In the media this week there is a buzz around banning eating on public transport. This will upset some people but there are lots of benefits to cutting down on how often we eat and hunger is not dangerous!

We are socially conditioned to fear hunger, told fasting is dangerous  and we have been told by ‘who knows who’ that we need to eat regularly, to ‘keep our metabolism going’.

This is not only wrong but it is promoting insulin resistance that leads to type 2 diabetes, obesity, hormone imbalances and in some cases cancer. Insulin is released every time we eat and insulin  is a storage and growth hormone and humans are not supposed to be in growth and storage mode all day. There are numerous studies that link calorie restriction and fasting to longevity.

Why Going Without Food For a Bit is A Good thing

Our ancestors would have gone without food for up to days at a time and the body makes specific biological changes to adapt to this, so our are genetics are geared for fasting.

Why Fasting Is Good for Your Health

During periods where our body is energy nutrient deprived, autophagy acts a survival mechanism to make energy.

Japanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2016 for his research on autophagy.

Autophagy is key for

Autophagy is like a spring clean, or ripping out an old kitchen to put a new one in. Not enough autophagy is linked to many diseases, simply because people are constantly in a ‘fed state’

I feel deeply saddened that people have been mis-informed about food and fear fasting or being hungry as it is evident in society the impact of food being forced at us wherever we go.


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