[ BBC video ] “Eat, FAST and Live Longer” with Mike Mosely — When IGF-1 levels drop, the body slows production of new cells and instead, repairs existing cells. DNA damage gets fixed and age-related diseases don’t happen!

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From: http://leangainsguide.com

Eat, Fast and Live Longer – Horizon

Did you know reducing IGF-1 (Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1) by fasting is one of the best ways to reduce weight and stave off life threatening diseases such as cancer and diabetes?

Fasting seems to finally be getting some of the much deserved attention it’s been owed.  There’s still a long way to go but a program recently aired by the BBC entitled ‘Horizon: Eat, Fast and Live Longer’, is creating a lot of new talk about fasting on health forums everywhere.

In the airing, Michael Mosley sets out with a goal of trying to slow the aging process.  He looks at success stories and visits a fair share of institutions that deal specifically with the effects of the body on calorie restriction… aka: “fasting”.

Mosley learns that fasting has benefits that might only otherwise be found by bathing in the legendary Fountain of Youth. …

Key Points Made in Video

From 1929 to 1933, in the darkest years of the great depression when people were eating far less, life expectancy increased by 6 years.

IGF-1 (Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1) growth hormone links calorie restriction and longevity and inhibits apoptosis of cells.

When IGF-1 levels drop, the body slows production of new cells and instead, repairs existing cells. DNA damage gets fixed and age-related diseases don’t happen. …

Mosely tried the 5:2 diet and after 5 weeks of the 5:2 diet, IGF-1 was reduced by 50%. Blood sugar (glucose) became normal and good cholesterol was increased. The risk of developing life threatening diseases was greatly reduced, including the top 2; cancer and diabetes.

Here’s a great study that supports the findings of Michael Mosely and the benefits of alternate day fasting. …

One of the fears of fasting is people often believe they’ll lose muscle by not eating frequently.  Meal frequency is a proven myth and books such as Eat Stop Eat Expanded really delve into this. …

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7 thoughts on “[ BBC video ] “Eat, FAST and Live Longer” with Mike Mosely — When IGF-1 levels drop, the body slows production of new cells and instead, repairs existing cells. DNA damage gets fixed and age-related diseases don’t happen!

  1. Amar Khadey

    This is the most profound evidence of self control and positive outcome I have seen. I strongly believe in fasting and a controlled diet (ie. no fried foods and limited carbs) with a fish and white meat diet. The skeptics will always be there, however the diet is not the issue is a problem that people will not “starve” themselves for a couple of days to live many healthier years. The mind set needs to change and limit your food intake to more exercise and active lifestyle. How many times in a day do you get together for lunch or dinner and it revolves around food? Why not around a run, swim, tennis or other exercise. Just think about it. I applaud Mike and am a believer.

  2. neilkmot

    cause and effect in the real world is just a titch more complex than what makes for good television – 1929 to 1933 was not just the great depression, it was also the discovery of penicillin, and a vaccine against tuberculosis, the deployment of x-rays, infrastructure improvements like better roads and hospitals (thanks to cheap labour), and tremendous improvements in working conditions, thanks to the organized labour movement. all of which contributed to increased life expectancy. but never let facts stand in the way of a good (but unprovable) theory.

    1. Allen Hurley

      The science behind fasting is irrefutable and the extended life expectancy of the great depression I am sure had little to do with the hospitals and medicine. Few people had the money to enjoy the luxury of those modern inventions.

      However, I have experienced the results of trying fasting.

      My wife and I saw this video in late April 2013. We went on the alternate day fast, which has become more of a five-two diet plan rather than the alternate day fast. Results have been a 27 and 17 lb weight loss with significant health benefits as confirmed by blood tests. It has been the easiest, most rewarding results we have ever obtained. To this date, we have not added any additional exercise or diet change, except, we have added three to five weekly servings of a whole grain heirloom barley. Seriously, look at the video and pay attention to the change in the IGF1 result from the different fasting methods. I feel this could revolutionize our way of life and improve the health and well-being of all who find the benefits of fasting.

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