I started to detox my body in 2006 by cleansing and fasting. I’ve been doing this for 12 years. It’s become a habit and I feel way better than at any time in my life.
In the short video, I go into some detail about how to both cleanse and fast. Below the video, I recommend a product and protocol.
Do you suffer from brain fog, tiredness or no pep in your life?
Did you know that environmental toxins find there way into your body from the food you eat (pesticides, antibiotics, and hormones), the water you drink and bathe
The Human Growth Hormone (HGH) is a hormone that plays a huge role in the normal development of children and adolescents as the name implies. However, it also plays a role in adults.
HGH deficiency in adults typically leads to
- Higher levels of body fat,
- Lower lean body mass, and
- Decreased bone mass (osteopenia).
HGH only lasts a few minutes in the bloodstream. It goes to the liver for metabolism, where it is converted into a number of other growth factors, the most important of which is Insulin-Like Growth Factor 1 (IGF1).
Scientists first harvested HGH from cadavers in the 1950s, but only synthesized it in labs in the early 1980s. Soon afterwards, it became a popular performance-enhancing drug. Normal levels of HGH peak in puberty (as you might expect) and gradually decrease thereafter.
Growth hormone is typically secreted during sleep and is one of the so-called counter-regulatory hormones. HGH along with cortisol and adrenalin tell the body to increase the availability of glucose – so it counters the effect of insulin.
Most people, including me, began a ketogenic (low-carb, high-fat) diet to manage my weight. However, there are many other benefits. According to Volek, et al (See peer review evidence) there are other benefits of a ketogenic diet including;
STRONG EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT
- Weight loss
- Cardiovascular disease
- Type 2 diabetes
EMERGING EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Brain trauma
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
According to the published paper,
“Very-low-carbohydrate diets or ketogenic diets have been in use since the 1920s as a therapy for epilepsy and can, in some cases, completely remove the need for medication. From the 1960s onwards they have become widely known as one of the most common methods for obesity treatment. Recent work over the last decade or so has provided
We don’t want our new cars to age. We also want a new appliance we just bought to last forever. But after a few years they both start to get beat up and need maintenance. Perhaps you need to repair them with new parts. Yet after so long new parts are not the solution and you have to get rid of them. In essence they die.
We all want our aging to slow down. Like our cars many people get new body parts; a knee or hip replacement. Some even have heart transplants. The truth is our bodies are in constant repair and maintenance mode. You can’t see it because it’s at the cellular level.
As our cells age they need to be removed and replaced. Eventually a cell gets to old to be repaired and needs to be destroyed to make way for a healthy new cell.
In a process called apoptosis, when a cell reach a certain age its programmed to “commit suicide” according to Dr. Jason Fung. As he states, “While this may sound kind of macabre at first, the process constantly renews cell populations, making it essential for good health. But when just some cellular components need to be replaced, a process called autophagy kicks in.”
What is Autophagy?
The word autophagy was created by Nobel Prize-winning scientist Christian de Duve. It’s taken from the Greek auto (“self”) and phagein (“to eat”). So the word literally means “to eat oneself.” According to Dr. Jason Fung in his book, The Complete Guide to Fasting, “Autophagy is a form of cellular cleansing; it is a regulated, orderly process of breaking down and recycling cellular components when there’s no longer enough energy to sustain them. Once all the diseased or broken-down cellular
As an athlete I always thought of myself as healthy. I followed what the “experts” suggested was my best diet for an endurance athlete;
- High carbohydrates
- Low Fat
Late last year and in January of this year I took a long hard look at my health because;
- I could not lose the excess body fat I gained and carried over the last three years
- I wasn’t sleeping well
- I wasn’t getting the athletic performance gains that I was promised if I followed a certain workout protocol
It wasn’t until I finally took to heart something I believe in:
If I always do what I’ve always done, I’ll always get what I always got.
I finally had to look to change everything I was doing because clearly it wasn’t working. I didn’t want to go insane believing that if I did the same things I would get a different result.
This is when I discovered KETONES and a LOW-CARB DIET.