New research adds epilepsy to the list of conditions that may be improved by the implementation of intermittent fasting.
This research seems to dovetail with the growing body of research proving the neuroregulating and neuroprotective effects of fasting, which I presented in Intermittent Fasting.
It seems that the human body is highly adapted to an environment within which the food supply is intermittent and sometimes scarce. Excess food intake makes many things go awry at the cellular level because the cells are genetically programmed primarily for energy and nutrient conservation in the face of scarcity or intermittent supply. When exposed to a surplus of energy and nutrients, these conservative mechanisms result in accumulations of excess nutrients and wastes in the cells and tissues, which promote a myriad of malfunctions. This is the Chinese medical macrobiotic view of how overeating impairs blood circulation, overloads avenues of discharge, and promotes progressive tissue malnutrition and toxicity, which I discussed in Essential Macrobiotics.