Dr. Eric Berg: Surprising Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
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Top Health Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
1. It can cause neurogensis, which is the formation of new nerve cells by increasing brain-derived neurotrophic factors.
2. Improvement of the hippocampus – the GPS of the body
3. Protects against plaque formation
4. Increase insulin responsiveness thus correcting insulin resistance.
5. Decrease blood pressure and cholesterol
6. Reversing depression
Triggers Cellular Adaptations in the Brain
Intermittent fasting can act as a mild stress that triggers cellular adaptations and changes mainly in the brain but other places as well. Now we already talked about the benefits of fasting with your midsection, your weight, your performance with exercise and the protection of your muscles so they don’t become weak or destroyed.
But check this out, it will increase this factor in the brain called brain derived neurotrophic factor. Okay, what is that thing something in the brain that will increase the survival of existing neurons. Okay, those are brain cells and it increases the growth of new neurons in the hippocampus, which is that part of the brain that gets destroyed when you have Alzheimer’s.
Brain Health – Destruction of the Hippocampus
And that structure in the brain helps you it’s like a GPS, allows you to locate yourself in time and space. So if you’re going outside like where did I park where to put my keys, where am I going, I can’t follow directions that type of thing, that would be a destruction of the hippocampus.
In fact, insulin resistance will create problems with that structure. It just deprives it of oxygen and starves it as well and then also it’s involved in memory and learning. Long-term memory, short-term memories, so this is something if you know someone that has Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s symptoms or dementia.
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