11 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. Subscribe today!

The FastingWell Podcast Ben Tanner, PA-C

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 13 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. Subscribe today!

    11: Extended Fasting, Weight Loss, Hunger, and more! (Q&A #1)

    11: Extended Fasting, Weight Loss, Hunger, and more! (Q&A #1)

    Today I’m answering the questions you’ve sent me in recent months. I cover quite a few topics, including various aspects of extended fasting, how to approach weight loss, ketone supplements (aka exogenous ketones), healthy versus unhealthy fats, and several more!  If I didn't answer your question today, keep it ready for next time.

    Full show notes and resources here:  https://fastingwell.com/episode11/

    • 33 min
    10: 5 Tips to Survive Holiday Feasts [& what to do afterwards]

    10: 5 Tips to Survive Holiday Feasts [& what to do afterwards]

    Feasting is a normal part of our culture, but it can also easily get out of hand. Today I share several practical tips to help you limit the damage, and stay in control during holiday feasts or similar occasions. I also share suggestions about how to get back on track after a feast, including how to use time-restricted eating or fat fasting.  Hope it helps! 

    Full show notes and resources here:  https://fastingwell.com/episode10/

    • 23 min
    9: Optimal Nutrition, Diet Fanatics, & Food Ethics with Brian Sanders

    9: Optimal Nutrition, Diet Fanatics, & Food Ethics with Brian Sanders

    Brian Sanders started out as an engineer but later dedicated himself to learning about health and nutrition after both his parents died prematurely.  For the past 8 years, he’s been on that journey, sharing what he learns through his podcast, his websites, and his upcoming documentary, Food Lies. 

    Among the topics we discuss:  Why are people so dogmatic about nutrition, Brian’s health journey, various health myths, having an open mind, the optimal way of eating, the ethics of food production, the #1 change that will bring you the biggest health improvement...and more!

    Full show notes and resources here: https://fastingwell.com/episode9/

    • 1 hr 17 min
    8: Debunking 8 Common Health Myths

    8: Debunking 8 Common Health Myths

    Today I walk you through 8 common health myths that may be holding you back from reaching your goals. 

    Some of these myths are related to fasting, some are related to weight loss, and some are related to health in general (including heart health).  All of them still persist to one degree or another in the media, pop culture, and the medical establishment.

    If you can shift your mindset away from these myths, you'll have an easier time creating a healthier lifestyle.

    Support the show here:  https://www.buymeacoffee.com/fastingwell

    Full show notes and resources here:  https://fastingwell.com/episode8/

    • 25 min
    7: How to eat REAL FOOD (& why it matters so much!)

    7: How to eat REAL FOOD (& why it matters so much!)

    Today I explain what I consider “real food”, or “whole food”, and why this is such an important topic.  (Hint: Processed food is a major driver of obesity, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses).
    I share several specific benefits you'll get by making improvements in the type of food you eat, as well as some practical tips on how to go about it, step-by-step.
    I think this is a fundamental topic, and if you take action here you'll likely experience a dramatic improvement in your own health, and also be able to help your children have better long-term health.

    Full show notes and resources here: https://fastingwell.com/episode7/

    • 26 min
    6: Who Should Fast, and Who Shouldn’t? [No + Maybe + Yes]

    6: Who Should Fast, and Who Shouldn’t? [No + Maybe + Yes]

    Today I walk you through my perspective about who should or shouldn’t be fasting.  
    I explain 3 groups:  Those who should NOT fast, those who SHOULD fast, and those who fall somewhere in between -- the “maybe” group.  The first group is easy to explain, but the 2nd and 3rd groups have a lot more nuance, and take a bit longer. 

    Overall, the vast majority of people fall into the group who would very likely benefit from intermittent fasting (or any type of fasting).

    Full show notes and resources here:  https://fastingwell.com/episode6/

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

planogirl123 ,

Great fasting podcast!

This fasting podcast is great even for beginners like me. The podcast is easy to understand and Ben lays out everything very clearly. He even talks about possible struggles one may encounter. Highly recommend this podcast to anyone who wants to try fasting!

Cavendar ,

The Real Deal

The great thing about Ben’s podcast is that it’s not just fluff. He believes in and lives all of the advice he gives, and passes along his real life insights to the rest of us.

LuluZ ,

Informative and easy to implement!

The FastingWell podcast lays out all of the benefits of fasting with practical advice on how to get started and deal with any roadblocks along the way. The episodes are short enough to fit into my schedule, but packed with useful info that is accessible to anyone; you don’t need a degree in biochemistry to understand what Ben is talking about. So grateful for this resource.

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