Episode #399 – My Personal Story and Advanced Fasting Strategies to Reduce Inflammation

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In This Episode:

In this episode, I am interviewed by Dr Eric Osansky and I discuss my healing story and how I overcame irritable bowel syndrome in my early 20’s and I do a deep dive on how to use advanced fasting strategies to reduce inflammation and autoimmunity.

  • 05:35 How did Dr. Jockers get into the fasting world?
  • 09:00 How Dr. Jockers was able to create mental and emotional balance
  • 11:34 On being grain-free
  • 12:15 What’s the difference between fasting and intermittent fasting?
  • 15:25 What does a water fast involve?
  • 21:45 How do we favor the development of akkermansia in our gut? 
  • 25:10 The value of a fasting lifestyle
  • 30:00 Who should not fast?
  • 33:00 How much protein is recommended per meal?
  • 37:25 Can you try fasting if you have a thyroid condition?
  • 40:40 Creating the environment for healing and repairing
  • 45:05 What happens when you eat foods that tell your body to be catabolic
  • 48:15 Ketones as epigenetic modulator
  • 51:25 Can a 16-hour fast help with the glutamine GABA ratio?
  • 53:00 Understanding mitophagy
  • 56:20 Thriving into old age with stress-resilient mitochondria

How can you get into intermittent fasting as a strategy to deal with inflammation in your body? Dr. Jockers is being interviewed by his friend Dr. Eric Osansky today in another fascinating deep dive into how we can use fasting to reset our gut microbiome. 

Dr. Eric Osansky is the author of ‘Natural Treatment Solutions for Hyperthyroidism and Graves‘ as well as a podcast called ‘Save My Thyroid‘ that you guys should definitely check out. 

In this episode he also asks me a lot about Dr. Jockers’ personal story, the health challenges that he experienced earlier in his life, and how he overcame them. 

It’s always a pleasure hearing Dr. Jockers share his fasting strategies and helping a new audience understand how beneficial autophagy and mitophagy can be as we create stress-resilient mitochondria and thrive as we age. This episode also focuses on fasting as it relates to hypothyroidism. 

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“The more that we can create that healthy, balanced, diverse microbiome, the better. And intermittent fasting is one of the core strategies to help optimize the diversity of the microbiome.”   

-Dr. David Jockers

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