Intermittent Fasting: From the Ancient Greeks to Isagenix

Calorie restriction (CR) has attracted considerable attention from the press and the scientific community. Since the seminal rat studies of Dr. Clive McCay at Cornell University in the 1930s, the benefits of CR like longer lifespans have been demonstrated in laboratory animals while short-term human studies have documents weight loss and metabolic improvements. Continue reading →

Could Eating Less Be Good For Your Telomeres?

Having less on your plate might help preserve your telomeres and keep you feeling younger, hints a mouse study from Spain. The study found that young mice fed fewer calories across most of their lifespan were healthier and had longer telomeres. In addition, the calorie restriction combined with greater levels of telomerase—the enzyme that maintains the length of telomeres—led to increased mouse "health span" and longevity. The team of scientists, led by Maria Blasco, director of the Continue reading →

Cleanse Days Combat Weight Gain and Oxidative Stress

Worried you might eat too much at Thanksgiving or during the holiday season? Following the festivities with a couple of Cleanse Days is an effective way to get back on track by compensating for the extra calories eaten. Results from a study published recently in the International Journal of Obesity show just that. In a randomized trial on 107 middle-aged, overweight or obese women, researchers compared intermittent calorie restriction—similar to Cleanse Days on an Isagenix system—with Continue reading →