39 episodes

Learn how you can use intermittent fasting to improve your physical and mental health, so you can feel better, live longer, and (potentially) reverse chronic disease. Ben Tanner, PA-C explains the science and benefits of fasting in basic terms you can understand. He also shares tips and tricks to help you effectively implement fasting into your lifestyle as painlessly as possible. The show covers basic physiology about how fasting works, and step-by-step advice on how to get started with intermittent fasting (also known as time-restricted eating), or extended fasting (multiple days). You’ll also learn about specific health benefits of different types of fasting, so you can choose the best regimen for your needs. In particular, fasting can be beneficial for people with high blood sugar or high insulin (like type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, or PCOS), high blood pressure, or obesity. It can also benefit people who want to prevent chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, dementia (like Alzheimer's), cancer, or others. (Name = "FastingWell", or "Fasting Well".) Subscribe today!

The FastingWell Podcast Ben Tanner, PA-C

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Learn how you can use intermittent fasting to improve your physical and mental health, so you can feel better, live longer, and (potentially) reverse chronic disease. Ben Tanner, PA-C explains the science and benefits of fasting in basic terms you can understand. He also shares tips and tricks to help you effectively implement fasting into your lifestyle as painlessly as possible. The show covers basic physiology about how fasting works, and step-by-step advice on how to get started with intermittent fasting (also known as time-restricted eating), or extended fasting (multiple days). You’ll also learn about specific health benefits of different types of fasting, so you can choose the best regimen for your needs. In particular, fasting can be beneficial for people with high blood sugar or high insulin (like type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, or PCOS), high blood pressure, or obesity. It can also benefit people who want to prevent chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, dementia (like Alzheimer's), cancer, or others. (Name = "FastingWell", or "Fasting Well".) Subscribe today!

    38: Pros / Cons of Fasting

    38: Pros / Cons of Fasting

    Today I explain several advantages and disadvantages of the intermittent fasting lifestyle.  I also share some resources and tips to help you avoid common pitfalls related to fasting.

    Get my “Intermittent Fasting Checklist” here:  https://fastingwell.com/get-my-if-checklist/ 

    Get my “Easy Fasting Guide” here: https://fastingwell.com/get-my-easy-fasting-guide/ 

    Show notes and resources:  https://fastingwell.com/episode38/

    • 19 min
    37: 7 Supplements I Use, & Why [& Why MOST are Overrated]

    37: 7 Supplements I Use, & Why [& Why MOST are Overrated]

    Most supplements are overrated, but some are worthwhile. Today I'll break down why most of them are not really necessary, and potentially harmful. I'll also share a list of supplements I personally use, as well as the potential benefits of each of these vitamins, minerals, etc. If you want to see any specific brands I mentioned, check out the list below.

    List of supplements I use:  https://fastingwell.com/supplements/

    Show notes and resources:  https://fastingwell.com/episode37/

    • 25 min
    36: Does Exercise Help You Lose Weight? [The Answer May Surprise You]

    36: Does Exercise Help You Lose Weight? [The Answer May Surprise You]

    This may seem like a rhetorical question to some people. But it’s not. ;)  Today I'll explain how most people think about exercise and weight loss, and then I’ll explain what I think is a more accurate and nuanced way to look at it. Exercise is definitely beneficial for your health, but it may not be all it's cracked up to be when it comes to fat loss / weight loss.

    YouTube video on same topic:  https://youtu.be/XB7EP9lPy_E   

    Fasting for Fatty Liver (blog post):  https://fastingwell.com/fatty-liver-fasting/ 

    Full show notes and resources:  https://fastingwell.com/episode36/

    • 14 min
    35: Don’t Visit Me in the ER! [17 Emergencies You Can Prevent w/ Fasting & Nutrition]

    35: Don’t Visit Me in the ER! [17 Emergencies You Can Prevent w/ Fasting & Nutrition]

    I’ve been working as a PA (similar to a doctor) in various emergency rooms since 2014. In this episode I'll talk about 17 common medical problems that bring people to the emergency room, and how these diseases very possibly could be prevented (at least in a fair percentage of cases) through intermittent fasting, extended fasting, or other nutrition changes.

    YouTube version:  https://youtu.be/6Ur5mr2yAuM 

    Full show notes and resources:  https://fastingwell.com/episode35/

    • 21 min
    34: Reduce Menopause Symptoms & Stay Healthy after 50 (w/ Karen Finn)

    34: Reduce Menopause Symptoms & Stay Healthy after 50 (w/ Karen Finn)

    Karen Finn is a health and fitness coach based in London. Her main focus is on helping women use fasting to reduce menopause symptoms and improve their health. Karen shares a lot of valuable tips about intermittent fasting and menopause, including how fasting can alleviate menopause symptoms, and how to approach fasting during and after menopause. We jumped around a little bit, so check out the timestamps below. And the cadence of this episode is a bit slow at times, so you may want to turn up the speed.

    Major topics we covered:  
    Karen’s background / story (2:01) // Does fasting helps with menopause symptoms? (4:10) // How Karen discovered IF (7:47) // What is menopause? (12:42) // Fitness challenges w/ menopause (15:37) // Karen’s experiences as a health coach (19:22) // How to approach fasting during/after menopause (23:40) // Fasting before vs after menopause (31:42) // Success stories (35:56) // Weight loss (42:59) // Final tips (44:11)  

    Full show notes and resources:  https://fastingwell.com/episode34/

    YouTube version:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVYvwm2R9_s

    • 51 min
    33: How to Break a Long Fast [3 Tips & 7 Specific Foods]

    33: How to Break a Long Fast [3 Tips & 7 Specific Foods]

    Today I'll explain what to eat after an extended fast of about 3 days or more. I'll talk about what happens in the body during a prolonged fast, a few key principles to keep in mind when breaking your fast, and several specific foods that can be good options when breaking a long fast.   

    Blog version:  https://fastingwell.com/what-to-eat-after-fasting/ 

    YouTube version:  https://youtu.be/GMMBPqwSTOY   

    Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel! :) 

    Full show notes and resources:  https://fastingwell.com/episode33/

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

gratefulmvp ,

Excellent, Informative Podcast

This podcast is well done & informative. The host shares his experiences with fasting, sleep issues, & dealing with hunger & electrolytes & the benefits of fasting to help motivate novice fasters to make fasting part of a healthy lifestyle. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us!

Laurenater ,

Great Info

Super informative. Love the pace and cadence of the way the info is presented and that it’s summarized at the end. Makes it more likely that I’ll remember everything I learned lol. Also he comes across as very humble and I like that in a podcaster. I ain’t got time for arrogant science bros!

teateapot ,

Great listening

Very informative. Great voice. Great context. Thank you. Easy to learn

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