Collection of health news, health articles and useful medical information you can use in everyday life. By Ray Schilling Anti-aging medicine, autoimmune disease, Cancer, Cardiovascular disease, cholesterol, Diabetes, diet, fasting mimicking diet, food, heart attack, High Blood Pressure, Multiple sclerosis, Nutrition, Obesity, Pain, Prevention, stem cells, Stroke, telomeres. In December I heard Dr. Longo speak at a medical conference in Las Vegas. He suggested the use of the fasting mimicking diet for 5 days every month. I am getting into the age group where a little help from nature would not harm I am 74 years old. I started immediately in December to do a fasting mimicking diet FMD for 5 days. In the beginning you just notice that you are not as hungry as you thought you would be, because you do take in three mini meals of about calories each, which curbs your appetite. It is also important to consume enough liquids. Please note: liquids!
Tags Nutrition Health Science. Just one tablespoon of olive oil, as healthy as it may be, is calories. Wine, beer or any alcoholic drinks are not part of the diet.
And it works! Intermittent fasting has taken the nutrition world by storm. The idea is simple. If you restrict the number of hours that your body must deal with the tasks of digestion, then it will have more time to repair, replenish and heal many other parts of you body and brain. And by keeping insulin levels low for long spans of time it allows your body to access and use your stored body fat. And when that happens you can literally begin to shed extra pounds. Most of us grew up with the idea that three meals per day was normal and healthy. All those calories, carbs and sugars are simply spiking your insulin levels and making weight loss much more difficult. Eliminating breakfast, it turns out, could be a critical key to weight loss. And, as luck would have it, there are many others who have been looking for the same thing and developing ways to enjoy the benefits of intermittent fasting while avoiding or lessening the challenges.
Your protein intake should be much lower than normal throughout more on the macro breakdown below. In fact, it elicits several benefits similar to those you’ll get from more extreme fasts. Adds Romina Ines Cervigni, Ph. Research shows the benefits kick in once you adhere to the plan three months in a row. While you can take part in low- or moderate-intensity workouts like yoga or a steady-state, five-mile run, you should avoid vigorous exercise like HIIT and heavy lifting so your body has energy to create stem cells, Foroutan says. You can, however, stick to your regular fitness routine before and after those five days, so you can even try it during high-volume training blocks. Researchers are still learning about the exact effects, but Foroutan notes that CoQ10—an antioxidant commonly found in multi vitamins—can interrupt stem cell production. The protocol could trigger unhealthy behaviors and mindsets.