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!
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57: Diabetes Remission (& Other Results) After 3 Years on Low-Carb [New Study]
A new research study (from earlier this year) shows the rates of type 2 diabetes remission and other health improvements after almost 3 years on a low-carb diet (similar to keto). This was in a general practice clinic in England, with Dr. David Unwin. The patients also showed weight loss, improved blood pressure, lower LDL cholesterol, lower triglycerides, and saved money on medications. I'll break down the details of this new research study in today's episode.
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Show notes and resources
56: “The Salt Fix” - Detailed Summary [Why You Need MORE Salt, Not Less]
Salt is a SUPER-important topic for anyone who’s fasting, or eating low-carb. Salt is also very important for overall health. That's why today I'm sharing a detailed summary of the book, The Salt Fix (by Dr. James DiNicolantonio). Timestamps are below.
This summary will help you understand why much of what you've heard about salt may be wrong, where the salt restriction guidelines came from, why it's better and healthier to eat all the salt you crave (at least for most people), and some specific ideas about how to put this info in practice.
👉 YouTube version: https://youtu.be/R-DOrXvucKc
👉 My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@FastingWell
👉 The Salt Fix, by Dr. Jame Dinic. (book on Amazon)
👉 Listen to The Salt Fix with a free trial on Audible
Full show notes and resources: https://fastingwell.com/episode56/
⏰ TIMESTAMPS ⏰:
Overview (0:00) |
Book introduction (2:24) |
Chapter 1 - But doesn't salt cause high blood pressure? (4:31) |
Chapter 2 - We are salty folk (6:14) |
Chapter 3 - The war against salt, and how we demonized the wrong white crystal (8:04) |
Chapter 4 - What really causes heart disease? (15:13) |
Chapter 5 - We are starving inside (19:57) |
Chapter 6 - Crystal rehab: Using salt cravings to kick sugar addiction (23:49) |
Chapter 7 - How much salt do you really need? (28:13) |
Chapter 8 - The salt fix: give your body what it really needs (38:02) |
Epilogue & appendices (46:01) |
55: What to Do if Your Cholesterol Goes up on Keto or Fasting? (Does it Matter?)
Cholesterol basics, and what should you do if your LDL cholesterol gets higher while on keto or fasting? Does that mean you have a higher risk of getting a heart attack? Should you quit keto? Quit fasting? Take a medication to lower your cholesterol? Do something else? I'll explore all of those questions in today's episode.
YouTube version: https://youtu.be/R7MxomW1_Eo
My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@FastingWell
Statin / Keto / LDL Paper (Dr.’s Bikman/Diamond/Mason)
Full show notes and resources: https://fastingwell.com/episode55/
54: 7 Daily Habits to Fix Blood Sugar / Is Your Weight Loss Goal Harming You?
I’ve pulled these topics from videos on my YouTube channel (links below). First, 7 daily habits that can help you rapidly improve your blood sugar. This is super-relevant for people with prediabetes, diabetes, or just trying to prevent diabetes. After that, I explain 3 reasons focusing on a *goal* of weight loss may be causing you harm.
7 Daily Habits to Rapidly Improve Blood Sugar (YouTube video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1IFIX2LhPc&
Blog version (blood sugar habits): https://fastingwell.com/daily-habits-improve-blood-sugar/
3 Reasons your Weight Loss GOAL may be Harming You (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_00Sl1fcWk
Full show notes and resources: https://fastingwell.com/episode54/
53: Kidney Failure is Miserable. How to Prevent with Fasting / Keto
Kidney disease is common, and often leads to kidney failure. Once you have kidney failure, you're at a higher risk of a bunch of other health problems, and ultimately a much higher risk of death. The bad news is kidney failure is not usually reversible. The good news? Kidney failure is easily preventable in most cases, by fixing the underlying problems (like high blood sugar, and high blood pressure). Today I'll explain what causes kidney failure, and how you can prevent it through intermittent fasting, eating low carb, and other healthy lifestyle changes.
YouTube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFXms_NRHlE
My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@FastingWell
Blog version: https://fastingwell.com/prevent-kidney-failure-fasting-keto/
Full show notes and resources: https://fastingwell.com/episode53/
Very informative. Great voice. Great context. Thank you. Easy to learn. You teach very well and clearly. Explanation of things are easily absorbed so for that I thank you.
I sampled a few other podcasts on fasting, and find Ben’s style the clearest and most interesting to listen to. He has a list of things to focus on each episode and then summarizes at the end. Thank you Ben.
The best fasting podcast anywhere
Filled with facts, not opinions, told in a calm, warm, friendly way. (And no commercials!) Ben is the best.