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Mattson’s studies have built on decades-old research establishing a connection between caloric intake and brain function. In laboratory experiments, Mattson and his colleagues have found that intermittent fasting—limiting caloric intake at least two days a week—can help improve neural connections in the hippocampus while protecting neurons against the accumulation of amyloid plaques, a protein prevalent in people with Alzheimer’s disease. “Fasting is a challenge to your brain, and we think that your brain reacts by activating adaptive stress responses that help it cope with disease,” says Mattson. “From an evolutionary perspective, it makes sense your brain should be functioning well when you haven’t been able to obtain food for a while.”

Please note that the so-called Big 8 are specific to allergies, not intolerances (these can but don’t always overlap) or diagnoses such as, for example, Celiac disease, but again, they can overlap and my experience has been that I, and many others, have experienced an amazing transformation finding intolerances and eliminating them.


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