Fasting Shown To Regenerate Stem Cells, Reverse Immunosuppresion After 3 Days


What if maintaining a healthy immune system was simply by not eating for a few days, twice a year? 



Researchers at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles say that periodic fasting, by not eating for 2-4 days at a time—not only protects your immune system from damage, but also aids in the regeneration of immunity in patients who have a compromised immune system. 



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. 



Immune cells, over time, can become worn out and will not function at optimal levels. Previously, it was believed that there wasn't much to be done to overcome this apart from stem cell treatments. 

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.


"When you starve, the system tries to save energy, and one of the things it can do to save energy is to recycle a lot of the immune cells that are not needed, especially those that may be damaged. What we started noticing in both our human work and animal work is that the white blood cell count goes down with prolonged fasting. Then when you re-feed, the blood cells come back. So we started thinking, well, where does it come from?"



Periodic fasting might help correct autoimmune disorders, including those brought about by vaccines


The study focused predominantly on patients undergoing chemotherapy, whose immune systems were damaged by this form of treatment, the implications of this study go further to autoimmune disorders, It triggers the production of new, undamaged immune cells, fasting will help those who suffer rom incurable medical conditions. Prolonged fasting forces the body to use up stores of glucose, fat and ketones as well as a significant portion of existing white blood cells. Fasting is a type of detoxification, clearing out the impure so it can be replaced by the new. Researchers say that the result is the forming of a new immune system..

Prolonged fasting helps in lowering levels of an enzyme known as PKA, or protein kinase A, which earlier research has found boosts the regulation of stem cell self-renewal and pluripotency, and extends longevity. Prolonged fasting also helps in decreasing levels of IGF-1, a growth-factor hormone that's been linked to aging, tumor progression and cancer risk.

"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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