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Intermittent Fasting for Women

As we all know, the female and male bodies contain drastically different hormones that create a balance homeostasis on a daily basis. Therefore, pursuing a diet that affects the release of certain hormones related to energy and fat retention can have a different effect on men and women.  With intermittent fasting gaining significant traction in the world of dieting today, both men and women are considering the benefits of putting their bodies into fasted states for better metabolisms and usage of stored fat.  First, what is intermittent fasting?  Intermittent Fasting Intermittent fasting is a simple diet strategy that is more concerned with when you eat, over what you eat. Most commonly practiced as an 8 hour eating period, followed by...

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Why you should know Valter Longo

Valter D. Longo is an Italian-American biogerontologist and cell biologist known for his studies on the role of fasting and nutrient response genes on cellular protection aging and diseases and for proposing that longevity is regulated by similar genes and mechanisms in many eukaryotes. Founder of L-Nutra and creator of the Fasting Mimicking Diet® (FMD®), Dr. Valter Longo is a professor at the USC Davis School of Gerontology with a joint appointment in the department of Biological Sciences. He also serves as the director of the USC Longevity Institute—one of the most respected aging and gerontology research institutes in the world. It was there that Dr. Longo and his team developed the revolutionary nutrition program known as the Fasting Mimicking Diet (also known by some...

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Can you Fast With Food?

There actually is a diet where you can get all the benefits of fasting without all the hassle and risk of fasting. It is called a Fasting Mimicking Diet and the incredible researchers at the University of Southern California, under the guidance of Valter Longo PhD, developed this protocol and tested it in a clinical trial. What they ultimately found after the 100 accepted participants went on this fasting mimicking diet was that they lost weight, preserved their muscle mass, and maintained healthy levels of metabolic markers (glucose, triglycerides, cholesterol, blood pressure, c-reactive protein).  This protocol consisted of five days of a scientifically determined ratio of micro- and macronutrients that resulted in the mimicking of the physiology of fasting while...

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