Re-feeding period.

For persons with cardiovascular diseases, obesity, osteochondrosis it is useful to be on juice-fruit-vegetable diet.

For persons with diseases of digestive system, bronchial asthma, skin allergies use of sparing hypoallergenic diet is recommended. In case of medical fasting under outpatients’ conditions use of an adopted variant of re-feeding diet is possible. The main principals of re-feeding are fractional food intake, gradual broadening of a diet, exclusion of salt. As usual, after a small portion of food intake patients feel satiation very quickly, that is why it is recommended to take food by small portions every 2-3 hours. In case of overeating at this period a syndrome of "food overloading " can be observed. Sickness, vomiting, unpleasant feeling in epi- and mesogastria can be noticed. In this case lavage of the stomach along with laxative is necessary. In case of spontaneous "food overloading" patients are recommended to abstain from any food during one day. After that the rehabilitating nutrition continues according to the usual scheme.

According to the clinical experience the are 3 main periods can be distinguished in the re-feeding period:

1st stage (asthenia period) lasts first 2-4 days

The following symptoms are common: weakness, emotional instability, and quick fatigability. Sometimes a feeling of discomfort or ache in epigastria appears, due to aggravation of motorics intestine. The symptoms of cardiac arrhythmia (extrasistology) are noticed rarer. During this 1st stage of re-feeding the organism move from endogenic nutrition to normal ecsogenic nutrition and such metabolic transition can be difficult for the organism. That is why patients are prescribed ward regimen or confinement to bed, all physiotherapeutic treatments, massage, gymnastics and cleaning enemas should be called off. Depending on the type of the diet fruit or vegetable juice (apple, pears, peach etc) diluted in two with water should be prescribed, or rice or wheat water and gruel on water without salt and sugar (buckwheat porridge, rice and millet porridge). The body mass of the patients during this 1st stage of re-feeding continues to decrease. On the third-forth day of re-feeding, independent stool appears, otherwise a cleaning enema should be prescribed.

2nd stage (intensive rehabilitation)

The length of this stage depends on the length of fasting period (usually it is a 1/2 of fasting period). Patients notice improvement of general feeling, appetite appears, the mass of the body increases. All blood biochemistry is normalizing and acetone disappears in the urine. The exercises must be implemented (walks, gymnastics). From the 5-7th day patients have buckwheat, millet, oatmeal porridge on milk, vegetable puree, bread, butter, kefir, curds, nuts, honey. All hard little part of food should be thoroughly chewed. The intake of meat, fish, eggs and mushrooms as well as salt are not recommended. At this stage rarely under skin edema is observed, first of all under eyes. This occurs due to use of common salt or products with it’s high content (herring, brown bread, cheese, carnichons, etc). It is recommended to keep to achlorid diet, to use diuretics (decoction of leaves of bearberry, fruits of juniper, leaves of red bilberry, birch, etc)

3d stage (normalization)

Is characterized by restoration of all physiological functions, stabilization of mass of the body, transition to normal nutrition.

The length of re-feeding period is equal to the length of fasting period.

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    The anti-aging story (summary)
Introduction. Statistical review. Your personal aging curve
  Aging and Anti-aging. Why do we age?
    2.1  Aging forces (forces that cause aging
Internal (free radicals, glycosylation, chelation etc.) 
External (Unhealthy diet, lifestyle, wrong habits, environmental pollution, stress, poverty-change "poverty zones", or take it easy. etc.) 
    2.2 Anti-aging forces
Internal (apoptosis, boosting your immune system, DNA repair, longevity genes) 
External (wellness, changing your environment; achieving comfortable social atmosphere in your life, regular intake of anti-aging drugs, use of replacement organs, high-tech medicine, exercise)
    2.3 Aging versus anti-aging: how to tip the balance in your favour!
    3.1 Caloric restriction and fasting extend lifespan and decrease all-cause mortality (Evidence)
      Human studies
Monkey studies
Mouse and rat studies
Other animal studies
    3.2 Fasting and caloric restriction prevent and cure diseases (Evidence)
Hypertension and Stroke
Skin disorders
Mental disorders
Neurogical disorders
Asthmatic bronchitis, Bronchial asthma
Bones (osteoporosis) and fasting
Arteriosclerosis and Heart Disease
Cancer and caloric restriction
Cancer and fasting - a matter of controversy
Eye diseases
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Sleeping disorders
Rheumatoid arthritis
Gastrointestinal diseases
    3.3 Fasting and caloric restriction produce various
      biological effects. Effects on:
        Energy metabolism
Lipids metabolism
Protein metabolism and protein quality
Neuroendocrine and hormonal system
Immune system
Physiological functions
Reproductive function
Cognitive and behavioral functions
Biomarkers of aging
    3.4 Mechanisms: how does calorie restriction retard aging and boost health?
        Diminishing of aging forces
  Lowering of the rate of gene damage
  Reduction of free-radical production
  Reduction of metabolic rate (i.e. rate of aging)
  Lowering of body temperature
  Lowering of protein glycation
Increase of anti-aging forces
  Enhancement of gene reparation
  Enhancement of free radical neutralisation
  Enhancement of protein turnover (protein regeneration)
  Enhancement of immune response
  Activation of mono-oxygenase systems
  Enhance elimination of damaged cells
  Optimisation of neuroendocrine functions
    3.5 Practical implementation: your anti-aging dieting
        Fasting period.
Re-feeding period.
Safety of fasting and low-calorie dieting. Precautions.
      3.6 What can help you make the transition to the low-calorie life style?
        Social, psychological and religious support - crucial factors for a successful transition.
Drugs to ease the transition to caloric restriction and to overcome food cravings (use of adaptogenic herbs)
Food composition
Finding the right physician
    3.7Fasting centers and fasting programs.
  Food to eat. Dishes and menus.
    What to eat on non-fasting days. Dishes and menus. Healthy nutrition. Relation between foodstuffs and diseases. Functional foods. Glycemic index. Diet plan: practical summary. "Dr. Atkins", "Hollywood" and other fad diets versus medical science

Bread, cereals, pasta, fiber
Glycemic index
Meat and poultry
Sugar and sweet
Fats and oils
Dairy and eggs
Nuts and seeds
Food composition

  Anti-aging drugs and supplements
    5.1 Drugs that are highly recommended
      (for inclusion in your supplementation anti-aging program)
        Vitamin E
Vitamin C
Co-enzyme Q10
Lipoic acid
Folic acid
Flavonoids, carotenes
Vitamin B
Vinpocetine (Cavinton)
Deprenyl (Eldepryl)
    5.2 Drugs with controversial or unproven anti-aging effect, or awaiting other evaluation (side-effects)
        Phyto-medicines, Herbs
      5.3 Drugs for treatment and prevention of specific diseases of aging. High-tech modern pharmacology.
        Alzheimer's disease and Dementia
Immune decline
Infections, bacterial
Infections, fungal
Memory loss
Muscle weakness
Parkinson's disease
Prostate hyperplasia
Sexual disorders
Stroke risk
Weight gaining
    5.4 The place of anti-aging drugs in the whole
      program - a realistic evaluation
    6.1 Early diagnosis of disease - key factor to successful treatment.
      Alzheimer's disease and Dementia
Cataracts and Glaucoma
Genetic disorders
Heart attacks
Immune decline
Infectious diseases
Memory loss
Muscle weakness
Parkinson's disease
Prostate hyperplasia
Stroke risk
Weight gaining
    6.2 Biomarkers of aging and specific diseases
    6.3 Stem cell therapy and therapeutic cloning
    6.4 Gene manipulation
    6.5 Prosthetic body-parts, artificial organs
Bones, limbs, joints etc.
Heart & heart devices
    6.6 Obesity reduction by ultrasonic treatment
  Physical activity and aging. Experimental and clinical data.
        Aerobic exercises
Weight-lifting - body-building
Professional sport: negative aspects
  Conclusion: the whole anti-aging program
    9.1 Modifying your personal aging curve
      Average life span increment. Expert evaluation.
Periodic fasting and caloric restriction can add 40 - 50 years to your lifespan
Regular intake of anti-aging drugs can add 20-30 years to your lifespan
Good nutrition (well balanced, healthy food, individually tailord diet) can add 15-25 years to your lifespan
High-tech bio-medicine service can add 15-25 years to your lifespan
Quality of life (prosperity, relaxation, regular vocations) can add 15-25 years to your lifespan
Regular exercise and moderate physical activity can add 10-20 years to your lifespan
These approaches taken together can add 60-80 years to your lifespan, if you start young (say at age 20). But even if you only start later (say at 45-50), you can still gain 30-40 years

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    9.2 The whole anti-aging life style - brief summary 
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        The whole anti-aging program: overview

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