Episode #436: Fasting: The Best Longevity Lifestyle Intervention with Dr. Joseph Antoun

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In This Episode:

In this episode, I interview Dr. Joseph Antoun and we discuss how to use fasting and the Fasting Mimicking Diet to reduce inflammation, get rid of senescent cells and turn on deep cellular healing and improve aging and longevity.

In an enlightening episode of my Functional Nutrition Podcast, I dive deep into the rejuvenating practice of fasting with my guest, Dr. Joseph Antoun. This episode not only sheds light on the science behind fasting but also provides actionable advice for incorporating it into our lifestyles for improved health and longevity.

The Resurgence of Fasting

Fasting, a practice as ancient as humanity itself, has been integral to human evolution, serving as a natural response to food scarcity. I open the discussion by exploring how our ancestors adapted to periods of feast and famine, a stark contrast to today’s constant food availability.

This historical perspective sets the stage for understanding the physiological benefits of fasting, suggesting that our bodies are designed for intermittent fasting periods.

Fasting’s Role in Cellular Rejuvenation

Dr. Joseph Antoun, my esteemed guest, brings a wealth of knowledge from his work at L-Nutra Inc., highlighting fasting’s transformative impact on cellular health.

We delve into the concept of autophagy, a Nobel Prize-winning discovery revealing how fasting initiates a cellular “clean-up” process. This mechanism targets damaged and old cells, allowing the body to rejuvenate from within, offering profound implications for aging and health.

The Fasting Mimicking Diet: A Revolutionary Approach

One of the episode’s highlights is the introduction of the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD), a novel nutritional protocol that simulates the benefits of fasting while still providing essential nutrients.

Dr. Antoun outlines how FMD offers a practical and sustainable method to harness fasting’s benefits without the challenges of prolonged food abstinence. This innovative approach enhances metabolic health, supports muscle preservation, and promotes cellular renewal.

Practical Tips for Integrating Fasting into Your Life

We underscore the importance of adopting fasting practices that align with individual health goals and lifestyles. From intermittent fasting to the judicious use of the Fasting Mimicking Diet, we offer insights on effectively incorporating fasting for optimal health outcomes.

This podcast encourages you to explore fasting as a natural tool for weight management, inflammation reduction, and overall wellness.

Fasting for Longevity and Disease Prevention

Perhaps most compelling is our discussion on fasting’s role in extending health span and preventing chronic diseases.

Presenting evidence from scientific research and clinical trials, Dr. Antoun makes a compelling case for periodically implementing fasting strategies to mitigate risk factors associated with aging and lifestyle diseases.

Conclusion: Fasting as a Pillar of Health

Fasting is not merely a dietary trend but a vital component of a holistic approach to health and longevity. By embracing the wisdom of our ancestors and contemporary scientific innovations, we can unlock fasting‘s full potential as a powerful tool for rejuvenation, vitality, and disease prevention.

I encourage you to explore more about the Fasting Mimicking Diet and other health insights by visiting my website and subscribing to the podcast for a journey towards optimal health.

  • 02:47 Diving Deep into Fasting and Longevity with Dr. Joseph Antoun
  • 04:49 Exploring the Science of Fasting and Its Impact on Health
  • 11:13 The Historical Context and Modern Application of Fasting
  • 20:03 The Fasting Mimicking Diet: A Revolutionary Approach to Health
  • 36:36 Addressing Chronic Conditions with the Fasting Mimicking Diet
  • 44:45 Closing Thoughts and the Future of Fasting

“We went from fasting and feeding to multiple times eating per day and eating late at night, which is the worst thing you can do to your body.”   

-Dr. Joseph Antoun

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