What if maintaining a healthy immune system was simply by not eating for a few days, twice a year?
Valter Longo, an Edna M. Jones Professor of Gerontology and the Biological Sciences at the USC Davis School of Gerontology and director of the USC Longevity Institute, viewed the effects of fasting in mice and humans, finding that when these mammals fasted, their white blood cell counts had been lowered. It resulted in their bodies “recycling” old immune cells, in which triggers the production of new immune cells to replace them.
The latest research, however, reveals that periodic fasting times can flip a regenerative switch inside our bodies, altering our signaling pathways for hematopoietic stem cells, which create immunity and blood. “We could not predict that prolonged fasting would have such a remarkable effect in promoting stem cell-based regeneration of the hematopoietic system,” stated Longo, who holds a joint appointment at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
Periodic fasting might help correct autoimmune disorders, including those brought about by vaccines
“PKA is the key gene that needs to shut down in order for these stem cells to switch into regenerative mode,” says Longo.
“It gives the OK for stem cells to go ahead and begin proliferating and rebuild the entire system. And the good news is that the body got rid of the parts of the system that might be damaged or old, the inefficient parts, during the fasting. Now, if you start with a system heavily damaged by chemotherapy or aging, fasting cycles can generate, literally, a new immune system.”
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