Episode 242

How to Use Intermittent Fasting to Lose Weight, Live Longer, and Feel Better

With Dr. Jason Fung

Sometimes the most powerful thing we can do is nothing at all. That’s how I like to look at intermittent fasting. 

Embracing planned periods without eating has numerous well-researched benefits for our health and longevity. And it’s not just about weight (though that is one benefit); it’s also about cellular clean-up, which reduces the risk of chronic disease and increases our healthspan in the process. 

Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, I talk to Dr. Jason Fung about using intermittent fasting as a tool for optimal health and why dietary advice based on the energy-balance model has only made the obesity epidemic worse. 

Dr. Jason Fung is a physician, author, and researcher. His groundbreaking science-based books about diabetes and obesity, The Diabetes Code, The Obesity Code, and The Complete Guide to Fasting have sold over one million copies and challenged the conventional wisdom that diabetics should be treated with insulin. Dr. Fung is also the co-founder of The Fasting Method, a program to help people lose weight and reverse type 2 diabetes naturally with fasting. His work on fasting has been cited by CNN, Time, The Atlantic, Forbes, The Toronto Star, and many other media outlets. His latest book is The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery

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I hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.
Wishing you health and happiness.
Dhru Purohit

In this Episode, you will learn

  1. What role fasting plays when it comes to optimal health and longevity  
    (6:34)
  2. Why autophagy is so important for health and longevity
    (7:46)
  3. The most important thing for turning on and off autophagy
    (11:28)
  4. Why we age and common things that contribute to it
    (14:52)
  5. How calorie restriction increases longevity  
    (24:34)
  6. Calorie restriction vs. fasting
    (28:11)
  7. The calorie debate  
    (32:07)
  8. Understanding calorie deficit, weight loss, and the energy-balance model
    (40:12)
  9. The problem with the “calories in, calories out” model of weight management
    (48:04)
  10. How Dr. Fung incorporates fasting into his life
    (53:50)
  11. Three key things to focus on for successful behavior change
    (57:10 )

Guest

 
Dhru Purohit

Dhru is the host of the Broken Brain Podcast, a top 20 health podcast with over 10 million downloads, that teaches listeners how to improve their brain performance and mental health through their diet, lifestyle and everyday biohacking.

As an entrepreneur, Dhru is also the CEO Dr. Hyman Enterprises, Farmacy and the UltraWellness Center, a functional medicine based clinic that specializes in treating chronic disease through personalized medicine.

 
Dr. Jason Fung

Dr. Jason Fung is a physician, author, and researcher. His groundbreaking science-based books about diabetes and obesity, The Diabetes Code, The Obesity Code, and The Complete Guide to Fasting have sold over one million copies and challenged the conventional wisdom that diabetics should be treated with insulin. Dr. Fung is also the co-founder of The Fasting Method, a program to help people lose weight and reverse type 2 diabetes naturally with fasting. His work on fasting has been cited by CNN, Time, The Atlantic, Forbes, The Toronto Star, and many other media outlets. His latest book is The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery

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