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#167: Jason Fung, MD- How to Intermittent Fast, Benefits, Tips and Myths
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Dr. Jason Fung is board certified nephrologist and author of the Obesity Code and co-author of The Complete Guide to Fasting, with best-selling author, Jimmy More. Here's the link to the full show notes and new books about the science supporting intermittent fasting: http://bit.ly/2h0bAeL Why fast? "Fasting has been practiced since the dawn of humanity. Various religions prescribe periods of fasting and the ancient Greeks did it for mental clarity. Fasting lowers inulin and does not burn muscle like many people think,” says Dr. Jason Fung. Watch the video interview and check out the full show and resource page: http://bit.ly/2h0bAeL Show Notes 02:17 History of Fasting: Fasting has been done since the dawn of humanity. Religions prescribe periods of fasting. Ancient Greeks did it for mental clarity. In the last 50 years there has been a strong move against fasting. 03:06 Nothing Wrong with Fasting: Dr. Fung investigated fasting and found that fasting had a great many benefits. Periodic fasting allows your body to burn off fat. Dr. Fung uses it with all of his overweight patients. Blood sugar medications need to be monitored closely once implementing fasting, or blood sugar could go too low.05:25 Hypoglycemia: If you are taking blood sugar meds, you may become hypoglycemic. 09:42 Muscle Loss and Fasting: Starvation mode and muscle loss are two of the many myths. Hypoglycemia is not a big concern unless you are taking blood sugar meds. As you fast, you will consume glycogen. 16:53 Hormones of Fasting: Fasting increases growth hormone. It increases noradrenaline. These are counter regulatory hormones, which counter the effect of insulin. Insulin lowers blood glucose. 22:04 Three Day a Week Fast: Dr. Fung does 24 hour fasts. He skips breakfast and lunch, going from dinner to dinner. This allows him to have dinner with his family. 26:32 Anti-Aging Benefits: Skin is protein, so skin may alter with intermittent fasting. During the process of fasting, you get rid of old cells as part of renovation. 28:44 Autophagy: mTOR is a major regulator of autophagy. Protein turns off autophagy. mTOR is a nutrient sensor, sensing protein. 33:37 Salt and Fasting: One reason why Dr. Fung’s patients use bone broth during a fast is for salt intake. 35:49 Kidney Function: 37:07