The Art of Intuitive Fasting – With Dr. Will Cole

2021-06-02T20:23:34+00:00Biohacking, Fasting Lifestyle, Mindset, Podcasts, Resetter Favorites|

"You Can't Heal A Body That You Hate" This episode is all about how effortless intuitive fasting can be and how we can use mindset tools to approach a fasting lifestyle. Dr. Will Cole is a leading functional-medicine expert who consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. Named one of the top 50 functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation, Dr.Cole specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. He is the bestselling author of Ketotarian, The Inflammation Spectrum, and the New York Times Bestseller Intuitive Fasting in which he shows how to use

What’s the best fast for PCOS?

2021-04-24T03:20:17+00:00Health|

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects up to 10% of U.S. women of childbearing age. That's about 5 million women, which makes PCOS one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorders among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS tend to produce higher-than-normal amounts of male hormones, like testosterone. This hormone imbalance can cause irregular periods, infertility, polycystic ovaries, acne and excess facial and body hair. While the exact cause of PCOS isn’t known, there are three factors that influence PCOS: Insulin resistance—this I believe is the root cause of PCOS, I talk about why below. Inflammation  Toxicity   Insulin resistance & PCOS Insulin is the hormone produced in the pancreas that allows cells to use sugar

Intermittent Fasting and Fertility: What you need to know

2021-04-21T16:07:20+00:00Health|

The New York Times recently published an article titled The Everyday Chemicals That Might Be Leading Us to Our Extinction, describing “How Our Modern World Is Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, Threatening Sperm Counts, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race”.  I decided it was time to discuss the topic of infertility, as I receive emails daily from women struggling with infertility and wondering if fasting may help. The short answer is yes, but let’s talk about the two root causes of infertility first.  Underlying fertility are two key issues, insulin resistance and toxicity...and this applies to both men and women.  Insulin resistance If you are a male suffering from insulin resistance, intermittent fasting and simple ketogenic,

Will intermittent fasting slow your metabolism?

2021-03-04T19:02:26+00:00Health|

A question I get all the time is, "won't intermittent fasting slow down my metabolism?" One of the most common mistakes I see fasters make is repeating the same fast over and over. Here’s what usually happens—when you first adopt a fasting lifestyle, you’ll likely see immediate positive results, you may start dropping weight, find an increase in your energy, focus and mental clarity. All great things. You get so excited about these results that you decide to continue intermittent fasting day after day. Then suddenly you realize you’re not seeing the same results. Maybe you’re even starting to gain weight.  Repetitive Intermittent Fasting and Metabolism Here’s what happened: repetitive intermittent fasting slowed down your metabolism.  Think of it

Fasting Hacks You Need to Know About – With Dave Asprey

2021-03-02T19:33:28+00:00Fasting Lifestyle, Podcasts, Resetter Favorites|

"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

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