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How Intermittent Fasting Can Slow Degenerative Disease, Protect the Brain and Slim the Body

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posted on Apr, 19 2016 @ 06:18 PM

originally posted by: skunkape23
I find fasting to be a healthy habit.
Don't get me wrong, when I eat, I eat big.
I can go two or three days without any food beyond a hand full of nuts and a little fruit with no discomfort.
My health and appearance for my age are not too pretty bad.

Well of course, your a cute little red headed monkey. A hand full of nuts and a little fruit and your good. What if you were a big, fat, old, grey haired gorilla?

posted on Apr, 19 2016 @ 10:38 PM
a reply to: BO XIAN

I pretty much only eat one meal a day, didn't realise it was a good thing!

posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 05:50 PM
a reply to: BO XIAN

Works great with lazy people as well, I will testify to that.

Also, not tired from a filled stomach anymore and I need less food while eating way more slowly. More time and energy to dig for beans on ATS.

posted on Apr, 20 2016 @ 05:53 PM
a reply to: BO XIAN

Interesting article.

I'll have to look in to this.


posted on Apr, 21 2016 @ 01:29 AM

originally posted by: BO XIAN

16 APR 2016 by Carolanne Wright

“Humans live on one-quarter of what they eat; on the other three-quarters lives their doctor.” ~ Egyptian pyramid inscription, 3800 B.C.

Mark Mattson is an expert on food deprivation. A scientist at the National Institute on Aging and a professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Mattson has been studying for decades the effect fasting has on mental and physical health, as well as how it influences aging. He’s considered the foremost expert in the field of Alzheimer’s and brain research. And he’s a major advocate for skipping meals.
Mattson himself only eats one meal a day — and says, because of it, he has more energy, mental clarity and focus, along with heightened levels of productivity. “As is similar to what happens when muscles are exercised, the neurons in the brain benefit from being mildly stressed. To achieve the right kind of stress, people might benefit from severely minimizing their food intake,” he told Michael Anft in “Don’t feed your head.” Worldwide, participants involved with various forms of fasting have healed a wide-range of health complaints, from diabetes to obesity and heart disease.
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When we fast, messaging chemicals that operate at the cellular level are stimulated, which encourage the growth of brain cells. As these neurons grow, a protective mechanism kicks in and our brain becomes more resistant to damage caused by Parkinson’s, or the protein plaques that aggravate cases of Alzheimer’s.
. . .

I only eat one true meal a day--and certainly only one eating session with meat--usually chicken, turkey, lamb or fish.

Am still trying to gear up to fast juice only for longer periods. I've done it in the past but not recently. I believe it was helpful in the past but my life was so complicated at those times, it's hard to filter out how much of a benefit it was.

I think the benefits of

--significantly lower risk of cancer
--significantly lower risk of heart disease
--reversing early-stage diabetes

are worthy reasons to fast.

As I understand it, Queen Elizabeth II is on such a severely restricted diet--of her own insistence and choosing--that it will likely extend her life considerably.

Anyway--I think it's worth some serious consideration.

Besides, when the oligarchy brings things down around our ankles . . . we may not have a choice about fasting. LOL. Maybe we should get used to it?

Or you could just eat properly and excercise. This is not rocket science people.

posted on Apr, 23 2016 @ 06:42 PM
a reply to: whigsplitta

The best trainers I know fast every day for 16 hours, something I had done often throughout the years.

I also perform best without breakfast, and by eating in ways that are incredibly different than "properly".

PROPERLY is a joke, it is different for everyone.

posted on Apr, 23 2016 @ 08:23 PM
I've eaten once a day, in the evening,
for the last few. years . I feel great with it.
If I get sidetracked because of hanging out w friends
etc I find I get hungrier earlier the next day.
But it's normally comfortable.

However at 6:30pm when I walk in the door
after working all day don't get me wrong,
I'm hungry and will eat your face if you get in my way.

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