COOL NEW RESEARCH ON INTERMITTENT FASTING
A year and a half ago I did a post on INTERMITTENT FASTING, what it is, how it works, the benefits, etc. I did this mostly because I was curious as to whether I wanted to try it myself. I'm sold, and although I sometimes eat breakfast (usually some sort of omelette), I frequently try and consume my day's food between noon and six pm. As you'll see momentarily, there are many ways of fasting.
In a brand new study from Annual Review of Nutrition (Metabolic Effects of Intermittent Fasting) researchers from the Department of Cancer, Department of Public Health, and Department of Endocrinology --- all from the University of California San Diego --- reviewed over 120 studies on the subject and came to some interesting conclusions.
It's clear that when you eat has a huge effect on circadian rhythms, which in turn has huge effects on both metabolism and energy levels, not to mention mental ability and outlook. Furthermore, numerous studies have shown that the number one way (by far) to increase lifespan is to eat about 60% of what you normally would eat. It seems that Intermittent Fasting is a potential method of helping people get closer to this goal (I have a post in the works on this topic). As always, whether you choose to fast intermittently or not, the KETOGENIC DIET or PALEO DIET are great diet choices and can both be done in an manner consistent with Intermittent Fasting. Also be aware that it is helpful to do an ELIMINATION DIET prior to anything you start so you can figure out what foods you might be reacting to immunologically.
Dr. Schierling completed four years of Kansas State University's five-year Nutrition / Exercise Physiology Program before deciding on a career in Chiropractic. He graduated from Logan Chiropractic College in 1991, and has run a busy clinic in Mountain View, Missouri ever since. He and his wife Amy have four children (three daughters and a son).