Intermittent Fasting Versus Ketogenic Diets

Fasting may help protect against immune-related effects of aging | Science Recorder

“We show that prolonged fasting periods cause a major reduction in white blood cell number followed by its replenishment after refeeding,” said Dr. Longo in a statement. “We discovered that this effect, which may have evolved to reduce energy expenditure during periods of starvation, is able to switch stem cells to a mode able to not only regenerate immune cells and reverse the immunosuppression caused by chemotherapy, but also rejuvenate the immune system of old mice.”

My hunch is that you’d get similar benefits cycling on and off a very-low-carb ketogenic diet.  At least that is the case with most of the other effects of Intermittent Fasting.

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About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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