If it could do the same for humans, the food industry landscape would change dramatically. But it doesn’t. We might be able to squeeze out a few extra years at best.
But again, that’s maximum life span. CR does sooo much more. It’s the most sure fire way to totally AVOID, and at least delay virtually every single aging-related disease on the planet.
So it won’t extend human’s maximum life spans from 120 to 150, but it will significantly extend average life spans. In fact, a reasonable estimate is 10-15 years.
And it gets even better. Not only will you probably live a lot longer, but you will live BETTER. Without CR, we may expect to live to around late 70’s on average. The bad part about that is, most can expect to suffer for over seven years, lingering, waiting for death to relieve the agony.
But those who practice CR can expect about 90 active independent years, and then die relatively quickly and comfortably. Adding it up, look for over 17 more QUALITY years.
You still die though… unless… we see likely breakthrough radical life-extending technologies during the extra years you bought.
Then the lid is off, and you may be on the path to full body rejuvenation.
CR is a tough lifestyle for almost everyone though, in spite of the life or death benefits.
So what do we do? Eat comfort foods? And a lot of them? We could, and most do, in spite of the long term consequences.
Fortunately. There’s a middle ground that could give you most, if not all the benefits of CR that is much easier to adopt. It does take committing to a consistent habit, but is there anything worth having that doesn’t? Don’t think about that. I’ll answer it for you.
Plan B is regular intermittent fasting (IF) such as alternate day fasting, doing one or two 24 hour fasts a week… or eating every day, but spacing your last meal of the day and your first meal of the next about 17 hours apart.
All three variations may work as well as CR, assuming your food is nutritious and you consume less calories overall. (This may also be the most effective weight loss strategy on the planet)
The latest research looks at the relationship between fasting and immune function, which turns out to interest the cancer research community, among others.
Ways to better recover from treatments like chemotherapy that greatly weaken the immune system are high on the priority list. There is already a fair amount of work underway on generating better outcomes for cancer patients by combining CR with chemotherapy. So it shouldn’t be surprising to find that there is funding for work on IF as well.
Prolonged fasting cycles (no food for two to four days at a time over the course of six months) kill older and damaged immune cells and generate new ones. The research also has implications for chemotherapy tolerance and for those with a wide range of immune system deficiencies, including autoimmunity disorders.
This may be effective because fasting triggers stem cell regeneration of damaged aging immune systems.
See www.MaxLifeSolution.com for more longevity information.