AMPK ACTIVATORS & MTOR INHIBITORS
At the start or end of your dry fast, or as a brief interval for instance in mornings, to increase mTOR inhibition, AMPK activation and maintain autophagy effects do a 4-6 oz cup of BLACK (no cream or mct oil as this releases insulin) coffee, matcha, black tea, INTERSTELLAR BLEND. This addition will provide energy and clarity all day long without engaging mTOR pathway, halting autophagy or deactivating AMPK — plus you won’t be hungry or craving anything. If you research the anti aging herbs in the blend you will see why this is a wise decision to add to your daily regiment and if you choose to drink it upon rising or as an intermission you are maintaining calorie (carb/protein) restriction (mTOR inhibition/AMPK activation/autophagy) until feeding window. You can also skip this altogether and drink this at feeding window and dry fast (or fluid restrict ie. a second small 4 0z cup mid afternoon is not a deal breaker) straight through the 18-22 hours. ZERO CALORIES. Explore both options to find best fit. You want a plan that you can stick to and that provides results.
A few of the herbs in INTERSTELLAR blends that inhibit mTOR:
“Thus, herein we define the mechanistic effects of Reishi focusing on the phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT/mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway, a regulator of cell survival and growth. The present study demonstrates that Reishi treated IBC SUM-149 cells have reduced expression of mTOR downstream effectors at early treatment times, as we observe reduced eIF4G levels coupled with increased levels of eIF4E bound to 4E-BP, with consequential protein synthesis reduction.”http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0057431
“Further adding to our recent suggestion on its correlation with phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K)-Akt signaling, we have now revealed that AST caused overexpression of PTEN and down-regulation of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) expression. Nevertheless, these events were preceded by a decrease in nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB)/DNA binding activity with continuous ERK 1/2 activation. Some of these effects became more intense in cytokine-induced cells. Our findings in this study suggest that AST induces the extrinsic apoptotic cascade and causes cell cycle arrest in HT-29 cells by modulation of both mTOR and ERK signaling pathways, of which inhibition of NF-κB is important in the latter mechanism. Most of the above processes are more pronounced in cytokine-induced cells.”https://www.spandidos-publications.com/ijmm/26/3/341?text=abstract
He Shou Wu (Polygonum multiflorum)
“Twelve-week-old male obese Zucker diabetic fatty (ZDF) rats were used. Compared with their lean counterparts, obese ZDF rats exhibited hypertension and mesenteric artery endothelial dysfunction (n=6, P<0.05), along with impaired Akt/mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling and upregulated expression of beclin1, LC3II/I, p62, ATG5 and ATG7 in mesenteric arterioles (n=6, P<0.05), suggesting increased and impeded autophagy in mesenteric arteries from ZDF rats. Two-week TSG administration (100mg/kg/day) by gavage significantly decreased blood pressure (BP) and improved microvascular endothelial function (n=6, P<0.05), reactivated Akt/mTOR pathway and decreased endothelial autophagy in obese ZDF rats (n=6, P<0.05). Rapamycin pretreatment blocked the hypotensive effect of TSG in obese ZDF rats. Suppression of Akt and mTOR expression with siRNAs significantly blunted the anti-autophagic effect of TSG in cultured human umbilical vein endothelial cells as evidenced by abnormal autophagic flux and increased expression of autophagy-associated proteins, respectively (n=3, P<0.05).”http://scholar.googleusercontent.com/scholar?q=cache:XQib-CTAWXQJ:scholar.google.com/+Polygonum+multiflorum+mtor+Tetrahydroxystilbene+-motor&hl=en&as_sdt=0,44&as_ylo=2014
“In addition to its multiplex stress-protective activity, Rhodiola rosea extracts have recently demonstrated its anti-aging, anti-inflammation, immunostimulating, DNA repair, and anti-cancer effects in different model systems. Molecular mechanisms of Rhodiola rosea extracts’ action have been studied mainly along with one of its bioactive compounds, salidroside. BothRhodiola rosea extracts and salidroside have contrast molecular mechanisms on cancer and normal physiological functions. For cancer, Rhodiola rosea extracts and salidroside inhibit the mTOR pathway and reduce angiogenesis through downregulation of the expression of HIF-1α/HIF-2α.”https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40495-017-0106-1
“Derived from Panax ginseng, the natural product 20(S)-Protopanaxadiol (PPD) has been reported for its cytotoxicity against several cancer cell lines. The molecular mechanism is, however, not well understood. Here we show that PPD significantly inhibits proliferation, induces apoptosis and causes G2/M cell cycle arrest in human laryngeal carcinoma cells (Hep-2 cells). PPD also decreases the levels of proteins related to cell proliferation. Moreover, PPD-induced apoptosis is characterized by a dose-dependent down-regulation of Bcl-2 expression and up-regulation of Bax, and is accompanied by the activation of Caspase-3 as well. Further molecular mechanism is revealed by direct stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (dSTORM)—a novel high-precision localization microscopy which enables effective resolution down to the order of 10 nm. It shows the expression and spatial arrangement of mTOR and its downstream effectors, demonstrating that this ginsenoside exerts its excellent anticancer effects via down-regulation of mTOR signaling pathway in Hep-2 cells. Taken together, our findings elucidate that the antitumor effect of PPD is associated with its regulation of mTOR expression and distribution, which encourages further studies of PPD as a promising therapeutic agent against laryngeal carcinoma.” http://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/22/3/486/htm
A few of the herbs in INTERSTELLAR blends that activate AMPK:
“Gynostemma pentaphyllum (G. pentaphyllum) is a herbaceous vine of the family Cucurbitaceae (cucumber or gourd family) that is indigenous to and widely used in Asian countries including Korea, China, and Japan as traditional medicines or tea. Total extracts or saponins from this plant have been shown to exert a wide range of beneficial effects such as reducing cholesterol and blood glucose levels, strengthening immunity, and inhibiting cancer growth ([13-16]). These activities likely overlap with diverse downstream effects on AMPK activation (). In vitro studies revealed that damulin A and B, two dammarane-type saponins purified from the leaves of G. pentaphyllum, are able to increase the phosphorylation of AMPK and acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) through which β-oxidation can be stimulated ().
We recently reported that, the ability of a G. pentaphyllum leaf ethanol extract to activate AMPK is increased by autoclaving with increasing the levels of AMPK activators damulin A and B (). In both cultured HepG2 and L6 myotube cells, this heat-processed G. pentaphyllum extract named “actiponin” dose-dependently increases the expression of key factors that regulate fat oxidation and adaptive thermogenesis while decreasing the expression of lipogenic transcription factors (). Furthermore, oral administration of actiponin reduces body fat mass in ob/ob mice by stimulating AMPK and ACC phosphorylation in the soleus muscle (). Although the antiobesity activities of G. pentaphyllum extract have been demonstrated in vitro and in vivo ([17, 18]), the effects of this plant extract on humans are unclear. Therefore, we performed the first clinical trial for evaluating the antiobesity effects of actiponin on human subjects. The objective of the present study was to document the effect of 12-week actiponin supplementation on body fat composition (particularly abdominal fat) in obese Korean participants using a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled protocol.” http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/oby.20539/full
“Korean Red Ginseng attenuates ethanol-induced steatosis and oxidative stress via AMPK/Sirt1 activation
These results demonstrate that RGE and its ginsenoside components inhibit alcoholic steatosis and liver injury by adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase/sirtuin 1 activation both in vivo and in vitro, suggesting that RGE may have a potential to treat alcoholic liver disease.” http://www.ginsengres.com/article/S1226-8453(14)00103-1/pdf
“Anti-diabetic effect of black ginseng extract by augmentation of AMPK protein activity and upregulation of GLUT2 and GLUT4 expression in db/db mice
The mice group treated with GBG05-FF showed decreased fasting blood glucose and glucose tolerance compared to that of the nontreated GBG05-FF group. In the blood analysis, GBG05-FF decreased main plasma parameter such as HbA1c, triglyceride, and total-cholesterol levels related to diabetes and improved the expression of genes and protein related to glucose homeostasis and glucose uptake in the liver and muscle. The histological analysis result shows that GBG05-FF decreased lipid accumulation in the liver and damage in the muscle. Moreover, GBG05-FF increased the phosphorylation of the AMPK in the liver and upregulated the expression of GLUT2 in liver and GLUT4 in muscle. Therefore, the mechanisms of GBG05-FF may be related to suppressing gluconeogenesis by activating AMPK in the liver and affecting glucose uptake in surrounding tissues via the upregulation of GLUT2 and GLUT4 expression.” https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12906-017-1839-4
“Panax ginseng extract regulates autophagy by AMPK signaling in A549 human lung cancer cells
Panax ginseng has been used worldwide as a traditional medicine for the treatment of cancer and other diseases. The antiproliferative activity of ginseng has been increased after enzymatic processing of ginseng saponin, which may result in the accumulation of minor saponins, such as Rh2, Rg3, compound K and protopanaxatriol type (PPT) in modified regular ginseng extract (MRGX). In the present study, the anticancer activity and the associated mechanisms of MRGX were investigated using A549 human lung cancer cells. To elucidate the mechanisms underlying the effects of MRGX, we performed a microarray analysis of gene expression in the A549 cells. Molecular mechanisms that were associated with the anticancer activity of MRGX were studied, with a special focus on the autophagy-related multiple signaling pathways in lung cancer cells. Microarray analyses elucidated autophagy-related genes affected by MRGX. Administration of MRGX at 100 µg/ml induced punctate cytoplasmic expression of LC3, Beclin-1 and ATG5 and increased expression of endogenous LC3-II whereas 50 µg/ml did not inhibit the proliferation of A549 cells. Compared to the control cells, in cells treated with MRGX at 100 µg/ml, the level of p-Akt was increased, while that of mTOR-4EBP1 was decreased. Downregulation of mTOR and 4EBP1 in the MRGX-treated cells was found not to be a p-Ulk (S757)-dependent pathway, but a p-Ulk (S317)-dependent autophagic pathway, using AMPK. These data suggest that MRGX regulates AMPK and induces autophagy in lung cancer cells.” https://www.spandidos-publications.com/or/37/6/3287?text=fulltext
“Effects of High Hydrostatic Pressure Extract of Korean Fresh Ginseng on Hepatic Lipid Accumulation and AMPK Activation in HepG2 Cells
Ginseng is widely used as a medicinal herb and has demonstrated effects against liver diseases. The aim of this study is to investigate the hypolipidemic effects of the high hydrostatic pressure extract of Korean fresh ginseng (HEG) on hepatic lipid accumulation in HepG2 cells. The intracellular triglyceride and cholesterol contents were determined using enzymatic colorimetric methods. The mRNA levels of fatty acid synthase (FAS) and 3- hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl CoA reductase (HMGCR) were assayed by quantitative real-time PCR. The activity of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) was measured with an AMPK kinase assay kit. HEG significantly reduced hepatic triglyceride and cholesterol contents in HepG2 cells. Furthermore, HEG suppressed the expression of FAS, a key enzyme in fatty acid synthesis, and HMGCR, a rate-limiting enzyme in hepatic cholesterol synthesis. Additionally, HEG increased the activity of AMPK, a major regulator of lipid metabolism. These results suggest that HEG reduces hepatic lipid accumulation with inhibition of FAS and HMGCR expression and stimulation of AMPK activity in HepG2 cells. Consequently, HEG may be beneficial as a functional food ingredient to improve various hepatic diseases by reducing hepatic lipid accumulation.”https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/8c06/411ec6ee5bbe1ddf159cde3c9d185171af05.pdf
“ReishiMax, mushroom based dietary supplement, inhibits adipocyte differentiation, stimulates glucose uptake and activates AMPK
RM inhibited adipocyte differentiation through the suppresion of expression of adipogenic transcription factors peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ), sterol regulatory element binding element protein-1c (SREBP-1c) and CCAAT/enhancer binding protein-α (C/EBP-α). RM also suppressed expression of enzymes and proteins responsible for lipid synthesis, transport and storage: fatty acid synthase (FAS), acyl-CoA synthetase-1 (ACS1), fatty acid binding protein-4 (FABP4), fatty acid transport protein-1 (FATP1) and perilipin. RM induced AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and increased glucose uptake by adipocytes.”https://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6882-11-74
“Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides improves cerebral infarction by regulating AMPK/eNOS signaling
Recent studies have shown that ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides (GLP) are characterized by immune regulation and anti-tumor functions. However, little research has been conducted to evaluate their effects on cerebral ischemia. In the current study, we first showed that GLP treatment improved neurological deficits, cerebral infarct volume, and brain edema rate, indicating the protective role of GLP in middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in rats. Furthermore, GLP treatment can significantly increased the cerebral vascular density in the ischemic area as well as angiogenesis after cerebral ischemia. Moreover, after cerebral ischemia, Nestin positive cells in the subventricular zone (SVZ) area were significantly decreased, while the number of Nestin positive cells was significantly increased after administration of GLP. Western blot analysis showed that increased phosphorylation of Amp-activated protein (AMP) kinase (AMPK) and eNOS after cerebral ischemia, and GLP treatment can further enhanced the phosphorylation of AMPK and eNOS in rat brains. In summary, GLP improved cerebral infarction mainly by enhancing the activation of AMPK and eNOS, thereby prompting angiogenesis and neuron regeneration.” http://ijcem.com/files/ijcem0056954.pdf
LYCIUM BARBARUM (GOJI)
“Lycium barbarum Suppress SREBP-1c Expression and Prevent Diet-Induced Fatty Liver through AMPK Activation
Lycium barbarum polysaccharide (LBP) is well known in traditional Chinese herbal medicine that, has beneficial effects. Previous study reported that LBP reduced blood glucose and serum lipids. However, the underlying LBP-regulating mechanisms remain largely unknown. The main purpose of this study was to investigate whether LBP prevented fatty liver through activation of adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and suppression of sterol regulatory element-binding protein-1c (SREBP-1c). Male C57BL/6J mice were fed a low-fat diet, high-fat diet, or 100 mg/kg LBP-treatment diet for 24 weeks. HepG2 cells were treated with LBP in the presence of palmitic acid. In our study, LBP can improve body compositions and lipid metabolic profiles in high-fat diet-fed mice. Oil Red O staining in vivo and in vitro showed that LBP significantly reduced hepatic intracellular triacylglycerol accumulation. H&E staining also showed that LBP can attenuate liver steatosis. Hepatic genes expression profiles demonstrated that LBP can activate the phosphorylation of AMPK, suppress nuclear expression of SREBP-1c, and decrease protein and mRNA expression of lipogenic genes in vivo or in vitro. Moreover, LBP significantly elevated uncoupling protein-1 (UCP1) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor- coactivator-1 (PGC-1) expression of brown adipose tissue. In summary, LBP possesses a potential novel treatment in preventing diet-induced fatty liver.”https://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2014/196198/abs/
REMEMBER: The less you drink the faster the fast works so if you do the morning drink keep it to 4-6 oz. Don’t ingest anything else until feeding/exercise window.
FOR LONGER DRY FASTS 3+ DAYS (preparation)
As the dry fast progresses urine ph will drop and continue to drop until you break fast. (Ketone bodies are acidic in nature.)
ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS alkalinize urine before and again after TO PROTECT KIDNEYS AND AVOID KIDNEY STONES. This is easily accomplished by drinking 1 teaspoon of baking soda in 8oz water.
*IF you foolishly skip this step don’t cry about getting a kidney stone or having kidney pain in the group as you were STRONGLY WARNED TO ALKALINIZE and dissolve all acid formed crystals in urinary tract before hand.
WHY USE BAKING SODA FOR PREVENTING KIDNEY STONES OR KIDNEY PROBLEMS?
Because it works and fast!
I recommend raising urine ph to an 8 NOT 7 as in study before long dry fasts and once again after.
PH STRIPS TO TEST URINE: http://www.amazon.com/…/…/B00LY1KIWY/ref=zg_bs_3013605011_10
Conclusions: Bicarbonate therapy remains an attractive option for the treatment of radiolucent kidney stones. The presence of hyperuricaemia or hyperuricosuria appears to influence the success rate. Further prospective randomised studies are needed to identify the most tolerable and effective treatment regime as well as the optimal duration of treatment. Dual-energy CT may hold the key to identifying patients most likely to benefit from treatment.
2. CELLULAR ELECTRICITY
I recommend “charging” cells with trace minerals via Fulvic acid. Use either Shilajit or Fulvic mineral source. Without electricity you have no energy. WATCH light bulb demo: http://www.purefulvicminerals.com/product-comparison
3. AMPK ACTIVATORS/ MTOR INHIBITORS
I always utilize before hand to jump start the process SUPERTONIC HERBS that activate AMPK and inhibit mTOR and promote autophagy like what’s in Interstellar Blend. www.interstellarblend.com
4. THIRST AND HEAT
The body heats up the longer you go because the cells are incinerating junk via autophagy. Thirst may become intense. I recommend ICE BATHS & ICE SHOWERS to cool down and keep going. You will find this blissfully rejuvenating.
5. STUDY THIS POST AND THE LINKS. The more informed you are the less fear you will have and the greater resolve to not quit.
6. DEHYDRATION WORRIES
Skin tenting purportedly begins at 15% body water loss. At 7 days I had zero skin tenting still. NOBODY in group is in danger of dehydration in 72 hours. Nobody. Unless maybe you are in Death Valley, CA in 120+ degree heat sitting there sweating.
****IF YOU GOT FAT YOU GOT WATER.****
So have ZERO FEAR of going 3 days your first time. Alkalinize and launch!
What is skin tenting or skin turgor test???
BLOOD PRESSURE CONCERNS
Be not overly concerned by blood pressure irregularities; the body as it acclimates itself to survival conditions corrects itself the longer you go. It may fluctuate up and down the first 3 days but by day 4 and onward it stabilizes.
Blood pressure and resting pulse without fail on all extended dry fasts (beyond 3 days) goes down and this is very positive.
Have no fear or worries; perfectly natural process.
So the real source of energy of the eukaryotic cell is water, so the sacred role of glucose as an energy source now breaks into a thousand pieces. We ended up saying that if the energy source was glucose, diabetic patients would fly.
The human body with four billion years of evolution is far beyond our ability to abstraction, but in origin the body is relatively simple: everything comes, everything is soaked, and everything is governed by photosynthesis, both in plants and in us. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/…/P…/pdf/1878-5085-5-S1-A146.pdf
MELANIN THE HUMAN CHLOROPHYLL
“The main source of energy of the eukaryotic cell is water, not ATP. The profound misconception that food, glucose or ATP are the main source of energy has its basis in the lack of knowledge of the hitherto unknown capacity of melanin to split the water molecule . Until today, the fact that human tissues have the capability to take hydrogen from water—the energy carrier by excellence in the whole Universe—arising from the splitting of water, as plants do, was totally unknown before our work.It was unthinkable that an expensive chemical reaction, from the energetic point of view, such as water dissociation, that requires 2000˚C in the laboratory to take place, might occur at room temperature in our body. The sole possibility seemed berserk. However, our studies researching the three main causes of blindness allowed us to detect the hitherto unknown fact that melanin is the “human chlorophyll”. This amazing compound absorbs photonic energy and transforms it into chemical energy.”
GLUCONEOGENESIS FROM FAT
“That sugar can be converted into fatty acids in humans is a well-known fact. The question whether the reverse direction, i.e., gluconeogenesis from fatty acids, is also feasible has been a topic of intense debate since the end of the 19th century. With the discovery of the glyoxylate shunt that allows this conversion in some bacteria, plants, fungi and nematodes it has been considered infeasible in humans since the corresponding enzymes could not be detected. However, by this finding only a single route for gluconeogenesis from fatty acids has been ruled out. To address the question whether there might exist alternative routes in humans we searched for gluconeogenic routes from fatty acids in a metabolic network comprising all reactions known to take place in humans.
****Thus, we were able to identify several pathways showing that this conversion is indeed feasible.****
Analyzing evidence concerning the detected pathways lends support to their importance during times of starvation, fasting, carbohydrate reduced and ketogenic diets and other situations in which the nutrition is low on carbohydrates. Moreover, the energetic investment required for this pathway can help to explain the particular efficiency of carbohydrate reduced and ketogenic diets such as the Atkins diet.”
HEAT ON DRY FASTS
Sauna, hot tub, sun exposure, steam room, intense exercise causing profuse sweating NOT ADVISED on long dry fasts— over 24 hours. Under 24 hours it can be used to speed up ketosis induction.
KETONES IDEAL FUEL FOR BODY
“Ketones are the ideal fuel for our bodies unlike glucose – which is damaging, less stable, more excitatory and in fact shortens your life span. Ketones are non-glycating, which is to say, they don’t have a caramelizing ageing effect on your body. A healthy ketosis also helps starve cancer cells as they are unable to use ketones for fuel, relying on glucose alone for their growth.
The energy producing factories of our cells – the mitochondria – work much better on a ketogenic diet as they are able to increase energy levels in a stable, long-burning, efficient, and steady way. Not only that, a ketogenic diet induces epigenetic changes which increases the energetic output of our mitochondria, reduces the production of damaging free radicals, and favours the production of GABA – a major inhibitory brain chemical. GABA has an essential relaxing influence and its favored production by ketosis also reduces the toxic effects of excitatory pathways in our brains. Furthermore, recent data suggests that ketosis alleviates pain in addition to having an overall anti-inflammatory effect. 
The ketogenic diet acts on multiple levels at once, something that no drug has been able to mimic. This is because mitochondria are specifically designed to use fat for energy. When our mitochondria use fat as an energetic source, its toxic load is decreased, the expression of energy producing genes are increased, its energetic output is increased, and the load of inflammatory energetic-end-products is decreased.
The key of these miraculous healing effects relies on the fact that fat metabolism and its generation of ketone bodies (beta-hydroxybutyrate and acetoacetate) by the liver can only occur within the mitochondrion, leaving chemicals within the cell but outside the mitochondria readily available to stimulate powerful anti-inflammatory antioxidants. The status of our mitochondria is the ultimate key for optimal health and while it is true that some of us might need extra support in the form of nutritional supplementation to heal these much needed energy factories, the diet still remains the ultimate key for a proper balance.” More here: http://www.drmyhill.co.uk/…/Ketogenic_diet_-_a_connection_b…
FASTING RELEASES HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE
“HGH secretion was assessed in 7 men during a control period and during starvation. Plasma samples were collected hourly for 24 hr in each period. Starvation for 72 hr increased growth hormone secretion in each individual. Overall, fasting resulted in a 2½ to 3-fold increase of growth hormone secretion. Secretion of hGH was greater in premenopausal women than in men during a control period, but no significant increase of hGH secretion occurred in women after 72 hr of fasting.” – See more at:
TRUE KETOSIS VS FAKE KETOSIS
True ketosis comes from starvation (fasting) or severe carbohydrate restriction. There are no high glucose levels under these conditions. The ketones come from the actual break down of body fat.
False ketosis is the result of coconut oil or mct oil. These provide ketones while being able to eat massive amounts of carbohydrates. The ketones are NOT coming from body fat but the coconut or mct oil. Yes ketostix will say you are in ketosis but you are really in fake ketosis.
You want TRUE not fake ketosis. Avoid coconut or mct oil until you are in TRUE ketosis and maintain less than 30g carbs a day.
IF you are at optimal weight and not trying to lose fat then yes coconut or mct oil and low glycemic load carbohydrates is not a problem.
*For someone on a KETOGENIC diet for epileptic purposes this gives them the advantage of more carbs. For someone trying to lose fat this is a disadvantage because your body will use the coconut oil ketones over body fat ketones for energy.
ALCOHOL STOPS FAT LOSS
The quickest way to halt weight loss and put on fat is alcohol. Why? Because alcohol is the body’s first choice to burn for fuel. Guess what happens to any food you mix with it? That’s right it goes straight to your waistline until the alcohol is burned off.
AVOID alcohol until you reach ideal weight. The fastest way to get over alcohol addiction is a 72 hour dry fast— your brain is purged clean with ZERO CRAVINGS.
HERES TONS OF ARTICLES ON IT: https://www.google.com/search…
SUGAR: PURE, WHITE AND DEADLY
The type of food recommended should be low glycemic load. Chart here: http://www.lowglycemicload.com/glycemic_table.html
You want minimal insulin spikes. Insulin and insulin resistance rapidly ages you. More here: https://scholar.google.com/scholar…
Vegan or non vegan isn’t as important as balanced and nutrient dense. If you are vegan be vegan if you feel best with plants and meat do that. DO EAT PLANTS regardless.
Meat should only be eaten alone or with vegetables never starch or fruit. Salad, meat fish or chicken is a perfect pairing.
If vegan be sure to choose low glycemic load vegetables, fruits, nuts seeds and grains. http://www.lowglycemicload.com/glycemic_table.html (stay as close to 15 as possible)
VEGAN KETO IDEAS: http://ketomotive.com/vegan-ketogenic-diet/
LOW CARB VEGETARIAN IDEAS:
LOW GLYCEMIC LOAD FRUITS:
What about fruit juice fasting??
Waste of time and money; here’s why:
#1 A detox without autophagy IS NOT A DETOX. Autophagy means “to eat self” — that would be the junk weak sick cellular matter.
#2 Autophagy is induced by ketosis which is induced by fasting or extreme protein/carbohydrate restriction.
#3 A fast is NOT drinking a bunch of sugary bottled fruit juice which does NOT induce either ketosis or autophagy.
***Next person that wants to sell you a “detox kit” ask them point blank, “Does this inhibit mTOR, activate AMPK, promote autophagy or induce ketosis?”
If they look at you like a deer in headlights say, “No thanks.”***
Fructose which converts in liver to Glucose halts not only Ketosis but mTOR inhibition, AMPK activation AND autophagy (the whole point of fasting!!!) especially if you ingest more than 30g a day— thats about one 8oz glass of fruit juice. So instead of “juice feasting” all day long accomplishing nothing but wasting a bunch of money and overdosing on fructose an intelligent strategy would be to eat your fruit whole WITH IT’S FIBER (less blood sugar spikes) at the BEGINNING of your feeding window/pre workout.
Fruit without fiber is straight fructose.
Here’s what’s wrong with too much fructose:
Fructose Utilization and Associated Metabolic Dysfunction
“Consumption of fructose has been shown to be highly correlated with the development of diabetes, obesity and the metabolic syndrome. Consumption of soft drinks (high in HFCS) is associated with an increased risk for obesity in adolescents and for type 2 diabetes in young and middle-aged women. Excess fruit juice (also rich in fructose) is associated with the development of obesity in children.
Consumption of fructose by laboratory animals results in their developing several features of metabolic syndrome, including obesity, visceral fat accumulation, fatty liver, and elevated insulin and leptin levels. It is likely that the increase in leptin following fructose consumption represents leptin resistance, which could account for the increased food intake observed in fructose-fed animals.”
Choose high nitric oxide producing plants like beets and arugula. More on nitric oxide and longevity here:
Cancer and its relationship with metabolism, calorie restriction, mTOR inhibition, AMPK activation, autophagy and glucose:
AVOID ADDING SUGAR TO ANYTHING.
LIST OF GLUCOSE DISPOSAL AGENTS.
You DO NOT want your blood sugar spiking and releasing insulin. You want the highest insulin sensitivity possible. These Glucose Disposal Agents in conjunction with dry fasting can assist in regulating blood sugar.
R-ALA (in interstellar blend thermo)
R-Alpha Lipoic Acid (R-ALA), an active isomer of Lipoic Acid, is easily synthesized and metabolized by the body. R-ALA is 2 times more effective than regular (RS) Alpha Lipoic Acid and is a key component of mitochondrial dehydrogenase, which may help to slow the natural aging process in animals. Alpha lipoic acid is known as the “universal antioxidant” because of its unique solubility in both water and fat. It has the ability to conserve and prolong the life of vitamins C & E in the body, increasing their effectiveness. Alpha lipoic acid is also an excellent metal detoxifier, particularly for mercury and cadmium, which it binds to and neutralizes for excretion.
BITTER MELON (in interstellar blend thermo)
Four cucurbitane glycosides, momordicosides Q, R, S, and T, and stereochemistry-established karaviloside XI, were isolated from the vegetable bitter melon (Momordica charantia). These compounds and their aglycones exhibited a number of biologic effects beneficial to diabetes and obesity. In both L6 myotubes and 3T3-L1 adipocytes, they stimulated GLUT4 translocation to the cell membrane—an essential step for inducible glucose entry into cells. This was associated with increased activity of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), a key pathway mediating glucose uptake and fatty acid oxidation. Furthermore, momordicoside(s) enhanced fatty acid oxidation and glucose disposal during glucose tolerance tests in both insulin-sensitive and insulin-resistant mice. These findings indicate that cucurbitane triterpenoids, the characteristic constituents of M. charantia, may provide leads as a class of therapeutics for diabetes and obesity.
Gymnema sylvestre (in interstellar blend thermo)
Gymnema sylvestre is native to India, and its leaves are a traditional folk medicine for diabetes. Several studies in humans and animals have confirmed it can improve glucose control, possibly by inhibiting glucose uptake in the small intestine and enhancing insulin release. It may even have positive effects on lipid metabolism and has potential for use in treating diabetes and obesity.
Methanolic leaf extract of Gymnema sylvestre augments glucose uptake and ameliorates insulin resistance by upregulating glucose transporter-4, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma, adiponectin, and leptin levels in vitrohttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4835989/
Berberine (in interstellar blend thermo)
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and sterol regulatory element binding protein (SREBP)-1c are major therapeutic targets in the treatment of metabolic diseases. In the present study, the fat-reducing mechanisms of berberine (BBR), a natural isoquinoline, was investigated by examining the AMPK-mediated modulation of SREBP-1c in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. BBR activated AMPK in a dose- and time-dependent manner, and increased the phosphorylation of the 125-kDa precursor form of SREBP-1c, which suppressed its proteolytic processing into the mature 68-kDa form and its subsequent nuclear translocation. The binding of nuclear SREBP-1c to its E-box motif-containing target DNA sequence was decreased following treatment with BBR, which led to a decrease in the expression of lipogenic genes and subsequently reduced intracellular fat accumulation. Transfection with AMPKα1 siRNA, and not control siRNA, inhibited BBR-induced phosphorylation of the 125-kDa SREBP-1c, which confirmed that AMPK was responsible for phosphorylating SREBP-1c. AMPKα1 siRNA transfection rescued the proteolytic processing, nuclear translocation and target DNA binding of SREBP-1c that had been suppressed by BBR. In addition, BBR-induced suppression of lipogenic gene expression and intracellular fat accumulation were rescued by AMPKα1 siRNA transfection. In conclusion, the results of the present study demonstrate that BBR activates AMPK to induce phosphorylation of SREBP-1c, thereby suppressing proteolytic processing, nuclear translocation and target DNA binding of SREBP-1c, which leads to a reduction in lipogenic gene expression and intracellular fat accumulation. The results of the present study indicate that BBR may be a potential candidate for the development of drugs to treat obesity. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5436149/
“Chromium Enhances Insulin Responsiveness via AMPK
Trivalent chromium (Cr3+) is known to improve glucose homeostasis. Cr3+ has been shown to improve plasma membrane-based aspects of glucose transporter GLUT4 regulation and increase activity of the cellular energy sensor 5′ AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK). However, the mechanism(s) by which Cr3+ improves insulin responsiveness and whether AMPK mediates this action is not known. In this study we tested if Cr3+ protected against physiological hyperinsulinemia-induced plasma membrane cholesterol accumulation, cortical filamentous actin (F-actin) loss and insulin resistance in L6 skeletal muscle myotubes. In addition, we performed mechanistic studies to test our hypothesis that AMPK mediates the effects of Cr3+ on GLUT4 and glucose transport regulation. Hyperinsulinemia-induced insulin-resistant L6 myotubes displayed excess membrane cholesterol and diminished cortical F-actin essential for effective glucose transport regulation. These membrane and cytoskeletal abnormalities were associated with defects in insulin-stimulated GLUT4 translocation and glucose transport. Supplementing the culture medium with pharmacologically relevant doses of Cr3+ in the picolinate form (CrPic) protected against membrane cholesterol accumulation, F-actin loss, GLUT4 dysregulation and glucose transport dysfunction. Insulin signaling was neither impaired by hyperinsulinemic conditions nor enhanced by CrPic, whereas CrPic increased AMPK signaling. Mechanistically, siRNA-mediated depletion of AMPK abolished the protective effects of CrPic against GLUT4 and glucose transport dysregulation. Together these findings suggest that the micronutrient Cr3+, via increasing AMPK activity, positively impacts skeletal muscle cell insulin sensitivity and glucose transport regulation.”https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4030743/
Under normal conditions, the body contains 20 to 25 mg. of vanadium, and the average diet supplies about 2 mg. of vanadium per day. Food sources rich in vanadium include pepper, dill, radishes, eggs, vegetable oils, buckwheat and oats. Because of their organic environment, these natural sources are likely to be safer than over the counter preparations.
Ceylon Cinnamon (in interstellar blend thermo)
“Cinnamon Extract Enhances Glucose Uptake in 3T3-L1 Adipocytes and C2C12 Myocytes by Inducing LKB1-AMPActivated Protein Kinase Signaling
In conclusion, the current study demonstrated for the first time that CE stimulates LKB1-mediated phosphorylation of AMPK to increase glucose uptake in 3T3-L1 adipocytes and C2C12 myotubes. Since insulin resistance has been linked with the progressive development of type 2 diabetes mellitus, natural compounds that stimulate AMPK activity should have a significant clinical impact on type 2 diabetes mellitus.” http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/file?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0087894&type=printable
Cissus quadrangularis (in interstellar Blend thermo)
Cissus quadrangularis is also known as “Veld Grape.” It’s another medicinal plant native to Africa, India, and other parts of Asia. Cissus has traditionally been used to treat a variety of ailments such as bone fractures, ulcers, wounds, indigestion and asthma. Animal studies have shown Cissus extracts may have gastroprotective effects, contribute to bone health, and have antioxidant/antimicrobial activities. A number of people swear by Cissus as an analgesic and use it to treat weight lifting injuries. Lately, Cissus has also been touted as a fat loss agent, thanks to two studies.The first was discussed by Paul in his review of Cylaris. Of course, this study actually tested the entire Cylaris formula—which makes it difficult to draw conclusions about Cissus itself. A second study, however, did test a proprietary Cissus extract (CQR-300) and concluded it “…brought about significant reductions in weight and blood glucose levels, while decreasing serum lipids thus improving cardiovascular risk factors.”
Furthermore, phosphorylated AMPK expression level is increased by treatment of CQR-300.These results suggest that CQR-300 treatment affects the adipocytes proliferation and anabolic stages of fatty acid by regulation of gene and protein expression and it may be caused by reduction of body fat.
R-ALA (in Interstellar Blend thermo)
(Na RALA is the sodium salt form of R-Lipoic Acid) Sodium R-Lipoate (Na-r-ALA)
ALA is naturally produced in the body as a mitochondrial enzyme cofactor. It is important to aerobic metabolism. ALA has been shown to increase cellular uptake of glucose to cell membranes by recruiting the glucose transporter GLUT4. ALA improves skeletal muscle glucose transport, resulting in desirable blood glucose disposal and increased muscle glycogen concentrations. Studies also indicate that in muscle, ALA is a potent anti-oxidant which protects cells from oxidative stress-induced insulin resistance. ALA is an invaluable addition that offers a multitude of benefits plus countless extras for any serious athlete.
Banaba (in Interstellar Blend thermo)
Lagerstroemia speciosa is Banaba—a tree native to Southeast Asia. The leaves have been used in traditional medicine in the Phillipines as a treatment for diabetes. As it turns out, the leaves are high in corosolic acid, which has been shown to improve glucose control in human and animal studies. It appears to do this by stimulating glucose uptake in muscle cells. Glucose transport is mediated by specific transporter proteins. Corosolic acid acts by increasing the amount of a particular transporter (GLUT-4) on the cell membrane surface. Although more work remains to be done, banaba looks like a useful ingredient for treating hyperglycemia and diabetes.
Gynostemma Pentaphyllum (in Interstellar BlendS)
“Gynostemma pentaphyllum is a plant distantly related to the cucumber. In traditional Asian medicine, it’s used to promote longevity. Today’s scientists have discovered why Asian doctors prescribed G. pentaphyllum to address age-related health issues: It promotes AMPK activation.
G. pentaphyllum not only activates AMPK, but it also shuttles excess fats into the mitochondria to be utilized for energy and safe disposal. The result is efficient energy production and a sharp reduction in unnecessary fat storage.
Results of G. pentaphyllum-induced AMPK activation include increased fat burning, as well as an increase in cellular glucose uptake. Extracts of G. pentaphyllum have other beneficial properties as well, including the ability to prolong cellular life in the face of stresses induced by oxidation, fat accumulation, and diabetes.
When scientists began exploring the benefits of G. pentaphyllum for AMPK activation, they turned to animal studies. What they found was that leaf extracts of G. pentaphyllum activate AMPK, resulting in reduced body weight gain and fat accumulation. In a preclinical study, obese mice supplemented with G. pentaphyllum showed impressive declines in markers associated with obesity and its related diseases.
In another study, this time using diabetic rats, three weeks of G. pentaphyllum supplementation resulted in improved glucose tolerance by 35% and reduced new glucose production in the liver by 29%, with a reduction in liver glycogen, the storage form of sugar.
These results show the enormous beneficial impact of reducing circulating sugar and fats in response to AMPK activation by G. pentaphyllum.
Human studies have confirmed what many of the researchers had found in the lab: G. pentaphyllum boosts AMPK activity and provides important longevity benefits.
In a compelling human study, type II diabetics who were not using diabetic medications drank a tea made with G. pentaphyllum. The results compared to controls were:
A 5-fold reduction in fasting glucose,
A 10-fold reduction in hemoglobin A1c, a measure of chronic glucose exposure,
A near 3-fold decrease in insulin resistance,
No dangerously low blood sugar episodes, which can often occur with certain oral antidiabetic drugs (especially sulfonylurea class drugs). In another human study, those taking G. pentaphyllum significantly boosted the effects of a sulfonylurea antidiabetic drug, producing an additional fasting glucose reduction of 52.2 mg/dL compared with just 16.2 mg/dL for the drug alone.
None of these findings should be surprising since the prescription drug metformin, which is an AMPK activator, produces many of these same benefits.” http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2014/ss/ampk/page-01
What would I do with my current understanding if I had cancer?
New blend specifically designed to activate AMPK, SIRT1, FOXO3, and Autophagy while inhibiting, PI3K, AKT, Sonic Hedgehog, IGF1 and mTOR coming in 2018!
Well it can survive with glucose, fructose, mct and amino acids…. So what’s left?
Fat. What else is associated with that? Fasting—which leads to ketosis which leads to mTOR inhibition, AMPK activation, autophagy as well as p53, sirt1, foxo and a whole bunch of other anti cancer stuff.
I would basically dry fast and hold deep level ketosis (160) along with KETOGENIC diet until I killed it.
I would also employ longevity herbs or agents that inhibited mTOR, activated AMPK and promoted autophagy like what’s in Interstellar Blend— Gynostemma, Reishi, Ginseng, Astragalus, Rhodiola, He Shou Wu etc the drugs Metformin and Rapamycin would be of interest as well.
I would definitely NOT be eating fruit or any glucose or fructose containing foods; I would also be VERY careful on protein; in fact I might just nix all 3 until cancer aborted. Fat only diet.
OLIVE OIL inhibits mtor.
I would also use baking soda or milk of magnesia to keep my body ph alkaline while deep level ketosis.
To keep nitric oxide levels high I would employ neo40 or arugula.
Last but not least I would watch lots of comedies, read lots of funny things and laugh as often as possible—I would keep all negativity of any form out of my mind.
You conquer fear by facing it.
A dry fast is the conquering of fear. Fear of what? Fear of going without food, fear of going without water, without pills, without vitamins, supplements, weed, nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, drugs….whatever.
That’s right, fear of the unknown. Fear of death. Fear of losing control. Fear of breaking. Fear of being vulnerable. Fear of failing. Fear of being revealed.
To the timid this seems like insanity.
No training wheels, filters, buffers, numbing agents, masks, props or diversions— just YOU and nothing else—nowhere to run and nothing to hide behind.
The body a sealed vessel….
THIS is how true strength of character and true strength of will is forged.
No mere mortals dry fast.
These ARE no ordinary human beings.
These are EXTRAORDINARY BEINGS.
“No water or food you say?”
DANGERS OF CHRONIC DEHYDRATION
You DO NOT want to stay chronically dehydrated; some people confuse dry fasting as a way of life; like never drink water. This is idiotic. It is HORMESIS which is like a little taste of death to stress test the system and ideally eradicate disease and weakness in the process. The dose makes the poison. IF you stay in a dehydrated state you over express certain hormones and other things to try and counteract this to survive that will cause all sorts of problems like metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular issues as well as blunt and hinder some of the anti aging mechanisms in your body. When you are NOT dry fasting you should be HYDRATING— big time.
One example of this is chronic dehydration over expresses the water storing hormone aldosterone which also in the process shuts down klotho the anti aging gene; this causes a bunch of problems and premature mortality.
Downregulation of Klotho expression by dehydration
Klotho, a transmembrane protein, protease, and hormone mainly expressed in renal tissue counteracts aging. Overexpression of Klotho substantially prolongs the life span. Klotho deficiency leads to excessive formation of 1,25(OH)2D3, growth deficit, accelerated aging, and early death. Aging is frequently paralleled by dehydration, which is considered to accelerate the development of age-related disorders. The present study explored the possibility that dehydration influences Klotho expression. Klotho transcript levels were determined by RT-PCR, and Klotho protein abundance was detected by Western blotting in renal tissue from hydrated and 36-h-dehydrated mice as well as in human embryonic kidney (HEK293) cells. Dehydration was followed by a significant decline of renal Klotho transcript levels and protein abundance, accompanied by an increase in plasma osmolarity as well as plasma ADH, aldosterone, and 1,25(OH)2D3 levels. Antidiuretic hormone (ADH; 50 nM) and aldosterone (1 μM) significantly decreased Klotho transcription and protein expression in HEK293 cells. In conclusion, the present observations disclose a powerful effect of dehydration on Klotho expression, an effect at least partially mediated by enhanced release of ADH and aldosterone.”
Dehydration: a new modulator of klothoexpression
What’s the lesson?
Use dry fasting as a tool not as a way of life keeping an individual in a state of chronic dehydration.
There is a time to dry fast and a time to be well hydrated. Intelligence is knowing when to apply each.
Gavin Robert McGowen
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