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The power of intermittent fasting

The power of intermittent fasting
Scientists are uncovering evidence that short periods of fasting, if properly controlled, could achieve a number of health benefits, as well as potentially helping the overweight, as Michael Mosley discovered. I'd always thought of fasting as something unpleasant, with no obvious long term benefits. So when I was asked to make a documentary that would involve me going without food, I was not keen as I was sure I would not enjoy it. But the Horizon editor assured me there was great new science and that I might see some dramatic improvements to my body. So, of course, I said, "yes". I am not strong-willed enough to diet over the long term, but I am extremely interested in the reasons why eating less might lead to increased life span, particularly as scientists think it may be possible to get the benefits without the pain. How you age is powerfully shaped by your genes. Growth hormone There is now evidence suggesting that IGF-1 levels can be lowered by what you eat. Intermittent fasting

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Everything you think you know about healthy eating is wrong! By Maria Lally Published: 21:10 GMT, 24 June 2012 | Updated: 08:19 GMT, 25 June 2012 Low-fat salad dressing is better than mayonnaise, fat makes you fat and you can’t eat enough fruit, right? Forget The 5:2 Diet! Here's Why Every Other Day Dieting Is Key To Weight Loss When people think of intermittent fasting, they tend to think of the 5:2 diet, where people cut to a mere 500 calories on two days per week. But anyone who’s ever tried it - or indeed had the displeasure of being in the general vicinity of someone who does - will be au fait with the plan’s draw backs. Fast days are often plagued with hunger pangs, loss of energy and teenage mood swings.

Relaxed Focus: Conspiracy facts, not theories. Just read one link, read about Operation Northwoods. And once you read that the Joint Chiefs of Staff proposed false flag terrorist attacks on American targets to provoke & justify conflict with Cuba, then you realize the government is capable of anything. Then consider it was proposed in 1962 and wasn't made public until 1997. Thirty five years. Diet tips: Cut out 300 calories for good or you'll pile the pounds straight back on Experts now know why so many dieters pile the pounds straight back onSlimmers need to eat less than someone of the same weight who has not dietedThe phenomenon is caused by the effect dieting has on the way muscles work By Fiona Macrae Published: 22:29 GMT, 15 May 2012 | Updated: 11:40 GMT, 16 May 2012 As every slimmer knows, it is when the diet ends that the hard work really begins. Despite the best of intentions, only a few lucky ones manage to avoid piling the pounds straight back on.

Quantum Physics came from Vedas: Schrödinger and Einstein read Veda's In this article we discuss a very brief and simplified history of Quantum Mechanics and will quote what the founding fathers of this branch of science had to say about Vedic influence on the development of their theories. We are not interested in new age mumbo-jumbo. We are interested in understanding what is real and what is false. This is why we, along with all other great minds, consult the Vedic texts. Please read on… The famous Danish physicist and Nobel Prize winner, Laureate Niels Bohr (1885-1962) (pictured above), was a follower of the Vedas. How an obese disabled man lost 140lbs in TEN months and ran again - thanks to yoga By Victoria Wellman Published: 22:10 GMT, 10 May 2012 | Updated: 12:48 GMT, 28 November 2012 When Arthur Boorman was injured in the Gulf War, a botched surgery left him immobile and depressed. Having been told he would never walk unassisted again, the 47-year-old ballooned to 297lbs and gave up hope of ever being happy again.

About Vinay Gupta Head over to It’s a much better starting point than here! Click through to (if you are interested in my professional work, try here) I am trying to keep you alive. There are lots of threats which governments are either ignoring or causing. Yes, you CAN think yourself thinner... By Louise Atkinson Updated: 00:19 GMT, 1 March 2012 Every year we spend millions on diets and gym membership, but obesity specialists increasingly believe the problem doesn’t lie in what we eat or how much exercise we take, but how we think. ‘There is a non-stop communication between your mind and body, but the mind is the most important because it drives your behaviour,’ says nutrition and exercise specialist Janet Thomson, author of Think More, Eat Less. She is convinced we become overweight as a result of confused messages from the brain sabotaging our attempts to slim. Exercise specialist Janet Thomson is convinced we become overweight as a result of confused messages from the brain sabotaging our attempts to slim

Airag - Getting Loose on The Mongolian Horse Juice Mongolians drink a lot – bad news for folk who really can’t process much of it (apart from our driver who seemed to live on the stuff). And their local booze comes not from grapes or potatoes or rice but from their most revered animal. Enter the horse. As a food, horsemeat is exotic, or the subject of contamination scandals (put DOWN that lasagne); horse milk is even less contemplated. Things are different in Mongolia, a country famous for its horse culture, where fermented horse milk (airag) is its most famous food item. Known elsewhere in Asia as koumiss, the drinking of mares’ milk has a history going back at least 5,500 years to the domestication of wild horses (Parks 2009).

The Secret Sun: Conspiracy and Control in the American Twilight Ted Torbich invited me onto his delightfully-named podcast The Stench of Truth to discuss current events, as well as the now-apparent horrific effects of a decades-long program to use authoritarian religion as a weapon against the American working and middle classes, particularly those in the so-called 'Heartland' and 'Bible Belt'. As we'll see, it's a campaign that began when a morally-dissolute cryptofascist named William Randolph Hearst threw the considerable weight of his empire behind an obscure preacher named Billy Graham, continued when a CIA-run program called Campus Crusade for Christ created a phony counterculture based on Fundamentalist Christianity, a counterculture pushed by the entire media industry (but especially so by the Luce Family) and continues to this day, with techniques perfected in phony cults throughout the 1970s now being practiced in thousands of politically-motivated churches all across the United States. Where will it end?

Can fasting for two days each week stop dementia? It sounds far-fetched, but scientists think slashing calories may combat a host of illnesses By Jerome Burne Updated: 22:54 GMT, 27 February 2012 Fasting was a common medical treatment in the past, but now there may be good reason for it to make a comeback One day in the not-so-distant future, you may find yourself receiving some unusual health advice from your GP: fast two days a week to prevent your brain shrinking with age. You might be given the same advice to lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes — and even tackle cancer. Fasting was a common medical treatment in the past, but now new research suggests there may be good reason for it to make a comeback. The Queen's jubilee should be a time of rejoicing for our spoilsports Last week, I was shocked by an article in the Guardian that was incredibly down on the jubilee. Really humourless and pissy. I was surprised. "If any other country were paying homage to an unelected head of state in this way, while the living standards of the majority of the population fall and schools and hospitals struggle with diminishing resources," wrote Peter Wilby, "we would call it 'the cult of the personality' and probably think about invading." What a mood-killer.