physicians found that a special form of nutrition can reduce inflammation in the gut and repair even existing damage in the gut. A low-calorie diet, which imitates the fast, has the potential to cure our intestines.

the scientists of the University of Southern California found in its current investigation, that a special contributes similar, nutritional fasting to the reduction of inflammation in the intestine and even helps to regenerate the intestinal tract. The experts released the results of their study in the English-language journal “Cell Reports”.

a diet, which imitates the fast, the gut helps regenerate. (Image: Hetizia/fotolia.com)


report researchers

reduce intestinal inflammation in their study on the health benefits of periodic cycles of the diet for people with inflammation. This form of diet have reversed the pathology of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in mice. A fasting imitative diet caused a reduction of intestinal inflammation and an increase in intestinal stem cells, in part by promoting the expansion of the intestinal flora, the experts explain.

a healthy diet influence the intestinal

implies the reversal of IBD pathology in mice with their anti-inflammatory effects proven in a clinical trial in humans it has, that the treatment of the potential has to alleviate the chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Generally, people should pay what they do every day at all to himself. Many studies indicate that benefits from a healthy diet with lots of vegetables, nuts, and olive oil. But also fasting has a great influence on our intestinal health, through its effects on inflammation and regeneration.

people with an unhealthy diet should regularly consume a low-calorie, plant-based diet, which affects the cells, as if the body fast. Earlier clinical studies conducted by the researchers allowed the participants over a period of five days between 750 and 1,100 calories a day to to take. The diet included specific shares of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Thus, the subjects showed reduced risk factors for many life-threatening diseases.

incorrect fasting can be dangerous

fasting makes big trouble many people and can even be dangerous. A diet which imitates the fasting, is safer and easier. In the study, a group of mice completed a four-day diet, which imitated the fast. The animals received about 50 percent of their normal calorie intake on the first day and the second to the fourth day 10 percent of their normal calorie intake. Another group fasted only with water for a period of 48 hours. Two cycles of four-day diet, followed by a normal diet, seem to be sufficient to alleviate some IBD-associated pathologies or symptoms and reverse, explain the experts in a press release.


fasting diet cycles against Crohn’s disease?

the physicians have found that the dietary components contribute to the positive effects. It’s not only the cells of the human body, but also the microbes that are affected by fasting, as well as by the diet, the scientists report. The components of the diet pushing the microbes to support fasting and to maximize the benefits against IBD. The research team observed the activation of stem cells and a regeneration effort in the large intestine and small intestine, which increased significantly only in the presence of several fasting cycles of the austere diet at length. You concluded from this that fasting stimulates the body to rebuild cells and tissues.

in the current and previous examination have been shown, that in patients with elevated C-reactive protein, a marker for inflammation, C reactive protein reducing fasting imitative diet cycles and the corresponding increase in the White Blood cells can pick up. Together with the results in mice, these data suggest that the fasting have the potential similar diet cycles, to human IBD including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, to work. (as)