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Fasting Talk

Veteran health podcaster (The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show, Keto Talk, Ask The Low-Carb Experts, and Low-Carb Conversations), blogger, international speaker, and bestselling author Jimmy Moore hosts this podcast featuring listener testimonials and stories about their journey using intermittent, alternate day, and extended fasting. Jimmy, along with noted Toronto-based nephrologist and fasting expert Dr. Jason Fung, is the coauthor of the 2016 international bestselling book The Complete Guide to Fasting and has years of experience and knowledge about fasting to share in these engaging conversations with everyday people perfecting the fine art of not eating. Tune in on Fridays for brand new episodes of the #1 podcast dedicated solely to the subject of fasting.
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May 26, 2017

Veteran health podcaster, blogger, international speaker, and bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” teams up with Toronto, Ontario Canada-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung from IntensiveDietaryManagement.com and Dr. Fung’s Clinical Director at his Intensive Dietary Management Program clinic Megan Ramos on this podcast dedicated to answering YOUR questions about intermittent, alternate day, and extended fasting. Jimmy and Dr. Fung are the coauthors of the 2016 international bestseller The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting and, along with Megan, are happy to provide this podcast as an additional resource for anyone curious about going on a fast to improve their health. We love hearing from our listeners with new questions–send an email to Jimmy at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. And if you’re not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE. Listen in today as Jimmy and Megan dig deep into your questions all about fasting in Episode 21.

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Here’s what Jimmy and Megan talked about in Episode 21:
KEY QUOTE: “Cavemen didn’t wake up and go to their refrigerator in the morning. We have evolved to fast and feast. ” – Megan Ramos
HOT TOPIC:  How does fasting lead to freedom from restriction and rules?Responding to this article from PaleoForWomen.com
 
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1. Why did I turn yellow and feel unwell at the end of a 7-day fast?
Dear Jimmy and Megan,

I recently completed my first 7-day fast and I felt GREAT with tons of energy. I would have continued, but I literally turned yellow and looked desiccated, haggard and unwell. I’ve completed a number of 4-5 day fasts in the past with much less of a problem than anything like this. Have you run across this in the IDM clinic and should I push through and hope it will this improve with time? I don’t have diabetes or any other underlying medical problems.

Thanks!

Elizabeth

2. Does fasting raise blood pressure levels?

Hi guys,

For the last month, I have been doing the 5:2 version of fasting as a warm-up for some of the protocols you set out in your fasting book. I’m 46, not diabetic but I am overweight with a BMI of 28, and I’m hoping fasting will prevent the development of Type 2 diabetes, lead to weight loss, and re-calibrate my eating habits. So far I’ve lost 4 pounds, my clothes are looser, and I no longer feel polluted inside. Fasting days are not always easy, especially in this cold northern England climate, but I still look forward to them!

I have recently started having significantly higher blood pressure readings than usual (138/75 upon waking). I’m not completely sure why this is happening, but I did recently complete a course of prednisone for asthma and a chest infection. I also have a busy job with two lively young children. Enough said, right? But I have heard from people on a 5:2 fasting forum that fasting itself may have caused my elevated blood pressure.

Is it true that fasting leads to an increase in blood pressure levels? Thank you for the book and the podcast. I’ve learned so much from both and use them to inspire me when fasting gets hard.

Andrew in the UK

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3. Is there a difference between drinking distilled water and filtered water when you are on a water fast?

Hey guys,

What’s the difference between drinking distilled water vs. filtered water on a water-only fast? Is there any benefit to using one over the other?

Thanks for your help!

Jane

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KEY QUOTE: “My blood pressure went down significantly while fasting, so did blood sugar, insulin and all of the markers you would expect.” – Jimmy Moore

4. Should I be concerned about my appetite dropping on feasting days to match my fasting days during an intermittent fast?

Hi Jimmy and Megan,

I love listening to Fasting Talk and I have a question for you guys. I’ve just started alternate day fasting and I’m fasting on 500 calories (M, W and F) and then eating normally the other 4 days. It’s going pretty well for me so far, but I’m finding that on the “normal eating” days my appetite has reduced a fair bit and I’m not wanting to eat the same amount as I did prior to beginning alternate day fasting. My concern is if I reduce the amount of food I eat to fit with my lowering appetite levels that it will begin to creep downward to where it is on my non-fasting days. Am I at risk for slowing down my metabolism doing this? As someone who has spent most of her life as a yo-yo dieter, I’m really worried about rebound weight gain from doing this.

Can you offer any tips on what I can do to prevent this from happening? I am loving alternate day fasting and really getting into the groove with it. Help me optimize the results I’ll get from it. Thanks for this great podcast…it’s at the top of my listening list!

Leanne in New Zealand

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5. Do the watery stools/diarrhea that can happen during and after a fast be an indication of and come from gut bacteria dying off?

Hi Jimmy and Megan,

I am one of those people who ends up with watery stools during and after I break a fast. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about why. I know Jimmy mentioned that he was also puzzled as to what is coming out when nothing is going in during an extended fast. Is it possible that some of the bowel bacteria (which I understand make up a good deal of stool) are dying from not being fed? And since they are dead, they are eliminated from the body while extended fasting? It certainly smells like something died in there. I also wonder whether some of the health improvements of fasting occur because of the elimination of carb-loving bacteria and replacing them with the ones that survive better while fasting. I imagine those are the bacteria that would have thrived inside our ancient ancestors who regularly fasted.
Is there any merit to my theory? Thanks for the new podcast, I never miss it!

Evelyn

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May 19, 2017

Veteran health podcaster, blogger, international speaker, and bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” teams up with Toronto, Ontario Canada-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung from IntensiveDietaryManagement.com and Dr. Fung’s Clinical Director at his Intensive Dietary Management Program clinic Megan Ramos on this podcast dedicated to answering YOUR questions about intermittent, alternate day, and extended fasting. Jimmy and Dr. Fung are the coauthors of the 2016 international bestseller The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting and, along with Megan, are happy to provide this podcast as an additional resource for anyone curious about going on a fast to improve their health. We love hearing from our listeners with new questions–send an email to Jimmy at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. And if you’re not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE. Listen in today as Jimmy, Megan, and special guest patients Jeff and Carolann McCann answer your questions all about fasting in Episode 20.

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HOT TOPIC: Why one meal a day fasting isn’t a good idea
 
1. Can I fast if I am still nursing and would an intermittent fast be better than extended fasting for the milk?
 
Hi guys! 
 
I’m excited to see this podcast because I have had so many questions about fasting. Currently I am nursing and most likely will be for another year. Can I still fast? I’m wondering about how fasting affects the milk with all the detoxing that takes place? Would an intermittent fast be better than longer fasts while I’m nursing? I’m currently eating Paleo with white potatoes, but I’m ready to switch over to a ketogenic diet with intermittent fasting using Bulletproof tea with gelatin.
 
Thanks for your advice! 
 
Kendall 
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2. Can I fast for a couple of days prior to running a marathon to more efficiently burn fat for fuel during the race?
 
Hey Jimmy and Megan,
 
Thanks for doing Fasting Talk. It’s been a useful, professional, and inspirational guide in building my fasting knowledge. I made my first fasting attempt this week and made it 48 hours with my typical intense workouts (hard running on one day and swimming the next day) just to see what would happen. To my surprise, I had lots of energy to power through my workouts. So my question for you guys is this: Is it a good idea to fast for two days prior to running a marathon? My goal is to efficiently burn fat for fuel during the race, so will this strategy help me?
 
Thanks for take the time to answer my question.
 
Adriana
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3. What does true hunger feel like when you are fasting?
 
Jimmy and Megan,
 
I love the show, thank you for all of your hard work with it! My question is a simple one: What does REAL hunger supposed to feel like during a fast? 
 
Thanks again for your work! 
 
Catherine
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4. Does pain symptom improvement while extended fasting mean the damaged cells are removed or is it simply the inflammation going down?
 
Hey guys,
 
I have been suffering with awful post nasal drip for over a year along with a sore Achilles heel and I thought my running career was over (I’m a long distance runner and keto athlete). I began fasting in January consuming water, tea, and bone broth. By the 36-hour, my post nasal drip had vanished and some tooth pain I was having had disappeared as well. By Day 5, my Achilles pain was 50% more tolerable. I felt so good on Day 7 that I continued my fast. I’m currently on Day 9 and ran 10 miles yesterday. I noticed my Achilles pain was minimal during that run and the morning stiffness I had been experiencing has vanished. Finally, my nagging tennis elbow in my right arm is now pain-free. Does this mean that the fast has perhaps eaten all the damaged cells that were causing all these symptoms? Or is it more likely that my inflammation is down significantly as a result of the fasting to allow healing?
 
Fasting ROCKS and thanks SO much for your work sharing about it! I’m so excited about this podcast and The Complete Guide To Fasting. THANK YOU!
 
Theresa 
 
5. Does black coffee activate enzymes in the liver that prevent someone who drinks it during a fast to experience the full benefits?
 
Hey guys,
 
Love this podcast! Thank you for all you are doing for people all over the world! Keep up the great work. I was curious, I heard one of your fellow podcasters Dr. Rhonda Patrick (Find My Fitness podcast) state that even black coffee activates some enzymes in the liver. She noted that this means technically a fast that allows for black coffee is not a true fast. Personally, I feel I get the benefits of my 24 and 36 hour fasts even with my black coffee. My question for you is this: In light of this information from Dr. Patrick, can we still experience autophagy and other fasting benefits while drinking coffee? Or do we only get these benefits from a water-only fast? 
 
Thank you!
 
Kyle
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May 12, 2017

Veteran health podcaster, blogger, international speaker, and bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” teams up with Toronto, Ontario Canada-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung from IntensiveDietaryManagement.com and Dr. Fung’s Clinical Director at his Intensive Dietary Management Program clinic Megan Ramos on this podcast dedicated to answering YOUR questions about intermittent, alternate day, and extended fasting. Jimmy and Dr. Fung are the coauthors of the 2016 international bestseller The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting and, along with Megan, are happy to provide this podcast as an additional resource for anyone curious about going on a fast to improve their health. We love hearing from our listeners with new questions–send an email to Jimmy at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. And if you’re not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE. Listen in today as Jimmy and Megan answer your questions all about fasting in Episode 19.


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HOT TOPIC: How much to eat on feasting days to distinguish from fasting days?

1. Why do I have a tight feeling in my throat while I’m extended fasting? Is it my thyroid detoxing or something else?

Hello Jimmy and Megan!

I’m now 4 1/2 days into my first ever 7-day water fast. Thanks to The Complete Guide to Fasting, I was well-prepared and I managed the first two days just fine and the hunger pangs are all but gone now. I’m sleeping soundly, and my daily energy levels are sufficient enough to handle my normal activities, but I don’t feel like there’s enough gas in the tank for my normal exercise routines. I do have a few worrisome symptom that I wanted to ask you about. I’ve noticed a tight feeling in my throat starting in the morning of Day 3. It’s located around the hollow of my neck just at and above the level of my collar bone. It’s actually something I used to feel all the time, before I adopted a cleaner way of eating over a year ago and that sensation has been gone for several months. But now it’s back with a vengeance since I commenced extended fasting. It seems to be where I think my thyroid is, so of course I’m wondering if my thyroid is suffering or just detoxing and getting healthy and strong again. Any ideas about what might be going on?

Bless you for resurrecting the important tool of fasting! I had all but given up on shedding these extra 10 pounds that suddenly appeared a couple years ago. I’m thrilled about reforming my eating habits, improving my blood sugar, and EASILY eliminating wheat and artificial sweeteners, and of course the weight loss.

Warm regards,

Meg

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2. Do you get the same or better results doing a 10-day extended fast vs. two 5-day fasts?

Hey guys, love the show! Thanks for all of your hard work and for educating your listeners around the world. My question for you guys is this: Are there any specific weight loss, insulin resistance or general advantages to doing a 10-day fast vs. doing two 5-day fasts?

Thanks for answering my question,

Bard in Sydney, Australia

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3. Would limiting my fasting to non-training days be best for someone like me doing Brazilian jiu jitsu?

Hey Jimmy and Megan,

About two years ago I was living a sedentary lifestyle and weighed 275 pounds at 5'9". Now I'm down to 190 pounds after a lot of hard work and not drastically changing my eating habits other than cutting out sodas, cakes, and other sugary snacks. I'm what you might call a "fatthlete" (fat athlete). I train Brazilian jiu jitsu five days a week and I'm a little worried about fasting because from what I understand about it vigorous physical activity can cause problems for people. What are your thoughts on circadian fasting or fasting only on days I don't train? Would those be better fasting options for me?

Thank you in advance for your advice,

James

4. Is it okay to engage in a fast post-surgery? What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Hi guys,

I’m so glad I found Fasting Talk. I already listened to Keto Talk and this new podcast makes my life complete. What I want to know about is if there are any guidelines for fasting after surgery. Is there a time period when it’s not advisable to fast post-op? Or does it depend of the surgery? I had my appendix out just before Christmas and while I felt fine doing a 40-hour fast in the week afterwards, my husband got rather anxious about me doing this. I have been doing a 20-4 intermittent fast most days for the last year with occasional longer fasts. But I haven’t found any information about fasting post-surgery anywhere.

Manny thanks,

Denise in Canberra, Australia

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5. Can you fast consuming green vegetable juice and coconut water? How about with the Master cleanse?

Hi guys,

I’m curious to know if you would ever recommend fasting on green vegetable juice and coconut water? Also, I’ve heard about a lot of people having success doing the Master cleanse which uses lemons and maple syrup? I know the latter has a lot of sugar but maybe this works best for people who are more insulin sensitive. Any thoughts on this?

Kate in Cape Town, South Africa

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Veteran health podcaster, blogger, international speaker, and bestselling author Jimmy Moore from “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” teams up with Toronto, Ontario Canada-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung from IntensiveDietaryManagement.com and Dr. Fung’s Clinical Director at his Intensive Dietary Management Program clinic Megan Ramos on this podcast dedicated to answering YOUR questions about intermittent, alternate day, and extended fasting. Jimmy and Dr. Fung are the coauthors of the 2016 international bestseller The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting and, along with Megan, are happy to provide this podcast as an additional resource for anyone curious about going on a fast to improve their health. We love hearing from our listeners with new questions–send an email to Jimmy at livinlowcarbman@charter.net. And if you’re not already subscribed to the podcast on iTunes, then you can do that and leave a review HERE. Listen in today as Jimmy and Dr. Fung dig deep into fasting in Episode 18.

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Here’s what Jimmy and Dr. Fung talked about in Episode 18:

KEY QUOTE: “If you think that calories cause obesity you can test this with a feeding study. What you find is that it always comes down to insulin.” – Dr. Jason Fung

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– HOT TOPIC: Fatty liver,

– HOT TOPIC: Fructose,

– HOT TOPIC: Insulin resistance

– HOT TOPIC: How fasting helps specifically

KEY QUOTE: “We've been taught that we should eat 6 times a day. The evidence for this and that breakfast that breakfast is the most important meal of the day is just not there..” – Dr. Jason Fung

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