Benefit #5: Brains that are…well…brainier - Deepstash

Benefit #5: Brains that are…well…brainier

Fasting does some pretty cool stuff to the brain.

Ever feel like you can’t concentrate, and are just foggy all day long? Your ability to think, focus, and be productive are severely impaired?

Fasting has been shown to help by increasing something called BDNF — Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor — which helps with all of those cognitive related deficiencies.

Fasting is a cure all for most and it’s cheap, easy, always readily available, and fits all types of diets.

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In addition to looking at cancer as a mutation of genes, it is also valuable to consider that cancer may also be an endocrine disease.

In other words, that there is a hormonal component, dictated by how we move, eat, and think.

While the exact protective effects of fasting and cancer are unknown, what we know about fasting is that is can help your cells clean house through a process called autophagy.

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“A diet changes the way you look. A fast changes the way you see.” — Lisa Bevere

Who doesn’t know someone with type 2 Diabetes these days? It is an absolute pandemic.

Type 2 Diabetes, when you boil it down, is a lifestyle disease of consuming too much sugar and the body’s adaptation to excess sugar.

In a nutshell, when you consume foods that are easily converted to sugar, your insulin levels increase to bring the sugar out of the blood and into the cells.

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“I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency” — Plato

Know anyone with heart disease, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure?

Yeah. Unfortunately, me too.

High cholesterol, high blood pressure are 2 of the strongest predictors for heart disease… and…you guessed it…both can be improved with fasting.

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“Fasting is the first principle of medicine; fast and see the strength of the spirit reveal itself” — Rumi

People who struggle with their weight, whether it is the last 10 or the last 100 pounds, can all benefit from fasting.

Temporarily restricting the food you consume has wonderful benefits to the way our brains work, the way our hormones balance, and our ability to use fat stores on the body.

Fasting is arguably THE most powerful tool on the planet for weight loss.

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Autophagy is basically spring cleaning of your cells.

Old cells, damaged cells, mutated cells, or ones that are not working are identified, and eliminated.

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Ketosis

Is a metabolic state. Think of being in or out of ketosis like the settings in a hybrid car; you can rely on gas or electricity to different degrees.

In ketosis, we rely on fat instead of carbs for energy and do so to such an extent that we start making ketones from fat.

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Fasting means abstinence of some or all food for a period of time.

Intermittent fasting ranges from eating a few calories all day every other day or several times a week to fasting for 16 hours or more every day.

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...is the voluntary withholding of food for spiritual, health, or other reasons.

Food is easily available, but you choose not to eat it. This can be for any period of time, from a few hours up to a few days or – with medical supervision – even weeks on end.

It’s done by someone who is not underweight and thus has enough stored body fat to live off. 

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