Intermittent Fasting: Effects On Health, Aging & Disease (Part 1)

Intermittent Fasting: Effects On Health, Aging & Disease (Part 1)

And the main thing is that our bodies
really do need periods of what we call fasting. I don’t like that word because
it sounds like we’re denying ourselves something. Really, it’s restricting the
hours that we actually do diet. A better way to think about it and the
hours that we are actually feeding the sugars that are easily released during
that are meant to help our cells grow to to be plastic in terms of the way that
they function within an organ to help regenerate cells. So we do need food but
equally important we need times where our bodies do not have foodstuffs
to process in. And during after about 8 hours of not having food intake,
the body has this wonderful mechanism to start to extract calories and nutrients
from the fat stores. And viewers of this channel know about ketosis, and in
ketosis, it is important for lots of reasons. Number one of which is it’s
telling you that you actually are burning fat. And if you’re trying to lose
weight at some point, you’ve got to be able to burn fat. But the other thing
about ketosis is the ketone bodies that are produced. There are fuel. Yes, they are
fuel for the cells during times when we’re not eating. But more importantly
they are signals for lots of pathways within the cell to repair DNA, to make
new mitochondria which are the power plants in the cell, to reprocess the
organelles (the little tiny structures in a cell that make it work),
to repair them, and to replace them so that they’re helping to control the
impact of hormones on the cell. So a whole host of processes that are
damaging to the cell are actually undone while we’re not eating. And so to have 12
to 16 hours of no new food intake – water is fine – nope, no calories is what we mean –
allows your body to create ketone bodies that do these wonderful metabolic
switching and signaling that actually promotes health and help lifespan and
longevity as well. So that was the most powerful thing that for me in that
article was that the essential value for ketone bodies. The Louisville event was an incredible
success. Many people didn’t know that that was our first attempt to coordinate
the whole thing ourselves. And it was better than we had hoped. A lot of
focus and people saying, you know what, I know that we can deal with this together
as a group. There are other people that I’m meeting here at this event that are
doing the same things I’m doing and with success. I don’t have to be a doctor to
know all this stuff. We are going to go ahead and have another one on February
28th in the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando.

10 thoughts on “Intermittent Fasting: Effects On Health, Aging & Disease (Part 1)”

  1. Very useful in trying to inform and persuade my friends that you don't have to eat all the time. Unfortunately, access to unhealthy foods are excessively abundant. We can eat cake all day, everyday, and our biology is working against us. I'm so happy now that I don't force myself to eat breakfast, anymore.

  2. I been getting into the habit of only eating on weekends. Its tough starting out but it gets easier. you start to feel so good not eating, then when you do, even healthy foods, you feel all slowed down.

  3. Fantastic progress! I am encouraged to see people empowering themselves to direct their own health pathways! We have been test subjects en masse for decades, so we may as well take personal control and become citizen scientists on our own behalf! No one cares as much about our, and our loved ones health, as we do…so onward! 🖖

  4. I notice that mainstream medicine may be grudgingly admitting that there could be something to IF. But of course, they have to throw in "but it's not sustainable," not because that's true (IF doesn't appear to be unsustainable, from my experience so far), but because they need to find a fault to hide behind.

  5. If for 2 million years our bodies needed a rest from eating to repair itself, fasting isn't deprivation, it's a return to a process of repair or rejuvenation. Gimmee a break is more important than give me some food. I want to run a marathon at 100. And I want to be chased by a teenage girl of 50 or 60 and be charged with cradle robbing.

  6. After the low Fat fallacy, the biggest diet fallacy is that you need 3 meals a day. The next biggest fallacy is that you need 2 meals a day ;-).

  7. Dr. Wright or Brewer, I would appreciate your comments and review of the paper publish by the Aging Cell 2018. It appears that metformin decreased the benefits of exercise on insulin sensitivity and cardio respiratory fitness. Metformin also has minimal effects on fasting blood sugar and Hba1c in insulin resistant prediabetics. Although it activates the ampk pathway it appears to have more negative effects compared to hiit and may decrease the benefits of hiit. Thanks

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