Episode #275 – Advanced Nutrition and Fasting Strategies for Heart and Brain Health

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In This Episode:

  • Aside from fat, get to know this high-risk compound sitting inside the vessels that fasting is able to break down [10:07]
  • What happens when we fast? [11:00]
  • What are ketones are [27:25]
  • The ideal range of ketones that is capable of turning off the inflammation in the brain [28:26]
  • The first thing that fasting takes away from the gut [36:41]
  • Top foods you need to avoid versus top foods to consume to ensure cardiovascular health [43:31]
  • Lessons on gratitude and striving to be happy and the benefits being happy can do to one’s cardiovascular and mental health [52:26]

In today’s episode, Dr. Jockers is interviewed by a cardiologist, functional medicine practitioner, and author, Dr. Jack Wolfson to talk about heart and brain health. Dr. Jockers shares his personal experience that led him to the study and dedicated practice of intermittent fasting.

He gives an in-depth discussion about the positive effects of fasting on the cardiovascular system as well as on the brain and shares the different fasting strategies to choose from should you decide to try them. If you’re curious about what those positive effects are, and what might for you depending on your condition, tune in to this episode.

“The brain can’t burn fat itself because the fatty acids are too big to cross the blood-brain barrier. So the liver takes fatty acids and converts them into smaller water-soluble byproducts called ketones which cross that blood-brain barrier.”

-Dr. David Jockers

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  1. Thank You! for all of the WONDERFUL and clear information. I love all of the FREE and beautiful documents which I return to often. I have developed chronic undiagnosed diarrhea (which could possibly be due to long-time use of Zoloft which I cannot stop taking. I plan to treat this with fasting and cleansing and your information is helping me in many ways. Thank you again and blessings of peace and joy!

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