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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 valterlongo.com.
Information on fasting especially geared toward the beginner. Important guidelines on fasting including the contraindications and how to do a simple one-day fast.
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.
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.
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.
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 shares his experiences of healing with fasting utilizing water fasts and a carrot juice fast.
Readers' submissions sharing their fasting experiences and stories, offering valuable information and insights.
One of the benefits of fasting is the opportunity it creates for emotional healing.