Fasting: Awakening the Rejuvenation from Within | Valter Longo | TEDxEchoPark

  • Published on Dec 5, 2016
  • An enlightening and provocative presentation is given by Valter Longo updating audience on the benefits of fasting for life-extension.
    Dr. Valter Longo is the Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology and Biological Sciences, and Director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California - Davis School of Gerontology, Los Angeles. Dr. Longo’s studies focus on the fundamental mechanisms of aging in simple organisms, mice and humans. The Longo laboratory has identified several genetic pathways that regulate aging in simple organisms and reduce the incidence of multiple diseases in mice and humans. His laboratory also described both dietary and genetic interventions that protect cells and improve the treatment and prevention of cancer and other diseases in mammals. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1997 and his postdoctoral training in the Neurobiology of Aging and Alzheimer’s Diseases at USC. He started his independent career in 2000 at the University of Southern California, School of Gerontology.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Comments • 562

  • Naidu VGA
    Naidu VGA 9 days ago

    Fasting is as simple as skipping or reducing the size of a meal. Ask your brain n your body before u do so. Trust me I'm an Indian and not a guru.

  • Alexandra Kovacova
    Alexandra Kovacova 10 days ago +2

    Thanks for all the details :) I've been doing fasting, mostly intermittent fasting for 6 years already quite regularly, and it's really working for better health and digestion :)

  • Ellen B
    Ellen B 14 days ago

    Thanks for the info. So the after photo of Roy was 6 months after the calorie restriction but for how long did he do the calorie restricted diet?

    • Ellen B
      Ellen B 13 days ago

      Jessica Masin, thank you. That’s long time to be squirreled away.

    • Jessica Masin
      Jessica Masin 13 days ago +1

      2 yrs in the biosphere.

    • Ellen B
      Ellen B 13 days ago

      Jessica Masin oh, that long? Do you know how long he was in the biosphere?

    • Jessica Masin
      Jessica Masin 13 days ago +1

      Ellen B 2yrs I think.

  • Johnny Blaze
    Johnny Blaze 19 days ago

    Why is it the government and all the doctors highly recommend you eat breakfast and saying that that is the most important meal of the day??
    That is such BS. From a person who has done intermittent fasting (17 hour) every day for the past year, I've never felt better than now. I have practically every bad health risk in my family and I can feel the onset of diabetes creeping in but I'm able to keep it at bay doing this method.
    When doing this, you have to stop eating at 7 p.m. That is when your organs and your body is going into its resting phase. Don't eat ANYTHING after that until the next day at 12 p.m. the only thing you can have in between that time is water. That's all you will need to satiate that hunger which is in actuality thirst.
    If you do this along with high intensity exercise when you can, especially towards the end of the fasting period, you will not only lose weight quickly but you will maintain a healthy, happy, motivated and depression free life with good blood level numbers.

    Those two things along with an overall reduction of sugar in your diet is all you will need to maintain a truly healthy lifestyle. That will be tough because sugar is in EVERYTHING and that industry is very powerful and more insidious than the tobacco industry.
    Doing this, it will be tough the first few times but once you get the hang of it, it becomes easy. Water is all you need...not cofee or even tea.

  • Doug R.
    Doug R. 27 days ago

    Hmm, some children DO get cancer at a year and a half..... leukemia. (Fact check required)

  • Glenn Adams II
    Glenn Adams II Month ago


  • Mariana B
    Mariana B Month ago

    Very good and informative info, 👍🏽 healthy is the way to go, even if you dont live long, enjoying feeling good along the way

  • Luz Aguirre
    Luz Aguirre Month ago +2

    I am fascinated by the baloon letters spinning backward & its relevance to the topic 😬

    NATUREMAN Month ago +1

    Good video but why people kept laughing. It’s so annoying!

  • sweettickler
    sweettickler Month ago +1

    Fascinating talk but it has left me hugely curious about what the fasting mimicking diet is exactly. The dramatic results were seen when the humans were on the fasting mimicking diet for 5 days for 3 months. This talk does not say that intermittent fasting for a few hours will produce the same results, it is not about intermittent fasting. Plus the magic happens during re-feeding, which implies a very high quality meal at the end of the fast! What would that be? So many questions!!

    LYES ET Month ago

    Awesome video. Well, I guess Muslim fasting Ramadan for a month every year since hundreds of years is for another clear reason :)...Thanks.

  • Cynthia Eastwood
    Cynthia Eastwood Month ago

    Great presentation... beautiful ending too! Thank you!!

  • Thomas Majewski
    Thomas Majewski Month ago

    Very good supporting info that gives us reasons to try fasting. You won't likely get this from your tunnel vision doctor.

  • Sandra Policare
    Sandra Policare Month ago

    Thank you so much for that video valter Longo. I think you missed your other calling I never laughed so hard very good presentation. I had to watch it for the third time in a row. And each time I laughed even louder. Don't forget you can always be a stand-up comedian part-time. Seriously great video thanks again

  • Allen Janz
    Allen Janz Month ago +2

    McDonalds probably isn't going to introduce the "fasting burger" anytime soon. capitalism would take a swoon if "consumers" (i hate that term) were to stop eating massive piles of food. the "health" industry would have no more sick people whose symptoms they could profit from, social security would need reconsidered, children would be geriatric before they inherited the house. i'm not saying we shouldn't get healthy, but what about the economy? what about society? arent we supposed to work hard, spend money and die young?

  • Robert Peril
    Robert Peril Month ago +1

    I have a question reg. viruses or bacteria - as shown when fasted they live longer, so what about the healing process when you are sick but not eating? how the self healing works if sickness keeps on going from micro perspective? really caught my attention... great talk!

  • Felicity Joy
    Felicity Joy Month ago +1

    In Tunis there is a vibrant 130 year old woman. Perfectly sane and agile. Still dances !

  • jyo
    jyo Month ago +2

    I used to wonder why the Hindus fast so often. They fast on full moon , new moon days, Monday fast , Saturday fast .And they always break their fast with easy on stomach porridge and not by feasting.

  • Jimmy
    Jimmy 2 months ago +1

    I don't know about this. I do intermittent fasting, and it does work no doubt. But, that for fighting cancer? I work with hospice patients, none are eating much at all when they're getting near the end. So, if that was true, they should be getting better.

    • Jimmy
      Jimmy Month ago

      FREE JULIAN ASSANGE!! Difference between preventive and fighting cancer

      FREE JULIAN ASSANGE!! Month ago

      Jim Mim
      if they are on hospice then the cancer had already won.

  • Johannes Herbst
    Johannes Herbst 2 months ago +8

    I lost 60 pounds in two months by starting with keto, then OMAD and then on month olny salt water.

  • kmichalene
    kmichalene 2 months ago +3

    What a wonderful ted talk. Inspiring and interesting at the same time. Thanks!

  • jammin6816
    jammin6816 2 months ago

    Very nice video. I just came off a 5 day water only fast and I feel amazing. I lost 10 pounds in 5 days, probably 2 pounds of water weight since I’m netting 8 pounds. I’m going to try FMD next.

  • Quran Now
    Quran Now 2 months ago +1

    Quran 2:184
    "and it is better for you that ye fast, if ye only knew. "🌴

  • Jitendra Kumar Biswal
    Jitendra Kumar Biswal 2 months ago +2

    Have you studied Buddhist life ? They eat one time a day. They got for alms in the morning and eat it. That’s all. It was practiced 2500 years back in India. Somehow it was wiped out of India. Good that it got discovered

  • Mike 97
    Mike 97 2 months ago

    Research Dr sebi

    LEBONTV ASCii LEBONTV 3 months ago

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    THE SOURCE 3 months ago +2

    Brilliant work, sir! ✨

  • centpushups
    centpushups 3 months ago +4

    Fasting the greatest prevention to everything.

  • Crixus Mauperthuis
    Crixus Mauperthuis 3 months ago

    Globish is tragic

  • samicalgary
    samicalgary 3 months ago

    Muslims fast 30 days continuously every year.

    • samicalgary
      samicalgary 3 months ago +1

      @Nathan Smutz it's during day time from sun rise to sunset with no water and food.

    • Nathan Smutz
      Nathan Smutz 3 months ago

      I understand that's an intermittent fast though (only during the daylight). Interestingly I'm told it's a dry fast (no water).

  • doreiku
    doreiku 3 months ago +5

    So we're at the point when we think fasting in a discovery from science when humans have been doing that for million if not billion years. Humans were never meant to eat everytime.
    *Where did I end up, why am I on this society for god's sake.*

  • Soldier AE
    Soldier AE 3 months ago

    I understand women. But! If you are a male and *skinny* avoiding food will only help you lose more weight which not good. Men want to get physically big NOT the opposite (losing weight which is the result of fasting).

  • Agees Ansar
    Agees Ansar 3 months ago +30

    He should care for his life from the pharmaceutical industry. He is telling the secret for life prolonging and avoid diseases. 😋

    • Maria Alano
      Maria Alano 7 days ago

      Agees Ansar, you said it, pharmaceutical industry is the the second largest industry after arms/weapon industry, and the nu. 1 lobbyist in Washington.

    • Cheve Cheve
      Cheve Cheve Month ago

      From the P.T.B who run the p.companies, but yeah !

  • José Geraldo
    José Geraldo 3 months ago

    a lot of old people on a family does not imply easily a genetic reason for their longer living, there's some character's traits that could be the factor, absence of heavy, worried, stressed out states of mind, look at that old lady smoking her cigar, she seems so relaxed, so calm, maybe there was no psychological polution stressing her organism over the years, and that could be the result of biological inclinations but also could be the result of some treasure on the family's "micro"-culture that shapes behaviours, emotions, beliefs giving them a healthier, stronger mind and heart.

  • The Health Enterprise
    The Health Enterprise 3 months ago +1

    See my channel for a day by day account of a long-term fast

  • Makomuono bunde-omuono
    Makomuono bunde-omuono 3 months ago +13

    *II came across this video 2 weeks ago. I paused it halfway, stormed in to my kitchen, locked it up and threw the key in my dresser. I then moved the water dispenser to my bedroom. I plan to break the fast tomorrow. I feel like am reborn!! Am in awe of fasting. And from here, I'll be on intermittent fasting all the way.*

    • Felicity Joy
      Felicity Joy Month ago

      " moved the water dispencer " PRICELESS 😎

  • Gerard Kohne
    Gerard Kohne 3 months ago

    I have to take prescription medicine morning and night. Does anyone know if that would prevent my attempt to fast 20 hours/day? Thanks in advance.

  • carol maciel
    carol maciel 3 months ago

    fasting sometimes will throw your body into starvation mode and your body will lower functions which is not always a good thing!

  • Han Bulban
    Han Bulban 4 months ago +1

    This guy is a criminal, it’s all a sales pitch for his criminal diet company called prolon. He charges almost $300 for a 5 day pack of powdered food that he claims simulates water fasting. Just be careful about this guy do your research!!

  • Molnár Mihály
    Molnár Mihály 4 months ago

    Extremely important: check out Martin L. Pall on NO/ONOO- cycle diseases.

  • Zul O Curran
    Zul O Curran 4 months ago +1

    Lovely ending. Very informative talk

  • Bob Owen
    Bob Owen 4 months ago +102

    Works 100%. If you like being alive, learn to fast.

  • Francisco Gomes
    Francisco Gomes 4 months ago

    Excellent talk from one of the top expert in fasting worldwide. Just one remark if I may. A 42yo woman has only 2.5% chance to conceive a healthy baby. The ideal age for women to reproduce is between 18 -25 yo. Sorry ladies but Biology is not worry about your careers and professional life! Prof Dr Francisco Gomes, IVF Embryologist, PhD in Biochemistry and Evolutionary Biologist.

    • Penparn Sailarm
      Penparn Sailarm 3 months ago

      Hi Prof. How do you measure it? Do you know at the stage of checking women eggs?

  • 0nes And Zer0s
    0nes And Zer0s 4 months ago

    Wow so what your saying is when my mom spent all the grocery money on crack what she was doing was forcing me to fast. So eye opening here. Thanks mr vampire

  • Aakila Ayman Ismail
    Aakila Ayman Ismail 4 months ago +1

    So, are you tell me that eating is out of fashion now?

  • As It is
    As It is 4 months ago +19

    I will try this and update you in 75 years from now

  • Gee Cosmicsun
    Gee Cosmicsun 4 months ago

    Diet content that mimics fasting and slow slow aging: Wher is you said nothing of the food type. Please do !

  • WmTyndale
    WmTyndale 4 months ago

    FASCINATING RESEARCH! Bible was there thousands of years ago!

    • WmTyndale
      WmTyndale 3 months ago

      @Carlos Parra Unfortunately for the Druids, their wisdom and knowledge could not keep them from being exterminated by the roman empire. But the Bible, True Apostolic
      Christianity and the Jewish Nation are still here. There is a big, big difference!

    • Carlos Parra
      Carlos Parra 3 months ago

      Sages, mystics, spiritual people's wisdom usually precede science's findings by centuries. It happens in fasting, and it has happened in other areas of knowledge.

  • Ross Adams
    Ross Adams 5 months ago +1

    Shh , Don't tell the cancer society or all the cancer charities

  • fernando dimeo
    fernando dimeo 5 months ago

    This person doesn't know how to make a presentation. Way too fast.

  • Dario Berton
    Dario Berton 5 months ago +8

    It was a long time I wasn't feeling proud to be Italian but after listening to Mr Longo there is still hope! Such a great talk!

    • E DC
      E DC Month ago

      The problem is that we Italians succeed only abroad - and not in Italy. Our country is too corrupt to nourish talent. And - Italians are notorioursly jealous people. The majority (not all) of my fellow Italians are nauseatingly jealous of other people's success. Bravo, Longo.

  • Radnally
    Radnally 5 months ago +12

    I've done 16:8 and 20:4 IF fasting on a daily basis for almost two years. Got my BMI down to 20 the first month. I feel great and it's so easy to do. But, when I mention it to most other people, they totally freak out and say they could never do it. They have every excuse in the book.

    • wendeln92
      wendeln92 Month ago

      Oh yeah, when people would ask me about my weight loss, etc. I used to tell them about IT and the problems with our I just keep my mouth shut because all it does is waste my time, pisses them off ("No one is going to ell me what to eat.", "I couldn't do that I'd die!!!!! or "Starve to death.") and very few people are interested in doing anything that necessitates changing their daily lives even if it will help them.

    • wendeln92
      wendeln92 Month ago

      People are brain washed into thinking they need to eat 3 meals a day, or that they need food for energy and must eat on a regular basis, AND they eat food that doesn't really satiate them so they feel hungry all the time. They are truly addicted to the sugars and starches in their diets. Lastly, many people think they will automatically get sick and if the stop eating for even a few hours.

  • bigsharky
    bigsharky 5 months ago +5

    13:30 thank me later

  • T.T F
    T.T F 5 months ago

    Fasting is the best medicine and the best of all is free of charge !

  • Ignacio Seas
    Ignacio Seas 5 months ago +2

    Fasting is not enough. Get used to fasting an continuous hunger as a life style is the first step. Then, Clean air, water inside and outside body. Reconnect to nature in all means. Variable plant and grass food.

  • Frank B
    Frank B 5 months ago +1

    I recently completed a Medically Supervised 40 day water only fast at TrueNorthHealth in Santa Rosa with amazing results! you can watch my vlog on my channel :)

  • Dagosaiel Nevi
    Dagosaiel Nevi 6 months ago

    So - don't be upset....and don't hate me !! :))///but ,,window" under 16 hours is not ,,intermitent fasting"....I see here people talking about 2 hours.....for starting....? :)) - Someone is eating continuosly ??? Wake up people !!! It's very easy to start !! I start fasting the next day i hear about benefits....Untill then i was eating 5-7 times a day....and without avoid snaking.
    Some people can ask - How you could you succeed ? It's useless - to say- Depends on your will.....More util it's to tell you tricks to command your ,,will".
    I look at food being an something to avoid....Everybody wants to live longer ...i supose ?? So - food should be regarded like an obstacle...for a longer life. I hope .

    • Anna133199
      Anna133199 4 months ago

      The point of a two-hour window is that you fast for 22 hours of the day and eat within a window of two hours. Not the other way around. Nobody eats all day every day. We can't eat while we're sleeping.

  • Arnold Saenz
    Arnold Saenz 6 months ago

    Would be interesting to do a study with people from 2 groups -- one group of people that are accustomed to fasting and a separate group that haven't done much fasting before the experiment. Reasoning would be whether stress hormones play a factor in effectiveness of starting to fast until the conclusion of the experiment. People accustomed to fasting probably wouldn't as worried about their next meal and dealing with hunger pangs and so anxiety about something they've never tried before would be less and could result in significantly different results between the two groups. Some people fast as part of their religious beliefs and have been doing it since an early age so it isn't so new to them.

  • Arnold Saenz
    Arnold Saenz 6 months ago +9

    Small dogs also live longer than medium to large sized dogs.

  • BoBo LaDouche
    BoBo LaDouche 6 months ago +1

    The world population will be tens of billion by the end of this century-unless of course via greed and hate the human race eradicates itself.

  • Mohammad Seddiqian
    Mohammad Seddiqian 6 months ago +1

    @TEDx Talks Can you please let me write a Dari/Persian translation to this video. I like to share it with my friends on Facebook and it would be great if they can understand it too.

  • Thomas Lynch
    Thomas Lynch 6 months ago

    Have you done any research on adding exogenous ketones to intermittent fasting?

    • WmTyndale
      WmTyndale 3 months ago

      How about methyl ethyl ketone?

  • Stephen Whitfield
    Stephen Whitfield 6 months ago +4

    Why do humans compare themselves to mice..

    • Wild One
      Wild One Month ago

      Because they can do mean experiments on them they aren't allowed to do on humans :(

  • stefania fei
    stefania fei 6 months ago +1

    non capisco perché fare una dieta che imiti il digiuno al posto di un digiuno vero e proprio. forse per persone che non hanno molta massa grassa?

  • Eva Danese
    Eva Danese 6 months ago +1

    why are people laughing? :/

  • MJ B
    MJ B 6 months ago

    In Tromso there are 1275 people over a 100 in a 23,786 population....GOOGLE

  • MJ B
    MJ B 6 months ago

    Norway has found the way

  • MJ B
    MJ B 6 months ago

    It breaks down cell walls

  • MJ B
    MJ B 6 months ago

    Fasting passed 32 hours is bad for the liver

  • William Williams
    William Williams 7 months ago +7

    U want benifits from fasting. Fast.

  • Bulbolito Bayagbag jr
    Bulbolito Bayagbag jr 7 months ago +1

    i don't understand why the audience are laughing

  • greg taylor
    greg taylor 7 months ago +16

    "The only medicine is preventative medicine." Albert Einstein

  • Jahn Warner Laster VM
    Jahn Warner Laster VM 7 months ago +1

    10 on the boring meter~

  • lemon water
    lemon water 7 months ago +33

    Keto fasting from 5pm to 11am -life changing no sugar, no dairy limited carbs !
    - skin amazing
    - energy
    -Depression /aniexty left
    - helped sleep
    - focus.
    This probably doesn't count for what you guys are saying but what little i did was rejuvenating . It showed inside and outside. .

  • K
    K 7 months ago

    Learn about Jainism and you will understand the importance of fasting.

  • ludia
    ludia 7 months ago

    i started with 16/8 plan . my first day. dont think i was too much hungry.i want to get on complete fasting, only water. i ll try it for 7 days.

  • Xeno Bob
    Xeno Bob 7 months ago +2

    But its not necessarily calorie restriction...its fasting (think Warrior Diet).

  • James Walsh
    James Walsh 7 months ago +2

    Greetings from Limerick city Ireland

  • Kyle Cross
    Kyle Cross 8 months ago +2

    mildly offended that he said babies don't get cancer... its tragic but it does happen.

    • ale ale ssandro
      ale ale ssandro 4 months ago

      @Kyle Cross
      mildly offended you can’t differentiate between an absolute statement and a statistical one

  • hcarlile73c1
    hcarlile73c1 8 months ago +20

    maybe the reason woman have morning sickness is to fast to increase stem cell growth of the baby....

    • snupinski1
      snupinski1 6 months ago +7

      That's a really interesting idea. It certainly fits with the statistics showing that an increase in the mother's morning sickness correlates with a decrease in the likelihood of miscarriage.

  • Troy White
    Troy White 8 months ago +8

    Mr. Longo, what about cancer in children?! You made a wrong statement, in just beginning of this presentation.

  • J J
    J J 9 months ago +53

    Fasting isn't just "telling" the body to regenerate. The body always wants to regenerate; it's just that only with the massive burden of digestion gone does the body have the surplus of resources to undertake deep regeneration projects.
    This is also why fasting+complete rest and withdrawal from all life activities is even more effective and can produce miraculous results.

    • D D
      D D Month ago +3

      @Dipta Sarker common sense man. Laws of thermodynamics energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transferred. Refraining from moving, thinking, and especially eating/drinking TRANSFERS YOUR ENERGY TO HEALING

    • Dipta Sarker
      Dipta Sarker Month ago

      Please don't spread information that you’re not sure of. Where did you learn that fasting at complete rest is better?

    • Angel Sanchez
      Angel Sanchez 4 months ago

      Really? I have some time on my hands. I want to discover something magical. I study esotericism

    • Curtis Simpson
      Curtis Simpson 5 months ago +2

      @Nathaniel Schauss Probably just to allow the body to regenerate more without distractions.

    • Nathaniel Schauss
      Nathaniel Schauss 5 months ago +1

      Why at complete rest?

  • moto G4
    moto G4 9 months ago +1

    @5:35 that's BFG on the right 😱

    GRUBDUDE 9 months ago +2

    Really great and continuously interesting......... ALSO. You are So cuuuuuuuute. LOL

  • Slobodan Dzikoski
    Slobodan Dzikoski 9 months ago +1

    Why are these idiots laughing At dwarfs and old women

  • Bass Player
    Bass Player 9 months ago +48

    OMAD (one meal a day) I fast for 23.5 hours a day. I only have one meal and it's Carnivore.
    I started IF to loose weight and regain my health. I'm down 45 Lbs in 8 weeks.
    I started with the 16/8 plan then moved to the 20/4 plan which I only did for a few days before moving to a 23.5 hour fast.
    Even though it's not easy it is far easier than calorie restriction...

    • Tom Swinburn
      Tom Swinburn 4 days ago

      I do a two meal a day, 16/8 diet with as few carbs as I can. Lost 53 pounds in four months. Better, I got OFF insulin, after having been on it for 14 years. Blood pressure dropped dramatically. I don't need to be sold any further. (note) I'm now doing one meal a day twice a week. Not eating any more than when I have two meals. The difference is astonishing. My blood work shows virtually every marker significantly improved. When my weight goal is achieved I'm gonna do a longer fast. Mainly for the autophagy which they say will help clean up the loose skin I've gotten from weight loss. But the 16/8 meal plan I plan to stick with till I die. Nothing but benefits from my point of view.

    • 992F
      992F Month ago +1

      @Don Grant I started doing OMAD in the beginning of April. I was 305#'s. It is now mid June and I'm at 236#'s. I am starting a 4 or 5 day fast. Mostly to see if I can do it.

    • Don Grant
      Don Grant Month ago +1

      @jeffmack57 I started my own RU-clip channel for my own accountability. I am the Omad Outlaw 🤠

    • jeffmack57
      jeffmack57 Month ago +1

      Don Grant Very impressive. Hats off to you man.

    • Don Grant
      Don Grant Month ago +3

      @jeffmack57 I have lost 74 lbs now, since January 9th, 2016. I only have about 40 or 50 pounds lose! I have been doing mostly O.M.A.D. and I currently am doing my own version of a fasting mimicking diet and lost 19 lbs since April 21st and am still losing!

  • V
    V 9 months ago

    walford died in 2004.

  • Stuart Miller
    Stuart Miller 9 months ago +2


  • SciSci Toys
    SciSci Toys 9 months ago

    What would the refeeding diet look like after the FMD??

  • jigga jaw
    jigga jaw 9 months ago +7

    Fasting cures cancer. End of story.

  • Ali Umar
    Ali Umar 9 months ago +1

    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.

    • Kim
      Kim 5 months ago +1

      Even sick dogs ,cats and other animals don't eat . Fasting was recommended by ancient Greeks as well as Indians almost 1000-3000 years before Islam came.

  • frugalqueen
    frugalqueen 9 months ago +1

    I wonder how long these positive effects lasted after completing the FMD?

    • Juraj Simunic
      Juraj Simunic Month ago

      I think in the paper they say they could measure the effects up to 3 months post fasting. So basically if you do it 4 times a year you cover the whole year.

  • 赵潜
    赵潜 9 months ago +1

    When something sounds too good to be true, it is

  • Carlos Lagua
    Carlos Lagua 10 months ago

    Great teaching, thanks.

  • BittBurger
    BittBurger 10 months ago

    Roy Walford died of ALS. I am curious if there's any correlation between stressing the body to such significant levels and damage to the motor neuron system. I know that ALS has ties to a stressed nervous system. Hopefully the lesson from his cause of death is that even fasting should be done in moderation and carefully.

    • cesteres
      cesteres 8 months ago

      Everything in moderation

  • Brad Stephan
    Brad Stephan 10 months ago +44

    A couple years back I underwent a 22-day, water-only fast. Not an easy thing to do, particularly the first 5-7 days. It's nice to know that it gets easier as days pass, as toxins are removed from the body. I actually felt invulnerable from disease and infection after the 10-day mark and was feeling quite good overall. Most importantly, is what foods and quantities you consume when breaking the fast. Overall, it was a very healing experience.

    • Brad Stephan
      Brad Stephan 7 months ago +2

      I did write-up a set of 'guidelines', following my 22-day fast. It's a Word document. Also, search YT for 'water only fasting' and you'll come across some very helpful videos.

    • Sonya Stewart
      Sonya Stewart 7 months ago

      Would like to try a water fast, any tips to start?

    • GSH RDY
      GSH RDY 9 months ago +4

      All true, I agree, I started fasting about a year ago, my life changed, it will change your life for the better and its free, I don't take diabetic medications any more.

    • paul muldoon
      paul muldoon 9 months ago +5

      Brad Stephan When your prolonged fasting use salt water to keep your electrolytes up

  • Aniki Brother
    Aniki Brother 10 months ago +7

    Day 61 Juicefast :)

  • Othmar Rey
    Othmar Rey 10 months ago +6

    and one big KISS in to your HEARTs,,,,,,,,, thats what you deserve and NEED............

    • pcjrbiz
      pcjrbiz 3 months ago +1

      the Paida Lajin mantra

  • SciSci Toys
    SciSci Toys 10 months ago

    So what do the Larons people die of?

  • Jaymes elliot
    Jaymes elliot 10 months ago +13

    stop eating--live forever
    got it
    see you chumps in a thousand years
    you all be dead

    • Val Vlad
      Val Vlad 6 months ago

      Funny! Like it!

    • Salvatore de Rosa
      Salvatore de Rosa 6 months ago +1

      Haha funny, you are not understanding the method and exaggerating (reductio ad absurdum). This is biology not maths