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Monday, January 31, 2011



An endocrinologist at UCLA says most adults need about 2,000 calories a day. Those calories make energy, or glycogen.

The body and skin specialist says it doesn't hurt — it might even help the body — to fast or stop eating for short periods of time, say 24 hours once a week, as long as you drink water.

It's a fast - no food - but it doesn't drag on. It's all over in 24 hours. That's why I call it a Short Fast. It may just lengthen your life.

Really. Here's why--

For 24 hours, when you stop eating but drink water, and the body undergoes a re-tune. When Short-Fasting in this way, insulin secretion is suppressed and the taste for sugar reduced. The body is retrained so that sugar becomes something you're less fond of taking.

Why less insulin?" Not as much is needed to help the body digest food. That gives the pancreas a rest.

...SHORT FAST IS short and fast, but is all about longevity and feeling good...

On the other hand, trendy spas' favorite, Juice Diets only do a fraction of the job. In fact enough of a job to get you to buy a return trip. While you may lose weight, you don't lose the urge AND your digestive system doesn't get that rest.

It is said among those who study the fasting process that Short, or Partial-Fasting may even extend lifespan because eating less sends a message to the cells of the body that they should conserve and use energy more efficiently.

Further, when they're exposed to the mild stress of a short-fast, a retuning and re-training process occurs automatically. The body's cells learn to be ready for the next time this is going to happen. It may be longer without food, so it evolves in such a way as to be able to deal with that.

Maybe most importantly, short-fasting avoids muscle break-down, common with longer term fasting of days, a week at a time. Another process gets underway during longer stretches without food. Potentially toxic proteins are released. These proteins are partly composed of nitrogen, and too much nitrogen in the body can be toxic to the kidneys and liver. No such thing with short fasting.

There, I've just added a more robust few years to your life. Aw shucks, please, it was the least an old pal can do.

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