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What Fasting Does to Growth Hormone

What Fasting Does to Growth Hormone

What Fasting Does to Growth Hormone

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Growth hormone is the ultimate anti-aging hormone. Here’s how you can increase it by fasting!


0:00 What is growth hormone
0:32 Benefits of growth hormone
1:02 Facts about growth hormone
1:24 How to boost growth hormone with fasting
3:13 Fasting and protein intake
4:24 Summary

In this video, we’re going to talk about how fasting influences growth hormone.

As you age, growth hormone decreases. When you’ve reached your 60s, 70s, and 80s, there’s not much growth hormone left. In turn, this affects your proteins, which causes your skin, joints, muscle, and hair to age.

Increasing growth hormone helps you preserve proteins that keep you looking youthful.

Growth hormone also helps you:
• Burn body fat
• Increase your lean muscle mass
• Preserve your muscle/prevent muscle loss
• Increase your bone density
• Boost your collagen

Growth hormone peaks at puberty, spikes when you’re sleeping, lowers when you eat, increases with high-intensity interval training, and plummets when you’re stressed.

Most importantly, growth hormone increases when you fast.

• A two-day fast increases growth hormone by up to 200%
• A three-day fast increases growth hormone by up to 300%
• A seven-day fast increases growth hormone by up to 1250%

Short-term fasting or intermittent fasting causes four-times better muscle preservation than a low-calorie diet. Fasting also inhibits protein breakdown—which is known as catabolism.

Fasting is an excellent way to support your brain and nervous system.

Keep in mind that the dietary recommendations for protein are between .6-.8 grams of protein per pound of body fat for each meal. You don’t necessarily need to have a protein shake or other protein supplement before every workout or during your fast.

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Dr. Berg, age 55, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg’s Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.


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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site.

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