How to Use Feasting to Your Metabolic Advantage

2020-11-25T01:56:22+00:00Health|

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the excitement and results of fasting that we forget about the need to feast and enjoy the nourishing benefits of food! So today I’m here to remind you that feasting is just as important to the fasting lifestyle as your fast days, and that food can be healing to your health, just like fasting can.  Feasting Tip #1: Use Feast-famine cycling The first thing that you must realize is that your body was designed for feast-famine cycles. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors were expert fasters, indulging in feasts when food was plentiful, then facing long periods of fasting in between. With this in mind, it makes sense that our bodies  are designed and adapted

Gift Well Guide

2020-11-25T15:28:56+00:00Health|

Sit back, relax and actually enjoy this year’s holiday shopping experience from the comfort of your home. We’ve done the heavy lifting for you, putting together a list of our favorite gifts to give and get, as well as the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals! You'll find a little bit of everything for everyone. My team and I have vetted, used and loved all the items on this list. Cheers, Ratio Coffee Maker One of the only coffee makers on the market that does not contain any toxic plastic. It’s very similar to a pour over coffee, but it’s electric. And the coffee tastes amazingly fresh. Use code Six2020 at checkout for 10% off the Ratio Six

Autophagy Dysfunction And Immunity

2020-11-22T17:01:33+00:00Health|

Earlier this week I discussed a new meta analysis titled Intermittent fasting, a possible priming tool for host defense against SARS-CoV-2 infection, has made some impressive findings about the benefits of fasting, specifically autophagy fasting, in promoting health and preventing COVID-19.   As I dove deeper into the science, I found more and more research around “autophagy dysfunction” and what that means for your immunity and lung health. Given the state of the world right now, our health and immune strength is incredibly important, and autophagy plays a vital role in clearing out dysfunctional parts of cells, so the cell can be more receptive to making energy and participating in a healthy immune response.  First, a refresher on autophagy: Autophagy

Autophagy and Your Immune System

2020-11-20T22:00:48+00:00Health|

Hot off the press! A recent meta analysis published in October 2020 titled Intermittent fasting, a possible priming tool for host defense against SARS-CoV-2 infection, has made some impressive findings about the benefits of fasting, specifically autophagy fasting, in promoting health and preventing illness.   Directly from the study:  “[...]strengthening immunity along with maintaining a healthy living is the best way to survive this disease. As a healthy practice, calorie restriction in the form of intermittent fasting (IF) in several clinical settings has been reported to promote several health benefits, including priming of the immune response. This dietary restriction also activates autophagy, a cell surveillance system that boosts up immunity. With these prevailing significance in priming host defense, IF could

Ketosis versus Autophagy: What’s the difference?

2020-11-16T21:16:11+00:00Health|

This is a great question I got in one of my live Q&A sessions that I thought was worth further exploration. What is the difference between ketosis and autophagy? First, let’s start with ketosis. Ketosis is a state of healing that signals your body is burning fat for energy.  This is why most people come to fasting and the ketogenic diet, for weight loss. But there are so many other amazing health benefits to ketones. Ketones travel up to the brain and enhance neurological healing. Ketones increase GABA and calm the brain. Ketones also have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body.  How do you get into ketosis? Well, the answer to this question will vary for each person, depending

How to use fasting to support Progesterone 

2020-10-28T15:39:41+00:00Fasting for Women, Health|

Let’s talk progesterone….my favorite hormone, because progesterone has a calming effect on the body and is the hormone that keeps estrogen in check. Progesterone is mainly produced in a woman’s ovaries and it’s levels naturally fluctuate around a woman's menstrual cycle. So, How to use fasting to support Progesterone? As we approach midlife, progesterone begins to decline. So women over 40 or going through their menopause years will inevitably experience an up and down roller coaster and subsequent decline in progesterone as you go into postmenopausal years. If this might be you, I also recommend grabbing my new book, The Menopause Reset for tips and tricks on how to navigate menopause years with grace and ease.  If not due

What to know about fasting and eating disorders

2020-10-26T17:14:40+00:00Health|

Today I’m talking about what can be a sensitive subject, fasting and eating disorders and binge eating. On occasion I have clients who are hesitant to fast because of a fear of creating, triggering or accelerating an eating disorder, or who know they have a tendency to binge eat. These are valid concerns and worth considering when thinking about creating a fasting lifestyle.  While certainly fasting may not be for everyone, there is a way you can mindfully and healthfully integrate fasting into your lifestyle. So I’ve put together 6 things to think about when creating a fasting lifestyle.  First Step when to consider with fasting and eating disorders: Involve your mental health practitioner. This doesn't just apply to

Are you struggling with hair loss when fasting?

2020-10-20T22:07:14+00:00Health|

Are you struggling with hair loss when you are fasting? I frequently get this question and I recently did a Youtube video, can fasting cause hair loss, to help provide some answers to those of you that are experiencing hair loss. Hair Loss and Minerals Healthy hair follicles need a balance of these 7 vitamins and minerals present in the body: Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, vitamin E, Iron, Selenium and Zinc. When these nutrients are out of balance, hair loss can occur. Why might your nutrient balance be off? It usually comes down to one of two things:  A mineral deficiency in the body, where you’re not getting enough of the 7 essential nutrients, whether through foods

Liver Hacks for Health

2020-10-17T00:57:02+00:00Detoxing, Health|

Is it time for a liver hack? The liver is your primary fat burning organ. Therefore keeping your liver healthy is essential for weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. One of the challenges I often see in my clinic and with clients is that certain lifestyle habits can prevent or slow down how effective the liver is working for us. This can lead to weight loss resistance and a feeling of stuckness in reaching your health goals. So, how well is your liver working for you? Here are 11 liver hacks to assist liver function, and help you burn fat and stay healthy.  Liver Hack #1: Hydrate with clean, filtered water This seems pretty straight forward, yet so

Can fasting increase your happiness?

2020-10-17T00:57:08+00:00Fasting Techniques, Health|

Given the times that we are in, I think the world could use a little bit more happiness, and really, who doesn't want more happiness in their life? So, can we use fasting to increase happiness? This week I'm diving into that exact question on my Youtube channel. Check out my newly released video on how we can use fasting to increase happiness, as Part 3 of my Fasting and Hormones Series. We know from neuroscience that certain nutritional deficiencies and neurotransmitters imbalances can affect our levels of perceived happiness. Science also shows us that we can use fasting as a tool to improve the functioning of these neurotransmitters, in turn raising our levels of happiness.  There are 4

Load More Posts
Go to Top