Fasting

WHAT TO EXPECT ON A 5-DAY PROLONGED FAST

In 2019,  a group of LifeOmic employees voluntarily did a modified fast of 90 to 120 hours for National Fasting February.  For more than a year we had been researching and reading the scientific literature on the mechanisms of prolonged water fasting and its potential...

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HAUNTED BY SUGAR? HOW TO BEAT INSULIN RESISTANCE

The Halloween sugar high can be scary. Sometimes we find ourselves eating as much candy as we can out of the kids’ pumpkin buckets – because let’s be honest, they need that sugar way less than we do! But there are things we can do to blunt the negative impacts of...

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NEW CONNECTIONS BETWEEN CANCER AND INSULIN RESISTANCE

In a recent study published in Cancer Cell, researchers in Colorado found that leukemia cells may hijack glucose metabolism to soak up as much energy as they need to rapidly grow and divide. In doing so, they also deprive healthy tissues of glucose. Leukemia cells...

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WHAT IS AUTOPHAGY AND HOW DOES IT HAPPEN IN YOUR BODY?

If you have been practicing intermittent fasting for a while, you might have heard that autophagy is one of its many benefits. But what is it and why is it important for your health?  What you’ll find in this article: What is autophagy? | How does autophagy happen in...

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THE 5 STAGES OF INTERMITTENT FASTING

What is intermittent fasting Fasting is an ancient practice that involves avoiding calories for a period of time. It is a simple way to control your weight that doesn’t require you to follow a specific diet, count calories or measure food. Intermittent fasting...

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Everything You Need to Know About Water Fasting

Fasting is an ancient practice where people abstain from food (and sometimes drink) for a limited period of time [1]. It’s been part of many cultures for centuries. The reasons behind this practice were mostly of spiritual and religious nature, but people have been...

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