Fasting mimicking reset – revamp your cells in 5 days

Scientists out of the University of Southern California and the Longevity Institute in Milan have developed this 5 day approach that has similar effects to fasting, however without the negative side effects this can have on gut health and hormone balance in susceptible individuals.

What are the benefits of fasting?


Fasting allows the body to turn on autophagy, our clean-up process. It clears old, sick and mutated cells, including cancer and autoimmune modulators. The low protein content of the 5 days suppresses mTOR, an enzyme that’s important for growth, but if too high too long, makes us age faster and feeds cancer cells.
The fine-tuned combination of high quality fats and plant polyphenols explain its free radical quenching effects (think more energy, focus and radiant skin), plus shrinking your visceral abdominal fat (the stuff around your organs that promotes inflammation and metabolic syndrome) and helps to kickstart a spring weightloss and cleanse.


If weight loss is one of your goals, you may want to follow the 5 day fasting mimicking diet with the metabolic reset protocol, which can be incorporated until the weight loss goal is achieved, or even kept for lifetime.

The below 5 day fasting mimicking approach should not be maintained for much longer than 5 days, as it is missing in protein and it too low in calories for the long-term. However, it is a great strategy to include every 2 to 3 months to reset the body, prevent degenerative conditions, and optimize health at the cellular level.

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Who is this reset for?

Anyone wanting to reduce their risk of degenerative and autoimmune conditions and cancers

Anyone wanting to optimize health

Anyone wanting to kickstart cellular clean-up, liver and brain health

Anyone wanting to look and feel younger

Who isn't this 5 day fasting mimicking reset for?

People with pre-existing autoimmune and gut issues may need to adjust the food list and should consult their health care practitioner (or me). 

People with other pre-existing conditions should consult their health care practitioner (or me) for potential adjustments. 

Pregnant and breast-feeding women

Women trying to conceive may need to adjust and should consult a knowledgeable health care practitioner (or me)

(Professional) athletes on a high intensity training regime. During these 5 days, rest and gentle movement only is encouraged, however, high intensity exercise is to be avoided due to too little caloric intake, and the hormonal effects of high intensity exercise 'messing' with the desired outcome. 

People with a history of eating disorders may need to adjust and should consult their health care practitioner prior to commensing.