Hi! I'm Eric, and I'd like to share my inflammation journey. Leading up to my 50th birthday, a week of indulgence took a toll. Despite no weight gain, I experienced bloating, decreased energy, joint tightness, and lethargy. Consuming a variety of processed and unhealthy foods caused discomfort, culminating in inflammation and ultimately appendicitis. Hospitalized for days, I embraced an anti-inflammatory diet and intermittent fasting during recovery. The anti-inflammatory approach the following weeks were transformative. The positive impact on my daily activities and overall well-being was remarkable. As a result, I retained my appendix and avoided surgery, highlighting the powerful influence of foods on the body.


Exploring the Anti-Inflammatory Diet:

Consistent inflammation impacts our well-being, raising the need for managing chronic inflammation. An anti-inflammatory diet emerges as a potential solution. Chronic inflammation links to various health issues, and research suggests dietary choices play a crucial role in mitigating risks. An anti-inflammatory diet focuses on specific food choices to reduce inflammation and with the addition of weight training, mobility/flexibility training, and cardiovascular exercise this approach can be transformative on overall well-being and longevity. So, let's begin on this journey together and discover the potential of these lifestyle choices in promoting well-being, reducing inflammation, and enhancing your overall quality of life.


What is fasting?

Fasting is withholding all food and liquids except water (tea and coffee are okay without anything added). 


What is intermittent fasting?

Intermittent fasting is a pattern of eating over a period of time. Examples of intermittent fasting are:

16/8 – 16 hours of fasting/8 hours eating (Any range can be used, for example, 19/5, 20/4)

5/2 – 2 days of the week restrict calories to 500 or 600

Eat Stop Eat – Fasting for 24 hours 1-2x per week

Warrior Fast – Consume one large meal at days end

Meal Skipping – Skip meals when timely

Alternate Day Fasting – Fast every other day (variations allow 500 calories on fasting days)


Fasting, when done in a controlled and responsible manner, can have various potential benefits for both physical and mental health. It's important to note that fasting may not be suitable for everyone, and consulting with a healthcare professional is advisable before starting any fasting regimen. Here are some of the potential benefits of fasting:


  • Weight Management: Fasting can help with weight loss and weight maintenance by creating a calorie deficit, as it restricts the time during which you can eat. This can lead to reduced calorie intake.
  • Improved Insulin Sensitivity: Fasting may help improve insulin sensitivity, which can be beneficial for individuals with type 2 diabetes or those at risk of developing the condition.
  • Cellular Autophagy: Fasting can stimulate autophagy, a process in which the body cleans out damaged cells and regenerates new, healthy ones. This is thought to have various health benefits, including potentially reducing the risk of certain diseases.
  • Metabolic Health: Some forms of fasting, such as intermittent fasting, can have a positive impact on various markers of metabolic health, including reducing triglycerides, improving cholesterol levels, and reducing inflammation.
  • Brain Health: Fasting may promote the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein that supports cognitive function and may help protect against neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Heart Health: Some research suggests that intermittent fasting may have a positive effect on heart health by improving cardiovascular risk factors like blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and triglycerides.
  • Longevity: There is some evidence from animal studies that fasting regimens like calorie restriction can increase lifespan. However, more research is needed to determine if this effect is applicable to humans.
  • Psychological Benefits: Fasting can improve self-discipline and control over eating habits, which can have positive effects on mental health. Some people also report increased mental clarity and focus during fasting.
  • Immune System Support: Fasting may stimulate the production of new immune cells and enhance the body's response to infections.
  • Potential Cancer Prevention: While research in this area is ongoing, some studies suggest that fasting may help prevent certain types of cancer or enhance the effectiveness of cancer treatments.




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