12 Small Habits that will Change Your Life for Good

12 Small Habits that will Change Your Life for Good

I recently saw a new book in my local library that I knew I had to read and share with the Personal Kaizen community. Liquids Till Lunch: 12 Small Habits that Will Change Your Life for Good by MaryRuth Ghiyam is a 2021 release with a title that made me skeptical and a subtitle that made me interested. I wondered – how many of her 12 small habits would agree with the Personal Kaizen 10 Rules for Life? The author is a certified health educator and nutritional consultant with several episodes of personal loss as defining life experiences. This post…
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Important Lessons Learned from My First 3-Day Fast

Important Lessons Learned from My First 3-Day Fast

Over the past several posts we have introduced the concept of fasting and different ways to fast, researched the scientific benefits of a 3-day fast, gave tips on how to prepare for a fast, and then shared my experience and video journal of a first-time, 3-day anti-aging fast. This post will summarize key lessons learned from my first 3-day fast and provide some final tips before you begin a fast of your own. UPDATE: 4-Weeks Following My Fast My first lesson learned has to be a reflection of what the 3-day fast changed in me as a person. What eating…
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Fasting: The Greatest Remedy

Fasting: The Greatest Remedy

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! This week we feature a quote by Swiss Physician, Paracelsus. He found fasting to be the greatest remedy. "Fasting is the greatest remedy - the physician within."Paracelsus Our upcoming Personal Kaizen posts will share the lessons learned from my very first 3-day anti-aging fast. To read about my personal 3-day fasting experience, check out our past post and learn before you fast.
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Learn Before You Fast: My 3-Day Fasting Experience

Learn Before You Fast: My 3-Day Fasting Experience

I came across the idea of fasting in my research on smart health habits enough times that the benefits seemed worth any risks. Recent podcasts with guests like Tim Ferris, Dr. Peter Attia, and Dr. Dom D’Agostino all shared reasons for multi-day fasts. But would this work for a 45-year-old father of three teenagers? I decided to prepare in advance and then share the results of my 3-day fasting experience with the Personal Kaizen community. Tuesday and Wednesday: Day 0 I looked at my work and home schedule and decided on a good week to schedule my first ever 3-day…
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Fasting As The First Principle of Medicine

Fasting As The First Principle of Medicine

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! As a Persian poet, Rumi had a way with words which we see here. He saw fasting as a principle of medicine and a sign of spiritual strength. "Fasting is the first principle of medicine; fast and see the strength of the spirit reveal itself."rumi Our upcoming Personal Kaizen posts will share my personal experience and the lessons learned from my very first 3-day anti-aging fast. To learn more about my journey of fasting, check out our past post on how to prepare for a 3-day anti-aging fast.
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Fasting for Physical and Mental Efficiency

Fasting for Physical and Mental Efficiency

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! Many of us know Plato as a Greek philosopher, but he was also an avid faster. He believed that fasting was a means for gaining greater physical and mental efficiency. "I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency."Plato Our upcoming Personal Kaizen posts will track my progress in experimenting with a 3-day fast. If you're interested in the research and preparation for completing a fast, check out our recent posts that share the scientific reasons why a 3-day fast promotes longevity and how to prepare for a 3-day anti-aging fast.
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How to Prepare for a 3-Day Anti-Aging Fast

How to Prepare for a 3-Day Anti-Aging Fast

After researching the scientific benefits of a 3-day fast, I decided the benefits were worth the potential discomfort of starving myself for a few days. But I had lots of questions first. Was this safe? When would I start? How would I maximize the benefits and minimize the pain? This post shares how I went about preparing for a 3-day anti-aging fast. Is a 3-Day Fast Safe? Don’t fast for more than 24 hours without first consulting a doctor, and be especially cautious if any of the following is true about you: You are younger than 25 or older than…
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Fasting To Improve Health And Limit Aging

Fasting To Improve Health And Limit Aging

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! David Sinclair is a leading scientist studying the benefits of fasting who has decided to make changes in his eating habits based on his research. Take 95-seconds to listen to this short clip from an interview. "To slow down aging would be to skip a meal, or two, a day."David A. Sinclair Our Personal Kaizen posts for the next several weeks will track my progress in experimenting with a 3-day fast. Slow down and check out our recent posts that introduce the types of fasting and share the scientific reasons why a…
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Scientific Reasons Why a 3-day Fast Promotes Longevity

Scientific Reasons Why a 3-day Fast Promotes Longevity

Last week we covered some common reasons people choose to fast and some methods for safely going without calories for between several hours and several days. This week we are going to share some of the scientific reasons why a 3-day fast will help you live longer. Fasting removes the body's access to glucose and forces the body to produce its own sugar for energy. The liver converts non-carbohydrate materials, including fat, into energy at the start of a fast. Later, the body goes into ketosis and burns stored fat for energy. Fasting puts the body under some mild stress…
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Fasting to Clear the Mind and Strengthen the Body

Fasting to Clear the Mind and Strengthen the Body

Check out our Personal Kaizen Motivational Monday quote! It is true that fasting will clear the mind and strengthen the body! "Periodic fasting can help clear up the mind and strengthen the body and the spirit."Ezra Taft Benson Our Personal Kaizen posts for the next several weeks will track my progress in learning about the benefits of fasting, how to fast, and experimenting with a 3-day fast. This will be an interesting experience and test of willpower for a guy who seldom skips a meal!
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