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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


days

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


experience

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


(2016)

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


Fast

Huge benefits in digestion (inflammation


subsides)

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


fast

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
made

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
fasting

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.

Video

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
glyconeogenesis.

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)
fasting.

Will die of starvation after a


relatively short time fasting.

Average human can fast at


least 40-60 days without
starving.

What Happens During a


Fast?

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


happened.

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


pathways

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


Fasting

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


often

You usually eat less on non-fasting days

Hunger is really a learned reaction to cues to


eat. You can unlearn that through intermittent
fasting

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
degenerativebrainconditions

During fasting, brain cells are mildly stressed,


benefiting the brain like the mild stress of
exercise benefits muscles

Other Benefits of Intermittent


Fasting

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

Ketosis
generally not
initiated.
Immediate
stores used.

Ketosis may
partly be
initiated.

72 Hour Fast

4-5 Day Fast

Ketosis fully
initiated.

Enters deep
phase of the
fast

Types of Fast
Juice or Caloric
Restriction Fast

Intermittent
Fasting

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

Easy to
incorporate

Offers many
Offers many
health benefits health benefits

Short Fast
24-72 hours

Long Fast
72 hours+

Usually water
only

Water Only

Beneficial to
many people

In most cases,
should be
supervised

Deeper
cleansing

True fast
begins. More
intense.

Types of Intermittent Fasting


No Breakfast
16-8 Diet

No eating for 16
hours a day (12-8
p.m.)

Fat loss

24 hour fast, 1-2X


week

400-500 calorie diet,


1-2X week

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

Fat loss, healthy


maintenance

Fat loss, disease


prevention

Alternate Day Fasting

Alternate Day Fasting

Rodent and human studies show potent antiinflammatory benefit

Weight loss benefits

Cholesterol lowering benefits

Day 1

400-500
calories
(women)
500-600
calories (men)

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Normal eating
day

400-500
calories
(women)
500-600
calories (men)

Normal eating
day

5:2 Diet

Day 1

400-500
calories
(women)
500-600
calories
(men)

Day 2

Normal
eating
day

Day 3

Normal
eating
day

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Normal
eating
day

400-500
calories
(women)
500-600
calories
(men)

Normal
eating
day

Normal
eating
day

Intermittent for Body


Composition

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

Autophagy

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
inflammation

Best to keep these chronic infections in check

11 ways to enhance immunity and fight chronic


infections

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


Hour
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
fast

2-5 p.m.

Tired phase. Detox.


Headaches. Low
energy

5-8 p.m.

Energy and
mood lifts!
High

8-11 p.m.

If you decide to
continue, easier to
skip dinner than
lunch

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

Sleep might be
more deeper or
lighter, different
dreams

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


overeat.

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
hungry.

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


body

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
conditions.

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.

Q&As