Neuroscience Proves That Fasting Is Actually Good for the Brain, Yet Big Pharma Refuses to Acknowledge It

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The medical industry has often come under scrutiny for the marketing practices employed by big pharma. In fact, it is estimated that the pharmaceutical industry spends at least $5 billion annually on marketing in the United States. When you break it down that is more than $8000 for each physician! These samples, direct mailing campaigns and pharmaceutical representative consultations have been found to have a significant impact on the decisions that our physicians are making, one that illustrates a level of control that many find incredibly concerning.

Many of those working in the medical field have become so concerned that some organizations are even taking steps to fight back. One of the larger healthcare providers in the country, the University of Wisconsin Hospital, has now banned samples from the hospital entirely, instituting a voucher program to replace them.

RWC News Neuroscience Proves That Fasting Is Actually Good for the Brain, Yet Big Pharma Refuses to Acknowledge It
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Due to this heavy influence from Big Pharma, we, the patients, are not always receiving the most accurate and important information in relation to our health. Medical discoveries that go against the over profitability and success of the pharmaceutical industry often do not receive the same public recognition.

One example of this is the use of fasting for your overall health and well-being. The approach of intermittent fasting has recently caught the attention of a number of healthcare professionals and health researchers, leading to studies investigating the impact of this practice on the human body.

What is intermittent fasting you may ask? Differing significantly from merely restricting your calorie intake, it refers to an eating habit that alternates cycles of both eating and fasting. This isn’t a diet, and it doesn’t specify which foods or which types of foods you should be consuming on a daily basis. Instead, it focuses on what time of day you should be eating. For example, some people practice the ‘16/8’ method during which they fast for 16 hours of the day, eating only during the 8 hours between noon and 8 PM.

RWC News Neuroscience Proves That Fasting Is Actually Good for the Brain, Yet Big Pharma Refuses to Acknowledge It
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Lowers Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

It has been found that those who practice intermittent fasting experience a reduction in insulin resistance. In doing so, the body’s insulin stores are able to work in an optimal manner, lowering blood sugar levels. By better controlling blood sugar levels you are able to reduce the risk of developing diabetes.

Intermittent Fasting Impacts the Function of Hormones, Genes and Cells in the Body

When you are not consuming food for a length of time the body begins to readjust, making changes to the way that it functions. This includes triggering important cellular repair processes which work to complete important functions such as the removal of waste material from the cells of the body, dropping the blood levels of insulin (facilitating the burning of fat within the body), and increasing the blood levels of growth hormone within the body (encouraging fat loss and muscle gain).

Reducing Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in the Body

Oxidative stress and inflammation in the body have been suspected to be responsible for a number of common diseases in the body. Studies have found that practicing intermittent fasting we are able to fight inflammation and improve the body’s resistance to oxidative stress, promoting better overall health.

Promotes Weight Loss and the Reduction of Belly Fat

The most common reason for choosing intermittent fasting, this practice has been found to encourage weight loss in the body. By reducing the time period of the day in which you are eating, you will, inherently, reduce your caloric intake. It is important to note that this will only be effective if you avoid overeating during that time.

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Shelby Maydfunov
I have been reporting for RWC News for 2 years now. I am the daughter of parents legally immigrated here from Russia 41 years ago. I am 27 years old.

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