According to a new study carried out at the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, fasting for one or two days each week may help improve the condition of individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Researchers have found that stopping nearly all food intake for short periods of time triggers a protection mechanism within the brain which also works against the effects of neurodegenerative disorders.
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There`s little doubt that the vast majority of children and adults alike eat considerably more calories than required to maintain an ideal weight. Many people are amazed to find out they`re nutritionally deficient despite the quantity of food they eat. Nutritional science is providing compelling evidence that we`re poisoning ourselves with excess food, effectively shortening our lifespan and promoting disease. Adopting a calorie restricted diet with optimal nutrition has been shown to improve all significant biomarkers for optimal health while naturally promoting an ideal weight range.
Seventy-five years of research shows that dietary restriction (DR) is the one tried and tested means to extend lifespan and to improve many markers of health.
One form of DR is a calorie-restricted (CR) diet with optimal nutrition. The idea is to provide adequate nutrition with the least amount of calories (in other words, under-nutrition without mal-nutrition). Intermittent fasting (IF) is another form of DR. Intermediate fasters eat about the same amount of calories as non-fasters on a carefully restricted schedule. This implies that the episodic deprivation, irrespective of the caloric count, produces the physiological effects of IF.