Synopsis: Fasting is a documentary on the original human diet and shows how it may serve as the solution to solve our epidemic of chronic illnesses today. This documentary explores 7 different methods of fasting.
Genre: Documentary
100 min

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- [Female] Conventional

medicine didn't really play

much of a role in my

healing and in the end,

actually what healed me, how

I healed myself was through

a combination of eating

really high quality foods

and the combination of not eating at all.

We're looking for the quick fix.

We're looking for that magic

bullet and this is probably

as close to an easy,

simple, free magic bullet

that ever existed.

- [Male] I got more

mobility change in two days

of water fasting than I did

in three weeks of therapy

and my therapist, last

Thursday, my fourth day into it,

he says, "What are you doing?"

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- The advice we give to cut a few calories

is a complete failure.

- If you compare a population

of people who never dieted

to a population of people who diet,

the dieters end up

weighing significantly more

than the non-dieters

five or 10 years later.

So we need to find new solutions.

- When someone does fasting,

it's very different than when

someone simply cuts calories.

- So when you fast,

you can look at studies

and you will see that

the basal metabolic rate

does not go down nearly as much

as the calorie restriction.

- There's always a sweet

spot for everything.

If you fast for too long, we will say,

if you got out more than say even 10 days,

your metabolism will slow and

that's what happens to people

if they try to cut calories

for a very long period of time.

Their metabolism slows and

when you start re-feeding,

you will regain the weight

and regain it very quickly.

- There's a difference in fat.

The fat that you carry around the waist

is much more dangerous for you.

This study was just published last year.

So if you look at truncal

fat mass calorie restriction

versus alternate daily fasting,

fasting was six times

better at getting rid

of the dangerous fat.

- My plan is to do a seven day fast.

In nine days, I've lost 18 pounds.

- I went seven days and

I've lost 20 pounds.

- I thought no way could I go this far

and not be hungry.

- Lots of people noticed

the past couple days

how thin that I look already.

I'm on day 21 of my 21 day

fast and I've lost 33 pounds.

- Your mind is more clear.

- You're actually gonna be more alert,

you're gonna have more

energy and more time.

- We've been skiing for three

hours and I haven't eaten

for six days and I feel plenty energized.

Woo Hoo!

I feel like I'm almost on

vacation by not eating.

- The ancient Greek mathematician,

Pythagoras, in fact,

he required his students

to fast before they came

into the classroom otherwise he thought

they wouldn't be smart

enough to figure out

what he was doing.

- So my mind feels as

good as it's ever felt.

- When you look at fasting,

it's gonna give you

the ability to do all those

things at a higher level

than you've ever done them before.

- A lot of people ask me,

"How do you stay so fit at 44 years old?"

And I quite simply look

'em in the eye and I say,

fast before fitness is the ticket.

- You're activating your body,

the sympathetic nervous

system, noradrenaline,

and growth hormone all

go up during a fast.

You actually can workout

harder than you've ever done.

- I've always worked

out on an empty stomach

in a fasted state.

- The challenges about

fasting is that there's

a lot of misinformation out there

and there are several different types.

- Whether you are talking

about an overnight fast

or you're talking about a 24 hour fast

or you're talking about a

five day or 10 day or 20 day,

people and journalists

and everybody likes to use

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