A number of ancient health practices are proving to be effective in multiple shapes. We recently published an article about meditation, and how neuroscience can now explain what happens in the brain when we meditate. Now, scientists have discovered the first evidence of a natural intervention, causing regeneration based mother of an organ or system cells. The study was published in the June issue 5 of the cell Stem Cells by researchers at the University of Southern California. Research shows that prolonged fasting cycles protect against damage to the immune system and induce the regeneration of the immune system. They concluded that changes in fasting stem cells from an inactive to a state of self-renewal state. (1)
Clinical trials in humans were conducted using patients who were receiving chemotherapy. For long periods of time, patients do not eat significantly reduced their white blood cell counts. In mice, fasting cycles “flipped a regenerative switch, changing the signaling pathways of hematopoietic stem cells, which are responsible for generating immune systems and blood.” (1)
“We could not predict that prolonged fasting would have such a remarkable effect in promoting regeneration based on stem cells heatopoietic system. When it dies hunger, the system tries to save energy, and one of the things you can do to save energy is to recycle a lot of immune system cells that are not needed, especially those that can be damaged. what started noticing both our work and human work animals is that the white blood cell count decreases with prolonged fasting then, when you re-feeding, blood cells return. “-. Valter Longo, corresponding author. (1)
Again, because fasting significantly reduces the white blood cell count, which triggers the stem cell-based regeneration new immune system cells. More importantly, it reduces PKA enzyme, which has been associated with aging, tumor progression and cancer. (1) It is also worth noting that fasting protected against toxicity in a pilot clinical trial in patients fasted for 72 hours before chemotherapy.
“Chemotherapy causes the immune system to significant collateral damage. The results of this study suggest that fasting may mitigate some of the harmful effects of chemotherapy.” Co-Author Tanya Dorff (1)
Fasting is a tradition that has been incorporated in many ancient cultures, from Vedic to Buddhist and more, fasting should not be confused with hunger. It is the process of braking and control of the sensory experience of eating at the same time make sure you are doing it correctly. When fast, usually water fasts do and have been doing them for nearly eight years and I always feel great and full of energy afterwards.
Below is a TEDx talk given by Mark Mattson, the current head of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute shown on the aging. He is also a professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins, and one of the leading researchers in the field of cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie many neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
“Changes in diet has long been known to have an effect on the brain. Children who suffer from epileptic seizures are less of them when placed on calorie restriction or fasting. It is believed that fasting helps implement protection measures that help counteract the overexcited signals that epileptic brains often exhibit. (Some children with epilepsy have also benefited of a high-fat, specific diet low in carbohydrates.) normal brains, when overfed, may experience other uncontrollable excitement, deteriorating brain function, Mattson and another researcher reported in January in the journal Reviews Nature Neuroscience . “ ( source )
Before fast, be sure to do your research. Personally, I have been fasting for years, so it’s something that comes easy for me.
A recommended way to do this – which was tested by the BBC Michael Mosley order to reverse diabetes, high cholesterol and other problems associated with obesity – is what is known as the “5 : 2 diet “. 5: Plan 2, the feed to a quarter of their normal daily calorie cut in the fasting days (about 600 calories for men and about 500 for women), while consuming much water and tea. In the other five days a week, you can eat normally.
Another way, as mentioned above, is to restrict food intake between the hours of 11 am and 19:00