Wellness is our top priority at RestorePDX and last week, the staff successfully completed the 5-day Prolon diet as a team.
The meditation session led by Dr. Manning with a focus on inspiration was greatly needed in a tough week. It felt good to go through this process as a team and know that we had each other’s backs.
Jessica Allison, PA-C
To be successful at anything, you must simply be what most people aren’t – consistent.
Steve Nord, COO
I’m making a commitment to my health, hitting the reset button, and motivating myself to stop and focus about the things I am putting in my body and how they affect me.
Max Andreae, Marketing Coordinator
What is Prolon?
Prolon is a Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD), a proprietary 5-day meal program that is 100% plant based, non-GMO and gluten free. There is nothing artificial and it’s designed to support metabolic balance – and is also known as the “fasting with food” approach.
As part of the pre-procedure recommendations, our patients often hear us talk about intermittent fasting, which helps provide the rejuvenating effects of fasting at the cellular level while still providing the body with nourishment.
What is Intermittent Fasting (IF)?
Intermittent fasting can be defined as fasting for less than two days. Time-restricted eating, the 5:2 diet, and alternate day fasting are all included under the umbrella term of IF.
Dr. Terrance Manning frequently discusses the benefits and optimalization recommendations to his patients before a regenerative treatment. “Some of the benefits of intermittent fasting are that it induces autophagy to replace senescent cells with new cells, losing some weight — especially helpful if treating the knee or lumbar spine. It also increases the concentration of stem cells, optimizes mitochondrial health and has metabolic harmonizing effects to boost healing.”
IF is a great way to prepare your body before a regenerative cell therapy procedure and also has lots of everyday benefits for a healthy reset. Remember, when introducing foods back into your system, you want to keep it on the lighter side and incorporate as many plant-based foods as possible. The following are some tips that are encouraged after a fast and are also useful when you are jotting down your grocery list:
- When deciding what fruit to buy, be mindful of those which are naturally high in sugar.
- Try to keep sugar lower than 10 mg per day.
- Cut out sugary drinks, refined pasta, white bread, and yes – even white rice.
- Try to eat an assortment of vegetables.
- Choose unsweetened coconut or almond milk over milk from animals.
- Instead of butter, use unsaturated fat like olive or avocado oil.
Host your own wellness week! Challenge yourself to avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates, and instead, choose whole grains, healthy proteins and fats, and drink plenty of water.
No matter which kind of fasting you choose, it can be beneficial. There may be certain risks with specific kinds of fasts, which is why you should first talk about your plan with your healthcare provider. To learn about the different kinds of fasts, you can visit https://fasting.com/.