Intermittent Fasting, More Human Studies Coming!
From www.michelsonmedical.org –
I don’t think it (intermittent fasting) is going to be used by everybody, but judging by the success of Michael Mosley’s 5:2 diet, which is in part taken from our work and the work of Michelle Harvie and others, and is now one of the best-selling books – in fact the best-selling book – in England for the past two or three years, and also one of the best-selling books in the US.
So these diets are now making it into the, not mainstream, but certainly are getting exposure. So we hope that we get to a point where maybe 10-20% of the population are using these on a regular basis so that they in some ways, stay away from medicine and drugs and doctors.
Editor’s Note: You been looking for more proof than rodent studies to prove that intermittent fasting works? Even though we already have some, they are often buried under the rat and mouse studies that some like to discredit. Well, that time is soon coming to an end.
I’m a research nut, so I was pumped when I saw the work that Dr. Gary K. Michelson and his research team are doing. It’s very exciting to see the doctor so encouraged by the clinical effects seen in humans, even though the studies haven’t been published yet the doctor says the amazing effects of intermittent fasting on the human body cover a wide range and are hardly matched by anything he has ever seen. The publication of these human studies are coming.
Expectations are high, intermittent fasting has too much science backing it to be a fluke. His research team has also just published a paper that proves how fasting and IGF-1 can cause stem cell based regeneration and rejuvenation of the immune system. Half of his team has moved onto understanding how this can regenerate systems – and not only regenerate in an unsophisticated way, but regenerate in a highly sophisticated way that’s reminiscent of what happens when we are babies and young children. Here are our article highlights:
- The reduction of IGF-1 is key in the anti-aging effects of fasting.
- The reduction of IGF-1 is an important benefit of intermittent fasting and can be medically enhanced.
- As soon as the clinical trial is over people can start using the research to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy.
- In the next year or so at least 3 papers and clinical trials showing the health effects on healthy human subjects, cancer subjects and also subjects with other diseases.
- The coming studies show that subjects were easily ably to comply to the regimen. Fasting is something most people can do.