Functional Biofasting

Functional Biofasting

Functional Bio Fasting:
A synergistic combo of Intermittent Fasting & Insulin Friendly Living.
Part 13 of the Fasting & Autophagy Series

If you read my post “The Dark Side of Intermittent Fasting” you may have some questions about my view on it.

The lifestyle behaviors of modern-day intermittent fasting are found to increase health risks for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and accelerated aging.

The studies aren’t looking at lifestyle as much as they are a single behavior. The Insulin Friendly Living model of lifestyle addresses the 5 behaviors in Intermittent fasting and incorporates them so the net result not only eliminates risk, it magnifies the health, healing, and longevity potential.

There is one secret ingredient, variables.

Yes, if you strategically incorporate the elements of intermittent fasting into your insulin-friendly living, the right variables at the right time change the 5 health risks into 5 health enhancers.

One core concept in the work I do and teach in our programs is anchored in the activation of our most hardwired genetic responses for adaptation. I call them the “Start, Stop, Start,” mechanisms of the body. These deep-rooted responses drive extremely fast change in our bodies. Change that if it doesn’t happen now, we die. Survival reactions can produce the quickest healing and health improvements possible.

On a heart rate variability test the more variation you have between your heartbeats the stronger and healthier you are. The ultimate constant reading is flatline, you’re dead.

Our body evolved navigating immense variables over a long, long, time. So much so, that when we have a contestant environment, our body breaks down. The body doesn’t deal with this new constant environment well and overshoots the situation causing physical degeneration.

Bring back some variables and let the body do its thing.

Here’s how I see it.

Breakfast. I follow a fasting rotation with a 5am wake-up time, 5:30 exercise, finishing breakfast at 7:30am. My next meal is either at 1pm for lunch, finishing dinner by 6pm in an 8.5-hour eating window, OR I eat my second and last meal at 3:30 closing an 8-hour window.

Breakfast. I follow a fasting rotation with a 5am wake-up time, 5:30 exercise, finishing breakfast at 7:30am. My next meal is either at 1pm for lunch, finishing dinner by 6pm in an 8.5-hour eating window, OR I eat my second and last meal at 3:30 closing an 8-hour window.

I compound my benefits by exercising, and since I do it in the morning, while fasted, and I chose to rotate intensity training with Variable Output Exercise, even more, positive health impacts accrue. Research shows that intensity training better activates my adaptation genes, and earlier morning is the best time of day metabolically to exercise.

Insulin-friendly food choices keep my hormones and system in the repair state where my body heals, detoxifies, and rebuilds itself from new stem cells. At this point the aging process is slowing on a cellular level, improving my metabolic profile at the same time.

I don’t delay eating much and maintain a healthy window, not grazing all day, and stacking my food intake by eating more early on, and less later in the day.

Variables. Leverage anything you can to start, stop, start those adaptation genes, and watch your health and healing take off like never before. It’s amazing what can change and happen in just 3 to 6 months of applying these concepts. I have watched thousands go through it in one way or another, and it’s simply remarkable.

Now you might understand why I chuckle when people say, “You have a weight loss program, right?” Yeah, people do lose a lot of weight if they have it, but there’s so much more to this if you are willing to take the risk.

Give it a try, let me know how it goes!

We can do better!
Dr. Don

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