INTERMITTENT FASTING WITH MY DISEASE - YES OR NO?
When interval fasting is forbidden
Most people benefit from interval fasting. Especially in the case of many diseases, interval fasting is quite recommendable. But pregnant women, nursing mothers and small children should not fast under any circumstances. Likewise, intermittent fasting is forbidden for anorexic patients or those with severe heart disease. If you have to take medication regularly, you should consult your doctor, as the dose may have to be adjusted. Otherwise there is no patent remedy for Intermittent Fasting, as each person reacts individually.
Intermittent fasting for obesity
According to Professor Dr. Andreas Michalsen, pioneer in the matter of interval fasting and chief physician for naturopathy (Immanuel hospital in Berlin), interval fasting always leads to a lasting weight loss. Lasting therefore, since intermittent chamfering - contrary to conventional parliamentary allowance - no Jojo effect to the consequence has and into the everyday life easily into the integration can.
Particularly the easily kept interval chamfering after the 16:8-Methode is to lead with Adipositas quite fast to visible successes.
During the fasting phase, not only is old, damaged cell material replaced by new cells, but regular fat loss occurs. The organism is forced to obtain its energy by breaking down its fat reserves. Another factor is reduced insulin secretion due to less frequent carbohydrate intake. Insulin, which is produced in the pancreas, converts excess glucose into fat and inhibits hormone-sensitive lipase and the production of fat-burning hormones.
So the more often you eat during the day, the more often your insulin levels are elevated, which then prevents fat burning and promotes the formation of unhealthy fat deposits. So you can specifically combat this vicious cycle with interval fasting.
Interval fasting with high blood pressure
Intermittent fasting also has a positive effect on blood pressure.
Because apart from the secondary blood pressure, which is considered as consequence of a primary illness, the primary blood high pressure is to be affected also over the nutrition. Thus it comes by the Intermittent fasting to an increased excretion of common salt. Adrenaline secretion, also known as a promoting factor for hypertension, is also reduced.
Diabetologist Hana Kahleova conducted a study with 54 patients suffering from type 2 diabetes, in which the results of a calorie-reduced diet were compared with the results of 16:8 interval fasting. After a few weeks, the group of patients on interval fasting showed improved blood values as well as reduced blood lipids. Furthermore, there were improved values with regard to an existing fatty liver as well as a significant weight loss. Of course straight with insulin-reliant Diabetikern should be avoided each danger of the Unterzuckerung. But in type 2 diabetes, this danger is usually far less than in type 1 diabetics, who have to inject the missing insulin right from the start. The causes are also completely different here, so that a careful distinction must be made between the different manifestations of diabetes mellitus.
In the case of type 2 diabetes, the pancreas can recover under interval fasting and the cells react more sensitively to insulin again if they are not constantly attacked with it.
But also the type 1-Diabetiker is to profit possibly, newest studies according to, from the regular chamfering phases of the Intervallfastens.
A study with human pancreas cells suggests that intermittent fasting stimulates the formation of new insulin-producing pancreas cells. Research by Professor Valter Longo shows that regular periods of fasting can actually increase the number of beta cells, which would be nothing short of a miracle, especially for a type 1 diabetic, which has so far been considered incurable. Mice with type 2 and type 1 diabetes have already been cured in this way. In cell cultures of human pancreases, it has also been possible to reactivate non-functioning cells of type 1 diabetics by depriving them of food.
It is assumed that fasting activates certain genes, which in turn stimulate the formation of the protein neurogenin-3. This appears to play an important role in the formation of new insulin-producing pancreatic cells.
Nevertheless, a type 1 diabetic should fast only under medical supervision, if at all, because it is not only the meal insulin that needs to be adjusted. The basal insulin, which is injected from the liver to provide glucose, must also be reduced to prevent dangerous hypoglycemia. The ketone levels must also be checked regularly.
Intermittent fasting and blood lipids
Interestingly, the stored LDL cholesterol is utilized or burned for energy during interval fasting. Thus, intermittent fasting prevents high cholesterol. As soon as the glucose reserves are used up, the LDL cholesterol in the fat cells is used up to provide energy for the organism in this way.
Intermittent fasting in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
With both disease pictures it concerns chronic intestine inflammations, whose multi-factorial causes could not be clarified up to now completely.
Intermittent fasting generally has an anti-inflammatory effect, which in the long term can also have a beneficial effect on chronic intestinal inflammations such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. However, it is advisable to involve the doctor treating the patient in order to be able to adequately adjust any medication administered in the event of changes.
Interval fasting and depression
In general, regular fasting is said to make people more alert and euphoric, as so-called happiness hormones are released after some time. Especially the increased release of serotonin is responsible for the mood high and contributes to mental well-being.
According to studies on mice, interval fasting or a diet similar to fasting is said to have a favorable effect on anxiety and aggression.
Depending on the severity and the cause of the depression, Intermittent Fasting can be tried as an alternative therapy.
On sleep disturbances, often a concomitant of depressions, the interval fasting is to affect likewise positively. This could also be related to the higher release of serotonin, which is needed for the production of the sleep hormone melatonin. As a result, you fall asleep faster and are well-rested the next day. Some interval fasters even report that they now need less sleep than before.
Intermittent fasting for thyroid disorders
Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disease in which the overactive immune system stimulates inflammation of the body's own thyroid tissue - in other words, attacks it. In addition, Hashimoto's leads to inflammation in the intestines. Overweight, which is difficult to reduce, is also a typical side effect of this thyroid disease.
Intermittent fasting curbs inflammation and some sufferers report remarkable weight loss. Studies, which possibly prove the influence of the Intervallfastens on Hashimoto, are so far however still pending.
Also with a thyroid underfunction, which has no autoimmune process to the cause, the Intervallfasten is to affect favorably. For example, during the fasting phase there is a reduced release of the thyroid hormone T3, while the reverse T3 is produced in greater quantities. Since interval fasting can lead to an increased effect of thyroid hormones taken, the attending physician should be involved in any case.
With a thyroid overfunction the basic conversion is already increased anyway. How the Interval Fasting affects here, must be examined only by appropriate studies sufficiently.
Interval fasting with migraine
While the welfare chamfering after Buchinger is to affect itself very favorably with Migrane, there are so far few studies over the effect of the Interfallfastens for the prevention or treatment of Migrane.
Nevertheless patients report again and again an improvement of their complaints.
However, individual intuition is required here. Because also a low sugar level can mean stress for the organism and thus lead to a migraine attack. If you suffer from migraines, it is advisable to consult your doctor and see whether intermittent fasting reduces or increases your migraine attacks.
Intermittent fasting should therefore be considered individually, even in the case of illnesses of various kinds.
Just as every person is unique, so are their reactions to Intermittent Fasting.