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Fasting Protocol

      

“The best of all medicines are rest and fasting.”   Benjamin Franklin

   

“An imbalance in reduction oxidation reactions occurring during the aging process may be minimized through the anti-oxidative action of calorie restriction.”   Cho et al 2003

“Many non-conventional practitioners think that fasting and attention to diet can cure arthritis.”   Life Extension

“A reduction in calorie intake dramatically slowed cancer progression in rodents, suggesting a prophylactic and therapeutic advantage. Rates of apoptosis were ten times higher in calorie restricted mice.”  Dunn et al 1997, Note here is a STRONG clue for cancer treatment that explains why the ketogenic diet, a modified fast, is so effective as a cancer diet; apoptosis is a defective cell killing itself

“Fasting produces near immediate positive results for leaky gut problems. The toxic chemicals and foods are removed giving the intestinal lining a chance to repair itself.” Doctor Ross Hauser

“Short term fasting, one to two days, can improve immune response by lowering blood sugar levels since this results in a 50% increase in the ability of the white blood cells to destroy microorganisms.” Sanchez

“European clinics have successfully used fasting for detoxification and healing purposes for many decades.” Life Extension

“A lean body may be more significant in determining life span in mice than a calorie restricted diet.” Bluher et al 2003

“Tumors transplanted into underfed mice did not grow as well as those transplanted into well fed mice. Energy restriction enhances DNA repair and moderates oxidative damage to DNA.” Life Extension, Note vast implications for cancer treatment IMO 

“Even moderate dietary restriction is an effective antiangiogenic (anti-cancer) therapy against recurrent brain cancers.”  Mukherjee et al 2002, Note I would guess this also applies to cancer in general thus fasting HAS to be anti-cancer IMO

"Researchers conducted this study on 68 healthy patients. All of them had normal weight. The researchers split them into two groups. The first group had 40 people (20 male and 20 female) who fasted for 12 hours per day. The second group had 28 controls (14 male and 14 female) who did not fast. The researchers took blood samples for one month. Those who fasted had significant reductions in inflammatory chemicals compared to controls and levels measured in the fasters one week prior to fasting. These inflammatory chemical included Il-6, the dangerous C-reactive protein, and homocysteine. There were no changes in cholesterol and triglycerides." Doctor Robert Rowen MD, Interleukin-6, C-reactive protein and biochemical parameters during prolonged intermittent fasting," Aksungar et al Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 2007; 51(1): 88-95.

"Cancer tumor cells need  more energy than regular cells, so they out compete for glucose while the rest of your cells starve...And while the tumor is getting strong and healthy, you're wasting away -- until your body just gives up on you. Most cancer patients die feeding their own tumors!  It has been assumed that the cachexia state was only entered in the final stages of  cancer. But cachexia actually begins the moment the very first cancer cell appears. An enzyme in the liver is responsible for inducing cachexia."    Doctor Joseph Gold MD, USAF, Note Cancer cells have twelve times the glucose receptors as an average normal cell

"Virtually everyone with rheumatoid  arthritis who fasts finds the pain goes away.  If you introduce foods one at a time you may be able to figure out which ones you are allergic to."   Prevention

  

Man is Designed to Fast

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The Basics Of Intermittent Fasting

“European clinics have successfully used fasting for detoxification and healing purposes for many decades.” Life Extension

The lack of food apparently triggers a survival mechanism that helped humans endure times of food scarcity. And along similar lines, intense exercise bouts benefit you by triggering a primal mechanism that enabled early humans to endure extreme physical hardship. These inherent mechanisms are part of the human survival apparatus. When triggered, they help you compensate by increasing energy production efficiency, improving body composition, increasing strength and increasing the capacity to resist fatigue and stress. Your survival requires challenge and action. The biological rule is as plain as it's bold:”   Ori Hofmekler Pro Trainer

"Periodic fasting is an age old method for restoring and maintaining health."   Sally Fallon

"During fasting there is a halt in digestive enzyme production. The enzymes are used to digest the partially digested stored food of fatty tissue, scars, arthritis, tumors, hardening of the arteries, etc. The enforced fast is another health and longevity promoting benefit."   Victoras Kulvinskas

Mankind has developed for millions of years by OFTEN going without food or with very little for many weeks at a time. Every winter many of our ancestors did not get enough to eat and had to rely on fat stored the previous year to survive thru the LONG winter months. It seems so far away to us but talk to some of the old European people about obtaining food in WWII. Your body is designed to go many weeks without food. Food was OFTEN hard to obtain in our developmental years and most years mankind was FORCED to fast for a day, a few days or even a week or two. Many of our body processes have developed to rely on this fasting IMO. For example there are numerous anti-cancer characteristics of fasting.

Your dog will not eat when sick, why? The digestion of food takes a lot of energy, energy that can be directed to healing your body. Are we as smart, about our bodies, as our pets? IMO no.

  

Fasting

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The logic behind fasting and its benefits

    

“One often ignored strategy is periodic fasting, which may offer multiple health benefits, as long as it's done properly. Periodic fasting, such as eating very lightly for two days a week, has been found to trigger a variety of beneficial hormonal and metabolic changes that may help prevent age-related brain shrinkage, heart disease, diabetes, and possibly even cancer.”    Doctor Joseph Mercola MD

“A lean body may be more significant in determining life span in mice than a calorie restricted diet.” Bluher et al 2003

Within 24 hours of food restriction digestive enzymes (See Digestive Enzymes Protocol) stop entering your stomach and instead other enzymes (See Enzymes Protocol) are released into your intestines and blood stream where they digest the waste materials of daily living.

IMO periodic fasting is very healthy. Fasting forces your body to burn the cellular and extra cellular debris we take so many steps to get rid of. I always fast when traveling or when sick. I sometimes semi-fast while hiking (See Hiking Protocol). You should be in good shape before fasting as fasting does place a strain on your body. You do not want to fast if you are diabetic, pre-diabetic or have any serious health condition. This is just another reason to get in shape; your in shape body can perform rigorous acts that further strengthen it.

  

A little Research is required

“An imbalance in reduction oxidation reactions occurring during the aging process may be minimized through the anti-oxidative action of calorie restriction.”   Cho et al 2003

If you try it please research fasting first. You may want help with your first few fasts of over a single day or two. Many people start with a “Juice Fast” instead of a “Water Fast”. Fast for a single day to start and go from there. Your body will produce a lot of free radicals during a fast so be sure to take lots of antioxidants. I take some type of antioxidant about every four hours while on a fast.  As your fat is burned some toxins contained in the fat will be released; it’s a good idea to have a little fiber in your gut to absorb these toxins. I take a small amount of insoluble fiber each day on a fast.

During a fast your body can only convert fat to energy at a limited rate so you cannot exercise  vigorously. If you do you will “Hit the energy Wall” very quickly and feel awful. A young person discovers how an old person feels on a fast. After a fast of over ten to twenty or so days your body may start to break down muscle for energy so it’s a good idea to stay under that limit. I shoot for two weeks or less. You will know when your body starts to convert muscle to energy because your appetite will return; you will feel hunger pangs in your stomach. After the second day of a fast you should not feel physical hunger pangs if you do break the fast immediately. You will feel “mental hunger”. The idea of going without food in the midst of plenty of food is quite strange and very good for your discipline.

When I fast my vision slowly deteriorates, by the fifth or so day of the fast I have trouble reading. After my fast about five to ten pounds of cooked carrots (See Carrot Protocol) brings my vision back to normal. This happens every time I fast and I fast at least twice a year. Now what does this demonstrate?

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My mind slows down and I become very calm and focused while fasting. I do often have a very mild headache (See Feverfew Protocol). This tells me to take some antioxidants and feverfew which will clear the headache. Fasting is a great time for your stretching exercises (See Stretching Exercises Protocol) done in a slow manner. Once while driving across the country I met an overweight (See Overweight Protocol) preacher who was complaining about the lack of good food while on the road. I told him I was on a fast and had been having several “Spiritual” experiences every day. The look on his face was priceless. As it happened we were in the desert.

  

Help with Your Fasting

Unless you are in good health please get professional help with a fast of more than a few days.

Doctor Clement does not recommend people who are malnourished or seriously sick go on water fasts. If you have been eating poorly going on a green juice or other modified fast may be more appropriate. This seems to be sound advice to me.

If you have cancer or serious disease IMO fasting can be one of the best things you can do HOWEVER you must be very knowledgeable in fasting or have professional help.

     

Start Your Fasting Slowly

“During fasting, the release of toxins is common. This is especially so if you are overloaded with toxins or have a long history of exposure to fat-soluble toxins such as pesticides. Stored toxins in the cells are released into our system during fasting. For example, the pesticide DDT has been shown to be mobilized during a fast and may reach blood levels toxic to the nervous system. You may actually feel worse before feeling better. The best way to proceed is to start slow with a three-day vegetable juice fast. Longer fasts require strict medical supervision while the shorter fast can usually be conducted at home. It is essential to consult a physician especially if you have medical conditions such as diabetes that may be worsened during a fast.” Doctor Michael Lam MD

Start with one day juice fasts and work up from there. IMO after you have done a dozen of so fasts of one, two or at most three days and have informed yourself on fasting you should be able to go longer safely. During a longer fast if anything out of the ordinary happens, anything you have not experienced on shorter fasts, simply break the fast. I have broken several fasts intended to be longer due to these unexpected health signs. Be safe rather than sorry.

I also end a fast when I no longer lose the 1/2 or more pounds/day of my average fasting weight loss. You may be out of fat and may start to burn muscle which I do not wish to do.

    

A One Day Fast or a One Meal Fast is Helpful IMO

Author Jeremy Scott

The Basics Of Intermittent Fasting

"In clinical studies short intervals of calorie restriction have reduced systemic inflammation, an underlying factor of so many chronic degenerative diseases."   Life Extension, Note one day fast, one meal fast, come on miss a few meals!

"Lebedow proved that severely malnourished and starving animals died more quickly on a diet rich in protein without fat or high in fats without protein than when given no food at all."   William Fischer

Intermittent fasting has many of the same benefits, including dramatically boosting HGH and optimizing insulin- and leptin sensitivity, which I’ll discuss more toward the end of this article.”    Study: Both Exercise and Whey Augment Human Growth Hormone Production, Which Can Keep Your Body Young

Intermittent Fasting Shown to Improve Diabetes and Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

     

Simply missing a single meal, an overnight fast or a day's fast is very salubrious IMO. If you look for the opportunities you can do this often. When I go out for a day of exercise I will eat a large breakfast with lots of fat which will provide energy all day and not pack a lunch. If you are out with friends and they decide to eat at a fast food joint or a restaurant you do not trust you can always order an inexpensive dish and rearrange the food on your plate without eating any of it and focus your “meal” on conversation and friendship. An all day drive is a great time to miss a few meals. My father often used to remark when viewing an overweight person. “He doesn’t miss too many meals.” Food is essential but poor quality or known bad “food” is better missed than eaten IMO.

Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

 

Fasting and Disease Prevention and Treatment

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“Even moderate dietary restriction is an effective antiangiogenic (anti-cancer) therapy against recurrent brain cancers.”  Mukherjee et al 2002, Note I would guess this also applies to cancer in general thus fasting HAS to be anti-cancer IMO

“A reduction in calorie intake dramatically slowed cancer progression in rodents, suggesting a prophylactic and therapeutic advantage. Rates of cancer cell apoptosis were ten times higher in calorie restricted mice.”  Dunn et al 1997, Note apoptosis is a defective cell killing itself, this is immense, if you have cancer contemplate this long and hard IMO, Here is a STRONG clue for cancer treatment that explains why the ketogenic diet, a modified fast, is so effective as a cancer treatment diet

“Several studies have suggested that fasting can have health benefits. A recent study from the National Institute on Aging found that fasting one or two days a week eases the symptoms of those suffering from Alzheimer's, and other studies have shown that fasting increases life span as well as being protective of the brain."   Fasting and Alzheimer's

“Even moderate dietary restriction is an effective antiangiogenic (anti-cancer) therapy against recurrent brain cancers.”  Mukherjee et al 2002, Note I would guess this also applies to cancer in general thus fasting HAS to be anti-cancer IMO

"In clinical studies short intervals of calorie restriction have reduced systemic inflammation, an underlying factor of so many chronic degenerative diseases."   Life Extension, Note one day fast, one meal fast, come on miss a few meals!

“An imbalance in reduction oxidation reactions occurring during the aging process may be minimized through the anti-oxidative action of calorie restriction.”   Cho et al 2003

“One often ignored strategy is periodic fasting, which may offer multiple health benefits, as long as it's done properly. Periodic fasting, such as eating very lightly for two days a week, has been found to trigger a variety of beneficial hormonal and metabolic changes that may help prevent age-related brain shrinkage, heart disease, diabetes, and possibly even cancer.”    Doctor Joseph Mercola MD

“European clinics have successfully used fasting for detoxification and healing purposes for many decades.”    Life Extension

The scientific evidence pouring in over the last decades overwhelmingly support fasting as a VERY HEALTHFUL practice. Please give it a LOT of consideration. IMO consider getting your water fasting up close to a week or more SLOWLY as you ease into your LIFE LONG extremely salubrious practice of fasting.

     

Fasting is Anti-Cancer

“Even moderate dietary restriction is an effective antiangiogenic (anti-cancer) therapy against recurrent brain cancers.”  Mukherjee et al 2002, Note I would guess this also applies to cancer in general thus fasting HAS to be anti-cancer IMO

“A reduction in calorie intake dramatically slowed cancer progression in rodents, suggesting a prophylactic and therapeutic advantage. Rates of cancer cell apoptosis were ten times higher in calorie restricted mice.”  Dunn et al 1997, Note apoptosis is a defective cell killing itself, this is immense, if you have cancer contemplate this long and hard IMO, Here is a STRONG clue for cancer treatment that explains why the ketogenic diet, a modified fast, is so effective as a cancer treatment diet

“Tumors transplanted into underfed mice did not grow as well as those transplanted into well fed mice. Energy restriction enhances DNA repair and moderates oxidative damage to DNA.” Life Extension, Note vast implications for cancer treatment IMO 

“Cancer tumor cells need  more energy than regular cells, so they out compete for glucose while the rest of your cells starve...And while the tumor is getting strong and healthy, you're wasting away -- until your body just gives up on you. Most cancer patients die feeding their own tumors!  It has been assumed that the cachexia state was only entered in the final stages of  cancer. But cachexia actually begins the moment the very first cancer cell appears. An enzyme in the liver is responsible for inducing cachexia."    Doctor Joseph Gold MD, USAF, Note Cancer cells have twelve times the glucose receptors as an average normal cell, Note what Doctor Gold is telling us is the cancer cells out compete the normal cells for glucose from day one NOT at some end stage

"Nobel prize winner Doctor Otto Warburg demonstrated over 50 years ago the basic difference between normal cells and cancer cells. Both derive energy from glucose, but the normal cell requires oxygen to combine with the glucose, while cancer cells break down glucose without oxygen, yielding only 1/15 the energy per glucose molecule that a normal cell produces. This is why cancer cells have such a huge appetite for sugar, and also why people who consume excessive quantities of sugar tend to get cancer more often."

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"We’re not going to make major advances in the management of cancer until it becomes recognized as a metabolic disease."   Doctor Thomas Seyfried MD PhD,  Note FOOD can and must be used to prevent and treat cancer

The Ketogenic (Fasting) Diet is THE Cancer Treatment Diet

    

The Ketogenic Diet is proving to be an excellent diet for those fighting cancer. At its core the Ketogenic Diet is fasting with a little fat added to take the sting out of a water fast.

IMO both the Ketogenic Diet and the Paleo Diet, which is half way  to a Ketogenic Diet, will help PREVENT cancer.

    

Fasting Anti-Cancer Elements

  • Fasting is proven to be antiangiogenic, it prevents new cancer infrastructure

  • Fasting favors cell self destruction (Apoptosis) of flawed and precancerous cells

  • Fasting concentrates your bodies’ energy on healing itself

  • Fasting removes detritus from your body

  • Fasting denies glucose to cancer cells   This may not destroy the cancer cells but it will weaken them in a manner that does not harm your healthy cells. When coupled with actions that WILL destroy your cancerous cells it can be a big advantage.

In any case should I ever get cancer you can bet I will be going on some three week and longer fasts. I do not fast much beyond three weeks now for fear of muscle destruction; cancer would give me a valid reason to go on some really long fasts.

    

The Science of Calorie Restriction

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"To stress the importance of a healthy lifestyle, caloric restriction will henceforth be referred to as "caloric restriction with optimal nutrition" or CRON. Practicing CRON means decreasing caloric intake by 30 percent to 40 percent while following the principles of a healthy diet and greatly limiting the consumption of calorie-dense, nutrient-poor foods such as white flour and refined sugar. It is also important that additional vitamins and minerals be added to any caloric restriction program to supply any missing nutrients. Only calories, not nutrients, should be limited (Nicolas AS et al 1999).”   Life Extension

“Even moderate dietary restriction is an effective antiangiogenic (anti-cancer) therapy against recurrent brain cancers.”  Mukherjee et al 2002, Note I would guess this also applies to cancer in general thus fasting HAS to be anti-cancer IMO

“A reduction in calorie intake dramatically slowed cancer progression in rodents, suggesting a prophylactic and therapeutic advantage. Rates of cancer cell apoptosis were ten times higher in calorie restricted mice.”  Dunn et al 1997, Note apoptosis is a defective cell killing itself, this is immense, if you have cancer contemplate this long and hard IMO, Here is a STRONG clue for cancer treatment that explains why the ketogenic diet, a modified fast, is so effective as a cancer treatment diet

“Tumors transplanted into underfed mice did not grow as well as those transplanted into well fed mice. Energy restriction enhances DNA repair and moderates oxidative damage to DNA.” Life Extension, Note vast implications for cancer treatment IMO 

"The astounding conclusion of researchers was that the favorable effects of blueberries on brain function are analogous to those seen with long-term calorie restriction."  Joseph JA et al 1999; Lau FC et al 2005

"Finally, we show that endurance exercise may exert similar potentially lifespan-enhancing effects as caloric restriction through elevated SIRT3 expression in both young and older adults. Exercise could have similar effects on life-span as those observed with calorie restriction in other organisms."  Mayo Clinic, Note people who exercise will also die but perhaps later and perhaps with a smile

"By activating certain genes and inactivating others calorie restriction dramatically slows aging. Eating more than your body needs can flood your blood with triglycerides, glucose, insulin, homocysteine and pro-inflammatory chemicals that accelerate aging."   Life Extension

"In clinical studies short intervals of calorie restriction have reduced systemic inflammation, an underlying factor of so many chronic degenerative diseases."   Life Extension, Note one day fast, one meal fast come on miss a few meals!

"Scientists funded by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) found that volunteers who followed a low-calorie diet or a very low-calorie diet not only lost weight, but also significantly enhanced their immune response. The study may be the first to demonstrate the interaction between calorie restriction and immune markers among humans.”   Life Extension, Note now we know why our dogs do not eat when sick IMO be at least as smart as your dog

“An imbalance in reduction oxidation reactions occurring during the aging process may be minimized through the anti-oxidative action of calorie restriction.”   Cho et al 2003

A sizable body of science is exploring the considerable benefits of calorie restriction. There can be no question but that your immune response is at least doubled when you fast. Cancer prevention and treatment also appears to be unquestionably improved. Add CVD and Cancer prevention and what more could ask for?

    

Alzheimer's and Fasting

“Several studies have suggested that fasting can have health benefits. A recent study from the National Institute on Aging found that fasting one or two days a week eases the symptoms of those suffering from Alzheimer's, and other studies have shown that fasting increases life span as well as being protective of the brain. Neurologist Dr. Richard Isaacson, author of "The Alzheimer's Diet," says that fasting can be much easier — a 12 or 14 hour period that takes place mainly when you are asleep. He suggests that you use the "early bird" technique to modify your diet. Some restaurants offer an 'early bird' special, where they offer special pricing early in the evening, but saving money isn't the only benefit. There may also be a brain-boosting effect associated with early dinners."   Fasting and Alzheimer's

Fasting is proven to help so many problems why not try it for Alzheimer's protection and treatment?

      

Exercise and Fasting 

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Eat Stop Eat – Intermittent Fasting and Bodybuilding

“Exercising while fasting effectively forces your body to shed fat, as your body's fat burning processes are controlled by your sympathetic nervous system (SNS), and your SNS is activated by both exercise and lack of food. The combination of fasting and exercising maximizes the impact of cellular factors and catalysts (cyclic AMP and AMP Kinases), which force the breakdown of fat and glycogen for energy.”   Doctor Joseph Mercola MD

"When you implement intermittent fasting you put your body into a strong catabolic state. Your body is literally eating up and destroying damaged and injured brain and muscle cells. You rapidly accelerate this process when you exercise in this state. It's this very powerful synergy that will allow you to effectively rejuvenate your muscle and brain. This is the radical new approach that very few know about and even fewer have implemented.  The MAJOR danger though is that you will need to rescue your muscle tissue out of this catabolic state and supply it with the proper nutrients to stimulate repair and rejuvenation. If you fail to supply these nutrients at the proper time you can hurt yourself. Your post exercise recovery meal is critically important. It's needed to stop the catabolic process in your muscle and shift the recycling process towards repair and growth. If you fail to feed your muscle at the right time after exercise, you won't just miss this window of opportunity to restore and build your muscle, you'll actually let the catabolic process go too far and potentially waste and damage your muscle."  Ori Hofmekler Pro Trainer, Note a small protein and fat meal with NO carbs

“Aerobic training in a fasted state lowers body weight and body fat percentage. In contrast, fed aerobic training decreases only body weight. In addition, Ramadan fasting induced change in some metabolic parameters in FAST, but these changes were absent in FED."    International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism February 2012; 22(1): 11-18

"A recent article in the Journal of Physiology (Nov 2010) indicated that exercising while fasting and then eating a meal, promotes weight loss and muscle gain."   Ori Hofmekler Pro Trainer, Note a small protein and fat meal with NO carbs

"[Acute oxidative stress] is essential for keeping your muscle machinery tuned. Technically, acute oxidative stress makes your muscle increasingly resilient to oxidative stress; it stimulates glutathione and SOD production in your mitochondria along with increased muscular capacity to utilize energy, generate force and resist fatigue. Hence, exercise and fasting help counteract all the main determinants of muscle aging. But there is something else about exercise and fasting. When combined, they trigger a mechanism that recycles and rejuvenates your brain and muscle tissues."   Ori Hofmekler

If you read the above articles a simple effective, way to eat both before and after exercise is apparent.

  • Fast for at least 3 hours before exercising: This will allow your body to be depleted of active insulin. This in turn allows your body to burn fat stores and body detritus.

  • After exercising eat a small meal of quality protein (and fat) ONLY; No carbs. This turns off the fasting catabolic mechanism and allows the rebuilding of muscle tissue to begin.

  • Your post exercise meal should include NO carbs:  This allows your body to continue to produce HGH and other good things for several hours after you finish exercising.

      

Overnight Fast Followed by Morning Exercise and Eight hours of Eating

“Despite consuming the same number of calories, mice that had access to food for only eight hours stayed lean and did not develop health problems like high blood sugar or chronic inflammation.1 They even had improved endurance motor coordination on the exercise wheel. The all-day access group, on the other hand, became obese and were plagued with health problems including:”   Intermittent Fasting May be a Secret to Optimal Health and Weight Loss

“Recent research suggests fasting before exercise may help you to achieve your fitness results faster by forcing your body to shed fat. This happens because your body's fat burning processes are controlled by your sympathetic nervous system (SNS), and your SNS is activated by both exercise and lack of food. The combination of fasting and exercising maximizes the impact of cellular factors and catalysts (cyclic AMP and AMP Kinases), which force the breakdown of fat and glycogen for energy.”    Intermittent Fasting May be a Secret to Optimal Health and Weight Loss

If you read the above article you may see your way clear to some salubrious living, exercise and eating. It sure seems to be working for me.    

      

A Summer Solstice Hike

"A recent article in the Journal of Physiology (Nov 2010) indicated that exercising while fasting and then eating a meal, promotes weight loss and muscle gain."   Ori Hofmekler Pro Trainer, Note a small protein and fat meal with NO carbs

Fasting or calorie reduction while hiking close to naked in a warm sunny place can be especially healthful. Your toxins are drained by fasting, large amounts of water and untold lungfuls of good air as the sun  floods your cleansed body with vitamin D and other salubrious things. I try to do this every year around the summer solstice.

      

A Day Hike and FAST

"A recent article in the Journal of Physiology (Nov 2010) indicated that exercising while fasting and then eating a meal, promotes weight loss and muscle gain."   Ori Hofmekler Pro Trainer, Note a small protein and fat meal with NO carbs

If you awake and without eating perform a full day of exercise such as a day long hike or cross country ski  you will accomplish several good things for your body. Your toxins are drained by fasting, large amounts of water and untold lungfuls of good air as the sun  floods your cleansed body with vitamin D and other salubrious things. Finish your day with your post exercise meal of NO carbs:  this allows your body to continue to produce HGH and other good things for several hours after you finish exercising. In addition your body will have gotten the benefits of 24 hours of NO INSULIN production.

     

Fasting is Medically Proven to Help

“A reduction in calorie intake dramatically slowed cancer progression in rodents, suggesting a prophylactic and therapeutic advantage. Rates of cancer cell apoptosis were ten times higher in calorie restricted mice.”  Dunn et al 1997, Note apoptosis is a defective cell killing itself, this is immense, if you have cancer contemplate this long and hard IMO, Here is a STRONG clue for cancer treatment that explains why the ketogenic diet, a modified fast, is so effective as a cancer treatment diet. This is immense, if you have cancer contemplate this long and hard IMO

Fasting For 3 Days Regenerates the Entire Immune System

  

Helpful for Fasting

  

While Fasting

If you fast take the opportunity to frequently accomplish many to the things which require an empty stomach.

  

More

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