Many studies have echoed this sentiment; but now the underlying mechanisms are increasingly understood: https://www.salk.edu/news-release/eat-less-live-longer/. In the actual research paper, the authors noted that that caloric restriction “reversed” a lot of the processes which we refer to as aging: https://www.sciencedirect.com/…/arti…/pii/S0092867420301525…
Supercentenarian research has long shown that anyone over the age of 110 years of age eats small meals 1-2 times per day. National Geographic’s Blue Zones confirmed that there doesn’t even exist a single long-lived and outlier-healthy populace on Earth who eats lots of big meals.
In a conversation with a client the other day, I heard a phrase, “we had to have something, because, ya know, we gotta eat.” It kept ringing in my ears. “Gotta”? For adults? Multiple times every day? Where is the research supporting that?
People know I’ve fasted for six days in a row with improved blood profiles and metabolic markers. If they’ve been following me or Elev8 Wellness for any amount of time, they know many people who’ve done intelligent fasting to incredible beneficial outcomes. George Cahill had hundreds of studies on people performing 6 WEEK fasts. There are case studies on fasting for MORE THAN A CALENDAR YEAR: https://www.elev8wellness.com/…/just-a-reminder-you-could-a…
People keep trying to use epidemiological data to figure out what it is that makes SARS-CoV-2 fatal. So far, the only known cause is “inflammatory cellular infiltration” (ie - your own body rampantly laying down unnecessary tissue in the lungs) and the only linear connection on average is age. But what is age? Age is cumulative effects of inflammation. People are more inflamed as they age, by definition. People age as they are more inflamed, by definition.
I know people keep joking about weight gain during the pandemic. But that could very well be the opposite of a joking matter. Fast, if you can. Global shutdown or not, it’ll help us live longer.