Fasting is one of the proven ways to prolong life and youth
Fasting significantly increases life span of various living creatures, from unicellular yeasts to primates. It was proved as early as in the middle of the last century and is backed up with many facts described in numerous works of Russian and foreign researchers.
In his book Living to be 300, Suren Arakelyan, a renowned vet, gives examples of rejuvenation of fasting birds and animals.
His experiment with Japanese chickens that well outlived their life expectancy is only one of them.
Arakelyan claims that a 7-day course of fasting did an incredible thing to ‘spent’ hens — the old birds transformed, clotted feathers fell out and were replaced with new ones.
Birds were alive and energetic again. However, most importantly, 91% of the study participants began to lay eggs again two months after fasting. Moreover, fasting therapy increased the life span of these birds threefold.
Here is another well-known worm experiment of Dr. Crew’s: intermittent (phased) fasting increased the life span of the test specimen of a planarian 20-fold!
Human body is, naturally, more complex than that of a planarian and it cannot be renovated completely with fasting. However, rejuvenation is significant and always visible. Both, fasters and their friends admire the transformation.
Lev Polezhaev, Dr.of Biology, believes that fasting is a natural factor contributing to physiological recovery, renovation of all body cells, including their molecular and chemical composition.