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Growth hormone defect protects against cancer, diabetes, and cognitive decline | Valter Longo

[Rhonda]: But for people that are listening and kind of wondering, we’re talking about one of the major dietary regulators of the IGF-1 pathway which maybe you can mention a little bit about the role of IGF-1 in the aging process. [Valter]: Yeah. So, proteins, and particularly certain amino acids, methionine, cysteine, etc., they regulate […]

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Why Drink Butter Coffee? The Science of Bulletproof Coffee

Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this video. “Butter tea, it was never my cup of tea.” Perhaps Austrian Mountaineer Heinrich Harrer would have liked butter coffee better than the Tibetan Yak Butter tea. Recently, blending some mixture of fat in your coffee and having that for breakfast has gotten quite popular. The main version, “Bulletproof […]

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Is Ketosis Dangerous? (Science of Fasting & Low Carb Keto)

Recently, low carb diets, intermittent fasting and even prolonged fasting have become very popular and they all have something in common. They move you towards entering the state of ketosis. Ketosis is a state where your body is running primarily on fat, fat from your diet or your body. Ketogenesis is when Fats are broken […]

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Intermittent Fasting & Hunger – What the Science says

Intermittent fasting has gotten a lot of attention nowadays as there’s so many benefits to be had from it. It helps you lose weight, helps you gain muscle and enhances your cognitive performance. Specifically, it lowers insulin- the fat storing hormone involved with diabetes, it raises human growth hormone which does everything from increasing muscle […]

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Fasting vs. Eating Less: What’s the Difference? (Science of Fasting)

“Breakfast of champions.” What’s the difference between eating less food and eating no food? Well, Let’s look at two different situations. …In 1944, a study called the Minnesota Starvation Experiment was conducted and was designed to understand the effects of caloric restriction on the body in order to gain some knowledge that would help people […]

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