Go Back   Natural Medicine Talk > Health > Nutrition

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-08-2018, 07:33 AM
healer333 healer333 is offline
Observer
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 2
healer333 is on a distinguished road
Default Autophagy, OMAD, Longevity, Intermittent Fasting...

I hear about the many benefits of Intermittent Fasting, OMAD, even longer fasts.
These videos talk about the benefits of OMAD and I hear about this more and more. When I try it I feel great! What do you think? Have you tried it? What benefits did you notice?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIJ9zdMPCWI&t=3s




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdVNyLAsJLg&t=2s


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlZ3s3OuUeg
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-30-2018, 03:15 PM
Happyflowerlady's Avatar
Happyflowerlady Happyflowerlady is offline
Observer
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Alabama
Posts: 11
Happyflowerlady is on a distinguished road
Default

I have started with intermittent fasting, and I am now doing that in conjunction with my plant-based diet.
I have only started last week; but so far , I like it, I have lost about 5 lbs, and not feeling much hunger at all, like on a restrictive diet plan.
I have been reading about the health benefits of IF, and it seems to me that it is an important thing to do, whether you are doing it for weight loss or just to increase the health of your body.
The fasting time frame gives your body a chance to heal itself as well as just burning up body fat. The autophagy part of “eating” diseased cells is important for everyone, not just dieters.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-23-2018, 04:15 PM
Happyflowerlady's Avatar
Happyflowerlady Happyflowerlady is offline
Observer
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Alabama
Posts: 11
Happyflowerlady is on a distinguished road
Default

I have been reading about insulin resistance, and some of the effects that it has on our bodies, and apparently one of the side-effects of insulin resistance can be muscle loss, because it is connected with low levels of human growth hormone.
The two hormones work in sync, and when that sync is messed up, then the body suffers the results.
When we eat carbs, we produce insulin to send the glucose to our muscles for energy, and to our liver for glycogen stores. However, when a person over eats on carbs, or lives on processed carbs and not natural Whole Foods, then we can become insulin resistant, and when that happens, the cells refuse to let the insulin come in with the glucose. Since the blood sugar can’t be allowed to get too high, the insulin ends up sending the glucose to the fat cells and stores it as fat instead of burning it as energy.
Even worse, is that a fat person makes five times as much insulin as a slim person, when they eat the identical food.


So....hypothetical scenario......two people eat a piece of apple pie, One person is overweight, one is slim. The fat person produces 5 times as much insulin as the slim person; but because of insulin resistance, he doesn’t get the benefit of using the nutrients from the food as energy like the slim person did.
The slim person enjoys his pie, burns the carbs as energy, and happily goes on about his day. The overweight person, has no energy, because all of the sugar in his blood went into fat cells, so now his blood sugar is too low again, and he is hungry.
He eats the rest of the apple pie.
Of course, it doesn’t do him any good either, all due to insulin resistance, and even worse, he now has more body fat, and is still craving food.


Once the body has digested food, and after we go to sleep at night, then our body goes into restorative mode, burns fat, and produces human growth hormone. This is when our muscles are rebuilt, and bad cells are burned up as food, and the body regenerates itself.
It takes about 4-6 hours after our last meal before we finish digestion, and burning up the glucose, and start using fat ketones as fuel.


Now, when we are doing intermittent fasting, OMAD (one meal a day), then during the fasting period, several amazing things happen !
The first thing is that fasting lowers our insulin resistance better than anything else can do. A 3 day fast will lower a person’s insulin resistance by about 70%. The good news is that about 2/3 of that happens during the first 24 hours, so simply eating one meal a day, and fasting for 16-23 hours will lower your IR almost as much as a 3 day fast, and the more you do IF, the more it lowers your insulin resistance.


The other thing that IF does is increase your HGH levels. In men, it can increase up to 2000%, and about 1300 % for women.
When HGH increases, you can build/retain your body muscle mass better, and it also helps with anti-aging.


I am not done yet !
This is only from testing with mice, but they found that when they restricted their feeding time, even though they were given the same amount of food to eat, the mice did not get old-age related dementia like the mice that were allowed to eat whenever they wanted to eat.
Most mice started to develop dementia at about 9 months of age, but the mice who fasted didn’t start to develop this until 24 months, almost their whole life span !
This correlates to about 20 years for a human, so this lowers the chances of Alzheimer’s , especially if a person continues in the OMAD food plan.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-15-2018, 06:45 AM
Happyflowerlady's Avatar
Happyflowerlady Happyflowerlady is offline
Observer
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Alabama
Posts: 11
Happyflowerlady is on a distinguished road
Default

I am now into my second month of OMAD, and I like this better than any other weight loss plan that I have tried !
There are no restricted foods, as long as they are eaten during the one meal that you have every day. I usually stick to low carb foods because as long as you are burning fat for fuel, you have a virtually unending supply of fuel, so you donít get hunger pangs like you do when you are eating high carb and burning sugar as fuel.
I am feeling better, hardly have aches and pains anymore, which is awesome for someone who is almost 74 years old !
I am slowly losing weight, and toning up my muscles with eating the better diet, too. I would like to lose weight faster, but slow and steady is better for my health.
If anyone is interested in checking out the OMAD style of eating, here is a good website started by a man who lost about 80 lbs , and it has a lot of great information about how to start this diet, and how and why it works.

https://omaddiet.com
Reply With Quote
Reply
Please reply to this thread with any new information or opinions.

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Beginnerís Guide to Intermittent Fasting Ted_Hutchinson Exercise & Dieting 0 04-14-2015 03:43 AM
The keys to longevity d0ug General Discussions 2 07-07-2014 03:36 PM
Happiness and Longevity kind2creatures General Discussions 0 09-23-2013 03:35 PM
Regarding doing a fasting AntioxidantsDetective Exercise & Dieting 16 08-22-2010 09:35 PM
Wine and Longevity Harry Hirsute Heart Health 0 02-28-2007 10:37 PM