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Fasting may protect against disease; some say it may even be good for the brain

Fasting may protect against disease; some say it may even be good for the brain | Longevity science | Scoop.it
New research suggests it might reduce the risk of developing cancer, dementia and other diseases.
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Caloric Restriction is one of the pillars of our TRANSCEND health program.

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Kat Carroll's curator insight, March 9, 2013 2:24 PM

Fasting while providing liver support and protein fractions is not 'true' fasting but intelligent 'fasting'. The liver is driven by nutrients and toxins escorted out on proteins. Seems wise to give toxins a clear bowel, a method of binding and then transporting them out vs. allowing them to recirculate as potentially more dangerous metabolites. The brain and gut reflect one another so no surprise what cleanses and rebalances the GI tract will do the same for the brain -

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Fasting weakens cancer in mice

Fasting weakens cancer in mice | Longevity science | Scoop.it

"New study finds that short fasting cycles can work as well as chemotherapy, and the two combined greatly improve survival."

 

Caloric Restriction (CR) is currently the most successful method we know for extending lifespan. But extreme CR tends to make you gaunt-looking and pretty unhappy. That's no good. We recommend moderate CR, cutting 10% of your caloric intake. This will still benefit your body.

 

To make it even easier, try a mini-fast daily. Terry recommends that we stop eating at 7pm and then have breakfast after 7am. Voila-- a 12 hour mini-fast every day that's easy to do. And you'll sleep better without the heavy metabolic action taking place during the night.

 

This new study also shows that these mini-fasts can help minimize cancer risk.

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People on calorie restriction have better heart rate variability

People who restrict their caloric intake in an effort to live longer have hearts that function more like those in people who are 20 years younger.

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a key measure of the heart's ability to adapt to physical activity, stress, sleep and other factors that influence the rate at which the heart pumps blood, doesn't decline nearly as rapidly in people who have significantly restricted their caloric intake for an average of seven years.

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