to expose the truth about what really promotes health.

You can watch the YouTube video here. And you can read more about Mattson's work at the National Institute on Aging at

Ben Marcus' Article on Water Fasting

If you want a front seat view of Ben Marcus' 6-day water fast, he wrote a wonderful and hilarious article about it for GQ Magazine online. I just found this pearl and want to share it with everyone. It's called "How the Terrible, Insufferable Six-Day Water Fast Made Me a New Man" and is a really good quick read on the "joys" of fasting.

Ben went to the TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California, which means you can pick up some tips and insights from how this professional fasting facility operates. From bedrest to feeling awesome, Ben describes his daily journey through his 7 day stay and the health improvements he gained.

David's Healing with Fasting | AllAboutFasting

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David shares his experiences of healing with fasting utilizing water fasts and a carrot juice fast.

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Fasting Experiences from Readers | AllAboutFasting

Readers' submissions sharing their fasting experiences and stories, offering valuable information and insights.

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Emotional Benefits of Fasting | AllAboutFasting

One of the benefits of fasting is the opportunity it creates for emotional healing.

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Other Topics

Types of Fasting Offers an overview of the basic methods of fasting, their main differences, and help in choosing which one is right for you.

Liquid Fasting lists some of the options for doing a liquid-only fast, including broth and milk.

Fruit Fast Details how to do a 1-3 day fast with apples.

Cleansing Diets offers guidance on using a cleansing diet as a partial fast or as a means of preparation for other types of fasting.

Emotional Benefits of Fasting offers insight on the healing effects fasting has on our emotional and mental patterns.

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