The Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Brain and Cognitive Function
- “Clinical studies show benefits of IF for epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and multiple sclerosis on disease symptoms and progress.”
- “Findings from animal studies show mechanisms by which Parkinson’s disease, ischemic stroke, autism spectrum disorder, and mood and anxiety disorders could benefit from IF. Future”
- This research is still early and there are a lot of unanswered questions. Including: Who benefits most from IF and who will not (obese, healthy-range, under-weight, etc.)? How big a role does circadian rhythm and meal timing play? Impact of food choices in the eating window? Etc.
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month. We are going to be kicking June off with a special group fast in honor of this. This week’s resource is a review paper of the scientific research that has looked at the effects of fasting on the brain. It includes the following research:
|Autism spectrum disorder|
|Mood- and anxiety disorders|
We talk about so many of the benefits of fasting, but having and maintaining a healthy and high-functioning brain has to be one of the most valuable. If there’s anyone in your life that you think might benefit from this information, please share it with them!
And, enjoy reading the article yourself below.
Check out the full article here!
Here are some other fasting resources you might be interested in:
- Fasting For Survival Lecture by Dr. Pradip Jamnadas – In this hour and twenty minute video, Dr. Pradip Jammadas, an award-winning cardiologist, explains in a succinct and humorous way why fasting is so powerful. It is not a surprise to those of us who have seen it why this video has almost 4M views and 80,000 likes on YouTube.
- The Complete Guide to Fasting – A great one! – 3 min review of the book The Complete Guide to Fasting – A helpful book summary for your fasting journey
- Pure White & Deadly – How sugar is killing us and what we can do to stop it – This classic was way ahead of its time and is more relevant today than it was written almost 50 years ago. The trends in chronic illness, obesity, and Type II diabetes sadly show how right Yudkin was about the detrimental effects of sugar.