Chronic wounds can be healed without pain thanks to new plasters.
Now a research team from Imperial College, London, has discovered that nerve damage could be repaired through intermittent fasting rather than surgical procedures.
The team’s research showed that fasting led to the gut bacteria producing more of a certain metabolite, which helped the ends of nerve cells to regenerate.
In tests on mice, nerve cell growth was 50% greater for rodents that fasted every second day than for those that didn’t fast at all.
Perhaps, in addition to this lab-designed protein, people might one day receive medication for nerve damage.
Chillies are also good for our metabolism, and taste buds can be trained to take the heat.