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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.
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.
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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?