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The most comprehensive film on fasting ever made documents that some methods of fasting are more effective than dieting at losing and keeping off weight regardless of the diet, and more powerful than any drug for treating some chronic illnesses. Ultimately, fasting (not dieting or medication) may prove the most effective solution at solving the world's out-of-control healthcare costs.
hether you're talking about an overnight fast, or talking about a 24 hour fast, or talking about a 5-day, 10-day or 20-day, journalists and everyone like to use the same word, and this is very confusing because each turns on a completely different process
Fasting may serve as the solution to solve our epidemic of chronic illnesses today. One problem, however, is most think of only one method of fasting when they hear the term.
"One of the challenges about fasting is there's a lot of misinformation out there and several different types," James
"Whether you're talking about an overnight fast, or talking about a 24 hour fast, or talking about a 5-day, 10-day or 20-day, journalists and everyone like to use the same word, and this is very confusing because each turns on a completely different process." - Valter Longo, Ph.D. (Director, USC Longevity Institute)
Most articles, blogs and old documentaries focused on just one fasting modality and missed tremendous insight as a result.
This is the first documentary film to explore the 7 different methods of fasting including Time-Restricted Feeding (overnight fasting), Intermittent & Prolonged Fasting, Long-Term Water Fasting, Religious Fasting, Eating Disorders, Improvising or Fasting Unsafely, Fasting Mimicking Diet (fasting with food), and Juice Fasting. The film interviews 54 people including the world's leading scientists and medical professionals on fasting, as well as individuals who used fasting to treat obesity, reverse diabetes and cancer, overcome cardiovascular problems, eliminate skin problems, eradicate high blood pressure, stop 16-year chronic headaches, stop joint pain, and treat many other conditions, all without the cost or side-effects of medication, but typically under the direction of a physician.
Leading scientists and physicians in the film include Valter Longo, Ph.D. (Director, USC Longevity Institute
and contender for the Nobel Prize in Medicine), Jason Fung, M.D. (a Toronto-based physician who reverses Diabetes in his patients with fasting almost daily), Satchidananda Panda, Ph.D., (Professor at the Salk Institute
and inventor of Time Restricted Feeding), Alan Goldhamer, D.C. (founder of True North, considered the world's most respected water fasting clinic), and 27 other world-leading Ph.D. or MD scientists and practitioners of fasting.
This 100-minute feature motion picture now released is the most comprehensive and objective documentary on fasting.