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The benefits of the Johnson UpDayDownDay Diet™ go well beyond those of traditional diets. Because it is both anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative, the Johnson UpDayDownDay Diet™ combats what are believed to be the two primary causes of aging. Whether you want to lose weight or simply maintain your current weight, the diet can help you achieve your goals while slowing the aging process and reducing your risk of disease.
Inflammation is a byproduct of the immune system's efforts to protect the body against infection. Oxidative stress can occur as a result of the body's metabolism of oxygen. Both the immune response and oxidation are natural, necessary, and normal processes, but their effects can wreak havoc on the rest of the body. By activating the SIRT1 gene through alternate-day calorie restriction, the Johnson UpDayDownDay Diet™ can counteract these effects and slow the aging process.
The SIRT1 gene reduces inflammation and protects cells from premature death, free radical damage, and other harmful effects of oxidative stress. In his study that examined the ability of alternate-day calorie restriction to treat asthma patients, Dr. James Johnson found that an alternate-day diet significantly reduced free radicals and pro-inflammatory substances in the body. Nitrotyrosine levels, the main indicator of oxidative stress, were reduced by as much as 90 percent over the course of the study. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha, the most common measurement of inflammation, was reduced by two-thirds.
The SIRT1 gene, when activated by the Johnson UpDayDownDay Diet™ or resveratrol, can also improve the function of mitochondria in cells. Mitochondria are the "power plants" of cells, and SIRT1 can restore their energy output to higher, more youthful levels.
In addition to slowing the aging process, the Johnson UpDayDownDay Diet™ makes it easy to lose weight. You will lose weight because you will be consuming fewer calories, but you will also lose weight because the SIRT1 gene actually inhibits fat storage.
Unlike other diets that are very difficult to adhere to for any length of time, the Johnson UpDayDownDay Diet™ is designed with long-term success in mind. Your Down Day calorie intake will depend on whether your goal is to lose weight or to maintain weight. Either way, you will always be able to eat the amount and types of food you would like the very next day. This makes compliance very easy, and it also reduces the feelings of guilt or stress that often result from following other diet plans.
Because the Johnson UpDayDownDay Diet™ is so effective at slowing the aging process and helping dieters to lose weight, it also can reduce your risk of diseases that are associated with aging and obesity. These include heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, asthma, allergies, arthritis, and diabetes.
The diet also protects against infectious diseases and cancers by creating a healthier immune response. Research shows that calorie-restricted diets can increase the effectiveness of lymphocytes, white blood cells that protect against infection and tumors.
Virtually all organisms that have been studied on calorie-restricted or alternate-day calorie-restricted diets have been shown to live longer, healthier lives. The Johnson UpDayDownDay Diet™ makes it easy for you to experience these benefits in addition to losing or maintaining weight. The diet also allows you to diet only half the time, so that you never feel burned out or as though you have been deprived of the joys of eating. To learn more about the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative benefits of the UpDayDownDay Diet™, order The Alternate-Day Diet today.