Losing Fat by Intermittent Fasting 13 - No Money in Fasting

Why didn't the concept of Intermittent Fasting catch on? Even after being on social media, youtube, especially for more than a couple of years now? I really wonder.

Is it because it is so darned cheap, nay free, to the point that no supplements nor medicines are involved and nobody stands to make tons of money from it? It is not the hospitals, not supplement companies and not the pharmaceutical companies.

What do you spend by fasting, anyway? The only added expense for me to "supplement" my fasting regimen is tea.

No Money in Intermittent Fasting

So because there's no money to be milked from it, who would advertise it with the big bucks to sponsor it? About the only ones who promote Intermittent Fasting are medical doctors in the field. In so doing, some promote their books on the subject matter.

There's also a whole slew of tom, dick and harrys posing as athletes, trainers, dieticians, nutritionists or whatever who use social media, notably youtube, to ride on the fasting bandwagon to promote their videos.

Intermittent Fasting on Social Media

I've seen many of these videos. Sometimes, I seriously doubt if these youtubers are the real deal. Some do show their before and after photos on the videos, and even go to the extent of documenting their journey in their intermittent fasting. These ones, I like viewing.

Well, some. The rest just spout off concepts about how good intermittent fasting is. And I get curious if they're doctors or nutritionists. What they do say though simply parrots what doctor proponents like Dr. Jason Fung already say about Intermittent Fasting.

Amazing Benefits of Noni Juice

A friend of mine is currently praising to high heavens the super-duper benefits of a local brand of Noni juice. In fact, he has become some kind of a reseller, I think.

He attributes Noni juice to stamina, mental clarity and general well-being. I noticed though that he has lost some weight too. I just don't know if he attributes that to Noni juice as well.

Noni juice is derived from the fruit of the Morinda citrifolia tree indigenous to Southeast Asia and Australasia. Noni juice has been promoted as a cure for a number of human diseases. However, there is no evidence to support these claims.

Noni plants and juice have been promoted by practitioners of alternative medicine as a cure for a number of human maladies including HIV, heart disease and cancer.

PhilNONI Products

Here's what I gathered from the local brand, PhilNONI con Stevia.

It is supposedly well-known for its multiple antioxidant functions, promotes healthy weight loss, increase energy, slows down aging, and properties for younger-healthier-looking skin. It also helps boost the immune system, prevent degenerative condition such as: Alzheimer’s disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Cancer, Premature aging, etc.

PhilNONI con Stevia is anti-inflammatory, helps normalize blood pressure and blood circulation and helps regulate sleep and mood cycle with Melatonin and Seronin.

Essential and Non-essential animo acids in Noni lead to the formation of Nitric Oxide, Glutathione, formation of more than 50,000 proteins in the human body, fix degenerating cells, inhibit pre-cancer function and growth of cancer tumor, alleviate pain, and promotes mental alertness, among others.

Dr. Tito Contado, a former professor of the UP College of Agriculture studied and experimented the use of Noni for two years before he decided to register the Noni company, Phil. Morinda Citrifolia, Inc.

Having effectively recovered from 6 heart by-pass in June 1999 using regularly NONI fruiy juice supplement.

So is any of these true? I don't know as I have no personal experience. What I do know is it is EXPENSIVE for me. A 500 ml. bottle sells for more than Php1000.

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