No topic in the health sciences is more fundamental or more poorly understood than nutrition. How and what we eat now causes more disease and death than any other health risk factor. About half of all American adults have one or more preventable, diet-related chronic diseases.
Our norm of three meals a day with snacks between is antithetical to our biology. Recent research suggests a new paradigm with remarkable effects on aging, disease, and weight control.
It’s about time.
Caloric restriction (CR), a dramatic reduction in caloric intake without malnutrition, has been shown to not only reduce weight but prolong…
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Even if you’re unfamiliar with the nitty-gritty of intermittent fasting, you’re probably aware of its broad strokes. By restricting your food intake a couple days a week (the 5:2 diet) or squishing all your meals into a short daily window (time-restricted fasting), you can lose weight. There’s also mounting evidence that regular bouts of fasting can lower your disease risks, improve your brain function, and even extend your life.
Experts say these diets…
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