Improve Your Immune System With Intermittent Fasting

A healthy immune system will protect you from developing illness and being infected by bacteria and viruses.

In this video, Dr. Berg talks about how to supercharge your gut microbes with intermittent fasting.

The health benefits are the following:

1. Increase resistance to oxidative stress (aging) + xenobiotic stress (exposure to chemicals)

2. Increase diversity of microbes, which important to your gut health.

3. Increase tolerance to bad bacteria

4. Restores intestinal epithelium (lining of the colon)

5. Microbes live longer

6. Starve off sugar for yeast and candida

Intermittent fasting will kill off the bad population, the pathogenic microbes, and you help the good population. These microbes do a lot for you. They help recycle and increase your bile acids, which help you digest fats and extract fat-soluble vitamins and omega-3 fats.

Purpose of Microbes:

• Bile acids

• Butyrate, which helps with insulin resistance.

• BCAA or Branch Chain Amino Acids

• Neurotransmitters

• Vitamins

• Decrease Toxins

• Decrease Inflammation

Fiber converts to butyrate.  If you go on a diet that is low in fiber, lets say the carnivore (no-plant) diet; people ask what is going to happen to my microbes long term?

We do not know. There are not a lot of studies out there. There is some people experimenting right now and what they are finding is there is a shift from one population of microbes to a completely different set of microbes. You are getting less fermentation, which means that you will have less amino acids. Potentially that could be an issue but we do not know yet.

We do know that if someone has a history of microbial imbalance (SIBO), which is small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or inflammatory conditions will do very well without a lot of vegetables. But microbes make branched-chain amino acids; they make the amino acids to help you build neurotransmitters, which transmit nerve impulses. They help you make vitamins and get rid of toxins and decrease inflammation.  We want to support these microbes and one way to do it is intermittent fasting.

This Post has been condensed from Dr. Berg’s video, Supercharge Your Gut Microbes with Intermittent Fasting

To learn more check out Dr. Berg’s other videos:

Friendly Bacteria: Why You Really Need and how it Helps

Gut Bacteria and Viruses

Why You Can Not Kill a Virus

Increase Gut Bacteria Diversity: Here’s How

Your Immune System is Mostly Gut Bacteria.

Dr. Berg is a chiropractor, who specializes in Healthy Keto & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University.

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