Intermittent Fasting – Can It Help Improve Mental Health?

I wanted to share information on intermittent fasting. There has been a ton of research on intermittent fasting to help improve diet, slow down the aging process, and helping work with inflammation that can cause depression and anxiety. Specifically, the Prolon Fasting Program was written about in a book called The Angel and the Assassin: The tiny brain cell that changed the course of medicine by Donna Jackson Nakazawa.

Nakazawa followed three women and their healing process, and one included following the Prolon Fasting Program. I would recommend reading Nakazawa’s book, and I have provided a list of sites and information so you can decide if changing your diet can help you. There is so much research, and I would encourage you to examine your health and diet as integral to your mental health.

Prolon – Fasting Program

You are what you eat: Fasting as an approach for a healthy long life – Dr. Valter Longo

The Secret Power of Fasting for Longevity and Healing 

Prolon Starvation Diet – Technology Review

Microglia: The Immune Cells of the Brain 

I also wanted to include some other information and research on intermittent fasting research.  If you watch Dr. Valter Longo’s videos above, he suggested fasting for 12 hours based on the research he has conducted.

Intermittent Fasting What is it and How Does It Work?- Johns Hopkins Medicine

Intermittent Fasting Shows Health Benefits – National Institute on Aging

How Good A Diet is Intermittent Fasting? – Scientific America

What is Intermittent Fasting? Does it Have Health Benefits? – May Clinic