Activates autophagy! Autophagy is the body's way of cleaning out damaged cells to regenerate newer, healthier cells. This is activated by temporary nutrient deprivation (fasting). Just as easy as it is to "switch on" autophagy with fasting, the "switch off" button is - Eating!
Out with the old and in the new.
You literally don't need to spend any money to fast. You'll actually be buying less food and therefore saving money. It can be applied to any person's lifestyle, regardless of their income, with rapid results. It also saves time, as you're not cooking, out shopping for food or cleaning up afterwards.
Benefits your body and your wallet!
A lot of diets do not address insulin resistance issues. There's evidence of fasting improving insulin sensitivity and blood glucose levels, which would benefit people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or people at risk (pre-diabetes).
HOWEVER, always consult with your doctor before fasting if you're on medications.
A recent study on people participating in fasting while undergoing chemotherapy, such as breast cancer or ovarian cancer, found an increase in their quality of life. Not only a higher tolerance for the chemotherapy process, but also higher energy levels and fewer side effects.
If you're interested in learning more about the study performed and it's results, there's a link below which will take to to the published article.
This might be one of the biggest reasons why people are trying fasts. It's the easiest method available to you right now to ramp up fat loss with rapid results. The process of fasting helps to burn your body fat as fuel.
See the method working, fast!
Managing blood pressure with lifestyle changes such as daily exercise and mindfulness can be of great benefit; fasting has also been proven in studies to effectively lower blood pressure.
You can combine these 3 lifestyle habits for increased results!
Fasting increases Human Growth Hormone secretion (HGH), which helps preserve muscle mass and bone density. Naturally occurring HGH decreases with age, so pump it up with fasting. One of the main concerns about fasting is the loss of muscle mass - but in fact the opposite happens - it is more effective in preserving muscle mass and elevating HGH in older people.
Evidence shows that not only does fasting improve quality of sleep and reduces sleep arousal, but also daytime performance and emotional balance.
Autophagy, cellular cleansing, is not just for your body, it's extremely important for your mind. Especially in the prevention of Alzheimer's and dementia.
Your body already has the ability to heal itself, fasting just enhances the process, with lasting affects for your mind and your body. All of the above points relate to healing and rejuvenating, which in the long run will improve your 'healthspan': the number of years you remain healthy as you age.
Yours in health,
Dr. Satchin Panda on Time-Restricted Feeding and Its Effects on Obesity, Muscle Mass & Heart Health. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R-eqJDQ2nU
Malinowski B, Zalewska K, Węsierska A, et al. Intermittent Fasting in Cardiovascular Disorders-An Overview. Nutrients. 2019;11(3):673. Published 2019 Mar 20. doi:10.3390/nu11030673
Bauersfeld SP, Kessler CS, Wischnewsky M, et al. The effects of short-term fasting on quality of life and tolerance to chemotherapy in patients with breast and ovarian cancer: a randomized cross-over pilot study. BMC Cancer. 2018;18(1):476. Published 2018 Apr 27. doi:10.1186/s12885-018-4353-2
Michalsen A, Schlegel F, Rodenbeck A, et al. Effects of short-term modified fasting on sleep patterns and daytime vigilance in non-obese subjects: results of a pilot study. Ann Nutr Metab. 2003;47(5):194‐200. doi:10.1159/000070485