Nature hates wimps: 4 types of fasting that prolong life

Природа ненавидит слабаков: 4 вида голоданий, которые продлевают жизнь

Modern man lives on average 70 years. It turns out, only got a taste, and it’s time to eternal rest. The ancient Greeks-Pelasgians believed that, dying at age 70, a man dies in his childhood, and he really could live up to 200 years, says lifter.

And if you imagine that the process of conscious longevity is a sport, then you can try to compete in life expectancy. He lived to 80 years – excellent! So exercise was not in vain. But what coach in this case?

In the aging process of the backup capabilities of the human organs and systems are shrinking with each passing year. So if you don’t want to age – train your reserves! This means regular use, but reserves are spent first when something is missing.

The body may not have enough food, water, oxygen, information. Their conscious, artificial restriction encourages the use of reserve capacity, i.e. their training.

1. The interval fasting.

There is a lovely, known since ancient times the method of recovery of the body – starvation. This is a temporary and complete refusal of food. The purpose of this starvation – the transition to internal power, i.e. the use of the reserves. This is possible only under condition of complete cessation of supply.

Only pure water. A glass of juice, for example, drunk in this period, prevents the transition to internal power and blocking mechanisms to balance the flow of reserves. Scientists claim that in a short starvation diet on their own stock of General needs of the body, and is even more comprehensive than the usual food.

The authors of the studies in mice say that while fasting for 12-16 hours, the body is depleting your energy source of glucose or sugar in the liver. The body switches to fatty acids for fuel. Instead of burning sugar, the body burns fat, more efficient source of energy. It mobilizes ketone bodies.

Metabolic changes from glucose to ketones in research on humans and other animals have been associated with better health and greater resistance to chronic diseases. Cognitive studies indicate that when activated ketones, the brain becomes sharper.

In his book “the Miracle of fasting” by Paul Bragg wrote:

“Every week, without skipping I am, 24-or 36-hour starvation. In addition, I have fasted for 7-10 days four times a year. For many years, when I follow this schedule and keep myself in excellent condition, I live like the walking Dynamo.
My day is full of more than a year from that person. I have unlimited energy for work and play. I’m never tired, never sleepy. I keep active mentally and physically. I have all enough time and effort.”

Paul Bragg died at 95 years old, doing …surfing is a difficult and dangerous sport. At the conclusion of the autopsy, his organs and vessels were in excellent condition.

2. Dry fasting.

Now let’s see what happens when the so-called “dry” fasting, when we stop not only to eat but to drink. Water makes up about 70% of the body supplied with drink and food composition, but, in addition, about 400 ml per day formed in the oxidation of fats.

During the “dry” fasting amount of this metabolic water is greatly increased, and for some time meets the needs of the body.

Research physiologists have shown that at rest, at a comfortable temperature, a person may not drink for up to 10 days. After the earthquake in Mexico in 1985, under the rubble were found a boy. He survived, but did not eat or drink for 13 days.

During the “dry” fasting, our body uses its “reserves” – excess fat, atheroma, atherosclerotic plaques in vessels and other “junk” that under normal conditions the body to remove.

Regenerating and cleansing effect of dry fasting 2-3 times higher than when fasting on water. After each 36-hour hunger strike, there is a surge of energy and strength, improves memory, sharpens vision, hearing, smell, taste and increased efficiency. 6 days dry fasting by efficiency is approximately 15 days of fasting with water.

It turns out that like half a month the body is cleansing and recovery. The aging process slows down.

3. Oxygen starvation.

The lack of oxygen there is hypoxia, ie oxygen starvation. Complete lack of oxygen leads to irreversible changes and death, and, by the time it goes by minutes.

In connection with such hard necessity in the body there is a powerful anti-hypoxic system. It provides reaction, both short-term and long oxygen starvation.

Under short-term hypoxia the heart begins to beat faster and stronger, pumping more blood; the reserve amount of blood coming from the spleen: blood vessels expand the brain, heart, lungs, organs most sensitive to oxygen deficiency; increases the level of hormones of the adrenal cortex, etc.

With prolonged hypoxia, for example, high in the mountains, increasing the mass of the lung tissue, the formation of new capillaries in all organs and tissues, increases the number of red blood cells, increases the content of myoglobin (an oxygen reserve in muscles), aktiviziruyutsya oxygen-free energy exchange, increasing production of hormones, increases the number of active mitochondria per unit mass of the cell, i.e. increases the overall energy level.

In the aging process everything is exactly the opposite: the energy level decreases, the blood supply of organs deteriorates, the production of hormones decreases, etc. Therefore, training antihypoxia system is very important. Artificially hypoxia can be achieved in different ways.

The most accessible of the so-called ventilation hypoxia – breathing exercises with reduced ventilation. In literature one can find a large number of systems of breathing and delay inspiratory, exhale, slow exhalation, etc. All of them are efficient because provide short-term hypoxia and training antihypoxia system.

As a example, the breathing exercise by Indian yoga “Kevala-kumbhaka”, which means “absolutely calm pause.” The exercise is complete cessation of breathing on the background of the most relaxed muscles. Pause lasts as long as can withstand, and is repeated several times a day.

Less accessible, but more effective training antihypoxia system – exogenous hypoxia. Caused by reducing the so-called partial pressure of oxygen during prolonged stay at high altitude conditions. The effect described above, but to achieve it you need at least 3-4 weeks.

4. Information starvation.

For information nature has provided a natural periodic information starvation in the form of sleep. During sleep, the flow of information from outside is limited, we do not see, hear, feel smell and touch to the skin, relax the taste buds.

We are not talking about a superficial, but a deep, restful sleep. The conditions for him is a darkened room with good ventilation and soundproofing, a comfortable temperature and humidity, comfortable bed.

The sign of the normal sleep – good health and mood after waking up. But where are the reserves? The fact that during sleep the brain is not idle.

There are two phases of sleep – slow and fast. It is established that in REM sleep the activity of nerve cells in most parts of the brain increases, reaching a level of wakefulness.

The function of the brain – processing, storage and transmission of information, so it is active work by limiting external information suggests that processing of the backup information stored in memory. You sleep, and the brain continues to solve problems involving the accumulated previous experience.

The man has another need related to the limitation of external information; the need periodically to be alone.

Privacy is also a kind of information starvation. Man for man, a powerful irritant, requiring constant attention and tension. The inability to be alone can lead to nervous breakdown and even to mental disorders.

Thus, to force the body to use its reserves we can and with the help of periodic hard work of individual organs and systems. But the body is a single unit and training of one system invariably activates to some extent all the rest.