Sunday, October 28, 2012

Eat, Fast & Live Longer

Skip an hour of television tonight and watch this fascinating BBC Horizon Documentary instead, all about  eating, caloric restriction and fasting and how you can improve your health.

The documentary, by Dr Michael Mosley, looks at different ways of reducing our caloric intake including: someone who follows caloric restriction through optimal nutrition (CRONIE); the benefits of 3 - 4 few days fasting, every couple of months; of alternate day fasting; and then 5:2 fasting - where you fast for two days out of every 5 (on those fasting days you do eat something - 600 calories of food).

I've never fasted before, but heard a fascinating lecture by Dr Alan Goldhammer  this past summer about its benefits....Dr Goldhammer runs True North Health Center in Santa Rosa which is the largest facility in the world specializing in  medically supervised water only fasting facility. As fascinating as it was, I still haven't signed up! What about you? Have you ever tried fasting?

But even if you don't fancy fasting, "Eat, Fast and live longer" is an excellent documentary, well worth watching. You'll learn a lot.


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