Category Archives: Fasting

Effects of Fasting on Testosterone

Fasting has some interesting metabolic effects. For example, the fall in insulin levels seen with fasting may induce weight loss, and the fall in inflammatory markers may improve immunity. Testosterone levels are known to drop in males undergoing fasting and … Continue reading

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Stress and Fasting

Fasting is known to cause significant hormonal and neuronal changes. These changes are thought to be responsible for some of the health effects of fasting. Fasting can change brain chemistry through a number of mechanisms and one mechanism might be … Continue reading

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Intermittent Fasting: Improved Mood?

Intermittent fasting is the use of repeated cycles of fasting, whereby food is eliminated for varying lengths of time. One of the metabolic consequences of this is a significant reduction in inflammatory pathways. It has been speculated that this reduction … Continue reading

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Intermittent Fasting: Main Metabolic Effects

There are a number of forms of intermittent fasting, but the generally accepted definition is one which involves deliberate repeated cycles energy restriction for a defined period of time, ranging from hours to weeks. While some forms of fasting eliminate … Continue reading

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Mood Elevation from Fasting?

Deliberate avoidance of food for prolonged periods are common throughout the world for health and religious reasons. Studies have investigated the effects of fasting on healthy humans and shown that there are certain health benefits to many types of fasting. … Continue reading

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Intermittent Fasting: Anti-Inflammatory, Pro-Immunity Diet

Intermittent fasting describes the style of fasting where there is a repeated cycle of fasting, followed by non-fasting behaviour. The exact definition of intermittent fasting varies because the cycle length is not defined, but every person intermittently fasts to some … Continue reading

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Stress and Fasting

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Is Fasting Neuroprotective?

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Meal Frequency, Insulin and Weight Loss

Insulin is an anabolic hormone. This means it causes the storage of substrates in tissue. Chronic high insulin levels are detrimental because they cause an increased storage of fatty acids in adipose tissue, and at the same time, glucagon levels … Continue reading

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Energy Restriction and Fasting As A Treatment For Depression

It is known that diet can have a significant influence on mood. A healthy diet has been shown to improve mood in both the short and long term. One of the reasons for this may be that poor quality diets … Continue reading

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