Fresh off the BBC News website:
This is interesting stuff. OK, it’s a study done on mice not people and there’s the usual ‘don’t try this at home, kids’ disclaimer BUT the essential insight, that a fasting or ‘fasting mimicking’ diet, actually regenerates the pancreas’ insulin-producing beta cells, is very noteworthy.
It’s also interesting that this diet (on mice, at least) also works by restricting proteins, as well as carbs and relies on saturated fats, as per the LCHF approach (Low Carb High Fat) to health an T2D reversal, as promoted by Diet Doctor and others.
We’re wary of recommending that you fully embrace high fat, as we have a lot of different health scenarios at Dia-Beat This! but the smart money does seem to be on ‘good fats’ being not just tolerable but actually an essential part of a healthy diet.
Anyway, I look forward to discussing this with you all next week.
All the best and have a good weekend!