Fasting has pervaded cultures for millennia. Why? Well, it was not some sort of cruel and unusual punishment inflicted upon the masses by a shaman. And although its integration and practice were deeply tied to religion, likely it was by virtue of its salubrious benefits that fasting “stuck.” People just felt better when they fasted. And there are reasons for this. Firstly, in the fasted state, because of the relative lack of blood glucose swings and one’s reliance on free fatty acids (fat breakdown products) and ketones as fuel sources, the mental highs and lows that typically occur throughout the day are blunted, if not eliminated altogether. Just ask someone on a ketogenic diet or one who routinely fasts. Most have a lot of energy and mental clarity. Their brains are not being bogged down by high glucose loads and the accompanying inflammation and free radical burden.
And that brings me to my second point. The Standard American Diet or more appropriately SAD, is an assault on the body. High carbohydrate loads coupled with inflammatory fats encourage the development of age-related disease such as cancer, diabetes and atherosclerosis, placing you at risk for an early demise. That’s right! Proper nutrition, therefore, is a critical component of your health. It and exercise (and in particular strength training) are the two most important determinants of your well being, followed closely by one’s ability to keep stress at bay. But what if I told you that some stress, that of short duration, is paradoxically beneficial to the body? Think about it. Exercise is a stress, right? Properly dosed, strength training makes you look better and feel better. People tout it as the fountain of youth. How many times have you heard this?
And so what if I told you that a “nutritional stress” could be applied to induce healthy changes in the body? What do I mean by that? Lowered inflammation, lowered triglyceride levels, a reduction in blood pressure and an increase in stem cell production to rejuvenate tissues. It’s true; the so-called “Fasting Mimicking Diet” or FMD confers the benefits of fasting albeit without complete food deprivation. And what if also told you that the FMD, a protocol substantiated by over years of research, also results in fat loss without a concomitant loss of metabolically precious muscle? Sound too good to be true? It’s not. And it’s called Prolon.
Prolon is a five-day protocol. And you get to eat! All the food is provided in the kit. There is no preparation on your part (aside from adding water to the custom-engineered soups). This is science simplified and packaged in a single box. Revolutionary if you ask me, like an iPhone.
This is not some fad diet. I am obligated to shield you from such scams, in fact. Fasting has permeated cultures for eons. It is here to stay by virtue of its efficacy not by fallacious claims of “internet doctors.” And you can access its numerous benefits by… not fasting.
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