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My Journey With Intermittent Fasting And Prolon

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An Acupuncturist's Journey with

Intermittent Fasting and Prolon

As a Pasadena acupuncturist, I’m constantly exploring ways to help my patients achieve optimal health and well-being. One fascinating avenue that’s increasingly capturing attention is the world of fasting. While the term might conjure images of extreme deprivation, the reality is far more nuanced and offers a wealth of potential benefits for both mind and body.


My own journey into fasting began with a simple curiosity. I heard whispers of improved mental clarity, boosted energy, and even cellular rejuvenation, sparking a desire to understand these claims firsthand. But where to start? The world of fasting is vast, encompassing various approaches like intermittent fasting and longer-term programs like Prolon.

First Steps:

To ease myself in, I turned to intermittent fasting, gradually increasing my daily fasting window while being mindful of my menstrual cycle. This, I learned from the insightful “How to Fast Like a Woman” by Mindy Pelz, is crucial for women to avoid hormonal imbalances and metabolic disruptions.


The initial challenges of conquering hunger pangs were real, but the rewards were equally tangible. As my body transitioned into ketosis, a sense of invigorating energy washed over me. My mind sharpened, my focus intensified, and a newfound euphoria fueled my productivity. The hunger faded, replaced by a feeling of empowerment and control over my own body.

Unboxing Prolon:


Mastering 17-hour fasts emboldened me to push further, leading me to a 24-hour water fast. It wasn’t a breeze, but the key was simple – mindful planning and respect for my body’s rhythms. This experience, along with research highlighting the diverse benefits of various fasting durations, ignited a passion to delve deeper.

My curiosity landed me at the doorstep of Prolon, a 5-day fasting mimicking program that promised cellular-level renewal through minimal nutrients and pre-portioned meals. The journey through Prolon was an adventure in itself, with its own set of challenges and triumphs.


You can read my review about Prolon versus other Purification programs HERE.


For now, I want to leave you with this: fasting isn’t just about calorie restriction or weight loss. It’s a powerful tool for rejuvenating your cells, sharpening your mind, and reclaiming control over your well-being. It’s a journey of self-discovery, a testament to the incredible resilience and adaptability of the human body.


Whether you’re an avid health enthusiast or simply curious to explore new paths to well-being, I encourage you to learn more about fasting. Research, experiment, and most importantly, listen to your body. This journey may not be for everyone, but for those who choose to embark on it, the rewards can be transformative.


So, are you ready to embark on your own fasting journey? Let’s explore this together, one mindful step at a time. 


Book an appointment to discuss your individual needs and goals and discover the perfect detox path for you!


Zen Tuan, L.Ac.

Healing with Zen

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