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This is where the most up-to-date version info on fasting will reside. Working feverishly on it. Surprisingly meaty topic. Ans surprisingly dynamic space right now. If you’re level iii or considering this, reach out and I’ll share some more personal perspective that I hesitate to put to page.

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To be clear, calorie restriction and fasting are NOT the same. Some (rather famous and skilled) Docs will conflate the two. We have metabolic proof that calorie restriction (eating less than your body needs each day) causes you to respond differently than fasting (eating no calories at all that day). You’re either eating “on” or fasting “off”. There are different times to do each. Cal restriction seems to trigger defensive mechanisms while Fasting triggers offensive mechanisms across a broad spectrum of hormone and other measures.

Video playlist for Fasting

Bits on the world record for fasting because it might come up: comments on Angus Barbieri’s fast, The Pub Med write up, and of course reddit.

Challenges ?? you should understand:

Bile tends to be alkali on average. The pH of common duct bile (7.50 to 8.05) is higher than that of the corresponding gallbladder bile (6.80 to 7.65). Bile in the gallbladder becomes more acidic the longer a person goes without eating, though resting slows this fall in pH.[Sutor] As an alkali, it also has the function of neutralizing excess stomach acid before it enters the duodenum, the first section of the small intestine. Bile salts also act as bactericides, destroying many of the microbes that may be present in the food.

Sutor, D. June (1976). “Diurnal Variations in the pH of Pathological Gallbladder Bile” (PDF). Gut (17): 971–974. doi:10.1136/gut.17.12.971. PMC 1411240.

So when you come off of an extended fast, you are likely to have a bile build up. That can lead to excitement in the bathroom. Break your fast gently – with broth and maybe a touch of cream – and you will have a better post fast experience.