Mark Mattson is the current Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging. He is also a professor of Neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University. Mattson is one of the foremost researchers in the area of cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Lost 23 lbs in less than 3 months. 16:8. Easy after a couple of days. Still doing it. Of course I track calories too but don’t feel like eating everything in the house either. It does help that about everything in the house now is real food!
I've used fasting to rid myself of 70 pounds and three "incurable" autoimmune diseases. I hope fasting is one day embraced as a mainstream solution for autoimmune diseases rather than the palliative drugs pushed by the medical establishment.
Imagine all the kids that are being force fed. Remember as a kid when you didn't feel hungry but you had to eat...? just because you had to eat for whatever reason. Save your kids and don't make them food addicts.
I'm so glad this came up in my feed. Very worthwhile talk! I really like the quote Mark Matteson gives at the beginning:. I'm going to look for other videos by him.
I'm currently following Dr. Eric Berg who makes Keto so easy in short illustrated educational videos. He and his wife Karen also share some amazing recipes! My health has improved dramatically!
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.
*Make the Case for Intermittent Fasting (but with a few key criteria)*
1) Must be directed at me - a 40 year old white male, in good all around health. I eat well, exercise regularly, get enough sleep. No major illness, disease, etc.
2) Not for weight loss because science is very clear that the best/safest way to lose weight, the right kind of weight, and keep it off, is over time through proper diet, exercise, sleep etc. And I'm at my natural weight.
3) Not for spiritual/religious/new age reasons. Bc just not my thing.
4) Not for the sake of simplifying my diet, time, energy - bc I like cooking and taking time to eat well, socializing, etc.
5) Not because man used to fast out of necessity. Or at least explain why doing the same when we have healthy options, is better for my health.
Make the case for doing it, drawing on science/studies, for PROVEN HEALTH REASONS only.
For me only.
Thanks in advance
Hi, I just started IF 16 /8 however in the eating window I cannot eat the required calories, as I am not that hungry after the second meal. However we need the minimum whatever calories so our body can function. I can't even eat that in the 8 hour eating window. I am vegan. Any ideas? Thanks
Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him) said "If you khow all benefits of fasting you will fast every day all the year around". It is obligatory for muslims to fast each day during one sacred month. And desirable to fast each monday and thursday.
ppl increase life spans of animals by reducing energy intake!
fasting is good for brains.
plato said he fasted for physical and mental efficiency!
fasting gives you a metabolism shift, glycogen storage in liver ussually takes 12 hours to deplete but ususally never does with 3 meals a day unless you excercise.
glycogen when fasting burns and you produce ketone bodies which are very good for your brain!
if you eat only within 8 hour time period, evidence shows this time window it will have health benefits, long enough to shift the energy metabolism!
fasting bolsters brain power. in development and in adults nuerons are generated from stem cells grow out axons and dendrites and form connection and communicate. brain ages sometimes succesffuly and in tact, others don't and gain diseases. Fasting is a challenge and brain responds by activating adaptive stress response pathways and cope with disease.
this guys asks does it make sense evolutionary, why does it happen?
you don't want your brain to shut down if you are hungry.
some of these changes also happens with excercise.
Hard excercise is a challenge! When you get done you feel great.
both excercise and fasting intermittent both increase nuerotrofic proteins in the brains. f jeff promote connections of nuerons and connection of synapsis!
fgf and bdnf both grow!
it can create new nerve cells from hyppocampus.
Romans would starve ppl with epiletic.
Ketone suppress epileptic seizures.
Ketone give alt. fuel and boost energy for nuerons.
bdnf can increase mitochondria in nerve cells.
nuerons help form more energy! more mitochondria helps nuerons form and create synapsis to form memories.
fasting helps nerve cells restore dna! intelectual challenges also. oxidating stress cells repare oxidated damage to dna!
theres alot of money in eating 3 times a day!
pharmacuetical companies can lose money if ppl are healthy!
communication is to improve health.
says we use tax payer money, we don't have a profit motive. this is research not done by pharmacuetical industry.
its like excercising, you can get used to it like fasting! the days you dont eat you can be more productive!
I fast most of the week , my first meal is around lunch down to 2:30 pm - 17- 19 hours don’t feel hungry at all - not have processed sugars - do have plenty of water and various teas - fantastic results in work productivity and weight lose.
Great information but poor delivery. I have been doing intermittent fasting for a couple of weeks now, and I love it. It makes my life so much easier. The benefits of it trump any hunger pangs, and I can see myself living like this long term. The amount of money and time I'm saving, not to mention the gradual weight loss and my minor digestive issues all magically disappearing within a day of fasting. It's been great! Although I can't confirm what all the other people are saying about mental clarity and energy. The first week I really did feel great but now I feel how I did prior to fasting (mentally and mood wise). Overall though, it's been worth it. It's easier and cheaper than any other "diet" out there. If you're on the fence about fasting, GO FOR IT!
thing is, when we eat full meals, it alters and changes both our mental states and our brain chemicals depending what we eat, and how much we eat, so if we limit what we eat, we free our minds from these chemical changes to can occur during the new chemical transitions of the new meals our body absorbs
Also metal benefits.. Helps you discipline yourself mentally... denied gratification is a good thing.. even 1 day of week is harmless to most people .. but yes talk to your doctor if your on medication etc .. etc
bcmasur, I water fasted for 1 week. It's not as tough as I thought it would be. Next time I wanna do two weeks.
The toughest part was the low energy levels between days 3 & 6. I remember on the 7th day, my energy levels were much higher than usual, that I actually exercised (which I'm not supposed to do while fasting). The body is stronger than most people think.
It’s so scary how much our world is focused on money. We can’t even trust doctors anymore because they’re not trained for their patients’ best interest, they’re trained to prescribe a pill and make money off of you.
I believe that there may be many benefits to calorie restrictive diets, but this guy scares me a bit. He does not need to skip any more meals. Wherever it was he intended to go with this, I believe he has arrived. It's over...have a sandwich man!
What? Haven't he ever heard that if you are skipping breakfast it keeps high cortisol levels for the whole morning that day?
They have no profit motive - he says. We are using your money - he says... I tell you : using others money to solve others problems is the less efficient way of spending it.
I was a type 2 diabetic. Until I heard about intermittent fasting I can say from my experience it works wonders in 3 months I went from 209 lbs to 172 lb ....cut soda eat healthy and go on 2 or 3 bike rides a week it was a program that put my diabetes into remission in 3 months no meds no finger pricking it works wonders I did the 8 / 16 diet and it changed my life
Antidepressants are medications that can help relieve symptoms of depression, social anxiety disorder, anxiety disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and dysthymia, or mild chronic depression, as well as other conditions.
They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that are believed to be responsible for changes in mood and behavior.
Depression Medications (Antidepressants)
These are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant.
Serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are used to treat major depression, mood disorders, and possibly but less commonly attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, menopausal symptoms, fibromyalgia, and chronic neuropathic pain.
SNRIs raise levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters in the brain that play a key role in stabilizing mood.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They are effective in treating depression, and they have fewer side effects than the other antidepressants.
SSRIs block the reuptake, or absorption, of serotonin in the brain. This makes it easier for the brain cells to receive and send messages, resulting in better and more stable moods.
They are called "selective" because they mainly seem to affect serotonin, and not the other neurotransmitters.