This is part 2 of my series on fasting. If you haven’t read part 1, you can find it here. In that article I went into the benefits of fasting and why I personally wanted to try fasting for 5 days; not juice fasting, but putting my body into a state of ketosis.
In this article, you are going to go with me on my own 5-day fasting journey. And at the end of the article, I’m going to share with you specific supplements I took that made the experience that much easier. Here we go…
I’m a big fan of self-experimentation. It’s one thing to look at research or hear some author/blogger’s health discovery, but we are all so individual. Not to mention a lot of studies are poorly put together and people can put anything out there on the internet and call it a fact. But reading and discovering what’s working for others is a great way to get ideas about what you can try, too! Not to mention, we can’t forget how fun it is to see the expressions of your coworker, friends, or family’s faces when you explain what sort of biohack or self-experiment you’re conducting while trying not to sound like a crazy person…fun times. I enjoy it. (more…)
Here’s something that annoys me—“journalists” writing clickbait stories. I see it all the time… a study gets published—often not even peer reviewed—but because the research paper in question seems controversial enough, the author will write their own article on the subject. I like to think that sometimes they have good intentions and simply didn’t do their due diligence and just read the abstract, but regardless; it’s a shame. Most people hear about new scientific discoveries not by directly reading the research papers, but instead by reading articles. The problem is if the particular study in question is a bad one, or if it isn’t even a study at all but some anecdotal observation, there’s a lot open to interpretation. At worst, bad science is at risk of being publicized. (more…)