"Unconventional" SCIENCES and NEW DISCOVERIES > BREATHARIAN : Healthy Life without Food
Can humans survive on air alone (mainly) ? YES !
Breatharianism : live without food and drink, and subsist only off of "pranic light."
While anyone can become a Breatharian if they want to, one should wait until they feel an inner calling or desire to do so. The process can be very dangerous for the uninitiated ; like trying to run a diesel truck on gasoline, one will starve to death if they stop eating food before converting their body to Pranic fuel.
For most of you reading this know, this is not something you can just go and try without any preparation. There have been multiple reports of deaths occurring as a result of people engaging in this practice. Clearly, there is much more involved than simply refraining from eating or drinking. The training must be progressive.
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Breatharian Life FAQ
How does one become a Bretharian ?
There are several of Breatharian Initiation Processes known to us today. Some run the course of a few years, while others last just a few days.
The 21 Day Process – The first in the world, many people have already experienced it; It is considered to be very challenging due to the isolation and week-long dry fast.
The 8 Day Process – Created by Akai a few years ago and offered a number of times each year; It is much easier than the 21 Day Process.
The 10 Day Process – Created by Ray and Yaron who passed the prior two processes, researched the advantages and disadvantages of each of them, surveyed many others who passed transformation processes and created this process from the data they amounted.
It includes within it lots of information and practices which are intended to strengthen the Pranic Energy so as to do much more than nourish the physical body.
Everyone can pass this process and live this healthy lifestyle on the condition that they believe they can. There are no restrictions of age, state of spiritual advancement, or other parameters.
What spiritual practices can help develop the Light-Body ?
There are many things which may raise our levels of awareness on the topic of the light-body. It’s important to note that there is nothing that replaces the energetic transformation process and one cannot simply stop eating. There are many possible practices in order to experience the body’s cleansing, the wonderful feeling of lightness, and the constant connection to our Higher Self:
1- Practice water fasting for two weeks. It is best to practice things on a specific day of the week and once a week. If done once every two weeks, most begin to compromise intentions and to forget since the interims are too long.
2- Take notice of the “feeling of hunger / thirst.” Recognize that these are only feelings just as feeling hot / cold, or pleasant / not pleasant are simply feelings. Begin playing and experimenting with not being afraid, immediately satisfying ourselves and being a slave to these feelings. Understand deeply that these feelings are under our control and they do not control us.
3- Practice gratitude before eating/ drinking. The quality of water in the drink/ food will rise. This is the main reason that in various religions one blesses before one eats. We may add to this eating slowly/ mindfully.
4- Try not to be swayed by society. Today, most people eat much more than they need to, what more, diets that aren’t healthy for us. We need to be mindful of the constant influence of society on social standards that surround us and on their effects on us. Let’s be the best we can be and compare ourselves to our best potential self. If the people around us eat a lot, or unhealthily, that does not mean that we need to participate.
Does a Breatharian entirely give up eating ?
Firstly we must understand that the deep purpose of being a Breatharian is to rid ourselves of dependency from food, not to prove that we don’t want to taste and enjoy things.
Most Breatharians choose to remain in the world of tastes in a minimized manner and thereby enjoy the benefits of both worlds.
Each person chooses their game; some people eat a meal once or twice a week, some eat something small each day, and some live without any set rules but rather acting from a place of intuition and communication with their bodies. The game here is living in absolute knowledge that you are able to receive all of your nourishment from the Prana, and that you choose to relate with food in a way that suits you.
It is additionally important to note that it is recommended to remain with a diet of liquids for a specified time after the Breatharian Initiation Process. This is in order to strengthen both the understanding as well as the physical energy in the body.
That being said, there are some people (rare) that decide to completely give up food or taste.
How many calories do you consume ?
It can be said that on average a Breatharian consumes 20% of the caloric intake they consumed prior. With that, the question of caloric intake does not faithfully serve the purpose, and not only in this context. When one studies nutrition in depth, one finds that calories are just the tip of the iceberg, and that focusing on them does not really provide an efficient means of evaluating one’s nutrition. For example, according to the caloric method there is no difference between white cheese and an apple in considering the fact that they have the same number of calories.
This ignores the fact that milk creates a higher acidity(pH) in the body which allows for the development of bacteria. It also causes mucus and doesn’t digest well for most people. Therefore, although the cheese may indeed supply the number of calories written on the packaging, the body will need to use a lot more energy in order to process all of the other substances that entered the body along with the cheese. Contrastingly, an apple has no toxins whatsoever; it has vitamins and minerals, dietary fibers, antioxidants, and a range of other ingredients beneficial to the body, and which do not demand a high usage of energy in digestion. Because of this, it is more correct to focus on the quality of the calories than the on the quantity alone, while it is obviously best to address them both.
The Breatharian lifestyle presents an ideal solution for one who is interested in a perfect nutritional lifestyle. By ridding ourselves of the experience of hunger, there follows no need to eat simply in order to satisfy the hunger. There is therefore absolutely no need to compromise when it comes to eating food nor is there a reason for large amounts of food. Actually, most Breatharians choose to consume smaller amounts of food; In the beginning, mainly liquids are enjoyed in order to allow the mind time to acclimate to the new situation of eating not out of hunger and not regularly. Later on, they will incorporate solid foods according to their choice.
So, the Breatharian essentially blends his or her food ?
Absolutely not. There are a number of way to guarantee that the experience of non-hunger remains for a long time following the process.
One of them is consuming only liquids, which is appropriate largely for those who want to prove to themselves that they have overcome the habit of eating. Therefore, in the adaptation period which covers on average two months, the Breatharian will choose to consume only in liquid form and will avoid solid food.
Once one has proven to his or herself that one has passed the challenge, one may enjoy eating from time to time while remaining free from the experience of hunger. Another way to preserve the lack of hunger is by consuming only fruits and vegetables in their original form; what is otherwise known as “raw food.”
This path is more appropriate for those who are in touch with their bodies and find it important to know that their bodies are working properly and are not under unnecessary stress from dealing with toxins. After the acclimation period there follows the opportunity to consume various types of food, and each person decides upon the balance that suits him/her.
Why be a Bretharian ?
Please find many reasons listed here.
How often does a Bretharian make excretions ?
This is a very popular question, and the answer is that it’s very individual for every Breatharian. It depends on how much the person chooses to consume as well as the quality of food consumed. Also, the higher the quality of food, it follows that the experience of excretions is more pleasant. They usually vary between 2-4 days on average (resulting in usage of significantly less toilet paper…)
How long does it take for the body to gain back lost weight ?
From what we have seen until now, participants in transformation processes that include breath-work stabilize their weight quite fast, reach their ideal weight and remain there.
This is in contrast with what we have found in those that participate in the 21 day process. The majority of the latter experience a period of either great or light thinness and a period of adjustment in which one’s weight rises to ideal weight.
Does being a Bretharian have an effect on the amount of energy I have ?
I can only speak from my personal experience. In the immediate period following my transformation process my energy was not yet high (took a few weeks). Now I can say that I feel balanced and some days I have much more energy than I did before. Also, there are no after-meal dips in energy therefore you stay in a constant state of energetic stability.
When I awake in the morning, I awake immediately and totally alert. If I am in nature, I have significantly more energy than I had had before the process as well as an accompanying feeling of euphoria. All in all, I lead a totally normal life; I exercise, travel and do anything I want to do.
There is a need for an adaptation period after the process which ranges from a few days to a few months and varies from one person to the next, in order to regain one’s previous amount of energy, and even more… So prepare yourselves for the journey.
How is all this possible according to science ?
It is currently not supported by our science. Since science denies non-material phenomena, there are therefore no scientific explanations for many spiritual phenomena.
For example, healing via intention and the transfer of energy (considered a placebo effect) although there are many, many accounts of people who experienced significant healing. There are a number of independent research centers in the world that are researching like phenomena.
There is even one researcher who himself underwent a transformation process and researched himself. A link to his video can be found in the videos section, however, each time these findings were brought to mainstream scientists they were met with resistance.
At present, this information is spiritual and intuitive information which certain people can easily understand and accept, while others struggle in each and every way with the very possibility of its existence. This is because it stands in contradiction to the logic which education and social standards have bestowed to us.
There is no known way to measure the percentages of Prana in a person, but one may notice that when a person is especially satisfied (like at the start of one’s falling in love,) he or she will automatically eat less. This shows us that there is a strong link between eating and emotions and that consciousness and its states are directly connected with the amounts of food that we consume (and also with the quality and type of food).
When we are happy or take a nature hike (and in many other various positive situations,) our percentages of Prana rise and we feel less of a need to eat.
Why aren't there any scientific studies proving that Breatharians are for real ?
There are a number of studies that have been completed. See the videos section. Scientific studies have indeed been carried out, but none of them have gotten the full spotlight exposure as of yet.
Additionally, there is a connection between various studies in various places in which there were agreements between the investigators and the investigated that if the experiment succeeds, then the findings will be published for the world to see, and if not, the whole concept will be presented as a lie.
Nearly every time, the study succeeded. However, because the findings so intensely shake the foundations of the scientific and medical establishments, the studies were covered up and the agreements not respected. This is because none of the scientific bodies wanted to be the one’s to bring such a great and epic message and thereby themselves be exposed to opposition, criticism and ridicule.
With that, there is now the study that was carried out on me in cooperation with Amnon Levy’s television program which proved the concept beyond any doubt and opened many people to this possibility. It is quite comprehensive and includes two expert doctors, blood & blood pressure tests and more.
Why haven't I heard about Pranic nourishment before ?
Until today and around the world the topic of Prana remains fairly unknown to most people. Why?
1- Most Breatharians are by nature people of spirit who will sometimes prefer to speak less about it with others. This is especially due to the inherent need to then confront various reactions which can be dramatic, cynical, offensive, etc.
2- Lack of scientific collaboration
3- Lack of cooperation with the media as to presenting this lifestyle
4- People’s lack of acceptance, understanding and faith in such. If my friend is Breatharian and I tell another friend about it, the second friend’s skepticism can keep him from believing me. This is because the second friend did not see or speak to the Breatharian friend him or her self and it becomes a matter of “a friend of a friend.” One who is attached to conventional ways of thinking will find it hard to believe in it.
What happens to the digestive system ?
If we considered the internal organs of the digestive system likened to the filters of a car, we realize that the more we ride the car, consequently the filters and the engine will wear out faster. The less we drive it, the more it is considered ‘novel’ and its second-hand price will be greater.
So naturally, the more we use our internal systems, the higher the chances of erosion and ultimately developing some sort of future issue. The blood tests and surgery following the death of a mature Breatharian woman demonstrate that the internal systems stay at a much healthier and younger state than those found in other people.
Lastly, irregular and minimized eating/drinking will still revitalize the digestive system and make use of it – albeit an unintensive and more pleasant usage.
What's the difference between Breatharians and those who deny themselves food for other reasons - not necessarily health ones ?
There are significant differences between the Breatharians and people who deny themselves food for the wrong reasons such as the diseased bulimics or those carrying out a food strike.
Breatharians do not need food and thereby do not feel hunger nor reach the state of starvation. This is not a matter of a type of fasting, rather a choice of alternative lifestyle. The main reason why Breatharians will not intake many calories into their bodies is that they feel no need for such. Another thing I mentioned in a few places is that Breatharians do not need to balance what they drink.
The Pranic energy will already do this for them, just like a plant that knows exactly how much sun it needs to receive. With that, each thing has its frequency and all in all it is recommended to consume healthier and “happier” things which are of a higher frequency.
This holds true for every person while at present each and every one uniquely chooses one’s lifestyle and consumption practices.
What about female Bretharians ?
Female Breatharians obviously exist. There are also Breatharian couples who bring children to the world who will then still nurse their mother’s milk. (They don’t become Breatharians themselves… this is a matter of consciousness which one can reach only at a certain age that allows for the strong will-power and inner understandings that lead up to it.)
When a baby is born, it is extremely influenced by the people and things in its surroundings and by the moods and thoughts of the society of that era. According to our understanding, this is a temporary state which can change in the future once Prana becomes a more accepted and regular thing among us.
Breatharianism: Science Examines People Who Claim Not To Eat & Here’s What They Found
by Arjun Walia
March 28, 2016
Breathariansim refers to the practice of sustaining oneself without food. This concept is not new; in fact, for thousands of years, various cultures around the world have written of this ability. In the third book of the Yoga Sutras, for example, approximately 25 Siddhis are listed as having extraordinary abilities. This is a common theme throughout Buddhism, and various other spiritual traditions as well. Clairvoyance and psychokinesis are just some of the special traits attributed to the Siddhis, as is the liberation from hunger and thirst.
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Though modern day science has seen evidence of extended human capacities like telepathy, remote viewing, and pre-cognition, very little work has gone into examining breatharianism. Some brilliant minds do believe it’s possible, however, including Nikola Tesla. In 1901, he made the following argument:
" My idea is that the development of life must lead to forms of existence that will be possible without nourishment and which will not be shackled by consequent limitations. Why should a living being not be able to obtain all the energy it needs for the performance of its life functions from the environment, instead of through consumption of food, and transforming, by a complicated process, the energy of chemical combinations into life-sustaining energy? "
Liberation from food and hunger does indeed sound unrealistic and, from what we know of modern day biology, impossible. But the history of science has shown us many times that the impossible can become the possible in an instant. A great example of this is the recent discovery that humans can actually influence their autonomic nervous system using the power of the mind.
Let’s take a look at what happened when people who claimed that they don’t eat were examined by science.
The Qigong practice of Bigu, and other -Qigong practices (which include the liberation from food) examined by science have yielded some extraordinary results. A study published in the American Journal of Chinese Medicine, as seen in the the US National Library of Medicine, demonstrated that a woman with special abilities was and is able to accelerate the germination of specific seeds for the purposes of developing a more robust seed stock. This is one example of many; you can find the study and read more about it here.
The Catholic Charism of India also involves the claim of living well without eating food. Dean Radin, Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, explains the concept in his book Supernormal: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities :
" The implication is that the human body can transmute ambient energy into nutrients, and through the practice of cultivating this ability one can live comfortably for as long as one wishes without food, and possibly without drinking water. This is described as a siddhi in the Yoga Sutras as Pada 111.30: liberation from hunger and thirst. "
This flies in the face of a substantial body of medical knowledge, which has established that the human body can last about five days without water, and a few weeks at most without food. Beyond that, you’re dead. As a result, despite a host of historical examples of people lasting for years without eating, and sometimes without drinking, most nutritionists and biochemists regard such claims to be ridiculously impossible, and the people who make the claims—currently dozens to hundreds worldwide—to be seriously delusional. Some of those claimants may well be delusional. But all of them?
Prahlad Jani is a local of Ahmedabad, India, who claims that at the age of 11, the Hindu goddess Amba appeared to him and told him that he would no longer have to eat food. He has apparently lived in a cave since the 1970s, and claims not to have eaten anything for most of his 81 years (as of 2012).
Jani was tested in 2003 and in 2010 at Ahmedabad’s Sterling Hospital by Dr. Sudhir Shah and his team of doctors. Dr. Shah is a consultant neurologist who has been practicing for 20 years, as well as a professor and Department Head of Neurology at KM School of PG Medicine and Research.
During the first test, which took place in 2003, Jani was monitored 24/7 by hospital staff and video cameras, where it was confirmed that he neither ate nor drank. He also did not show any physiological changes — a fact which, according to modern day medicine, should be impossible. This test took place over a period of 10 days. Although it might not seem like a significant amount of time, to go 10 days without food and water and not experience any physiological changes is actually quite astounding.
He was tested again at Sterling Hospital in 2010 from April 22 to May 6, observed by 35 researchers from the Indian Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, among other organizations. This time, Jani did not eat or drink for two weeks. As with the previous test, he exhibited no ill effects from this abstention.
This truly is unbelievable, and goes against everything we know about both human physiology and the nutritional requirements of the body.
As one might expect, neither these tests nor their results were published in medical journals. The studies have also generated a lot of criticism. The main arguments against these tests were, however, quite weak in my opinion. One argument holds that Jani escaped the scrutiny of the hospital staff and video cameras with the assistance of his disciples, and that he did in fact eat/drink something. Yet hospital staff maintains this is impossible because he was monitored around the clock, as per the requirements of the study.
Even with these criticisms, the evidence is solid and appears to correspond with a known Siddhi.
A statement from a scientific group (which included the Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences) given to ABC News back in 2012 reads as follows:
" We realized that, if this whole phenomenon really exists in a human being even for 15 days, it would have immense application in unraveling secrets of medical science and its application for human welfare. "
Instead of ignoring this case, we selected to investigate further, in a rational and scientific way. We again make it clear that the purpose of this study was not to prove or disprove a person, but to explore a possibility in science and study a new phenomenon.
Another case comes from a doctor of chemistry named Michael Werner, who is the managing director of a pharmaceutical research institute in Switzerland. This man claims to not have eaten any solid food since January 1, 2001. He was studied in a 10-day observational test in October 2004 by the intensive care unit at a hospital in Switzerland, and as with Jani, displayed no significant or dangerous physiological changes. These results have yet to be published, however.
Dean Radin offers an insightful explanation for why these results might never be published, and for why so little attention has been given to this phenomenon:
" Perhaps the most curious aspect of the breatharian tests is the in-your-face nature of the claimed phenomenon and yet an almost complete lack of interest from the scientific community. If it is possible to live well without eating food, this ought to be easy to demonstrate, and if it held up, the scientific and social consequences would be astounding. "
The fact is, as with many other observed phenomena that science can’t explain, most researchers regard things like this as ridiculous and extremely unlikely, and therefore don’t even take the time to look into them. They dismiss the claims out of hand rather than approaching them with scientific neutrality and curiosity.
Another reason for this silence could be simple fear; researchers rely on funding from various parties, and they know it will be denied them if the topic seems too ‘out there.’ They also know what kind of criticism they would face from the mainstream scientific community should they go ahead and publish a study on something so esoteric.
Werner learned of breathariansim from an Australian spiritual teacher named Jasmuheen, who teaches how to transition from eating to not eating. And Jasmuheen has also been the subject of a study, but she began showing signs of stress, high blood pressure, and dehydration after just 48 hours. As most of you reading this know, this is not something you can just go and try without any preparation. It can be very dangerous, and there have been multiple reports of deaths occurring as a result of people engaging in this practice. Clearly, there is much more involved than simply refraining from eating or drinking.
The Science of Fasting
Science is now showing just how beneficial food deprivation can be. Mark Mattson, the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging and a Professor of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, gave a great TED talk on fasting in 2014. This practice has been shown to generate new stem cells, repair DNA, fight cancer, fight both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, and more.
It’s also interesting to note that all caloric restriction models in animal studies have shown significant health benefits and improvements, including a longer life span.
To learn more about the science of fasting, you can read a more detailed article and watch a TED talk by Dr. Mattson here :
Dr. Mattson also addresses this issue toward the end of his video :
" Why is it that the normal diet is three meals a day plus snacks? It isn’t that it’s the healthiest eating pattern, now that’s my opinion but I think there is a lot of evidence to support that. There are a lot of pressures to have that eating pattern, there’s a lot of money involved. The food industry — are they going to make money from skipping breakfast like I did today? No, they’re going to lose money. If people fast, the food industry loses money. What about the pharmaceutical industries? What if people do some intermittent fasting, exercise periodically and are very healthy, is the pharmaceutical industry going to make any money on healthy people? "
Neuroscientist Shows What Fasting Does To Your Brain & Why Big Pharma Won’t Study It
by Arjun Walia
December 11, 2015
Below is a TEDx talk given by Mark Mattson, the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging. He is also a professor of Neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University, and one of the foremost researchers of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying multiple neurodegenerative disorders, like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
I’d like to address the Big Pharma issue first, since there have been countless examples of research manipulation at the hands of pharmaceutical companies in recent years. This is why Harvard Professor of Medicine Arnold Symour Relman told the world that the medical profession has been bought by the pharmaceutical industry. It’s why Dr. Richard Horton, Editor in Chief of The Lancet, recently stated that much of the sceintific literature published today is false. It’s why Dr. Marcia Angell, former Editor in Chief of The New England Journal of Medicine, said that the “pharmaceutical industry likes to depict itself as a research-based industry, as the source of innovative drugs. Nothing could be further from the truth.” And it’s why John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, published an article titled " Why Most Published Research Findings Are False " which subsequently became the most widely accessed article in the history of the Public Library of Science (PLoS).
Dr. Mattson also addresses this issue toward the end of his video:
"Why is it that the normal diet is three meals a day plus snacks? It isn’t that it’s the healthiest eating pattern, now that’s my opinion but I think there is a lot of evidence to support that. There are a lot of pressures to have that eating pattern, there’s a lot of money involved. The food industry — are they going to make money from skipping breakfast like I did today? No, they’re going to lose money. If people fast, the food industry loses money. What about the pharmaceutical industries? What if people do some intermittent fasting, exercise periodically and are very healthy, is the pharmaceutical industry going to make any money on healthy people?"
Lecture Summary and the Science to Go With It
Mark and his team have published several papers that discuss how fasting twice a week could significantly lower the risk of developing both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
“Dietary changes have long been known to have an effect on the brain. Children who suffer from epileptic seizures have fewer of them when placed on caloric restriction or fasts. It is believed that fasting helps kick-start protective measures that help counteract the overexcited signals that epileptic brains often exhibit. (Some children with epilepsy have also benefited from a specific high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet.) Normal brains, when overfed, can experience another kind of uncontrolled excitation, impairing the brain’s function, Mattson and another researcher reported in January in the journal Nature Reviews Neuroscience.” (source)
Basically, when you take a look at caloric restriction studies, many of them show a prolonged lifespan as well as an increased ability to fight chronic disease. According to a review of fasting literature conducted in 2003, “Calorie restriction (CR) extends life span and retards age-related chronic diseases in a variety of species, including rats, mice, fish, flies, worms, and yeast. The mechanism or mechanisms through which this occurs are unclear.” The work presented below, however, is now showing some of these mechanisms that were previously unclear.
Fasting does good things for the brain, and this is evident by all of the beneficial neurochemical changes that happen in the brain when we fast. It improves cognitive function and stress resistance, increases neurotrophic factors, and reduces inflammation.
Fasting is a challenge to your brain, and your brain responds to that challenge by adapting stress response pathways that help your brain cope with stress and disease risk. The same changes that occur in the brain during fasting mimic the changes that occur with regular exercise — both increase the production of protein in the brain (neurotrophic factors), which in turn promotes the growth of neurons, the connection between neurons, and the strength of synapses.
As he explains in the video, “Challenges to your brain, whether it’s intermittent fasting [or] vigorous exercise . . . is cognitive challenges. When this happens neuro-circuits are activated, levels of neurotrophic factors increase, that promotes the growth of neurons [and] the formation and strengthening of synapses.”
Fasting can also stimulate the production of new nerve cells from stem cells in the hippocampus. He also mentions how fasting stimulates the production of ketones, an energy source for neurons, and that it may also increase the number of mitochondria in neurons. Fasting also increases the number of mitochondria in nerve cells, since neurons adapt to the stress of fasting by producing more mitochondria.
By increasing the number of mitochondria in the neurons, the ability for nerons to form and maintain the connections between each other also increases, thereby improving learning and memory ability.
“Intermittent fasting enhances the ability of nerve cells to repair DNA.”
He also goes into the evolutionary aspect of this theory, explaining how our ancestors adapted and were built for going long periods of time without food.
A study published in the June 5 issue of Cell Stem Cell by researchers from the University of Southern California showed that cycles of prolonged fasting protect against immune system damage and, moreover, induce immune system regeneration. They concluded that fasting shifts stem cells from a dormant state to a state of self-renewal, triggering stem cell based regeneration of an organ or system (source).
Human clinical trials were conducted using patients who were receiving chemotherapy. For long periods of time, patients did not eat, which significantly lowered their white blood cell counts. In mice, fasting cycles ” ‘flipped a regenerative switch,’ changing the signalling pathways for hematopoietic stem cells, which are responsible for the generation of blood and immune systems.”
This means that fasting kills off old and damaged immune cells, and when the body rebounds, it uses stem cells to create brand new, completely healthy cells.
“ We could not predict that prolonged fasting would have such a remarkable effect in promoting stem cell-based regeneration of the heatopoietic system. . . . When you starve, the system tries to save energy, and one of the things it can do to save energy is to recycle a lot of the immune cells that are not needed, especially those that may be damaged. What we started noticing in both our human work and animal work is that the white blood cell count goes down with prolonged fasting. Then when you re-feed, the blood cells come back. ”
– Valter Longo, corresponding author (source)
A scientific review of multiple scientific studies regarding fasting was published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2007. It examined a multitude of both human and animal studies and determined that fasting is an effective way to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. It also showed significant potential in treating diabetes. (source)
Before You Fast
Before you fast, make sure you do your research. Personally, I’ve been fasting for years, so it is something that comes easy for me.
One recommended way of doing it, which was tested by the BBC’s Michael Mosley in order to reverse his diabetes, high cholesterol, and other problems associated with his obesity, is what is known as the “5:2 Diet.” On the 5:2 plan, you cut your food down to one-fourth of your normal daily calories on fasting days (about 600 calories for men and about 500 for women), while consuming plenty of water and tea. On the other five days of the week, you can eat normally.
Another way to do it, as mentioned above, is to restrict your food intake between the hours of 11am and 7pm daily, while not eating during the hours outside of that time.
Ultimately, a proper diet remains critical to good health, and how you think about what you are putting in your body is an important piece of that puzzle, which I believe will eventually be established in the unbiased and uninfluenced medical literature of the future.
Below is a video of Dr. Joseph Mercola explaining the benefits of intermittent fasting, and here is a great article by him that explains how he believes intermittent fasting can help you live a healthier life.
Happy Fasting !!
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