The Institute’s “Fasting-Microbiota-Diet” Workshop

This power-point workshop reviews three of the latest breakthrough rejuvenation technologies that are redefining medicine in general and oncology in particular.

The first breakthrough regards therapeutic fasting and it’s impact on well-being, immunology and longevity. (1)

The second breakthrough deals with the impact of the microbiota and its microbiome on quality life extension and cancer reversals. (2)

And the last breakthrough this workshop deals with is nutrition’s role on the epigenetic expression of longevity, happiness, cancer control, immunity and aging pathways. (3)

Subjects Covered

Fasting

Fasting has been around for millenia and many spiritual practices have incorporateing this bio-hack and holistic technique within their teachings.  In this perspective, we will review the basics of fasting as a healing holistic technique and examine different forms of fasting, from religious, naturopathic, alternate, 5-7, one meal and intermittent and partial fasts to Mosseri and Longo’s fasting techniques as well a hydric fasts (long and short) and a more dangerous one that is getting popular, the dry fast. Each of these fasts strengths and weaknesses will be reviewed.

Microbiota

In holistic medicine, we’ve known for millenia, way before Hippocrates, that the human gut is a key component of health and resilience. Using the human genome project technology on the microbiota, scientists have discovered thousands of bacterial species and their cousins (viruses, fungi and archaea) in the gut, the totality of which are equipped with around 8 million genes that cross talk with the 23,000 human eukaryotic genes. The discoveries that have resulted from the sequencing of the Microbiome’s genome is in part redefining medicine and blessing  modern consumers with holistic and actionable ways to increase their vitality and longevity.

In this perspective, we will review the basics of the Microbiota and follow up with hackable and holistic ways to nurture it so that its trillions of bugs  (bacteria, virus, fungi, archaea etc) will be balanced, diversified and happy. These techniques include ways to make fermented and pickeled foods, the best manners to eat so that the microbiota prospers (prebiotics, probiotics and more), different techniques to de-stress (ie, chronic stress freaks out the microbiota, to the point of promoting intestinal permeability), to exercise, to bath and use hydrotherapy as well as the best birthing and nursing methods and much more.

Diet

In Conventional Medicine, there is a big elephant in the room. From all of the dozens and dozens  of allopathic treatment plans, one of the most relevant one, nutrition, is sidestepped. Even today, most American medical schools will only bestow upon their students less then 10 hours of human nutrition knowledge. (4) Yet, without the right personalized nutrition plan, it is nearly impossible to reverse chronic diseases or accelerated aging.

In this perspective, this workshop will review the strengths and weaknesses of some of the most fashionable and serious nutrition regimes, from the classical Mediterranean diet, to the vegan diet, raw-food diet, vegetarian diet, paleo diet, standard American diet, Atkins diet, keto diet,  and, among others, the FOD-map and GAPs diets.

How this Three-pronged Holistic Approach can address different chronic diseases and the Aging Process

Auto-immune and Cancer Diseases

New research has shown that one of the major drivers of chronic diseases, senescence and accelerated aging is  a dysfunctional immune system. Because a rejuvenated immune system can also help to remove senescent cells, (5) the Institute’s Fasting-Microbiota-Diet immunotherapy approach is one of the best insofar as the controling and reversing different forms of diseases that are connected either to an over-reactive immune system or an under-active one, from thyroid diseases, to degenerative joint disease, multiple sclerosis and more. Case studies will be reviewed.

Regarding cancer, since this year’s Nobel in Physiology (Medicine) went to scientists who have bio-chemically elucidated part of the immune system’s modus operandi with regard to cancer, we will also compare holistic immunotherapy with genetic engineering immunotherapy, in particular with regard to CAR-T cell therapy (CAR = “chimeric antigen receptors”) and a few other conventional immune modulation techniques.

Metabolic Syndrome (Diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure) and Hormonal disorders

With regard to the metabolic syndrome and hormonal disorders, we ill review how fasting, gut medicine and nutrition can help to better controle and reverse these diseases. Cases studies will examined.

Mental diseases and Cardiovascular Events

A few Brain and vascular disorders will also be seen through the prism of fasting, the microbiota and nutrition. Cases studies will be studied.

Longevity Pathways

In this section, we will show how Fasting, Microbiota medicine and diet impacts longevity pathways,  from general metabolism, deep sleep, muscle tone, weight management, cellular detoxification, autophagy, stem cell renewal, DNA repair mechanisms, Circadian harmonization, BDNF enhancement, mitochondrial biogenesis to the holistic modulating of different biochemical processes, including, but not limited to mTOR, IGF-1, AMPK, NFR2, senescence, nutrient sensing, the immune system and inflammation.

Conclusion

Adapted and personalized nutrition plans, gut diversity and resiliency enhancement and therapeutic fasting have been some of the best actionable self-care bio-hacking holistic tools we have. By holistically modulating the body’s “force vitale” (“Chi” in Chinese medicine) and its immune system with these simple Lifestyle techniques, key bio-physical pathways, bio-chemical processes and longevity genes can be activated. (6) At this point, chronic diseases and accelerated aging can be better controled and even reversed.

Power-point Outline 

Each workshopee will receive a detailed outline of the workshop with a few documents. Each session will be open for question and answers.

Learning Objectives and take-aways

Understanding the theory and practice of  different forms of nutritional, microbiota and fasting strategies to promote ongoing vitality, immune competence, longevity and optimize overall wellness.

Conditions 

One full day (8 hours): 199 dollars. (7)  Presently, this workshop organization is pending. The date will be posted as soon as possible. The funds will go to finish the Institute’s documentary on cancer.

Venue

At the Conference room of the “Au Lac” Vietnamese Vegan Restaurant in the Huntington area. (Organization and scheduling pending)

Date

We are presently looking at March 2019 or thereafter

One Organic Vegan Mediterranean-Style Longevity Lunch

Click here to see the menu. The one hour lunch is not computed within the Course Session of 8 hours

One Kitchen Demonstration

On how to make a Fasting Mimicking Diet similar to Professor Longo’s diet.

Instructor

This workshop will be presented by French biogerontologist and holistic oncologist Pr. Joubert. (8)

Below, a 12 minutes video of a three hours power point presentation on optimal longevity, May, 2016, Carlsbad, Ca.

To see part of a preceding workshop, please click here.

Precision Notes

(1).  In this first section, we will examine different forms of fasting, from the classical three to five days hydric (water) fast, to the alternate “5-2” fast as well as other forms of intermittent, juice and extended fasts. In this perpective, we will also examine religious and traditional  fasts, French fasting modalities, including the partial fast as well as the innovative five days “Fasting Mimicking Diet” (FMD) that was invented by Italian biochemistry Professor Valter Longo. His five days FMD supply comes in a box and can be bought via his company called “Prolon”. It costs 300 dollars (Source). In this workshop, the workshopee will learn how make this diet in the kitchen. So that would be another saving of at least 270 dollars because the ingrediets of the FMD are not costly and relatively easy to prepare.
(2). In this section, we will examine different gut medicine modalities and conditions thanks to which the microbiota can be selectively diversified and optimized for health and longevity, a few mechanisms of which are autophagy, hormonal and neuropeptide activation, stem cell expression and more. Concrete illustrations will be analyzed with regard to metabolic syndrome, obesity, diabetes, cancer, autoimmunity, weight management, cardio-vascularity and accelerated aging.
(3). Current nutritional clinical research suggests that health benefits are not solely dependent on what one eats, but also when one eats, when one stops eating, what accompanies what is ingested and how one breaks one’s fast. As an explosion of scientific information has emerged surrounding the benefits of different forms of fasting, gut restoration and nutrition, Happiness Medicine Institute Fasting Microbiota Diet Longevity will look at nutrition through the prism of the microbiota, circadian rhythms and the immune system, thereby continuing its tradition of delivering the latest in clinical  and holistic medicine education. In addition, this workshop will  proceed with an analysis of the benefits and limitations of different types of popular nutritional and gut-replenishment strategies, including, but not limited to different varieties of the Mediterranean diet, different French Diets, different forms of vegan diets, ketogenic nutrition, paleo and carnivore diets, mono-dieting as well as the  DASH, GAP, FOD-map, vegetarian and instinctive  (raw) regimes.
(4). According to the experts, 90 percent of American medical schools offer less than 10 hours of nutrition knowledge in the entire curriculum while the other 10 percent are starting to offer a little more, including a one semester  course on clinical nutrition. (Source)
(5). The senescence response is widely recognized as a potent tumor suppressive mechanism. As a consequence, most conventional oncologists and gerontologists do little if anything to target senescent cells. However, this avoidance is a mistake as the evidence demonstrates the over-all deleterious impact of senescent cells, including, but not limited to their impact on degenerative and hyper-plastic pathologies that are characterized by chronic inflammation and metastases. On the other hand, most biogerontologists will focus quasi-exclusively in myriad lab-made senolytics that  are destined to remove senescent cells. In this realm, the Happiness Medicine Institute’s recommendation is to first address this challenge via the holistic modulation of the immune system. If the holistic approach does not work or is too limited in its rejuvenation impact, we then examine conventional medicine’s contribution in depth and attempt to find the safest and most efficient longevity protocol based on strong science.
(6). Without a more personalized approach to medicine based on the fundamentals (healthy food, gut health, fasting,  exercises, community, emotions, sleep etc), the number of diseases will continue to grow exponentially. In this perspective, the ICD-10 (which is the WHO’s international disease classification system) went from 17,000 (ICD-9) to 155,000 (ICD-10) different codes that track new disease diagnoses and procedures, which means we went from around 15,000 to over 55,000 different types of diseases in a little over ten years. (2) To make matters worse, the processes that govern healthy aging are deteriorating while most chronic diseases have reached an epidemic magnitude. It is therefore urgent that both heath professionals and patients learn the fundamentals that impact gene expression, cellular repair, smooth hormonal cascading, in particular with the HPA and HPT axes, homeostasis, senescence reversal and rejuvenation in a cost-friendly, safe, actionable and efficient manner. To check out the magnitude of this public health challenge, see  CMS Office of Public Affairs (February 11, 2008). “HHS Proposes Adoption of ICD-10 Code Sets and Updated Electronic Transaction Standards” (Press release). U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
(7).   Furthermore, this donation will help to finish the Institute’s documentary, part of which can be seen here. For those who have financial difficulties, please write to  explain your case and we will find a solution. We are also working on an online 101 master course on this topic. Once the Institute’s Longevity book will be finished, we will focus on this online master class. 
(8). Given his European and clinical background, Professor Joubert will also review some of the best longevity breakthroughs and practices from Europe and other parts of the world (Asia included), many of which have been under-reported in this country. Likewise with recent biogerontology and longevity conferences in the United States, some of the best and most recent data will be assessed, from A4M anti-aging conferences, to Life extension, cancer immunotherapy and biogerontology symposia, including from Professor Longo’s Institute of Longevity at the University of California in Los Angeles which we have visited.

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