At El Paso Back Clinic, we want to help as many people as possible achieve optimal health, through the power of nutrition. The Fasting Mimicking Diet�is the first and only clinically tested, scientific breakthrough in Fasting Mimicking technology that gives your body the stem cell-based rejuvenation of a 5-day fast while eating real food. Dr. Jimenez discusses the biological effects of the ProLon� fast mimicking diet (FMD).
Fasting: Awakening the Rejuvenation from Within | Valter Longo | TEDxEchoPark
An enlightening and provocative presentation is given by Valter Longo updating audience on the benefits of fasting for life-extension.
Dr. Valter Longo is the Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology and Biological Sciences, and Director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California � Davis School of Gerontology, Los Angeles. Dr. Longo�s studies focus on the fundamental mechanisms of aging in simple organisms, mice, and humans. The Longo laboratory has identified several genetic pathways that regulate aging in simple organisms and reduce the incidence of multiple diseases in mice and humans. His laboratory also described both dietary and genetic interventions that protect cells and improve the treatment and prevention of cancer and other diseases in mammals. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1997 and his postdoctoral training in the Neurobiology of Aging and Alzheimer�s Diseases at USC. He started his independent career in 2000 at the University of Southern California, School of Gerontology.
Heard about fasting? It is defined as, “abstinence from eating.” What this diet has the potential for in medical benefits has increased quite substantially � both in animal and medical research. Inventor of the Fast Mimicking Diet (FMD) Dr. Longo is recognized as a leading expert on longevity and has done intense work in biochemical pathways. In other words the way cells and we as humans age. This diet can change all that!
What’s all the hype about the FMD?
After years of experimenting with FMD in animal models and showing its benefits on metabolism and life span, Dr. Longo�s team analyzed the effects in human clinical trials. One hundred healthy subjects participated�with half of them following the Prolon FMD five days a month for three months, while the other half ate their regular diet.
Increase in stem cell production, (this is a marker for cell regeneration).
This diet works by shifting the body�s metabolism and enhancing the power of cells to help protect against chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This idea is beginning to catch on: according to a 2018 survey from the International Food Information Council Foundation, intermittent fasting was last year�s most popular diet. Dr. Longo is now studying if a fast-mimicking diet can improve cancer �outcomes and help prevent the disease.
Dr. Longo addresses the point that the more healthy food an individual chooses, the more one can eat. Individuals can still eat fats like pesto, and starches like pasta. The benefits happen when the individual loads up on produce. This brings in more nutrients, more fiber and the feeling of being more full. Dr. Longo is also working on the ability to train an individual’s body to eat within a 12-hour day, which acts as a quick fast overnight.
Los Angeles, Calif.�July 31, 2018�On July 10,�L-Nutra, Inc.�became the first company to market a product that has been granted a patent by the�United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)�for optimizing human healthspan, the length of time that a person is healthy. This follows a landmark patent issued in 2016 for treating diabetes and multiple patents previously issued for cancer treatment, but this is the first patented protocol to address health and wellness prior to the onset of disease. The patent is for the Fasting Mimicking Diet� (FMD�), discovered and clinically tested by the�laboratory of Valter Longo�and�Keck Hospital�at the University of Southern California (USC), a nutrition technology that is proven to reduce markers for age-related disease as well as promote tissue regeneration. The Fasting Mimicking Diet is one of few nutri-technologies that has undergone extensive scientific research and clinical trials at major universities across the world. Last year, a landmark human trial published in�Science Translational Medicine�demonstrated that ProLon is clinically proven to reduce markers of the body�s aging process, optimize weight, and maintain healthy levels of multiple metabolic markers such as cholesterol, triglyceride, glucose, and CRP (an inflammatory marker). The secret to the Fasting Mimicking Diet relies on the body�s activation of the epigenetic, metabolic, and cellular reprogramming to survive prolonged periods of fasting. Fasting Mimicking Diet Is Awarded First-Ever Patent for Optimizing Human Healthspan
Diet Decreases Calorie Intake to 1,100 on Day One
Then Around 800 the Next Four Days
The program is rich in nuts � so not for those with a nut allergy
Nutrients are crucial and are plant-based whole foods:
Olives�(note if don’t like olives)
Soup mixes – which are 80% fat, 10% protein, and 10% carbohydrate.
During the five days fast:
Exercise and Alcohol are prohibited
Coffee is limited to zero or one cup a day
How to Use ProLon FMD
What to know. To achieve the published results, one will possibly need to go through three cycles at specific times, where they don’t conflict with family/social events like birthdays, weddings, quinceaneras, etc. After three months some will choose to do the program monthly or every other month for long-term health.
Increased Brain Power Study
Preliminary studies with FMD showed remarkable brain changes
FMD fed to mice four days in a row twice a month:
Lowered visceral fat
Reduced cancer incidence and
Rejuvenated the immune system
Slowed down bone density loss
In old mice, FMD cycles promoted:
Demonstrate improved cognitive performance
It is possible that the best brains may result from the least caloric intake for five days a month
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