The Fasting Cure Is No Fad

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I have been trying intermediate fasting over the last few months with great results! I feel better, I look better, and it's actually pretty simple to follow. I use the Zero iOS app to track. It does require a little extra planning. I don't go too extreme - 14-16 hour fasts - no food between 3:15pm and 6:45am on average.

"There is a logic to it. When we eat, our body releases insulin. That disrupts the process of autophagy (from the Greek, meaning “self-devouring”), by which cells deconstruct old, damaged components in order to release energy and build new molecules. Autophagy helps to counteract the aging of cells and builds immunity. Fasts stimulate autophagy and allow the full molecular process to take place, as a team led by Frank Madeo at the University of Graz in Austria found in 2017."

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