Fasting can improve hormone balance and mood, lead to mental clarity and play a role in gut repair – and much more. Dr Jocker’s shares this about fasting:
It is an ancient healing practice that dates back to the beginning of mankind, when our bodies were forced to adapt to times of famine and food scarcity on a regular basis — it STILL costs nothing to practice and could transform the health of every cell in your body!
Our ancestors once lived in a way that created robust health to help them survive the rigorous wear and tear of life. We’ve lost those life skills. Today, more and more people are struggling with their weight, chronic pain, memory loss, digestive problems, cancer, poor mental health and autoimmune diseases.
If you’re not familiar with the many benefits of fasting (and the many types of fasting) then be sure to grab a copy of The Fasting Transformation Quickstart Guide that Dr. David Jockers is giving away when you register for The Fasting Transformation Summit.
I snagged this image from The Fasting Transformation Quickstart Guide so you can see all the benefits!
Here are a few quotes from some of my favorite interviews on The Fasting Transformation Summit (which airs Jan 14 – 20)
Dr. Michelle Sands shares how fasting CAN work well in women and dispels the belief that fasting doesn’t work as well for women as it does for men. Here is one example she gives:
Intermittent fasting or a longer fast during this time period (2 weeks before menstruation) can really improve menstrual-related issues
In her interview,“Fasting for Younger Women” she covers exactly how fasting impacts female hormones – in both perimenopause and menopause – as well as precautions to consider before fasting. They also discuss why fasting is so key for gut repair (I love her pothole road analogy) and how fasting boosts the anti-aging hormone HGH (human growth hormone).
Dr. Marcelle Pick, MSN, OB-GYN, NP discusses menopause and how to reduce symptoms and optimize hormones in her interview “Intermittent Fasting for Menopausal Women.” She shares that premenopausal women and menopausal women who are
under chronic stress produce more cortisol and less DHEA and this causes imbalances in our sex hormones
Dr. Gez Agolli discusses leptin resistance and hunger, cravings and overeating in his interview “Using Fasting Strategies in the Clinical Setting” (leptin is the hormone that regulates satiety or your feeling of fullness)
If you are leptin resistant then you’ll have trouble with hunger, cravings and overeating
Interestingly leptin resistance also impacts cognitive function and increases your risk for depression. Leptin resistance also increases anxiety/depression in menopausal women.
Cheryl Burdette, ND covers inflammation and how it impacts you and the “Impact of Fasting on Chronic Inflammation.” She shares that
Eating too often and eating the wrong types of foods damages the tight junctions in the gut, and that tips the inflammatory potential.
Dr. Jockers shares this about improved mental health in his talk:
As ketones elevate in the body, most people experience improved mood, mental clarity and creativity. Many people observe that they feel the most productive at the peak of their intermittent fast or after 3-4 days of extended fasting.
I’ve personally adjusted my eating to do regular intermittent fasting and am surprised at how much it helps my mental clarity and energy levels. It also leads to much more restful sleep. I’m still recovering from the harms of EMFs and fasting helps so much!
I remember feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all and thinking it was a daunting venture (especially when I wasn’t feeling great) but I learned a lot during Dr. Jocker’s Ketogenic Summit and then did his keto program. It’s really quite easy to do once you understand how to do it well.
In case you’re curious, I’m doing what he calls a Strong Fast and consume all food (2 meals) in a 6-8 hour eating window each day and fast through breakfast. Dr. Jockers describes 16 different types of fasts in The Fasting Transformation Quickstart Guide which you get access to when you register.
Join Dr. David Jockers as he interviews fasting experts, so you can learn everything you need to know about this transformational health tactic!
Register here to learn more: Fasting Transformation Summit (it airs online from Jan 14-20, 2019)
Have you found health benefits from fasting? And have you felt challenged when fasting? Feel free to share your insights and questions in the comments below.