Fasting Hacks You Need to Know About – With Dave Asprey

2021-01-11T19:11:59+00:00Podcasts|

"People want to help" This episode is all about fasting hacks, understanding hunger, and the importance of cycling in and out of ketosis. Dave Asprey is the "Father of Biohacking" and CEO and founder of Bulletproof 360, Inc. He is a two time New York Times bestselling author, host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and the creator of the global phenomenon Bulletproof Coffee and the Bulletproof Diet. In this podcast, Fasting Hacks You Need to Know About, we cover: If drinking coffee will be beneficial during a fast Which MCT oil will help you crave less and quadruple your ketone production How honey can help you sleep during a fast What to do if you're

Should you be in ketosis all the time?

2020-12-02T19:26:53+00:00Health|

There are two ways your body generates energy, one is from drawing on glucose, ie. sugar, the other is fat. Sugar is the more readily available fuel source. However once sugar is significantly used up, the body’s metabolism changes and the body begins to burn fatty acids from stored fat for energy. This is what we call going from a sugar-burner to a fat-burner. When this transition to burning fat for energy is made, the body begins producing ketones and is said to be in a state of “ketosis”. You can measure your level of ketones using a device like a Keto Mojo. Once you reach a state of ketosis, many of the benefits of fasting start to kick

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

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

Can Intermittent Fasting Help You Lose Weight?

2020-10-17T00:57:33+00:00Fasting Techniques, Health|

You may have seen a recent study making headlines titled, Intermittent fasting doesn’t help you lose weight, claiming that “a 12-week UCSF study of 116 overweight people found no statistically significant difference in weight loss between people who restricted their eating to a specific eight-hour period every day and those who didn’t.” This is not the first time fasting has been challenged. Fasting is truly an art form, requiring a deep understanding of how fasting can be used as an effective health tool. So when articles like these come out, I like to dig deeper into the science and methods used by the researchers, to understand how they came to the conclusions they did.  Watch my full video where

Helping Adrenal Fatigue with Fasting and Detoxing

2020-10-05T03:00:17+00:00Health|

It’s common to experience adrenal fatigue at some point in your life. Your adrenal glands release cortisol in a daily rhythm, normally peaking in the morning, just before waking and continue to drop until bedtime. However stress causes cortisol to spike outside of this normal daily rhythm. The rise isn’t a bad thing (and actually could be a good thing, keep reading to find out why), as it helps us deal with recovery and ability to adapt following a stressful event.  What happens though, is that depending on what else is going on with your body, organs and toxic load, adrenals can become overworked and overwhelmed. This is when you may begin experiencing symptoms of adrenal fatigue.  Common symptoms

Women Should Be Fasting… Here’s Why!

2020-10-17T00:58:25+00:00Fasting for Women, Fasting Techniques, Health|

Let me say this loud and clear, women should be fasting. There are a lot of myths and misunderstandings about how fasting affects women, so I wanted to dive in today into the science and research around women and fasting.  In a meta analysis of over 44 peer reviewed studies done on fasting and women, the study concluded that “fasting can be prescribed as a safe medical intervention, as well as a lifestyle regimen which can improve women’s health in many folds.” Read that again! Specifically, they found 5 different categories where fasting helps women. Cancer This meta analysis looked at 3 different types of fasts and how they affected cancer. The first was the fast mimicking diet, made

Overcome Hunger While Fasting

2020-09-14T16:39:00+00:00Fasting Techniques, Health|

What should you do when you feel hungry while fasting? I know this seems like a silly question, but every single one of us who’ve fasted know exactly what this feels like. One of the most overlooked aspects of fasting is how we can preemptively create a strong fasting mindset and action plan. Here are 9 ways to help you overcome feelings of hunger while fasting: Here are 9 ways to overcome hunger when fasting: 1.Stabilize blood sugar One of the first things to help you overcome hunger is before you begin fasting, make sure that your blood sugar is stable. I can tell you that it won’t be very productive to load up on unhealthy foods right before

New to Fasting? Start Here!

2020-08-13T01:00:17+00:00Fasting Techniques, Health|

Questioning how to start fasting? You're in the right place to start!   Often the first step to fasting is changing your understanding of what is “normal” and creating a new belief system around eating and health. You see, there are a lot of misconceptions around what kinds of foods we should be eating and when we should be eating them. For example, we’ve been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that cereals, bagels, breads and sugary drinks are an acceptable way to start the day. We’ve been told that eating 3 meals (plus lots of snacks) is normal, and that an afternoon slump in energy should be alleviated by caffeine and energy

A Beginners Guide to Fasting: Everything You Need to Know About Fasting

2020-10-01T16:20:52+00:00Fasting Techniques, Health, Nutrition|

Fasting refers to the deliberate abstention from food and/or fluids for a period of time, for therapeutic purposes. Many people don’t know that fasting has been used for thousands of years in various religious and spiritual practices throughout human history, and in a sense, fasting is part of everyday life. The term ‘breakfast’ is the meal that breaks the fast, which is done daily. The recent increase in scientific research around fasting has allowed us to understand just how fasting positively affects our physiology, cells, aging, disease and overall health. What has been incredible for me to watch in my own clinic and coaching is how many people, regardless of symptoms or condition, have benefited from this completely free

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