Is Fasting the Anti-aging Answer?

Fasting and anti-aging are two of the hottest topics among 50 and older women right now. The Flipping 50 podcast and blog have touched fasting lightly. Today we deep dive into my fasting experience, the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) I used and a guest who can address fasting from many angles. James LaValle is an internationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board certified clinical nutritionist, and expert and educator in integrative and precision health.  James is probably best known for his expertise in personalized integrative therapies uncovering the underlying metabolic issues that keep people from feeling healthy and vital. James is author of 16 ebooks and 20 books including the most recently released, Your Blood Never Lies, as well as his best seller, Cracking the Metabolic Code. LaValle is currently affiliated with George Washington University as a clinical instructor in the Masters of Integrative Medicine program, and received a Faculty of the Year award in 2017 from the American Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine, where he has taught for over a decade. I refer to the Fasting Mimicking Diet below (FMD). If you’re a fasting skeptic, you’re in the right place. Jim and I both were, too.  Questions we cover in today’s episode: Who have you worked with using the FMD? What kind of results have you witnessed? My experience was different each of the three times I used it, is that common? What are some of the most commonly reported quick-wins with clients that have used the FMD? Is there one diet that’s right for everyone? Benefits that connect Fasting and Anti-aging: Renewal of stem cells Increased Growth Hormone Enhanced ability to increase lean mass (following) Fasting and Anti-aging Terms discussed: Autophagy – cellular clean up that is allowed during times of FMD by giving the body a break from other processes Immune Activation – your cell clean up inspires improved immunity as opposed to a dysfunctional immune activation and inflammatory response to the toxins we’re exposed to or self-induce Renewal of stem cells/cellular regeneration – by day 3 of a FMD this is beginning to happen Time restricted feeding – fasting and anti-aging begin with fasting between meals and overnight! Quote of the Day:  “Muscle is the Currency of Aging” Connect with James LaValle: Jimlavelle.com Ready to begin your journey? Learn more about how to start with the Fasting Mimicking Diet and automatically complimentary consultation HERE. 

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