Why would anyone stop eating for 7-days?
That’s what I first thought when I started hearing accounts of longer-term fasting. Insane. Nuts. Dangerous. Then, I started exploring the research. There is a growing interest in, and body of science around, longer-term fasting that is revealing some incredible benefits. Everything ranging from anti-inflammation and pain reduction to weight loss, disease risk reduction, positive epigenetic signaling, immune boosting, mental acuity and more. I got curious, so I decided to run my own experiment.
Last week, I fasted for 7-days. I was surprised by what happened on many levels. I detail what I did, why I did it, and the sometimes dramatic ways it affected me in today’s podcast. Of course, all the usual precautions apply. It’s absolutely not for everyone, it should be done (if at all) in conjunction with a qualified healthcare professional. For a great overview on a scientific/grounded approach to fasting, you might also want to check out The Complete Guide to Fasting.
Good Life Science Update. And, on the science side of things, today, we’re diving into a cool new study on how sunshine and/or vitamin D3 supplementation might actually be able to do what was once thought impossible – help repair damage to your cardiovascular system that leads to hypertension, stroke and heart attack. And, as always, for those who want to go to the source, here’s a link to more about the study.
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