Dr. David Perlmutter: Intermittent Fasting, Epigenetics & What Sugar Really Does To Your Brain

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From the article:
“In other words, when you have stopped eating, when you’ve cut your calories, you activate some very powerful life-sustaining, life-enhancing gene pathways that code for the very chemicals I talked about. Increased production of antioxidants, increased production of a chemical called BDNF—brain-derived neurotrophic factor—which gives you the growth of new brain cells, and that is by fasting. I really think it is a powerful event for allowing your brain to work better, turning on powerful immune systems.”