“A 2015 study by the Longevity Institute… conducted with mice, found four days of a diet that mimicked fasting extended lifespans, lowered visceral fat, reduced cancer incidence and rejuvenated the immune system. The study later saw similar reductions in disease risk factors in humans.” Dr. Valter Longo
If you’re like most people I know, you’ve probably heard about or have even tried some sort of fast. Whether intermittent fasting, time-restricted, dinner to breakfast, most can be effective for improving health, but there’s a catch…
It’s the longer periods of fasting that have the greatest impact. And I don’t mean weeks here. By a longer fast I mean a few days. And for most of us going a few days without food is tough and for some, it’s even dangerous.
Fasting for several days triggers our Longevity genes – our “survival circuits”, shifting the body into a deep process of cellular regeneration and rejuvenation. Not to mention the fact that fasting also calms “oxidative stress”, a process that inflames the body and leads to the illnesses we often associate with aging.
Countless scientific studies indicate the profound effect of fasting on disease resistance and longevity, helping people with inflammatory bowel conditions, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease, and autoimmune conditions.
Imagine going through life free of illness or mental decline. That’s the potential gift laid out for you when fasting becomes part of your life. This is why fasting is one of the tools I regularly use to help others heal and grow stronger.