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The brain growth caused by fasting provides enhanced memory formation, strengthens your ability to learn new skills and information, and sharpens your ability to recall essential information.
And according to Mark Mattson, head of the Lab of Neuroscience at John Hopkins University, this landslide of benefits occurs because fasting creates a “stress” on the brain.
Normally, stress is a bad thing,
But in the case of fasting… the stress is just enough to be beneficial, and just enough to kick the brain into overdrive, elevate its function as you go into “hunting mode”, and stimulate growth.
Mark Mattson Ph.D. also states that fasting can help the brain ward off neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia .
Fasting’s constant stress on the brain forces it to grow and become stronger in its many processes.
Therefore, fighting off diseases that cause the brain to degenerate,
Put simply, if you’re hungry, your brain won’t flounder into a storm of degenerative madness, it will elevate itself to keep you alive, bolstering your brainpower in the process.
Maybe this is why Dementia and Alzheimer’s are basically non-existent in Ikaria… And women and men age 80+ are still able to battle the youth in card games, run businesses, and have a merrymaking time with friends.