Why fasting bolsters brain power: Mark Mattson at TEDxJohnsHopkinsUniversity


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  • chef ahmmad elnono
    chef ahmmad elnono День назад

    We also have the concept of fasting in Islam, where it is the duty of every Muslim to stop eating, drinking and other desires one month in the year (Ramadan) from sunrise to sunset. In order to feel the poor and the needy

  • Barb Elvan
    Barb Elvan 2 дня назад

    Being subject to seizures, I found fasting/skipping meals not helpful, as well as caffeine, sleep deficit, stress (input overload), were all factors that overloaded the circuits. I can see why shutting the "demons" in a closed, dark closet would be beneficial in unloading the circuits, but that is only short term treatment. Nourishment and rest needed but is also short term.

  • Heem Lo
    Heem Lo 4 дня назад

    Too bad it doesn't regrow hair.

  • HackHunter1835
    HackHunter1835 6 дней назад

    I enjoyed the presentation, however the hair was distracting. Sir, lose the comb over.

  • Júlia x
    Júlia x 6 дней назад


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    Júlia x 6 дней назад


  • lakaumbucha
    lakaumbucha 7 дней назад

    Damn. Here come the hungry days.

  • Jeff Spehar
    Jeff Spehar 9 дней назад

    If you eat only one meal per day, you wil lose weight. However, it is very difficult to maintain that for a long time.

  • Susan Lett
    Susan Lett 9 дней назад

    We fast 23 hours a day and love this way of eating. Save on the food bill and I’ve lost 31 lbs so far.

  • Armandzyrixangelo Asi
    Armandzyrixangelo Asi 13 дней назад


  • The Cold Raven
    The Cold Raven 14 дней назад

    He's pretty much saying the keto diet with fasting.

  • ameerarafath75
    ameerarafath75 15 дней назад

    "𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘧 𝘙𝘢𝘮𝘢𝘥𝘢𝘯 (𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘩) 𝘪𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘘𝘶𝘳’𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘢𝘴 𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦
    𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘥
    (𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘳𝘰𝘢𝘥) 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨
    (𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘵𝘩 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘦𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘥).." (𝘘 2⃣:1⃣8⃣5⃣)
    𝘖𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦! 𝘍𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘤𝘳𝘪𝘣𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶, 𝘵𝘩𝘢t 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯 𝘱𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘦𝘰𝘶𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴"
    (𝘘 2⃣:1⃣8⃣3⃣)

  • lotus star
    lotus star 15 дней назад

    Yeah, but man, you don't LOOK healthy. You look like a walking skeleton. You need a little meat on your bones. I'm vegan and I fast, but I look healthy. That's the trouble with so many of you great people doing great work. You don't LOOK healthy. And, you don't seem happy either.

  • BANKO007
    BANKO007 16 дней назад

    What did he garble about the inscription? How did they write it without writing?

  • Bullet proof
    Bullet proof 16 дней назад

    So ramadan month which happens so move 10 days every year so that the body can be fasting in different seasons through a lifetime is a good thing😉

  • Suyash Kothari
    Suyash Kothari 20 дней назад

    Skip to 7:28.

  • Chris S
    Chris S 24 дня назад

    Does fasting = weight loss? What if I want the benefits but don't want to lose weight?

    • Sophia F
      Sophia F 11 дней назад

      Thin Muslims do it all the time, so you can as well.

  • Bishop McLean
    Bishop McLean 24 дня назад

    On 3 days now n healing my gut as we speak. It gets easier.

  • stefania fei
    stefania fei 28 дней назад

    non è che quest'omo rispecchi proprio l'immagine della salute, a guardarlo, ma tanto di cappello per la talk.

  • Sharon
    Sharon 29 дней назад

    Sugar in excess on a daily basis is literally a killer and a cause for alot of diseases that could be and some are fatal.
    I'm on day 6 of my water only fast with the occasional cup of green tea. I have never felt so relaxed in all my life. It has been quite a challenge but life is full of challenges, this challenge is more about you, your choice which can feel so empowering.
    I'm also getting giddy moments which I love hee hee.
    To know that my body is doing its own deep cleansing, getting rid of free radicals, dead cells and so on keeps me motivated.
    I've also become more aware of my surroundings and the people. I feel like I'm on go slow in comparison to others but it feels nice.
    I've really taken notice of how much we are bombarded to eat eat and eat, then slump into our sofas watching constant food advertisements.
    I would advise anyone thinking of doing a water fast with no pervious experience to consult your doctor, especially if ypou have any medical conditions. Some doctors no little or nothing about fasting so do make sure, if you can, choose to see a doctor who has some knowledge on fasting.
    Peace, Love and Blessings to All.

  • The Verbally Abusive Clown
    The Verbally Abusive Clown Месяц назад

    Welp...he certainly looks like the picture of health.

  • Danny Woodward
    Danny Woodward Месяц назад

    AMAZING. Thank you.

  • danballabani
    danballabani Месяц назад

    Thanks for telling me nothing

    • Carl Sagan
      Carl Sagan 12 дней назад

      have you checked the volume?

  • Paul H
    Paul H Месяц назад

    someone needs to link this to Gillian Michaels.

  • Joe Caner
    Joe Caner Месяц назад

    The food and pharmaceutical industries are responsible for the majority of diseases and premature deaths.

  • Johnny Mason
    Johnny Mason Месяц назад

    500 👍 because all theses industries want your money and some want 💀.

  • Pablo Izurieta
    Pablo Izurieta Месяц назад

    So the three meals a day consensus is part of the oppressive capitalist conspiracy?

  • Edmondo Cerza
    Edmondo Cerza Месяц назад

    Just started fasting 3 days a week and already feel better, more energetic and positive. I sincerely believe we as a species eat way too much. Seems everywhere you turn nowadays there are food outlets in front of us with 24/7 availability. I noticed that I ate even when not hungry as like anything it became a conditioned habit.

  • Wendy Vasion
    Wendy Vasion Месяц назад

    Paavo Airola.....

  • science1941
    science1941 Месяц назад

    When peeps go on a 21 day Purge, you find out a lot about yourself around the 9th day, especially if outdoors the whole time. Your body craves food, but you have to overcome that in the back of your brain.

  • Ali Naderzad
    Ali Naderzad Месяц назад

    Lost 34 pounds in 9 weeks thanks to IF. Sometimes it's a little hard, but most of the time it's OK. Dinner is the meal I always skip. My eating window is seven hours. I recommend everyone try this

  • Jacobite
    Jacobite Месяц назад

    The pharmaceutical and food industry are in bed with each other one makes us sick the other one fails at making us well again and our governments are Mfing bought and paid for by the bankers (the puppeteers) who run the whole bloody show for profit we are slaves to a monetary system. Sorry rant over bey.

  • B Smoove
    B Smoove Месяц назад

    Then why do so many skinny people acquire alzehimers?

  • Francis Mausley
    Francis Mausley Месяц назад

    Fasting, when done appropriately for an individual, can be a benefit for the body, mind and spirit. It has been suggested by every religion. "Fasting is the cause of the elevation of one’s spiritual station." - Abdu’l-Baha, Baha'i Faith

  • kibblefit
    kibblefit Месяц назад

    I’ll give it a shot man. The old wrestler shouldn’t have a problem skipping food for the day. Cheers

  • Grant Burris
    Grant Burris Месяц назад

    This man is very intelligent. It's obvious. I wanted to listen. I couldn't stay awake while he spoke. I kept getting up for a cup of coffee and it just blew my ability to focus.

  • Michelangelo Buonarroti
    Michelangelo Buonarroti Месяц назад +1

    Excellent talk. I strongly favor our public tax dollars going to support the salary and work of researchers like Dr Mattson. I'd like to increase the NIH budget instead of always increasing the military budget.

  • Stephen Oe
    Stephen Oe Месяц назад

    I should have watched that after Christmas

  • Ujjwal rastogi
    Ujjwal rastogi 2 месяца назад

    His breath tho

  • jbrad1211
    jbrad1211 2 месяца назад

    Lost 23 lbs in less than 3 months. 16:8. Easy after a couple of days. Still doing it. Of course I track calories too but don’t feel like eating everything in the house either. It does help that about everything in the house now is real food!

  • chuck2u32
    chuck2u32 2 месяца назад +1

    I've used fasting to rid myself of 70 pounds and three "incurable" autoimmune diseases. I hope fasting is one day embraced as a mainstream solution for autoimmune diseases rather than the palliative drugs pushed by the medical establishment.

  • Mia
    Mia 2 месяца назад

    Thank you for this, Mark.

  • Jo Hannes
    Jo Hannes 2 месяца назад

    Great. Knowledge sucks. All FOOD kills. Awesome!

  • Lee Tao Dana
    Lee Tao Dana 2 месяца назад

    animal testing :(

  • Maurice Griffin
    Maurice Griffin 2 месяца назад

    Good info but that horrible combover is distracting

  • fernanda dinora santos
    fernanda dinora santos 2 месяца назад

    Alguém traduz para o português, pelo amor de Deus!!!!

  • akin romanowitsch
    akin romanowitsch 2 месяца назад

    What a G for calling out all the money hungry industries behind this

  • ludia
    ludia 3 месяца назад

    if you work many hours; how can you fast;

  • Terance Winson
    Terance Winson 3 месяца назад

    Thank you so much Mark - great talk

  • Dr. Viral Desai
    Dr. Viral Desai 3 месяца назад

    Anyone here to Note that centuries ago Ayurveda had a Fasting as a one of the important therapeutic protocol for many conditions?? Still practising in India.

  • Teddy John
    Teddy John 3 месяца назад

    great talk. Very informative. Play it on speed of .5. Hilarious.

  • kweezy b
    kweezy b 3 месяца назад

    Imagine all the kids that are being force fed. Remember as a kid when you didn't feel hungry but you had to eat...? just because you had to eat for whatever reason. Save your kids and don't make them food addicts.

  • Nicholas Spaethe
    Nicholas Spaethe 3 месяца назад

    Not gonna lie, I clicked on this video because I thought it said “Why farting bolsters brain power”

  • Edwin Capidos
    Edwin Capidos 3 месяца назад

    We barely have food when I was young but I'm much healthier compared to my friends.

  • Dion7
    Dion7 3 месяца назад

    Poorly presented, but still very interesting.

  • Raoul
    Raoul 4 месяца назад +1

    he definitely lives what he preaches

  • vijay sarthy
    vijay sarthy 4 месяца назад

    Does fasting really help Parkinson patients to lead normal life
    My father is unable to do this own activity

  • Anthony Townsend
    Anthony Townsend 4 месяца назад

    "Cancer Research" lol, give me a f**king break.

  • Panna Kissné Puller
    Panna Kissné Puller 4 месяца назад

    The content is brilliant, Mr. Mattson explained everything clearly and I have learned a lot about fasting.
    I am so ashamed I was waiting for him to say "mmkay" the entire time.

  • Tiktok Tv
    Tiktok Tv 4 месяца назад

    So nice speech

  • Bobbito Chicon
    Bobbito Chicon 4 месяца назад

    After thousands of years of survival in harsh environments our bodies have adapted to Optimize under tough physical conditions...we need the tough to be our best.

  • Leah Renee
    Leah Renee 4 месяца назад

    BE VEGAN. Omg I always feel AMAZING. 😍 I’m NEVER sick.....

  • Ceil Constante
    Ceil Constante 4 месяца назад +1

    I'm so glad this came up in my feed. Very worthwhile talk! I really like the quote Mark Matteson gives at the beginning:. I'm going to look for other videos by him.
    I'm currently following Dr. Eric Berg who makes Keto so easy in short illustrated educational videos. He and his wife Karen also share some amazing recipes! My health has improved dramatically!

  • Ali Umar
    Ali Umar 4 месяца назад

    Miracles of Islam about Good Health,
    Who knows about the best way for man to keep himself in good health and free himself of all diseases than the one who created man and the one who loves his creation? There is nothing left to mention about the best life for man in this world and in hereafter that Islam has not mentioned it. Study about the subject of fasting in the school of Islam. Study about the concept of God in Islam. Do not be selfish; do not give blind eyes in order to ignore the truth. Have courage and be an open minded person. Study about the teaching of Islam. You will find in the School of Islam the recipe of the medicine for all diseases. Come to salvation. Come to Islam; come to good health; come to prosperity.

  • Uyên Lê Thành Phương
    Uyên Lê Thành Phương 4 месяца назад

    it may be good for your brain but how abt the stomach? does it increase risk of inflammation ?

  • Erick Garcia
    Erick Garcia 4 месяца назад

    I love this as I also do the fasting and it reversing the aging process

  • mark f
    mark f 4 месяца назад

    I agree with fasting as I fast myself. But he is not a good PR. He looks like he ran away from a concentration camp

  • Tristan Oliver
    Tristan Oliver 4 месяца назад

    *Make the Case for Intermittent Fasting (but with a few key criteria)*
    1) Must be directed at me - a 40 year old white male, in good all around health. I eat well, exercise regularly, get enough sleep. No major illness, disease, etc.
    2) Not for weight loss because science is very clear that the best/safest way to lose weight, the right kind of weight, and keep it off, is over time through proper diet, exercise, sleep etc. And I'm at my natural weight.
    3) Not for spiritual/religious/new age reasons. Bc just not my thing.
    4) Not for the sake of simplifying my diet, time, energy - bc I like cooking and taking time to eat well, socializing, etc.
    5) Not because man used to fast out of necessity. Or at least explain why doing the same when we have healthy options, is better for my health.
    Make the case for doing it, drawing on science/studies, for PROVEN HEALTH REASONS only.
    For me only.
    Thanks in advance

  • Lyndon Anderson
    Lyndon Anderson 4 месяца назад

    Oh myyyy if your skinny dont try this youll die

  • Theresa Heyer
    Theresa Heyer 4 месяца назад

    on a fast now wonderful....Jesus fasted 40 days and 40 nights

  • Gonedridge
    Gonedridge 4 месяца назад

    Quick questions: what do you call that breathy noise Mattson keeps making at the end of a word and how can I do it?

  • Growing the Home
    Growing the Home 4 месяца назад

    Poor man is so nervous, so blessed he stepped out of his comfort zone and labs to teach something useful that he is passionate about. Go you, Mark!

  • Air-Grip Biker
    Air-Grip Biker 5 месяцев назад

    he's not very good at talking.. why did He have to do it?
    pls go and bolster ur brain more sir

  • Chaouki Malek
    Chaouki Malek 5 месяцев назад

    Thats why we muslim fast...my brother fast each thursday foir years now

  • Ashton On Piano
    Ashton On Piano 5 месяцев назад

    Hi Mr Pang

  • Franck Boistel
    Franck Boistel 5 месяцев назад +1

    Evidence! Human being has evolve with intermittent fasting, most people around this planet still eat two or one meal per day, probably not by choice though....We eat too much because we can....

  • Jerry Minno
    Jerry Minno 5 месяцев назад

    We used to live like Hunters from sparse lands, quite simple really when you think about it.

  • Jerry Minno
    Jerry Minno 5 месяцев назад

    Wow, were have i been, totally got it, we all have to struggle to survive.. So informative👍

  • MissNebulosity
    MissNebulosity 5 месяцев назад

    I didn't know TED talks could be conducted like a boring powerpoint presentation. *This guy has some seriously good info to present,* but man his presentation style puts me to sleep.

  • N L
    N L 5 месяцев назад

    we treat rodents poorly sickening

  • K Kakuszi
    K Kakuszi 5 месяцев назад

    Hi, I just started IF 16 /8 however in the eating window I cannot eat the required calories, as I am not that hungry after the second meal. However we need the minimum whatever calories so our body can function. I can't even eat that in the 8 hour eating window. I am vegan. Any ideas? Thanks

  • Mahjabeen Malik
    Mahjabeen Malik 5 месяцев назад

    he seems to be a saint of his time.God Bless you for not selling your knowledge to greedy rich .

  • Name Name
    Name Name 5 месяцев назад

    Very good lecture. Thank you for sharing.

  • Dan Hamilton
    Dan Hamilton 5 месяцев назад

    I’m going to do it, still I don’t trust a guy with a comb over.

  • Bernadette Jackson
    Bernadette Jackson 5 месяцев назад

    Great talk 🖤

  • Varun M Bhat
    Varun M Bhat 5 месяцев назад

    Mahatma Gandhi stressed on the principles of ahimsa way of life. One of the important aspect is restraining from eating over a period of time. He used it show his incorporation with the British.

  • xi wu
    xi wu 5 месяцев назад

    Maybe Job's "Stay hungry" is not only mental state, but physical practice also.

  • SpeedStriker
    SpeedStriker 5 месяцев назад

    12:17 If you're not going to go into the details about it, then I will: MITOCHONDRIA IS THE POWERHOUSE OF THE CELL!

  • Joseph Sliwa
    Joseph Sliwa 6 месяцев назад

    So true...I just wanted to shed a few lbs for a camera shoot and found that my thoughts, memory and fitness greatly enhanced by doing a water fast. Thanks for this message that confirms my experience.

  • Make Humanity Great Again
    Make Humanity Great Again 6 месяцев назад

    I wonder the age of this gentleman.

    *Edit:* Born 1957. Thus around 57 at the time of this talk.

  • Рамазан Алишихов
    Рамазан Алишихов 6 месяцев назад

    Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him) said "If you khow all benefits of fasting you will fast every day all the year around". It is obligatory for muslims to fast each day during one sacred month. And desirable to fast each monday and thursday.

  • hbk711x
    hbk711x 6 месяцев назад

    ppl increase life spans of animals by reducing energy intake!
    fasting is good for brains.
    plato said he fasted for physical and mental efficiency!
    fasting gives you a metabolism shift, glycogen storage in liver ussually takes 12 hours to deplete but ususally never does with 3 meals a day unless you excercise.
    glycogen when fasting burns and you produce ketone bodies which are very good for your brain!
    if you eat only within 8 hour time period, evidence shows this time window it will have health benefits, long enough to shift the energy metabolism!
    fasting bolsters brain power. in development and in adults nuerons are generated from stem cells grow out axons and dendrites and form connection and communicate. brain ages sometimes succesffuly and in tact, others don't and gain diseases. Fasting is a challenge and brain responds by activating adaptive stress response pathways and cope with disease.
    this guys asks does it make sense evolutionary, why does it happen?
    you don't want your brain to shut down if you are hungry.
    some of these changes also happens with excercise.
    Hard excercise is a challenge! When you get done you feel great.
    both excercise and fasting intermittent both increase nuerotrofic proteins in the brains. f jeff promote connections of nuerons and connection of synapsis!
    fgf and bdnf both grow!
    cognitive challenges!
    it can create new nerve cells from hyppocampus.
    Romans would starve ppl with epiletic.
    Ketone suppress epileptic seizures.
    Ketone give alt. fuel and boost energy for nuerons.
    bdnf can increase mitochondria in nerve cells.
    nuerons help form more energy! more mitochondria helps nuerons form and create synapsis to form memories.
    fasting helps nerve cells restore dna! intelectual challenges also. oxidating stress cells repare oxidated damage to dna!
    theres alot of money in eating 3 times a day!
    pharmacuetical companies can lose money if ppl are healthy!
    communication is to improve health.
    says we use tax payer money, we don't have a profit motive. this is research not done by pharmacuetical industry.
    its like excercising, you can get used to it like fasting! the days you dont eat you can be more productive!

  • Juan Gonzalez
    Juan Gonzalez 6 месяцев назад

    I like this video a lot. fasting is a sound choice. but this dude needs a snack.

  • Dan Fogg
    Dan Fogg 6 месяцев назад

    Youd shave it off wouldn’t ya

  • Burhan Yasin
    Burhan Yasin 6 месяцев назад

    All the racism in this world at 8:10. This stupidity "scientist" doesn't know the details.

  • Rethink Science
    Rethink Science 6 месяцев назад

    I fast most of the week , my first meal is around lunch down to 2:30 pm - 17- 19 hours don’t feel hungry at all - not have processed sugars - do have plenty of water and various teas - fantastic results in work productivity and weight lose.

  • Conor Turk
    Conor Turk 6 месяцев назад +1

    Great information but poor delivery. I have been doing intermittent fasting for a couple of weeks now, and I love it. It makes my life so much easier. The benefits of it trump any hunger pangs, and I can see myself living like this long term. The amount of money and time I'm saving, not to mention the gradual weight loss and my minor digestive issues all magically disappearing within a day of fasting. It's been great! Although I can't confirm what all the other people are saying about mental clarity and energy. The first week I really did feel great but now I feel how I did prior to fasting (mentally and mood wise). Overall though, it's been worth it. It's easier and cheaper than any other "diet" out there. If you're on the fence about fasting, GO FOR IT!

  • Bamboor
    Bamboor 6 месяцев назад

    too bad it's not good for balding T_T

  • Crisanto Custodio
    Crisanto Custodio 6 месяцев назад

    Jim Carrey really looks old now.

  • Daniel Attila
    Daniel Attila 6 месяцев назад

    No need to torture animals to find out what even the ancients knew. Nothing new here.