Who could benefit from Acupia’s Reset Detox program?
- Recent Nobel-prize awarded study done by Yoshinori Ohsumi revealed the power of fasting and creating metabolic stress in stimulating autophagy, which is a metabolic process that removes damaged proteins, macromolecules, and organelles. Autophagy acts as a survival mechanism under conditions of stress, and experimental evidence has suggested that our Reset Detox program increases autophagy and cellular clearance, thereby cleansing our system.
- Standard American Diet (SAD), a diet with heavy carbohydrates and fat, produces a lot of advanced glycation end products (AGEs). AGEs cause many inflammatory responses in our body. Our detox program decreases AGE load in the body through detox and therefore reduce multitudes of inflammatory symptoms.
- Fasting leads to pronounced decreases in triglycerides, LDL-cholesterol, insulin, and leptin. Furthermore, research has suggested that a significant improvement of insulin sensitivity from fasting can benefit hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Numerous endocrinology and clinical studies have shown that fasting activates the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. The biological mechanisms of the activation include reduced availability of cerebral glucose, insulin and leptin levels and sensation of hunger. Furthermore, fasting untangles our hormonal axis system that becomes tangled from irregular sleep patterns, intake of caffeine, and high stress.
- Neurology studies have found that decreased level of cerebral glucose induced by fasting leads helps to better regulate of serotonin metabolism, increase synaptic plasticity, improve cognitive function, and strengthen the brain’s ability to resist aging. Another benefit of fasting is the release of endogenous opioids like beta-endorphin that help with mood enhancement. Furthermore, fasting induces the production of ketone bodies which have been found to show therapeutic effects for degenerative and inflammatory neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and multiple sclerosis.
(Summarized from Fasting Therapy for Treating and Preventing Disease – Current State of Evidence Forsch Komplementmed 2013; 20:444–453)