Join Dr. Michael Wald During this very needed discussion about intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting means different things to different people. Some fast are known as 16:8 or 5:2. Large number of scientific studies have shown that, at least in animals, that intermittent fasting can reduce the risk of many diseases and even helps reverse certain aspects of nature killers.
We know that intermittent fasting has positive facts upon a variety of essential hormonal systems. During intermittent fasting insulin levels drop and fat burning increases. Human growth hormone levels increase as much is five times normal which helps to burn fat, and maintain and put on more lean body mass. Cellular repair is increased as well and cellular garbage is removed. Genetic expression, a process during which genes can either express disease or not, is positively affected by certain types of fats. We know that several genes are up-regulated that are related to longevity and disease protection perpetuated by fasting.
Intermittent fasting also seems to help weight loss. First, it involves consuming fewer calories. Additionally, and as long as you do not eat too much calories when you do eat during your fast, weight should be from fat and not lean body mass (which would be dangerous). Weight-loss is also promoted by and growth hormone function. Insulin levels drop, growth hormone levels rise as does noradrenalin levels - all important for promoting fat burning. Studies have shown that weight-loss metabolic rates can increase between 3% and 8% over as little as 3 to 24 weeks. Other studies of shown intermittent fasting causes much less loss of muscle compared to continuous calorie restriction which is very difficult.
Both insulin resistance and diabetes type two risk is reduced with intermittent fasting. We know that high blood sugar is the result of insulin resistance and fasting lowers insulin resistance and therefore protects against the development of type two diabetes. Human studies have shown that fasting sugars can be reduced between three and 6% and insulin levels can be reduced between 20 and 31%. Very importantly, intermittent fasting also reduces kidney damage which is a major complication of diabetes. It should be kept in mind however that Women showed worsening of blood sugar in one study after fasting 22 days. What this means is that the healthcare provider must adjust the fasting to prevent this adverse effect.
We also know that intermittent fasting may reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. Oxidation destroys cells and is involved intimately with chronic disease cause and affect. Accident molecules also known as free radicals can damage DNA and promote cancer. Several good study show that intermittent fasting made hands the body’s ability to resist oxidative stress and inflammation.
Heart health is the number one killer in United States according to the center of disease control. Wrist factors including high blood fats like cholesterol and triglycerides are not to be perpetuating the disease, but intermittent fasting has been shown to lower these biomarkers. Although not proven in human studies yet, animal studies seem to suggest the reduction in lipids and therefore a trend toward reduction of cardiovascular deaths.
Intermittent fasting really does show to detox the body by enhancing cellular waste removal. A process known as autophagy Helps protect the brain again several neurologic diseases including Alzheimer’s. But this process also protects us against cancer and has promoted by intermittent fasting.
Real studies have shown that intermittent fasting, At least in animals, increases the tumor cells sensitivity to chemotherapy. What this means is that if one chooses chemotherapy for the cancer treatment intermittent fasting may improve how chemotherapy works. Another words, improves the effectiveness of chemotherapy.
Intermittent fasting is great for your brain. We know that fasting increases the growth of nerve cells known as neurons and also increases a particularly important brain hormone known as brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).
Alzheimer disease robs a person of their very identity and creates tremendous burden on family members who end up as caretakers. There is no magic bullet or a cure for Alzheimer’s disease but short term fast showed improvement in Alzheimer’s patients. Also, fasting helps protect one’s risk of developing to other horrible neurological disease is known as Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease.
Can fasting help you live longer? Probably yes. Read studies have shown that intermittent fasting does extend lifespan. Continuous clock restriction of about 30% in rats increase their lifespan roughly 83%. You would have to reduce your daily caloric intake by 30% and this is nearly impossible as it would result in you becoming extremely thin and he would likely be hungry constantly. But, intermittent fasting, seems to get as much of the benefits without that difficulty.
As you can see, fasting of various types have the potential of both preventing disease, treating disease and mitigating the effects of disease. It is very important, according to Dr. Michael Wald, Supervisor at his private practice in Katonah New York, Westchester, to individualize the type of fasting. According to Dr. Wald, “nutritional supports including vitamins, minerals, herbs, vital nutrients, and the diet and other factors should all be based upon a persons fasting needs an overall health. No two people are alike and should not fast the same way. Also, fasting efforts often need to be repeated over a period of time for benefits to be seen”.
For further information regarding intermittent fasting, what you reached out to Dr. Michael Wald to schedule with him as a distance or in-person Patient, call him at 914-552-1442. “Nutritional supports including vitamins, minerals, herbs, vital nutrients, and the diet and other factors she only based upon the persons fasting needs an overall health. No two people are alike and should not fast the same way. Also, fasting efforts often need to be repeated over periods of time for benefits to be seen, according to Dr. Wald.
For further information regarding intermittent fasting, which reached out to Michael Wald to schedule with him as a distance or in person patient, call him at 914-552 -1442 or email him at: email@example.com. Dr. Wald’s website is: IntMedNY.com.