Fasting and HGH

By | December 16, 2007

This is probably one of the hard bits for most people to follow, because it takes discipline. Fasting. But what I can tell you is that fasting does do a lot to improve the HGH output of your body, as well as contributing to your overall longevity.

Food deprivation has been shown to increase the lifespan of mice in lab conditions, as it is. Back in the old days, food shortages were a normal thing. Today, people eat a lot more. Which isn’t really a bad thing. You will notice the human race has increased in size overall, ever since the good old 70s. It’s one of the reasons why today’s movies set in ancient times are really unrepresentative of the overall height and sizes of people back then.

Don’t believe me? Take a look at old pictures of say pre-Depression era pictures of the people back then. Or even any 19th century pics if you can find them online. Back then, if you were 6 feet, you were already a giant of sorts.

But the problem is, our bodies have not been conditioned to be eating all the time. Agriculture only came around about 10,000 years ago. The refrigerator only appeared early this century. We might be bigger, but not necessarily healthier. What then about increases in ailments like osteoporosis, cancer, heart disease, and diabetes? But that’s besides the point, even though obesity due to overeating is a major cause of today’s ailments.

dates.jpgEating too much, too often, leads to lowered HGH levels simply because of the increase in insulin required to convert all that blood sugar into proper glycogen stores. Although I’ll talk about this in future again, suffice to say, that insulin and HGH don’t quite get along. When one is up, the other is down.

When you fast, your body has no reason to produce insulin, therefore it is “primed” to produce growth hormone. In other words, low insulin levels make for a conducive environment for HGH to be released. Fasting is a very effective means of increasing HGH levels.

But of course fasting also:

  • cleanses the body of toxins
  • gives the systems a rest

Our foods contain a lot of toxins, preservatives, pesticides and other “unwanted” stuff. These external ingredients accumulate within the body over time. A good fasting program done regularly, should help the body loosen and flush them away.

fasting cleansing

It may well be that the raise in HGH levels due to controlled food deprivation is what enables the body to actually live a longer lifespan. So, go ahead and try controlled fasting from time to time. If possible, combine that with meditation. Your body and mind will thank you for it.