The problem of obesity.Why are there more overweight people now than … [Read more...] about Intermittent Fasting Deciphered Part 1
Religious fasting has been around since thousands of years. From Lent in the Christian calendar to Hindu and Buddhist religious fasts to Ramadan in Islam, periodic abstinence from food and drink has been a part of our lives for a long time.
In recent years using fasting as a therapeutic tool to address diseases like diabetes, obesity, cognitive decline, PCOS, chronic inflammatory autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis has become increasingly popular.
Our metabolism runs around a biological clock -the circadian clock. Disruption of this clock by eating continuously throughout the day (and night), exposure to artificial lighting and shift work have placed our metabolism at great risk for killer chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, dementia , mood disorders and many more.
On MDS Program we define fasting as abstinence from food for 24 hours or more. You can have fasting fluids though. Any fasting interval of fewer than 24 hours is considered to be Time-Restricted Eating (TRE).
Often we hear that Intermittent Fasting/Time-Restricted Eating (TRE/IF) is … [Read more...] about Is Intermittent Fasting Just a Low-Calorie Diet?
(In Part 1 I have discussed the benefits of TRE-IF. In Part 2 I will … [Read more...] about Intermittent Fasting Deciphered Part 2