The Science Of Fasting And How To Use It For Your Health

Fasting is a powerful tool for longevity. Not only does it switch on our anti-aging genes, but it also activates the immune system, repairing damaged DNA and clearing away injured cells. Fasting also promotes metabolic flexibility, mental clarity, and sustainable energy levels.

Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I talk with Cynthia Thurlow about how fasting works, how to identify the type of fasting that is best for you, and special considerations for women interested in fasting. Food has an amazing ability to heal, but the timing of when we eat or abstain from eating can also have really amazing impacts on our health.

Cynthia and I break down the different types of fasting and which one she thinks offers most people the biggest bang for their buck. We discuss the unique challenges women face with intermittent fasting and how to customize an approach based on different life stages, from your childbearing years through menopause. We also talk about the constellation of symptoms women experience as a result of hormonal changes that occur in perimenopause and menopause, and what women should focus on when it comes to diet, exercise, and fasting during this time.

Cynthia also shares her thoughts on bioidentical hormone therapy and how to know if it’s right for you. Cynthia talks about her personal experience with fasting and how—in addition to removing gluten from her diet—it helped her heal from an autoimmune disease. She also shares how she keeps her hormones balanced, maintains her body composition, and prioritizes self-care and sleep. We also dive into Cynthia’s go to-supplements for muscle and brain health, the importance of adequate protein consumption, and so much more. I hope you’ll tune in.

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