What’s the best diet for weight loss PLUS health and well-being?
We say that we take a holistic approach to health. Our Dermatologist, Dr Michael Freeman has a passion for alternative therapies to help us live a healthier and happier life. One aspect he focuses on is diet. If you are looking to lose some kilos and have struggled with weight, or it’s an ongoing battle, this is one to check out.
The Skin Centre endorses the 5/2 program (not suitable for diabetics).
Every once in a while something comes along that is so simple and so good, you just can’t afford to miss out. This program is just such a thing. Don’t be put off by the fasting element. We will show you that this program is easy, and gives amazing results.
What will the 5/2 fasting diet achieve?
A significant number of people have tried this method, and it’s been routinely noted that you can expect to see marked weight loss if the program is adhered to.
It has been found the fasting element to this program can help us live longer, and even reduce the risk of mental illnesses like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Additionally, it has been noted it helps with lowering blood pressure.
Arguably the most interesting and significant benefit seen in research, is the effects on the levels of a growth hormone known as IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor). High levels of IGF-1, which is a protein produced by the liver, is believed significantly to increase the risks of colorectal, breast and prostate cancer. Low levels of IGF-1 reduce those risks.
Studies have shown this diet and others similar in extremity cause IGF-1 levels to drop and to stay down for a period after a return to normal eating. Such a reduction could make a significant difference to an individual’s likelihood of developing certain cancers.
See all of the information from Dr Freeman here