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SHOW DESCRIPTION: I am sure by now you have heard of the benefits of intermittent fasting. But can skipping meals or only eating during certain time periods really improve our health? In this podcast I speak with fasting expert Dr. Amy Shah about how circadian fasting can greatly improve your mental and physical wellbeing, the different types of fasting, why Dr. Amy refers circadian fasting, how women can fast safely, common fasting mistakes, how to get started, if fasting is safe for those with eating disorders, and more!
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1:44 Why Western medicine doesn’t know everything
4:13 Why the gut-brain connection is so important when it comes to our health
5:30 How is fasting different for women and men?
13:37 What is circadian fasting and why is it so good for us?
22:24 What is the metabolic switch and why is it important?
26:49 How extreme fasting impacts our health
29:45 The dos and don’ts of fasting
46:46 How certain types of fasting can be dangerous
51:10 Common fasting mistakes many people make
54:27 Is fasting safe for someone who has a history of disordered eating?
57:55 How fasting can improve our mental health
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