Intermittent Fasting Benefits and research. Part 1. Health

Intermittent fasting has proven to be one of the healthiest and easiest ways to lose weight. Improve metabolic health beyond simply restricting calories. In this overview, we will take a closer look at what studies have shown about Intermittent Fasting, we concentrate more on the benefits and research and many advantages for health, healthy aging, and longevity.

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Is it possible to live your life without Health and Weight problems?

Imagine if science invented a medicine that made you slender, fit & healthy. What would it cost? Probably priceless, something you and I never could afford. But we do not need medicine. You have the solution right here, not in the form of a pill but as a lifelong lifestyle.

Intermittent- Fasting has its origins in science. Scientists found out that animals who ate two times a day in a short period were healthier than those who had continuous food available.

Scientists observed in the laboratory that Intermittent Fasting made those animals healthier. They could not eat food the whole day. They had to take a break between them (16/8 method). They could eat within 8 hours and fast for 16 hours. It was not only that those animals were healthier, but they also lived 20 to 30 % longer than the animals, who could eat the whole day.

Intermittent- Fasting is not only helping you with weight loss. It can also reduce insulin resistance, lowering the risk of cardiometabolic diseases, and help against obesity, high blood pressure, and inflammation.

I have collected some studies from all over the world.

Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Health, Age, and Illness

Professor Doctor Rafael de Cabo. is an American scientist and Chief of the Translational Gerontology Branch at the National Institute on Aging, U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Professor Doctor Mark Mattson
is a Professor of Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University He is Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute on Aging.

Article from Rafael de Cabo, PH.D., and Mark P. Mattson, PH.D.

There are indications for intermittent fasting on 6/18 (eating 6 hours and fasting for 18 hours) can trigger the metabolism from glucose-based energy to ketone-based energy. By doing this, they increase their resilience to stress and potentially have a longer lifespan and a lower risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, including cancer, and obesity.

Professor Mattson

has been studying the phenomena of intermittent fasting for 25 years. He is so convinced of the health benefits. He is practicing intermittent fasting in his way of life for 20 years. He wrote Intermittent fasting could be part of a healthy lifestyle for everyone.

Mark Mattson, PH. D., a professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, says. He likes to help clarify science, and clinical uses of intermittent fasting in a way that can help doctors guide patients who do want to try.

Intermittent fasting and its effect on oxidative stress and genes comparable to anti-aging and metabolism 

With a low-calorie diet lifestyle, many chronic diseases associated with aging can be reduced or even prevented. The anti-aging effects can be traced back to diet-related reactive oxygen species that upregulate the sirtuins. These Sirtuins are responsible for cell regulation.

Unfortunately, most people struggle to live a low-calorie diet.

Scientists have therefore looked for alternatives that have the same benefits as a low-calorie lifestyle. With intermittent fasting, scientists found out that it has even better results than a low-calorie lifestyle. Long-term calorie reduction is not practical for most people.

Intermittent fasting, on the other hand, can easily be integrated into every lifestyle. , everyone can set up their own perfect 8 hour time, where you can eat your two meals a day.

Nowadays, there is an increasing scientific interest in further research into the metabolic and biological effects of intermittent fasting.

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Fasting, circadian rhythms, and time-limited feeding with a healthy lifespan.

PH. D. Valter Longo, Professor at the USC Davis School of Gerontology with a joint appointment in the Department of Biological Sciences and director of the USC Longevity Institute.

PH. D. Satchidananda Panda Postdoctoral Researcher, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation, San Diego, California. Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California

Panda’s lab discovered that restricting calorie consumption from 8 to 12 hours – as most of the people did half a century ago could prevent diabetes, high cholesterol, and obesity. With Intermittent Fasting, you can Prevent these age-related chronic diseases. It can extend healthy lifespans and promote healthy aging

In an article published on June 14, 2016,

Valter Longo and Satchidananda Panda explained that rodents, humans, and other mammals experience alternate metabolic phases after a 14- to 24-hour fast.

The normal quick access to glucose has already been used and metabolism is now switched on alternative, ketone-like carbon sources. Intermittent fasting can lead to benefits that range from preventing to ameliorating many diseases.

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Intermittent Fasting & Diabetes Type 2

Therapeutic intermittent fasting by people with type 2 diabetes

This case documents three patients who have been dependent on insulin for years for their type 2 diabetes. They have brought them to the Intensive Dietary Management Clinic in Toronto, Canada.

The effectiveness of therapeutic fasting was so positive that they could reverse their insulin resistance, after which they were able to stop their insulin therapy while maintaining control of their blood sugar.

 Because of their healthy lifestyle, the side effect was all three patients lost a lot of weight. They reduced their waist size and also lowered their glycated hemoglobin levels.

Intermittent Fasting in Cardiovascular Disorders.

Many studies have shown that intermittent fasting makes a great contribution to weight loss and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. This is related to the health beneficial effects of Intermittent Fasting on risk factors such as obesity, insulin resistance, type II diabetes, and arterial hypertension.

Intermittent Fasting and Autophagy

Recent studies have shown, Autophagy is an important factor in fasting. Autophagy is the recycling system of our cells that can minimize the functional decline of aging (cardiomytomies) muscle cells that make up the heart muscle.  

With Autophagy, the removal of the damaged mitochondria can be beneficial for heart function. In case of a functional disorder, damaged Mitochondria can overproduce reactive oxygen and ignite deadly pathways when penetrated or passed through.

With the proven longevity-extending effect and the increased cell-protecting Autophagy, seems that it may also counteract the aging of the heart.

By intermittent fasting is a clear link between this strict nutritional model and the beginning of Autophagy. 

There is evidence from numerous animal studies that intermittent fasting activates Autophagy, extends lives, and improves health and fitness.

Fasting can help improve heart function and reduce inflammatory symptoms. Intermittent fasting and Autophagy have a positive influence on body weight and belly fat. Autophagy has a positive effect on HDL, LDL, triglycerides, and cholesterol.

It also has a good effect on metabolic processes such as glucose (sugar) and metabolism.

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As you can see, countless studies are being published to investigate the positive effects of intermittent fasting. There are already many people who have had great medical success with fasting therapies.

PH.D. Valter Longo, who treats cancer patients, let them fast for 5 days before they do the chemotherapy, with great good results.

PH.D. Satchidananda Panda researches the benefits of intermittent fasting for humans. Intermittent Fasting can prevent and better treat these age-related chronic diseases, extend lifespan, and promote healthy aging.

The German M.D. PH.D. Andreas Michalsen, the chief physician of the Department of Naturopathy at the Immanuel Hospital Berlin, has published over 200 scientific articles in top medical journals and has collaborated with Stanford University, Harvard University, the University of Southern California, the Mayo Clinic, and many other institutions. He has been active in this field for over 30 years and uses intermittent fasting to alleviate and cure diseases.

I started with 16/8 Intermittent Fasting. For me, it was not a problem to fast for 18 hours because I never liked to eat breakfast in the morning. After a while I extend the time more and eat less, nowadays I start at 1 Pm with my first meal. After doing this for a couple of years, I am on a 20/4, I fast for 20 hours and eat two times in 4 hours, usually from 1 Pm to 5 Pm, sometimes I even do the 23/1.

Especially after the holidays when I get the feeling my body needs some rest and can use the extra Autophagy phase to redirect my body into the normal state. I have my ideal weight, I am healthy, look 10 years younger than my original age, and I am fit the whole day. For me, Intermittent fasting is a [true] fountain of youth.

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4 thoughts on “Intermittent Fasting Benefits and research. Part 1. Health”

  1. Wow, Monique! I love your website and your posts. I can confirm everything you are saying. Natural health is so important, and my mission is to bring it to other people, to let them know we have to live naturally again. And intermittent fasting is completely normal for animals who are living wild. Only our house pets are getting the same health problems as we humans in civilization. Sad to see! People could be so healthy, eating real food, do fasting, and move their bodies. I am naturally doing intermittent fasting every morning when I am going to work. I drink only pure water till lunch. I drink well a small black coffee. That is all! Your information is great! Thank you very much again!

    • Thank you so much, Sylvia, Intermittent Fasting is a real passion for me, I want to tell all of humanity how healthy and what positive effects intermittent fasting can have on our lives. Diabetes, heart attacks, allergies, even various forms of cancer – all of these diseases can be cured or alleviated through a healthy, balanced diet. This, together with the autophagy, the hospitals, won’t be as crowded as it is now. The current medical therapies are outdated, a new time is dawning, people are making themselves aware, it is not only the Pharma Industrie, but it’s also their own healthy lifestyle that makes them healthy.

  2. Hello Monique. I love it! I believe Body Mind & Spirit need to be connected and in harmony with each other, synchronized.
    You could not relate to the Body part of that connection any better than the way you do!
    Awesome! I am going to share your link as your link is literally “The link ” to that connection.
    Pleased to meet you, Monique. I have a lot to learn from this post and I believe that spreading this awareness is Divine! Cheers to that Inner peace, and for making it Shine.

    • Hello Tannia, thank you for your great feedback. I hope to work with you someday. Because you also work to help people to become better self-conscious. I was happy about your answer. It gives me the courage to continue.
      Wishing you a great day.


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