Recent science has unleashed the power of fasting to optimize body aging and dismantle chronic diseases, e.g., obesity, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune disorders, Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular disease. At Injury Medical & Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Alex Jimenez’s mission is to educate the public about the health benefits of fasting. The idea is to introduce it to them in a safe, effective way through the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD).
Pre-clinical and clinical studies have proven that periodic fasting, done for several consecutive days, is a very powerful intervention that our bodies learned to naturally cope with by protecting and rejuvenating itself. These two factors are both anti-aging measures that offer additional health benefits. The 5-Day ProLon Fasting Mimicking Diet has been clinically tested and found to promote beneficial effects in a wide variety of conditions ranging from excess weight and fasting blood glucose, to growth factors associated with DNA damage and aging.Min Wei; Sebastian Brandhorst et al.
Fasting‐Mimicking Diet and Risk Factors for Aging, Diabetes, Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease.
The ProLon meal plan is followed 5 days per month. Once an individual has finished the five-day plan, they go back to a normal healthy diet for the last twenty-five days. Fasting with the Prolon® plan follows a low carbohydrate/protein meal and contains the good kind of fatty acids. The FMD® recipe keeps your body on a fasting-type mode causes the body to optimize its performance, rejuvenate cells, and thrive.
I just finished reading a groundbreaking book called The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight, which was written by Valter Longo, PhD,1 who is director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California and a principal scientist in the development and study of the fasting mimicking diet (FMD). I have followed Dr. Longo’s career for many years with great admiration. He has been published in top-tier journals. In his book, Dr. Longo writes about some exciting findings regarding the FMD research group consisting of 16-month-old mice, which are described as being the equivalent of a 45-year-old human: “A stem cell-dependent process rejuvenated the immune system. Regeneration also occurred in the liver, muscle, and brain. Levels of several types of stem cells increased.”1 He went on to explain: “The fasting itself destroys many damaged cells and damaged components inside the cells but it also activates stem cells.”1
Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD, FACN, FACB, Associate Editor
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