Fasting with Dr. Pradip Jamnadas – Top 4 undeniable benefits of fasting

Written By Tina O

Dr. Pradip Jamnadas passionately discusses the many benefits of fasting. Some amazing benefits include stem cell restoration, increasing HGH,  brain derived neurotrophic factor and improving insulin sensitivity  

Takeaways from a lecture on Fasting for Survival with Dr. Pradip Jamnadas

 

– We are genetically designed to fast. People have been fasting since the beginning of time. Socrates for example fasted for mental clarity. We are  provided with the tools necessary to fast . 

– Dr. Jamnadas uses himself as an example and says he has enough  fat to fast for 45 days.  Most of us have have enough vitamins stored to last for 30 days. The body  is able to keep blood sugar from dropping too low through a series of processes as the fast progresses. 

– Fasting makes us more sensitive to insulin.  When insulin is low our fat  gets converted to fatty acid which goes to the liver. The liver then converts the fatty acids into ketones. Ketones  are utilized by every cell in the body. After  a 7 day fast,  up to 70 percent of the  energy utilization of  the brain is through ketones and the brain  likes it. It is a cleaner burn. 

– Along with fat mobilization (using our stored fat for fuel) our norepinephrine, adrenaline, cortisol and  metabolic rate go up.  We feel better more bushy tailed and bright eyed (starts at about 18 hours). We are looking for our next kill!    We’re not caveman but we can use this energy for whatever amazing things that require energy . Wow!

– Brain derived neurotrophic factor… we actually make new brain cells. Fasting makes us smarter! “Show me a drug that will make new brain cells. “

– When the body senses we are nutrient deficient autophogy occurs. Autophogy recycles our mitochondria.  When we do eat the body starts utilizing the nutrients to repair our intracellular organelles. So, in turn, we rejuvenate our cells. 

– Our body utilizes food much better when we eat coming from a fasted verses fed state.  We boost our stem cells!  After a fast, when  we do eat, a signal goes to our cells… to the bone marrow to use  the nutrients to create new stem cells. We need a 3 day fast for this process to occur.

– Fasting activates the Foxo3 gene. Foxo3 activates  all the antioxidant genes in our body naturally. Important nutrients for DNA expression: Vitamin D is involved in over 300 different reactions which have to do with genetic expression. Turmeric activates Foxo3. Proper omega 3 to 6 ratio is  important for proper DNA expression .

– “You are a younger, better, more resilient person than ever before.  This has been documented over and over again yet we don’t hear about it “ ( My favorite quote from his lecture!)

– Daily 18/6 intermittent fasting for maintenance, prevention and a little of the benefits  previously mentioned . Just one 36 Hr fast once a week has tremendous benefits.  It boosts our immunity and we are less likely to get sick .

– A 3 day fast is great for reducing inflammation, autophogy, as well as a massive surge in Human Growth Hormone (HGH).  People  pay a lot of money for HGH and we can get it free!

– Some of Dr Jamnadas patients go on 7 day fasts twice a year to heal chronic diseases . They are closely monitored. He is able to get his patients off insulin . 

Fellow Fasting Flamingos, thank you for reading and please comment if any of this resonates with you!

 

For those who love the science, here’s a few additional links I think you’ll enjoy: 

 

  • Also, here are a few other fasting resources you may enjoy:
    • Keto Foods List – 100 different foods that together can provide life-changing benefits. Many find that eating a keto diet can be a great choice to pair with fasting. Together, keto and fasting make for a great pair for prolonging the benefits of fasting and accelerating weight loss.
    • Whole Foods List – Over 100 healthy food choices that pair well with fasting. Many find that eating a whole food diet can be a great choice to pair with fasting. These are the foods our bodies were evolved to eat (unlike Twinkies and Taco Bell). They are simple, natural, and typically have minimal processing.  
    • Why We Get Fat and What We Can Do About It – What’s making us fat? And how can we change? Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, bestselling author Gary Taubes revisits these urgent questions.
    • Some of Dr. Jason Fung and Dr. Megan Ramos’ other books: The Obesity Code,The Diabetes Code, and The Cancer Code

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