Just a couple of quickie updates for you to get your research fix on:
I told you all about the medical benefits of fasting last month, but the NY Times has some new research on the subject. The gist?
– Starving all day and then eating an entire day’s worth of calories at night = majorly bad for you.
– Skipping your evening meal every other day or every day like Tibetan Monks do (and not making up the calories) = good weight loss and a plan that 9 out of 10 participants felt they could “easily” stick with & lower incidence of diabetes & asthma.
– Fasting once a month in a scheduled manner = lower incidence of diabetes and a significant increase in heart health with a reduction in cardiovascular disease.
Now that I’ve frightened you with intentional hunger, I’ll assuage your fears with food;) I came across Bob’s Food is Remedy, Food is Medicine blog. It’s a great site for unlocking the healing potential of stuff you already have in your cabinet. Plus Bob likes to experiment on himself so, you know, he’s a kindred spirit;)