Intermittent Fasting: The Benefits of Fasting for Health and Longevity

Transform your health and unlock the benefits of fasting!
Gerald J Joseph, B.S., M.Ed. · December 22, 2022

Intermittent Fasting: The Benefits of Fasting for Health and Longevity

Given the ongoing strain that the obesity epidemic has placed on public health outcomes, new and effective approaches to weight control are needed.

One approach to improving weight and metabolic outcomes is intermittent fasting, which consists of multiple different timing schedules for temporary food avoidance, including alternate-day fasting, other similar full-day fasting patterns, and time-restricted feeding (where the day’s food is consumed over a 6-h period, allowing for 18 h of fasting).

These feeding schedules have favorable metabolic effects by intermittently inducing the metabolism of fatty acids to ketones. The regimens overall lead to a decrease in weight and have been linked to improvements in dyslipidemia and blood pressure.

The following course outlines the major mechanisms to link fasting regimens with human health: (1) circadian biology, (2) the gastrointestinal microbiota, and (3) modifiable lifestyle behaviors such as diet, activity, and sleep and strategies to implement an intermittent fasting routine to improve health into your lifestyle.

About Instructor

Gerald J Joseph, B.S., M.Ed.

Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science, (Public Health emphasis), from San Diego State University, Master of Education degree from Grand Canyon University and current K-12 Health Education & Athletic Coaching Teaching Certificates issued by the Florida Department of Education.

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