I’ve posted one of the interviews of Dr. Valter Longo and Dr. Rhonda Patrick. I’m not sure if this is a re-post or the part 2. Much of it was somewhat familiar. BUT, even if a repeat, what “woke me up” was at the 48 minute mark it sunk in that they said they fixed Type ONE Diabetes in a mouse model. That’s when you are missing the cells to make insulin as opposed to Type TWO where it is insulin resistance. It also improves Type 2 Diabetes, but Type 1 is generally thought “untouchable”… Thus the wake up WT? moment.
What’s going on is the periodic fast (5 days a month) causes a cyclical repair cycle of “take out the trash and damaged cells” followed by “rebuild from stem cells”. It’s that rebuild from stem cells step where the magic happens. That’s where the pancreatic cells were repaired and it is also how auto-immune white blood cells get replaced with naive white blood cells that are no longer auto-immune. That’s how it reduced arthritis problems.
So I finally “got it”. The diet is 5 days of about 750 to 1000 calories, low on sugars and proteins, followed by 25 days of a more normal diet.
The video goes through a lot of the metabolic details. One other “take away” for me as that up-regulation of IGF-1 in a high protein diet. That is a promoter of things like autoimmune cell growth and such. So just going “low calorie” for 5 days doesn’t work (well?) if you do it on all meat. Bummer.
So all that in mind, I’m going to dig into the FMD (Fasting Mimicking Diet) details a bit more and then start working it in (one day at a time). It looks like “buttered vegetables” are fine as there’s a decent fat level allowed.
There’s extensive show notes (so you can just read it all) here:
Or order the book:
Here’s the interview:
The idea that I can spend 5 days out of a month, for 4 to 8 months, having salad and buttered vegetables (or whatever…) and reset my cells by growing new ones devoid of defects via genesis from stem cells is kind of a big deal.
I think the book is going on my Christmas List ;-)