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Saturday, January 16, 2016

Intermittent Fasting and Brain Health

Yet more evidence that fasting has health benefits, this time between the ears.

Warning: it's a little dry... and long... Transcript here

Video is too long tell me what I need to know!


There is compelling evidence that fasting can cause adaptations to your brain that have a protective effect from things like dementia and alzheimer's.

This is in addition to the other benefits that have already been documented to insulin sensitivity and reducing triglyceride levels.

What I take away from this (and he talks about this a bit in the video) is that eating 3 meals a day and never feeling hungry is really not the way humans evolved to eat.  It's a relatively new pattern, and it's looking increasingly like it isn't good for us.

I've documented my experience with Intermittent Fasting here.  It took time to get used to, but now I'm pretty consistent with it and do the 16:8 fast (8 hour eating window daily) most of the time.  It's just part of my life now to stop eating early in the evening and skip breakfast.

To being healthy!

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