Activate Your Own Stem Cells

Cycling Feast and Famine Most people never think about skipping a meal much less not eating for the whole day. But historically humans had long periods when food was not available. And in fact, humans probably spent more time in a fasting period as food only came around occasionally. Fasting was also historically common in all religions thus supporting the idea that fasting is not a fad diet but part of our history and evolution. Periods of fasting are still part of our normal biology - a way for the body to heal and rejuvenate. Valter Longo Ph.D., professor of gerontology and biological sciences at the University of Southern California and director of The Longevity Institute has done exten

Time Restricted Eating

Time restricted eating is the research done by Dr. Satchin Panda of the Salk Institute looking at restricting eating based on circadian biology. His studies showed that eating only during daylight hours not only caused a reduction in weight but also decreased fat, increased muscle mass and increased endurance. Panda found that mice which ate within a set amount of time resulted in slimmer, healthier mice than those who ate the same number of calories in a larger window of time. This study highlights that it is when one eats that is more important than what one eats. Human studies confirmed the animal studies and were presented at The Obesity Society’s annual meeting. Why is it important to r

2018 - Optimal Health

2018. Another great opportunity to start the journey you imagined for your life. Many people create new year’s resolutions, many don’t. Either way, the new year is a natural time to consider goals for the upcoming year, which often include weight loss, exercise and stress reduction, and working to improve concentration, mental skills, and to increase earnings. The best way to achieve all of these? Focus on optimal health. Optimal health is when you wake up feeling refreshed and remain energetic all day. You feel sharp, focused and balanced. With optimal health, weight is not an issue because your body is balanced, food cravings disappear, and your metabolism speeds up. You have the motivatio

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