Living in this technology-driven age, it’s easy to acknowledge that when an electronic device, such as a cell phone, is powered off and then rebooted, the object functions better. From updates to fixing glitches, it’s an effective process for optimal usage. The same truth can be applied to the human body. No, one can’t simply power-off the workings of the human systems, but it could be possible to “reboot” through intermittent fasting.

What is intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting is the adjustment of your eating pattern, cycling between fasting and feasting for a determined period. Yes, it’s crucial to consume nutrient-rich foods, but with intermittent fasting, the emphasis isn’t placed so much on what you eat but when you eat. This regulated method is about purposefully skipping meals and eating only within a designated window.

Why should I intermittent fast?

There are several health advantages that can be derived from this time-conscious eating approach. One such benefit associated with intermittent fasting is the possible reversal of chronic conditions such as diabetes.

Intermittent fasting can help those with diabetes.

Scientists are finding that alternating cycles of eating and fasting could actually reboot the body. In a recent study, published by Cell, researchers were able to reverse the symptoms of diabetes and trigger pancreas restoration in mice using intermittent fasting. During the experiment, the mice’s pancreas shrunk and then regrew, regenerating the beta cells responsible for storing and secreting insulin. The starving of the bodies’ system seemed to reset the production, replacing damaged cells with healthy ones. This is great news for those struggling with diabetes.

So how do I intermittent fast?

It’s important to discover and implement the plan that works best for you and your schedule. One popular technique, the 16:8 method, involves skipping breakfast and eating meals within an 8-hour window, for example noon to 8 p.m., followed by a 16-hour fast. Another choice is the weekly fast, involving a fast for a 24-hour period once or twice a week.   

Not only could intermittent fasting reverse a diabetic condition, but it could also improve other areas in the body such as reducing inflammation, promoting brain function, improving heart health, and inducing various cellular repair processes. Because intermittent fasting helps one consume less calories, it is an effective way to reduce weight and shed belly fat.

So power-up your body with intermittent fasting and be prepared for amazing results.

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Russ Skinner, MD

Russ Skinner, MD

Russell Skinner, MD, is the founder of Family Health and Wellness of Plano. The center’s integrative services include primary medical care, chiropractic and physical medicine, medical/therapeutic massage therapy, IV Infusion and nutritional therapy, general fitness training, and medical esthetics, all aimed at maximizing the health and wellness of its patients by preventing disease, treating illness, and promoting a healthy state of mind. read more...