The Fast Track to Fasting Like a Pro: How, Why, and Why Not?

Susannah Freeman, Clinic Director at Great Turning Healing Center, teams up with acupuncturist Jack Schwem to unravel the fascinating world of fasting and time-restricted eating. Whether you’re curious about the benefits of skipping meals or how to safely incorporate fasting into your routine, this episode is packed with insights.

Jack shares his personal journey with fasting, starting as a high school student inspired by the life of Buddha, and explores the different types of fasting, including intermittent fasting. Together, they highlight the potential benefits, such as enhanced cognitive health and better metabolic regulation, while also acknowledging the ongoing research into long-term effects.

Listeners will gain practical tips on how to fast effectively, including the importance of staying hydrated and eating a nutritious diet. Susannah and Jack dive into the liver’s crucial role in fasting and discuss how to ease into ketosis, making the process more comfortable.

They cover popular fasting protocols like the 16:8 method and 24-hour fasts, and introduce Valter Longo’s fasting mimicking diet, which offers an accessible approach for those new to fasting. Throughout the episode, they emphasize the need for personalized fasting plans tailored to individual health needs and goals.

Tune in to this episode to demystify fasting, gain valuable tools, and learn how to make fasting a beneficial part of your wellness journey.

Additional Reading: Fast Like a Girl by Dr. Mindy Pelz

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