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#242: How to Use Intermittent Fasting to Lose Weight, Live Longer, and Feel Better with Dr. Jason Fung

Dhru Purohit Podcast

How to Use Intermittent Fasting to Lose Weight, Live Longer, and Feel Better | This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.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; 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, Dhru talks 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. In this episode, we dive into: -What role fasting plays when it comes to optimal health and longevity (6:34) -Why autophagy is so important for health and longevity (7:46) -The most important thing for turning on and off autophagy (11:28)-Why we age and common things that contribute to it (14:52)-How calorie restriction increases longevity (24:34)-Calorie restriction vs. fasting (28:11) -The calorie debate (32:07) -Understanding calorie deficit, weight loss, and the energy-balance model (40:12)-The problem with the “calories in, calories out” model of weight management (48:04)-How Dr. Fung incorporates fasting into his life (53:50)-Three key things to focus on for successful behavior change (57:10)  For more on Dr. Jason Fung you can follow him on Instagram @DrJasonFung, on Twitter @DrJasonFung, on YouTube @drjasonfung, and through his website https://thefastingmethod.com/. For more on Dhru Purohit, you can follow him on Instagram @dhrupurohit, and on YouTube @dhrupurohit. Text Dhru at (302) 200-5643 and sign up for his Try This Newsletter - https://dhrupurohit.com/newsletter.This episode is brought to you by BiOptimizers and InsideTracker.BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough contains 7 different forms of magnesium, which all have different functions in the body. Right now, BiOptimizers is offering my community a few special bundles and for a limited time BiOptimizers with select purchases, just head over to magbreakthrough.com/dhru with code DHRU10. InsideTracker looks at everything from metabolic and inflammatory markers to nutrients and hormones. Traditional lab tests can be hard to read on your own, but InsideTracker makes their results easy to understand and even provides tips on how to use food first for optimal nutrition. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 25% off. Just go to insidetracker.com/DHRU. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 6mins

7 Oct 2021

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192: How to Boost Your Metabolism, Burn Body Fat, and Be Free From Calorie Counting Forever | Jason Fung, MD

The Genius Life

Jason Fung, MD is a Toronto-based nephrologist, obesity expert, co-host of the Low Carb MD Podcast, author of The Obesity Code and The Diabetes Code, and co-author of The Complete Guide to Fasting and The Longevity Solution. His latest book (with Eve Mayer and Megan Ramos) is Life in the Fasting Lane: How to Make Intermittent Fasting a Lifestyle―and Reap the Benefits of Weight Loss and Better Health. Full show notes: https://maxlugavere.com/podcast/192-jason-fung

1hr 19mins

22 Sep 2021

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Dr Jason Fung | How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally KKP: 290

The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi

Today’s episode is very close to my heart as I have a personal experience with diabetes. My father developed Type II Diabetes and I have watched him struggle with this disease. It was a very difficult time of my life. Ever since he passed away five years ago, I set out and study diabetes and why my fathers doctors’ advice did not work. This is a throwback episode from a KKP classic, episode 24 with Dr Jason Fung.  I came across the book The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Dr. Jason Fung where he explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good. The information that I now know would’ve saved my father’s life. Which is why I fully support Dr. Jason Fung’s, today’s guest, on his mission to spread as much information on diabetes and intermittent fasting to help as many people as possible. Dr. Jason Fung is a Canadian nephrologist. He’s a world-leading expert on intermittent fasting and low carb, especially for treating people with type 2 diabetes. He has written four best-selling health books. Dr. Fung works with Team Diet Doctor where they make it simple for people to understand and implement intermittent fasting, to improve their health. In this episode, we break down every single thing you need to know about calories, obesity, diabetes and intermittent fasting. Sit tight and enjoy! Order Keto Flex: http://www.ketoflexbook.com -------------------------------------------------------- / / E P I S O D E   S P ON S O R S  PureForm Omega Plant Based Oils (Best Alternative to Fish Oil): http://www.purelifescience.com Use ben4 for $4.00 off. Upgraded Formulas Hair Mineral Deficiency Analysis & Supplements: http://www.upgradedformulas.com Use BEN10 at checkout for 10% off your order.  Paleo Valley beef sticks, apple cider vinegar complex, organ meat complex & more. Use the coupon code KETOKAMP15 over at https://paleovalley.com/ to receive 15% off your entire order. Text me the words "Podcast" +1 (786) 364-5002 to be added to my contacts list.  In this episode, you'll discover: [00:17] How Dr. Fung got into the health space, particularly nephrology As a Math and Science person, Dr. Fung initially thought he would pursue the field of engineering. He then decided that being a physician was more fitted to his style. After years in the university, he figured that he was also invested in doing research. As a physician, he can help people and do some research at the same time. In choosing a specialty, Dr. Fung felt that Nephrology suited his personality better. Nephrology is a complex specialty which is sort of a thinking-person speciality unlike cardiology which is more of an action specialty (i.e surgery) [4:13] Diabetes, Obesity and Intermittent Fasting The most common and important cause of kidney disease is Type II Diabetes which is closely related to weight gain and obesity. Treating kidney diseases with medications is the least effective way to treat people. You have to look at the root cause of the disease in order to be successful in treating it. Which is why, for Dr. Fung, the real question was “what causes weight gain?” Nutrition is not considered part of the medical specialty which explains why doctors depend on medications to treat certain illnesses. Second question: What are you gonna do about it? Obesity was not existent during the 1970s. Now, 70% of Americans are obese. Intermittent Fasting: People suffering with Type II Diabetes for 20+ years immediately felt better by intermittent fasting. Fasting is less fun that eating pizza and doughnuts. Fasting is tough work. It is important to give people undergoing intermittent fasting the support and education they need. [12:30] The Calorie Debacle Coca-Cola created a group called the Global Energy Balance Network to keep people focused on calories. They wanted people to think that 100 calories of broccoli is equivalent to 100 calories of Coca-Cola which is completely wrong. If you think that if you can eat cookies, drink coke and exercise then, you’ll be healthy, you are wrong. But, Coca-Cola wants you to think that this is right. Hormones control hunger, telling our body when to eat and when to stop. Different calorie sources elicit different hormonal responses. Diet and exercise are totally different things. Diet is what you eat. It affects the liver mostly. Exercise is mostly about skeletal muscles. Calorie is not a physiologic term. There’s no calorie-receptors in our body. We think that excessive intake of calories causes obesity. We think that this is a caloric imbalance. Too many ‘calories in’ compared to too few ‘calories out’ leads to weight gain. This Calorie Balance model of obesity has been drilled into us since childhood. Read more about the Calorie Debacle here. [18:40] Intermittent Fasting as a reasonable alternative to treat patients Ketogenic diet and intermittent fasting are not as famous as low-carb diet. Jason Fung received a lot of backlash when he started to introduce intermittent fasting to his patients. Because of IF, patients were getting better. At the end of the day, you can’t ignore that. Other doctors started to notice the success of IF. Through his book, The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight—for good. [25:55] Why the common treatments for type 2 diabetes seem to make things worse Type II Diabetes is a reversible disease. The standard treatment of Type II diabetes focused on getting the sugar down by medications. Doctors should’ve focused on the patient’s diet to help them lose weight because if you lose weight, your diabetes gets better. Jason Fung forever changed the way we think about obesity and he wanted to do the same for type 2 diabetes through his book The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally He explains why conventional treatments that rely on insulin or other blood-glucose-lowering drugs can actually exacerbate the problem, leading to significant weight gain and even heart disease. People cannot just make a decision to burn more fat calories, or to feel less hungry. These are physiological issues and must be addressed via physiology. [31:49] Dr. Fung’s Intensive Dietary Management (IDM) program now called The Fasting Method The IDM program helps people reach their health goals through intermittent fasting and simple-to-follow time-restricted eating strategies. It’s a structured digital lifestyle intervention developed by Megan Ramos and Dr. Jason Fung that provides you with all the education and support you need to succeed. At least several thousands of people have gone through the Intensive Dietary Management program and the number keeps adding up.   For 2019 years, people have already been talking about fasting and they don’t talk about it as a terrible thing. Fung clarifies that he didn’t invent intermittent fasting. He just started talking about it because it seems logical to him. [37:14] Guinness World Record on the Longest Recorded Fast In the 1971 edition of The Guinness Book of Records, Barbieri's 382-day fast was recognized as the longest recorded. The most important thing is that people feel well throughout their entire fasting. For 365 days a year, 3 meals a day, you are taking a total of 1000 meals per year. If you do a 7-day fast, you’re going to miss 21 of that 1000. How is that a big deal? AND MUCH MORE! Resources from this episode: Email me at support@ketokamp.com Visit the official YouTube channel of Dr. Jason Fung To know more about Intermittent Fasting, click here Are you interested in keto or low carb? Visit Diet Doctor for more information. Fung’s Best-selling books: The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally Keto For Cancer, Fasting & Autophagy, Busting Cancer Myths – Dr. Nasha Winters KKP 12 Relevant Articles: The Calorie Debacle Physician success story – Dr. Esther Kawira Fasting for reversing type 2 diabetes and obesity My single best weight-loss tip Intermittent fasting for beginners This podcast is for information purposes only. Statements and views expressed on this podcast are not medical advice. This podcast including Ben Azadi disclaim responsibility from any possible adverse effects from the use of information contained herein. Opinions of guests are their own, and this podcast does not accept responsibility of statements made by guests. This podcast does not make any representations or warranties about guests qualifications or credibility. Individuals on this podcast may have a direct or non-direct interest in products or services referred to herein. If you think you have a medical problem, consult a licensed physician.


28 Jul 2021

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Recast: Drs. Jason Fung & Steven Tucker, Influencing Cancer Outcomes through Diet, Exercise, Sleep & Other Lifestyle Changes (Livecast): Metabolic Health Week

Solving Healthcare with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng

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1hr 7mins

28 Jul 2021

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[Bonus Episode] Fasting for Weight Loss and Optimal Health with Dr. Jason Fung

Ask The Health Expert

Dr. Jason Fung is a bestselling author and world-renowned expert on fasting. He joins JJ in today's podcast episode to reveal the powerful benefits of fasting and how you can incorporate fasting into your routine to take back your health! Listen as Dr. Fung explains why the calories in-calories out method of dieting doesn't work, as well as why fasting is a better option for lasting weight loss. Dr. Fung also busts common myths about fasting, plus he shares the incredible advantages that fasting has to offer, including how it can help slow aging, fight disease, increase energy levels and burn away stored fat. Find out about the different types of fasting and grab Dr. Fung's free introductory course at thefastingmethod.com/online-intermittent-fasting-program, so you can start reaping the rewards of fasting today!


10 Jul 2021

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TMHS 485: What Causes Cancer, The History Of Cancer Treatments, & Cracking The Cancer Code - With Guest Dr. Jason Fung

The Model Health Show

Despite billions of dollars being invested into cancer treatment every year, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US. Cancer is one of the most prevalent health issues our society is facing today. Its devastating reach has impacted millions of people worldwide, hurting folks and their loved ones physically, emotionally, and financially.  Over the past few decades, we’ve accepted cancer as a genetic mutation, or an unlucky hand that some of us just happen to be dealt. However, our recent understanding of cancer offers a new hope. In his new book, The Cancer Code, Dr. Jason Fung offers a new paradigm on how cancer occurs and how we can take back control of our health.  On today’s show, Dr. Fung is here to discuss the pivotal changes in our understanding of cancer and to demystify what cancer actually is. You’re going to learn about real world, sustainable changes you can make to reduce your cancer risk, and how to be more empowered about your overall health. Dr. Fung is one of the leading experts in the field of preventing Western diseases, and I hope his insights spark a change in the way you view cancer. Enjoy!  In this episode you’ll discover: What the second leading cause of death is in the US. How Dr. Fung’s research on obesity led him to write a book about cancer.  What makes cancer different from other diseases.  The two biggest lifestyle choices that contribute to the development of cancer.  How the paradigm of cancer as cell growth led to modern cancer treatments. What the advent of the genetics revolution changed about our understanding of cancer. How testing for genetic mutations paved the way for individualized medicine.  What number of genetic mutations are linked to cancer.  How the progress of cancer medicine compares to other Western diseases. The link between asbestos and cancer, and how the data was originally suppressed. What the lumper-splitter problem is, and how it relates to cancer. The definition of the Hayflick Limit. How companies are legally able to suppress lifesaving data. A fundamental difference in the way that corporations and the public view drug studies. How and why the price of cancer drugs has increased exponentially. Why there are so many conflicts of interest in the pharmaceutical industry. An explanation of Dr. Fung’s paradigm, the seed and the soil of cancer. How our environment shapes our susceptibility to cancer. What insulin levels have to do with major Western illnesses.  How cancer cells and glucose interact.  Foods to avoid to prevent cancer. The role that fasting can play in cancer prevention.  Items mentioned in this episode include: PiqueTea.com/model -- Use code MODEL at checkout for 10% off! Foursigmatic.com/model -- Get an exclusive discount on your daily health elixirs! The Cancer Code by Dr. Jason Fung The Diabetes Code by Dr. Jason Fung The Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson How Clothing & Culture Controls Our Movement with Katy Bowman – Episode 478 The Science of Stem Cells with Dr. William Li – Episode 345 Connect with Dr. Jason Fung Website / Twitter / YouTube Be sure you are subscribed to this podcast to automatically receive your episodes:  Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Soundcloud * Download Transcript Join TMHS Facebook community - Model Nation

1hr 53mins

8 Jun 2021

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Dr. Jason Fung, MD

The Primal Kitchen Podcast

Elle Russ chats with Dr. Jason Fung - a physician (kidney specialist), researcher and New York Times best-selling author currently practicing in Toronto, Canada. trained in Los Angeles and Toronto and currently practices as a nephrologist (kidney specialist). His books, including The Obesity Code, The Complete Guide to Fasting, The Diabetes Code and The Cancer Code have challenged conventional thinking about these diseases, and introduces dietary strategies to manage them. He is the co-founder of The Fasting Method - which provides the education, tools and community needed to successfully implement intermittent fasting.


10 May 2021

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Dr. Jason Fung Breaks the "Counting Calories" Weight Loss Myth and What You Should Be Doing Instead

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

Check out our Sponsors Butcher Box: New members can get a free Essentials Bundle in their first box. That’s 3 lbs of chicken breast, 2 lbs of pork chops and 2 lbs of ground beef all for FREE in your first box by going to ButcherBox.com/impact. Paleo Valley: Visit paleovalley.com and enter code impact for 15% OFF your first order. Thryve: Get 50% off your at-home gut health test at trythryve.com/impact Imagine Golf: Download the Imagine Golf app for FREE in the Apple app Store and check out their 7-day FREE trial. https://www.imaginegolf.com Which diet are you following? Are you doing the carnivore diet? Vegan? Keto? The choices and variations of every diet plan available is nearly endless. At the heart of the matter, diet consciousness is a question of overall health and better managing and preventing diseases and conditions that hinder your performance and destroy your ability to live a happy and healthy life. In this episode, nephrologist and intermittent fasting expert, Dr. Jason Fung, exposes the overarching importance of understanding your body’s hormonal response to insulin activated by what you eat and the frequency with which you eat. He also breaks down the three major paradigms for cancer, and ranks the danger of a poor diet as high as cigarette smoke in terms of high risk contributors of cancer. Dr. Fung is also the author of the #1 best seller, The Obesity Code. Order Dr. Jason Fung’s Book, “The Cancer Code”: https://www.amazon.com/Cancer-Code-Revolutionary-Understanding-Wellness/dp/0062894005 SHOW NOTES: Weight Loss | Dr. Fung on why weight loss is critical and counting calories doesn’t work [1:23] Calories | Dr. Fung reveals how hormones impact your body’s response to less calories [3:31] Carbohydrates | Dr. Fung on how carbs stimulate insulin and signal the body to store fat [6:59] Protein vs. Carbs | The hormonal response of these nutrients on satiety & effect on insulin [9:50] Processed Carbs | Dr. Fung explains the danger behind processed carbs & hormones [13:03] Insulin | Dr. Fung explains getting fat on calorie restriction when insulin is high [15:49] Low Insulin Diet | Dr Fung on losing weight by lower insulin and cycle feeding & fasting [23:32] Fasting | Dr. Fung introduces options to get through fast with salt, magnesium or broths [26:32] Cancer | Dr. Fung breaks down 3 paradigm shifts in cancer research & treatments [28:50] Growth Paradigm | How the overgrowth of cells have been treated by cut, burn or poison [29:41] Genetic Paradigm | Understanding genetic mutations and the complication curing cancer [30:36] Evolutionary Paradigm | The primitive mutation of cancer treated with immunotherapy [34:00] Seed in Soil | Preventing cancer “seeds” to grow, understanding chronic stressors  [42:30] QUOTES: “So it's simply false to say, if you cut 500 calories a day down, you will lose a pound of body fat a week, it's actually not true in any way, shape, or form.” [5:31] “when you're thinking about weight gain, weight loss, you really have to think about hormones, because it's really a hormonal imbalance, not a caloric imbalance” [12:04] “when insulin is going down you're going to burn body fat, [...] you can't burn body fat if insulin is high.” [21:05] “...we're not trying to kill cells with immunotherapy, we're not trying to fix genetic mutations. What we're trying to do is treat these cancers like a foreign species, like an invasive foreign species...” [40:03] “diet actually plays a massive role, and by understanding it, perhaps you can reduce your risk of cancer.” [47:45] Follow Dr. Jason Fung: Website: https://thefastingmethod.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jason.fung.313 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drjasonfung/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/drjasonfung Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoyL4iGArWn5Hu0V_sAhK2w


6 May 2021

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Bonus: 'Fasting' featuring Dr. Jason Fung

Bulletproof Radio

I hope this preview on fasting inspires you to join me and thousands of others at the Virtual Biohacking Conference on May 8, 2021, to Recharge Your Cells & Upgrade Your Life. You’ll hear brand new information from this amazing guest and much more from all the guests who will be presenting.Dr. Jason Fung is a Canadian nephrologist known as a pioneer in intermittent fasting in a clinical setting. He specializes in intermittent fasting and low carb, especially for treating people with type 2 diabetes. He's earned international acclaim due to his groundbreaking work in the treatment of obesity and diabetes. As the author of several bestselling books on fasting, as well as the “The Obesity Code” and “The Diabetes Code," Dr. Fung has turned his attention to cancer with his new book: “The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery.”Don't miss Dr. Fung as part of the Fasting Panel at the Virtual Biohacking Conference. He'll be joined by:Dr. Amy Shah (women & fasting)Dr. Will Cole (metabolic flexibility)Dr. Alan Goldhamer (water fasting)VIRTUAL BIOHACKING CONFERENCE MAY 8, 2021“Recharge Your Cells & Upgrade Your Life” as you join me for a day of learning with expert guests, biohacking tips from beginner to advanced, access to a virtual tech hall, and more. Register at https://www.biohackingconference.com.DAVE ASPREY BOXThis quarterly subscription box gives you access to biohacking resources that can support you in achieving your health goals and unlocking your potential. Go to https://daveaspreybox.com/; NEW subscribers use code VBC21 to get $10 offUPGRADE YOURSELF EVEN MORELearn directly from Dave Asprey in the new membership group https://ourupgradecollective.com. DAVE ASPREY’S NEW BOOK“Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Become the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be”See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


16 Apr 2021

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Drs. Jason Fung & Steven Tucker: Influencing Cancer Outcomes through Diet, Exercise, Sleep & Other Lifestyle Changes (Livecast).

Solving Healthcare with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng

For the full episode, go to:solvinghealthcare.ca/cancer Sign up today: http://betterhelp.com/solvinghealthcareand use Discount code “solvinghealthcare"Solving Healthcare Seminars & Merchandise.solvinghealthcare.ca/shopUse promocode kwadcast20 for 20% our seminarsProceeds will be going to Feeding Frontline Healthcare Providers:gf.me/u/xstpfkDepartment of Medicine site: https://ottawadom.ca/solving-healthcareResource Optimization Network website: www.resourceoptimizationnetwork.com/Follow us on twitter & Instagram: @KwadcastLike our Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/kwadcast/YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLmdmYzLnJeAFPufDy1ti8wBridges Over Barriers:https://donate.micharity.com/education-foundation-of-ottawa/3796079647/donate?campaign=33

1hr 5mins

17 Feb 2021