Los Angeles, Calif.—July 31, 2018—Although fasting has actually been part of the human diet for nearly 99 percent of our existence, it’s only recently that the popularity of fasting has resurfaced among the health-conscious as a way to drop weight or kick-start some healthy new lifestyle habits. In fact, fasting has become the No. 1 most popular diet pattern in the United States for 2018, surpassing paleo and gluten-free diets. With the majority of Americans trying out different forms of fasting, from intermittent fasting to time-restricted eating and prolonged fasting diets, confusion can lead to questions that eventually end up in a doctor’s office. L-Nutra, the company that markets the only Fasting Mimicking Diet called ProLon, will host an educational training for healthcare professionals on Nov. 9 in Los Angeles, to teach the various forms of fasting and its health benefits, as well as the clinical applications for fasting and the protocols necessary for helping patients safely, and effectively, achieve optimal results. Healthcare professionals will learn from the top fasting educators and practitioners in their field including Dr. Kurt Hong, Dr. Joel Kahn, James B. LaValle, R.Ph., C.C.N., Dr. Hanno Pijl, Dr. Felice Gersh and Dr. Maria Tulpan. Participants will receive a fasting certification upon completion.
“The health benefits of fasting go well beyond weight loss,” said Dr. Kurt Hong, MD, PhD, FACN. “Fasting is very difficult for the majority of people to commit to because we are a population of feasters not fasters. The more healthcare professionals learn about how to do fasting the correct way, the better they can advise their patients on the right plan that will help with their long-term health goals.”
Hong says like nutrition, fasting is not something that is taught in medical school, but an important topic for doctors to get educated on, as it can be a highly effective and accessible tool for patients. There are also many myths about fasting that in the past have caused concern, but knowledge of the lifelong benefits is gaining momentum in medical circles, lending more credibility to fasting which has been encouraged for centuries by five major religions.
The health and longevity benefits of fasting are so profound that TIME magazine recently named Dr. Valter Longo, author of, “The Longevity Diet,” who discovered the Fasting Mimicking Diet, as one of the 50 most influential people who are transforming health care. Benefits of prolonged fasting include protection of lean body mass, maintaining healthy levels of metabolic markers and increased circulation of stem cells.
“The more this fasting research is brought to the forefront, the more the medical community will jump on board,” said Hong. “We are truly at a tipping point when it comes to obesity and disease in this country. As healthcare professionals, we have to really stop thinking about how to medicate and start looking at the root cause, which is what we are essentially eating or not eating.”
Practitioners can register for L-Nutra’s 3-hour training session on fasting taking place Nov. 9 in Los Angeles at: http://globalfastingsummit.com/fmd-clinical-applications. For more information about L-Nutra and ProLon visit: www.l-nutra.com and www.prolonfmd.com.