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The Greatest Cure On

Earth - Fasting Webinar

The Focus of This Webinar

Discover important distinctions about fasting

Intermittent fasting: the easiest way to use

fasting for health

How to incorporate different fasting programs

into your life for health and longevity

People that are on medications or have

significant health concerns should seek
professional advice before initiating a water-only
fasting program.There are safer modified
fasting programs you can do at home on your
own. Water fasting can get complicated quickly
when unhealthy people attempt to undertake
fasting without proper preparation.

Story of My Fasts

my fasts
3-4 days
5-7 days
23 days

My 23 Day Fast

At 29 years old, I started at 139 pounds (I now

weigh 165-170 pounds!)

I reached 115 pounds as my lowest weight in 23


I wasnt mentally prepared to fast that long

Conditions werent great in Costa Rica:

unprofessional, hearing rumors, concerns about
fasting for too long dismissed

Only fast under

professional supervision

Symptoms of my 23-day fast

Extreme fatigue as fast progressed

Sore throat, first 2 weeks

Gum bleeding (floss next time!)

Numbness in tongue towards end of fast

Benefits of 23 day fast

Most powerful personal transformation


Coming back from the fast was difficult, but

once I did, 10X results in my business and made
huge changes in my life with new energy

No big health challenge to begin with, but did

not solve nearsightedness, or back acne

Symptoms of my 7 day fast


Very good preparation prior to fast enables me to go

quickly into detox mode.

Days 1-5 relatively easy (only low energy, a few minor

symptoms, I slept better). Sore throat.

Days 6-7 very difficult, sore throat gets worst, pains all
over my body in spots of previous injuries keeping me
awake. Heart rate elevated.

Elevated heart rate and sleep difficulties persist 2-3

weeks after the fast.

Health Improvements After


Huge benefits in digestion (inflammation


Huge benefits in mobility and back pain

Improvements in mood and energy

Weight loss regained quickly after the fast

Mistakes I made in my last


I didnt read enough fasting information during the

fast, forgetting that detox symptoms are real and
usually occur during a fast. I could have fasted a
day or two more with greater benefits.

I started caffeine (green tea) about 3-4 weeks

after the fast. Huge mistake which led me to get
addicted again (coffee, etc.)

I worked on my computer during the fast. Didnt

plan for a full period of rest.

My Next Fast

I dont plan to do another (long) fast this year

My next fast would be at the earliest around

February 2017 up until February/March 2018

I try to fast every other year for 7-10 days at the

True North center

Dont attempt a long

fast on your own!!!

Dont make the mistake

too many people have

3 days is the maximum a person

should fast on their own (not
everyone), up to 5 in good health
and experience with fasting

Problems That Can Occur

During a Long Fast

Fasting when you shouldnt be fasting at all in

your health condition

Not knowing how to interpret symptoms and

healing crises

Being rushed to the hospital by unknowing friends

and family (this can be deadly!)

The most common mistake: eating too quickly

after the fast!

Any idiot can fast.

Breaking the fast is the most
difficult part of fasting.

An Associated Press dispatch dated

Aug. 28, (1929) recounts the death
of Chris. Solberg, 40 years old
art model, following a 31 days
fast, which he broke by "consuming
several sandwiches." The
sandwiches, a later report stated,
contained beef. Ignorance and lack
of self-control killed this man.
Dr. Shelton

Dr. Wm. F. Havard records the following

cases: "A young man twenty-four years of
age who had suffered from chronic
constipation and indigestion, fasted
twenty-seven days after reading an
article in a popular health publication.
On the twenty-eighth day he ate a meal
of beefsteak, potatoes, bread and butter
and coffee. He was seized with violent
vomiting spells and could not tolerate
even a teaspoonful of water on the
stomach. When called on the case I
discovered an intense soreness of the
entire abdomen and every indication of
acute gastritis."

The best preparation to a fast consists of a diet of

raw fruits and vegetables and steamed vegetables
(no fat). Follow this preparation before any fast
longer than 2-3 days. The longer you follow it, the
easier the fast will be. The philosophy for breaking
the fast is similar.

Today, were going to

focus on intermittent

Make sure to review the rest

of our program to get more
information on long fasts

Research Shows

Fasting for 3 days or longerdrinking only water and eating less

than 200 calories per daycan truly reset some components of
your immune system.

Fasting lowered white blood cell counts, which in turn triggered the
immune system to start producing new white blood cells.

Fasting (or starvation) forces your body to recycle a lot of the

immune cells that are not needed

Two of the key mechanisms are an enzyme called PKA and a

hormone called IGF-1, both of which are reduced by fasting.

Once you start eating again, your stem cells kick back into high
gear to replenish the cells that were recycled.

Fasting has the potential to delay aging

and help prevent and treat diseases
while minimizing the side effects
caused by chronic dietary interventions
Dr. Longo

More on the Immune Effects

Longo and colleagues described remarkable metabolic changes

that occurred as a result of prolonged fasting.

They found that fasting for 3 days or longerdrinking only water and
eating less than 200 calories per daycan truly reset some
components of your immune system.

The research looked at both mice and humans. (Its far easier to run
the experiments in mice, of course, but we cant always trust that
the same effects will occur in humans.) In both species,fasting
lowered white blood cell counts, which in turn triggered the immune
system to start producing new white blood cells.

White blood cells (or lymphocytes) are a key component of your

bodys immune system.

Longos hypothesis is that fasting (or starvation)

forces your body to recycle a lot of the immune
cells that are not neededwhich explains the
drop in the white blood cell count.

Two of the key mechanisms are an enzyme

called PKA and a hormone called IGF-1, both of
which are reduced by fasting.

Once you start eating again, your stem cells kick

back into high gear to replenish the cells that
were recycled.


How We Get Fuel

From glucose in our food our

immediate reserves.

Gluconeogenesis: from the

breakdown of muscle tissue
(and fat in our food).

Ketosis: from ketone bodies,

produced by breakdown of
stored fat.

Ketosis /ktoss/ is a
metabolic state in which most of
the body's energy supply comes
from ketone bodies in the blood,
in contrast to a state of
glycolysis in which blood glucose
provides most of the energy..

"Gluconeogenesis/glooko-neo-jen-sis/ is
the synthesis of glucose from
noncarbohydrate sources, such as amino
acids and glycerol. It occurs primarily in
the liver and kidneys whenever the supply
of carbohydrates is insufficient to meet
the body's energy needs. Gluconeogenesis
is stimulated by cortisol and other
glucocorticoids and by the thyroid hormone
thyroxine. Formerly called

Brain cant use ketone bodies

Brain can use both glucose
for energy.
and ketone bodies. Body
Must breakdown muscle to conserves muscle mass during
survive (gluconeogenis)

Will die of starvation after a

relatively short time fasting.

Average human can fast at

least 40-60 days without

What Happens During a


The body can start to rest and conserve energy

A process of repair and healing takes place

Many processes are not fully understood

Evolutionary perspective: fasting is a stress

body responds to it in a positive way (like
exercise). Could explain many of the antiinflammatory effects observed during a fast.

Most people can fast 1-3 days on their own.

Consult your physician.

Up to 5 days is possible but only for those with

experience in fasting, not on any medication
they cant discontinue, etc.

Many methods of fasting can bring benefits. I

recommend to experiment first with a 24 hour
water fast (or 500-calorie juice fast).

How to Fast

Eat a light dinner with lots of high-fiber, high water

foods: salads, vegetables, whole grains, fruit, etc.

Consume water during your fast

Start fasting in the evening (say 7 p.m.)

If you regularly drink tea or coffee, you can drink

some during your fast to avoid caffeine withdrawal
headaches. You can also experiment going
without caffeine.

When you finish your fast, pretend it never


No compensation, no reward, no special way of

eating, no special shakes, drinks or pills. The
minute you decide to stop fasting, you need to
wipe the fast from your memory, and eat the
exact way you would normally eat at that
specific time of the day (while eating responsibly
of course).

Intermittent Fasting

Why do we eat all day?

Common belief is that frequent eating helps

keep ourmetabolism high

Constant grazing actually disrupt metabolic


The best way to kick our metabolisms into high

gear is to occasionally eat less often

Intermittent fasting.

What Happens During a

Short Fast?

After a few hours of fasting, the body starts to

burn fat and break down cholesterol

Blood glucose levels drop

Extra glucose is used to repair damaged cells

and make new DNA, lowering inflammation

Weight Loss and Intermittent


Enhance bodys ability to use fat as energy

Metabolically flexible: you can shift back to

burning fat faster after a meal

Frequent eating means body keeps storing fat,

enlarging fat and liver cells

Other Benefits

Stronger preference for healthier foods on nonfasting days.

Eating more often trains you to get hungry more


You usually eat less on non-fasting days

Hunger is really a learned reaction to cues to

eat. You can unlearn that through intermittent

Intermittent Fasting
and the Brain

The National Institute on Aging: Fasting for one

or two days a week may also help stave off
Alzheimers, Parkinsons and other

During fasting, brain cells are mildly stressed,

benefiting the brain like the mild stress of
exercise benefits muscles

Other Benefits of Intermittent


Short fasts improve mood. Life seems more

colorful, clearer, more vivid, and more exciting.

The mind and body go into a different mode

when food scarcity is perceived.

Increase in growth hormone, which helps to burn

fat and build muscle. Many athletes use
intermittent fasting, including body builders.

Types of Short fasts

36 Hour Fast

48 Hour Fast

generally not
stores used.

Ketosis may
partly be

72 Hour Fast

4-5 Day Fast

Ketosis fully

Enters deep
phase of the

Types of Fast
Juice or Caloric
Restriction Fast


Short, regular
50% or less of
total calories
period of water
from juice or food

Easy to

Offers many
Offers many
health benefits health benefits

Short Fast
24-72 hours

Long Fast
72 hours+

Usually water

Water Only

Beneficial to
many people

In most cases,
should be


True fast
begins. More

Types of Intermittent Fasting

No Breakfast
16-8 Diet

No eating for 16
hours a day (12-8

Fat loss

24 hour fast, 1-2X


400-500 calorie diet,

1-2X week

Modified fasting
20-24 hours of water
days, once or twice a

Fat loss, healthy


Fat loss, disease


Alternate Day Fasting

Alternate Day Fasting

Rodent and human studies show potent antiinflammatory benefit

Weight loss benefits

Cholesterol lowering benefits

Day 1

calories (men)

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Normal eating

calories (men)

Normal eating

5:2 Diet

Day 1


Day 2


Day 3


Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7





Intermittent for Body


Athletes use fasting to modify body composition

To maintain their ideal body weight, they fast

once or twice a week for 24 hours

A person wishing to maintain their bodyweight

could fast once every 6-8 days


Normal biological process

Organelles (lysosomes)break down waste products

inside the cells

Lysosomes break down other worn-out organelles,

digest food particles, and destroy viruses and bacteria

Can extend to include the destruction of the cell itself,

a process calledautolysis

May protect againstneurodegeneration,viral and

bacterial infections, andcancer

Short-term fasting can induce autophagy.

More autophagy in long fast

Liver glycogen stores are depleted 12-16 hours

into a fast, some autophagy takes place after that

Autophagy cleans out the gunk

Allows your body to break down old

mitochondria, destroy viruses and bacteria, and
suppress chronic infections

Were All Infected

Weallhave chronic infections.

Cytomegalovirus(CMV) infection rate in adults in the U.S.

is 50-80%

HSV-1 (cold sore virus)found in 60% of people in the U.S.

Toxoplasmosis parasite. In the U.S. 10% of the population

carries antibodies. Infection rates in other parts of the world
are up to 60%

Common chronic infections:C. pneumoniaeandH.

pylori(stomach ulcers).

Were not even aware of all of our viral and

bacterial infections

These infections are generally considered

harmless in non-immunocompromised people

Even people without symptoms may suffer longterm effects

Long-term HSV-1 infection may be a cause

ofAlzheimers disease.

Some chronic infections may have protective or

even positive side effects

H. pylorican cause stomach ulcers, butit is also

be protective against GERD (acid reflux)

Still, these infections can rob our bodies of

resources, causing chronic low-grade

Best to keep these chronic infections in check

11 ways to enhance immunity and fight chronic


One of them is to practice intermittent fasting

(weekly 16+ hour fasts, optional monthly 36+
hour fasts) to induce autophagy

One Day of Fasting By The

7-11 p.m.

Finish dinner early.

Resist temptation
to snack

You sleep,
11 p.m. - 8 a.m. fasting is easy
and natural.
8-11 a.m.

11:00-2 p.m.

Stomach may
rumble but for
most its easy to

2-5 p.m.

Tired phase. Detox.

Headaches. Low

5-8 p.m.

Energy and
mood lifts!

8-11 p.m.

If you decide to
continue, easier to
skip dinner than

11 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Hunger period
next day

Sleep might be
more deeper or
lighter, different

What to avoid during a 24hour fast

Avoid strenuous physical activity. You should fast on your

resting day.

You can stay busy or rest. Avoid spending too much

physical energy.

Avoid dry fasting. But dont force too much water down.
Follow your thirst.

Avoid supplements on an empty stomach.

Discontinuing your medication without doctors advice (one

day of fasting is not enough to affect most medication use)

How to Break the Fast

After a 24-hour fast, its not necessary to break the

fast in any special way

For better results, break the fast with high-water

content foods like fruits and salads

Eat NORMALLY. Take your time and do NOT


To stretch the benefits of a fast, eat a

cleansing meal: fruit & raw foods

Fasting 36 Hours

Going from 24 to 36 hours only means skipping

dinner on your fasting day and going to bed

Once you get over the afternoonhump, fasting

an entire day is not that difficult, and leads to
more profound results

Sleep may be different: deeper or lighter

Eat the next morning a fruit meal.

What Fasting Shouldnt Be

A deprivation - instead see it as an offering

A rigid discipline. Stay flexible and listen to your


A competition. Its not about how often or how

long you fast. Fast only as much as you need it.

Incorporating Fasting
Into Your Life

My personal use of fasting

5-9 day fast every other year. I would love to do

it every year, but its a big commitment.

Regular periods of fasting 24-36 hours a week

2-4 times a year, 2-4 fasts on my own

Why I fast

I am aware of the benefits in mood, energy, antiinflammation and disease prevention

To recommit to healthy lifestyle

I believe that the long-term benefits are worth

the sacrifice.

I believe its an investment in my health

What I find difficult in fasting

I find the 24-36 hours fast relatively easy once the routine is
established. Its difficult to get back into once routine is lost.

I find longer fasts difficult and filled with challenges. Fasting

more than 2-3 days is not a pleasant experience. It is a
challenge, but I find the results worth the efforts.

Every fast is different, and every (long) fast has been

challenging in some way.

My longest fast (21 days) was the most challenging

experience of my life, but was also done under the wrong

How to Recognize a Good

Fasting Center

Not situated in developing country. Access to

good medical facilities

Daily monitoring by health professional with

trained experience with fasting

Hygienic fasting: rest, no enemas, no vitamins/

supplements, few adjuncts to the fast

No track record of many deaths, errors, letting in

people who shouldnt fast, etc.