Contrary to popular belief, women cannot follow the same health and fitness protocols as men and expect to see the same results. Unlike men, women in their reproductive years have their hormones to take care of, and their rise and fall throughout the month impact everything from energy to focus, mood, metabolism, and the ability to adapt to good-for-you stressors like exercise or fasting.
Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with holistic health expert, and one of the world’s leading experts on fasting, Dr. Mindy Pelz to talk about the benefits of fasting and how women, in particular, can cultivate a fasting routine in a way that honors their hormones.
They also discuss the menstrual cycle and life phases that would benefit from fasting the most and when to pump the breaks on longer fasts and fasting in general (e.g., pregnancy, breastfeeding, eating disorders, and thyroid conditions).
Dr. Mindy Pelz is a renowned holistic health expert and one of the leading voices in educating women about their hormonal health. She has empowered hundreds of thousands of people around the world to tap into their bodies’ innate healing abilities through her “5-Step Approach,” which uses fasting, personalized nutrition, stress management, chemical detoxification, and lifestyle changes to optimize health and slow the aging process.
Dr. Mindy is on a mission to start a women’s health revolution. Her private coaching group, The Reset Academy, teaches women how to sync a fasting lifestyle with their hormones. She is the author of three bestselling books—The Menopause Reset, The Reset Factor, and The Reset Kitchen—and her members-only Facebook group, The Resetter Collaborative, includes over 50,000 active members who regularly participate in Dr. Mindy’s exclusive monthly “Fast Training Week” programs. Her newest book, Fast Like A Girl, is a definitive guide for women everywhere to harness the benefits of fasting while making sure they are supporting and caring for their hormones throughout the different stages of their cycle and throughout perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause.
Also mentioned in this episode:
- Dr. Mindy Pelz’s YouTube channel
- Dr. Mindy’s podcast, The Resetter Podcast
- Dr. Mindy’s Facebook group, The Resetter Collaborative
For more on Dr. Mindy Pelz, follow her on Instagram @dr.mindypelz, Facebook @drmindypelz, and YouTube @DrMindyPelz. Get her new book, Fast Like A Girl: A Woman’s Guide to Using the Healing Power of Fasting to Burn Fat, Boost Energy, and Balance Hormones, here.
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