Episode #354 – How to Burn Fat and Reverse Insulin Resistance with Dr. Jason Fung

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In This Episode:

In this podcast, I interview NY Times bestselling author Dr Jason Fung and we discuss the best strategies to burn fat and reverse insulin resistance naturally.

  • 04:00 What is the root cause of obesity (and why is society still struggling with it?)
  • 08:40 What happens we get rid of the hormonal satiety factors in our food? 
  • 10:20 Origins of the “break fast” 
  • 15:00 Debunking the calorie myth
  • 18:00 Understanding insulin in the ‘hierarchy of hormones’
  • 23:00 What causes weight gain? 
  • 24:55 What effects does insulin have? 
  • 30:10 How to get started with fasting (unpacking this powerful solution)
  • 35:40 Appreciating what happens when we fast 
  • 40:00 How growth hormone holds onto our muscle tissue (so we’re actually stronger after a fast)
  • 41:30 The benefits of fasting (from autophagy to mitochondrial health)
  • 43:00 What is the insulin effect on chronic health? 
  • 45:30 Last words and inspiration from Dr. Fung

What is the relationship between insulin and diabetes? Dr. Jockers is in conversation today with Dr. Jason Fung, and the two highly acclaimed health practitioners are discussing the best nutrition and lifestyle strategies to heal insulin resistance naturally. 

Dr. Jason Fung is a New York Times bestselling author of several books, including The Obesity Code and The Diabetes Code. He is also the author of The Complete Guide to Fasting and has an upcoming book too, The Cancer Code

What precautions should you take when beginning intermittent fasting, especially if you have diabetes or suffer from kidney or heart disease? Why is society still struggling with obesity, considering how much we now know? Should we be counting calories to lose weight – or is there a deeper issue that we need to address? 

The answers to these questions (and more!) in this insightful episode of Functional Nutrition. Learn that burning fat is about far more than just caloric deficit. 

Please share this information with anyone you know and care about that will benefit from this content as we believe that it saves lives.


“If you say to someone ‘just eat fewer calories’, that’s the same thing as ‘just don’t hit icebergs’, right? You’re not getting into the deeper reason as to why they’re eating too many calories.

-Dr. Jason Fung

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