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Ep. 116 Using Intermittent Fasting to Reverse Chronic Illnesses - with Megan Ramos

Everyday Wellness

Do you have metabolic problems? Did you know you can turn them around with intermittent fasting? We are delighted to have Megan Ramos on the show with us today. Megan is a Canadian Clinical Educator and an expert on therapeutic fasting and low carb diets. She used to suffer from type two diabetes and metabolic problems. She tried fasting to overcome her physical problems and within six months, she reversed her diabetes, PCOS, fatty liver, and she lost over sixty pounds.

47mins

26 Sep 2020

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Megan Ramos, How to Reverse Insulin Resistance, Why Changing Your Fasting Schedule is Key KKP:176

The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi

Today, I am blessed to have a repeat guest, Canadian clinical researcher, and expert on therapeutic fasting and low carbohydrate diets, guiding more than 10,000 people worldwide, Megan Ramos. Passionate about overcoming her own health hurdles through diet and lifestyle modifications, she co-founded the Fasting Method(www.fastingmethod.com) and The Fasting Method. Megan was diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) at age 12, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) at age 14, and type 2 diabetes (DMII) at age 27. She reversed these metabolic conditions and achieve an 86-pound weight loss by incorporating intermittent fasting with a low carb diet, and is now passionate about helping others do the same. Megan lives in Toronto, Canada. She is a director of the nonprofit organization Public Health Collaboration Canada (PHC Canada), works on the editorial board of the Journal of Insulin Resistance and Team Diet Doctor. In this episode, Megan Ramos explains how you should start fasting and why you need to stop snacking. Ghrelin is our hunger hormone – just like our other hormones, it fluctuates throughout the day. Megan reveals some creative ways that you can ride out the ghrelin hunger wave. Plus, we get into common health complaints and side effects. Megan touches on why you may be bloated during a fast, why you may experience diarrhea during a fast, or why you may be constipated. Stay tuned as we talk keto breath and the importance of hydration. // 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. http://www.Kettleandfire.com/ketokamp and use KETOKAMP at checkout to save 15% on your entire order. ☕️ Purity Coffee: http//:www.ketokampcoffee.com, use ketokamp at checkout for 10% off [01:50] How To Stop Snacking Whatever diet you are following, it’s critical to stop snacking. In between meals, rely on fluids to get you through the day. Drink water, bone broth, or herbal tea to curb hunger. Making it from lunch to dinner without snacks is a massive accomplishment. Insulin resistance is caused by chronic secretion of insulin. The pancreas is not designed to stimulate insulin throughout the day. If you eliminate snacking, it will help you reach your goals. [07:20] We Are Note Designed To Eat Constantly Eating all day long is making us age faster, it’s making us sicker, and it hurts our health. We are not designed to eat more than a couple of times a day. [08:15] How To Start Fasting People are comfortable with cutting out breakfast. Start with eating lunch and eating dinner. This should be done every day to build your fasting muscles. Sixteen hours is a mild fast – it’s like stretching every day. Once this becomes easy, then cut out lunch and cut out dinner, depending on what works best for your schedule. It’s better to eat earlier in the day if you are going to eat. Experiment with sodium to get to dinner without any snacking. After a fast, assess results: Are you feeling well? Do you see improvements? [13:30] Our Hunger Hormone Cycles Throughout The Day All of our hormones go up and down throughout the day. Ghrelin, the hunger hormone, will also cycle throughout the day. When you hit a hunger wave, it’s best to distract yourself. Try an appetite suppressant like peppermint tea. Once you get busy, the hunger wave will subside. Ride out the hunger wave by creating a list of things to do. Another way to ride the hunger wave is by reducing your stress. Use hunger waves to meditate, breathe, or listen to Keto Kamp. Water, salt, and magnesium will assist with stress and inflammation. [21:20] Getting A Continuous Glucose Monitor    Call your insurance company and let them know about your blood glucose issues. Most people can get their monitors covered. In Canada, you are able to get the monitors easily. Megan says to work with your healthcare provider to negotiate the monitor. [23:20] The Importance of Changing Your Fasting Routine If you’re fasting every other day, it usually provides enough variation. When people are only eating one meal a day, their bodies will adapt to it. For maintenance, one meal a day is excellent. However, many people can be happy with two meals a day. When looking to lose weight, your body will adapt to your schedule. There is a big difference between fasting and calorie restriction. Your days should be varied and different, so your body does not adapt. For people who like to do OMAD, alternate which meal you’re having. Eat lunch one day, dinner the next, then lunch the day after. It’s a great way to change your routine and keep variation in your fast. [33:00] Why Your Breath Smells While Fasting When we fast, fatty acids are converted into ketones, which are natural chemicals your body produces when you burn fat for energy. Ketones are released through our breath, and it may cause “keto breath.” Brushing your tongue is one way to get rid of the smelly breath. Oil pulling is beneficial for the breath – it helps get bacteria out of the mouth. [35:20] Why You’re Bloated During A Fast Some people are bloated because they are constipated. Most people have adrenal dysfunction. There could be stress on the thyroid. Electrolyte imbalances can also cause bloating. Focus on sodium as the gateway electrolyte. If you can sustain healthy sodium levels, then it should lower that bloating. [37:10] Diarrhea Or Constipation While Fasting You may have diarrhea while detoxing. If insulin levels are high, and you start a fast, they can drop rapidly. The kidneys may not be able to process all of that water – so some will go through the colon. If this happens, start with shorter fasts. Stabilize your carb intake on your eating days to prevent large insulin fluctuations. Hydration is key! Not just water, but water and electrolytes. If you are constipated, most likely, your thyroid is suppressed. As your body figures out your new lifestyle changes, it will adjust accordingly. Keep water and salt up to support the system. [41:10] Why You’re Cold During A Fast The thyroid could be a reason why you are cold during a fast. Low ketones is another reason why you are cold while fasting. Warmth should improve when your ketones are higher. [45:20] About Carb Cycling If someone is exceptionally diabetic, then they should stay keto. Even a few carbs can be counter-productive. Usually, Megan will introduce carbs when women are halfway through their journey. If they are off their medications and are seeing more glucose control, then they can start eating carbs again. Carb cycling will help support female hormones. If a woman has been doing straight keto and fasting quite a lot, they may hit a plateau to access body fat. After carb cycling, they may feel even better. AND MUCH MORE! Resources from this episode: Check out The Fasting Method Learn more at Diet Doctor Follow Megan Ramos Instagram Twitter Listen to Megan Ramos, Strategies For Intermittent Fasting, How to Break a Weight Loss Plateau, Should Women Fast Differently Than Men? - KKP 103 Read OMAD: Should you eat one meal a day? Get Life in the Fasting Lane: How to Make Intermittent Fasting a Lifestyle―and Reap the Benefits of Weight Loss and Better Health Check out Megan’s Blog Posts Join theKeto Kamp Academy WatchKeto Kamp on YouTube *Some Links Are Affiliates* // F O L L O W ▸ instagram | @thebenazadi | http://bit.ly/2B1NXKW ▸ facebook | /thebenazadi | http://bit.ly/2BVvvW6 ▸ twitter | @thebenazadi http://bit.ly/2USE0so Disclaimer: 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.

1hr 6mins

17 Aug 2020

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22. Reversing Type 2 Diabetes with Megan Ramos

Hunger Hunt Feast | Strategic Fitness

After Megan's struggle with metabolic disease, she knew there had to be a better option. She found a Fasting Method program that changer her, and many other people's lives. This program was found in the book "Life In The Fasting Lane" co-written with Dr. Jason Fung and a patient of the Fasting Method, Eve Mayer. The book is helping patients in Canada and the US reverse type 2 diabetes.  Learn more during this insightful conversation with Zane Griggs and Megan Ramos. LINKS: Thefastingmethod.com IG: @meganjramos IG @fastingmethod fastinglane.com Connect with Zane: Join my Hunger Hunt Feast Facebook Group Questions? You can email your questions to zane@zanegriggs.com. Connect with me at zanegriggs.com or on Instagram @zanegriggsfitness QUICK EPISODE SUMMARY: The fasting method Utilizing fasting to reduce insulin levels What are the therapeutic levels of fasting? Fatty liver disease and boy composition Skinny fat to fat-fat Fasting bringing back control of your health Reversing diabetes with fasting Most of us are overnourished and body fat is fuel reserve Let the liver do its job Fasting overall brings favorable outcomes for the body and a better metabolic rate Low calorie and low carb produce very different results Maintenance mode Reversing diabetes is not impossible

1hr

17 Aug 2020

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Ep. 52 – How Megan Ramos of The Fasting Method is Using Intermittent Fasting and Heads Up’s Remote Monitoring Technology to Help Patients Worldwide Reach Their Health Goals

Data-Driven Health Radio

Megan Ramos is the co-founder of The Fasting Method Program based out of Toronto, Canada, developed with Dr. Jason Fung, author of books such as The Obesity Code and their latest book: Life in the Fasting Lane. Together, Megan Ramos and Dr. Jason Fung have helped thousands of patients get their lives back through the use of intermittent fasting and data tracking. Join Dave Korsunsky, founder of Heads Up and his co-host, TJ Anderson, as they talk all things intermittent and long-term fasting with Megan Ramos for both practitioners and patients.  Practitioners go through the Fasting Method Program for their own health to learn how to utilize fasting for their own patients. If you’re unsure of how to go about fasting, wonder if and when it’s safe, or how to implement it with your patients, then listen in to this episode that is jam-packed with all kinds of useful and exciting information. Megan Ramos shares a wealth of information and how you can find out more about joining in on this hot topic in health and wellness to be on the cutting edge with your patients. Learn how Megan Ramos and Dr. Jason Fung are using their unique fasting approach, powered by Heads Up, to deliver remote monitoring, support, education, tracking and behaviorial coaching to help their patients obtain greater health outcomes. Listen in iTunes! This podcast is brought to you by Heads Up, a web app designed to help you centrally track all of your vital health data. Instantly synchronize your medical records, connect your favorite health devices and apps, and use your data to optimize your health! Click on the button below to start your free 30-day trial. Or, read on for more information about our latest podcast episode! START TRACKING! “People who track their own data make sustainable changes to their lifestyle. They modify their habits.” – Megan Ramos In this podcast you’ll learn: Megan Ramos talks about how easy it is to get started and how it’s simple because there is only one rule: Don’t eat. You’re asking your patients not to do more, but to do less [5:30]Why patients with brain fog can really benefit from fasting because it takes less, not more – supplements, special foods, rules, etc. [7:50]Fasting is like a muscle – the more you do it the easier it gets [8:40]Examples of different types of intermittent fasting [9:50]Megan Ramos talks about ways to quantify success and results with tests; i.e fasting insulin, C-peptides, ALT, GGT, HDL, ferritin, and more [11:50]The importance of changes in body composition versus weight on the scale, etc. [14:30]How to know if a patient is eligible for fasting and when they wouldn’t be a good candidate for fasting due to nutrient deficiencies or specific functional issues [16:40]About fasting during pregnancy and breastfeeding [19:15]Not to discount other disease processes that could be happening by writing off that the patient is just not eating enough [20:00]How people with chronic conditions can fast too if they’re in a stable state [20:30]Tracking fasting lab results – be mindful of uric acid levels – what to look for and how to navigate if they elevate while fasting [23:13]About fasting, thyroid health and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and the swing that can happen from hypothyroid to hyperthyroid [26:00]How Megan Ramos empowers her patients with laboratory data that they can overlay with other metrics in Heads Up to see that their diet and lifestyle changes are that are working or not working for them [27:50]The top measurements that Megan Ramos uses – waist to hip ratio, why BMI is bullshit, why and when/when not to use DEXA scans and how organ fat affects the results [28:45]TJ asks Megan Ramos about longer-term fasts and autophagy and learns how it has helped patients lose up to 160 pounds and not require loose skin tissue removal due to autophagy [35:30]Considerations for a 3, 5, or 7-day fast right out of the gate – who benefits, who shouldn’t do it [38:00]Long term fasts, diabetics and their meds, hypertensives and their meds and more [39:20]In a long-term fast, you need to be mindful of electrolytes early on, and not wait until later in the fast [40:20]Autophagy peaks around the 72-hour mark and stays relatively active for the first 5 days of a fast [42:00]How Megan Ramos and Dr. Jason Fung have systemized their process of intermittent fasting by remotely monitoring fasting patients with the use of data and teaching their patients to understand the data [44:15]Their new program allows Dr. Jason Fung and Megan Ramos to help patients track their data and customize their approach all over the world through remote work [49:20]That 28% of people in the program are healthcare professionals [55:39] References The Fasting Method – You can enroll with FSA or HSA The Fasting Method Blog Diet Doctor – Dr. Jason Fung About Heads Up  Heads Up is a website designed to empower individuals who want to take a self-directed approach to managing their health. Instantly centralize your medical records, connect your favorite devices and apps (e.g., Oura, MyFitnessPal, Keto-Mojo, FitBit, Apple Health, MyMacros+, Withings and many more) and use your data to optimize your health. Click on the button below to start your free 30-day trial now! START TRACKING! The post Ep. 52 – How Megan Ramos of The Fasting Method is Using Intermittent Fasting and Heads Up’s Remote Monitoring Technology to Help Patients Worldwide Reach Their Health Goals appeared first on Heads Up Health.

56mins

7 Aug 2020

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Megan Ramos

Keto Woman

Daisy's latest extraordinary woman, Megan, chats about her own experience with fasting and keto as well as that of the many people she helps with The Fasting Method program. She also talks about her new bestselling book Life in the Fasting Lane. You can find more information about this episode in the show notes at: https://ketowomanpodcast.com/135 If you have enjoyed listening to this episode, please leave me a review on iTunes and the Keto Woman Podcast Facebook page. It really helps new people hear about the podcast. https://www.facebook.com/KetoWomanPodcast/ If you want to get in touch because you have an idea for a show, a topic you would like to hear about, an extraordinary woman to nominate - or maybe volunteer yourself - please email me at daisy@ketowomanpodcast.com. Please consider helping me make more episodes by making a monthly pledge at my Patreon page. There are some cool rewards up for grabs too!  https://www.patreon.com/ketowoman.

1hr 6mins

22 May 2020

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1637: Megan Ramos Shares How You Can Live Life In The Fasting Lane

The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show With Jimmy Moore

Canadian clinical researcher and expert on therapeutic fasting and low carbohydrate diets Megan Ramos is our special interview guest on Episode 1637 of The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show. “Be kind to yourself. Added stress is the last thing you need when trying to lose weight.” - Megan Ramos Megan Ramos is a Canadian clinical researcher and expert on therapeutic fasting and low carbohydrate diets, having guided more than 10,000 people worldwide. Passionate about overcoming her own health hurdles through diet and lifestyle modifications, she co-founded the Intensive Dietary Management (www.IDM.health) and The Fasting Method. Megan was diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) at age 12, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) at age 14, and type 2 diabetes (DMII) at age 27. She reversed these metabolic conditions and achieve an 86-pound weight loss by incorporating intermittent fasting with a low carb diet, and is now passionate about helping others do the same. Megan lives in Toronto, Canada. She is a director of the nonprofit organization Public Health Collaboration Canada (PHC Canada), works on the editorial board of the Journal of Insulin Resistance and Team Diet Doctor (www.dietdoctor.com). Listen in today as Jimmy chats with Megan about what it means to live your life in the fasting lane, how fasting can be implemented by just about everyone, why fasting works hand in hand with a low-carbohydrate way of eating, and her new book with co-author Dr. Jason Fung.

1hr 3mins

29 Apr 2020

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Fasting: The Stall, Eating Disorders & Athletic Performance, with Megan Ramos

Solving Healthcare with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng

Sign up today: http://betterhelp.com/solvinghealthcareand use Discount code “solvinghealthcare"Solving Healthcare Merchandise.https://solving-healthcare.myshopify.com/Proceeds will be going to Ottawa Inner-City HealthDepartment 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/UCLmdmYzLnJeAFPufDy1ti8w

37mins

18 Feb 2020

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Benefits of Intermittent Fasting, with Megan Ramos

Solving Healthcare with Dr. Kwadwo Kyeremanteng

Sign up today: http://betterhelp.com/solvinghealthcareand use Discount code “solvinghealthcare"Solving Healthcare Merchandise.https://solving-healthcare.myshopify.com/Proceeds will be going to Ottawa Inner-City HealthDepartment 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/UCLmdmYzLnJeAFPufDy1ti8w

41mins

11 Feb 2020

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Megan Ramos, Strategies For Intermittent Fasting, How to Break a Weight Loss Plateau, Should Women Fast Differently Than Men? - KKP 103

The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi

Today, I am lucky to have here with me, the CEO and co-founder of the Fasting Method Program, clinical educator, and researcher, Megan Ramos. Megan’s major role in the The Fasting Method is to facilitate the patient’s education on the Fasting Method dietary principles and counsel them on their fasting regimens. Megan, along with her colleague Dr. Jason Fung, believe that both what you eat and when you eat matter. The Fasting Method utilizes therapeutic fasting and time restricted eating protocols with their patients to help them reverse their type 2 diabetes and achieve sustainable weight-loss. They encourage their patients to eat real foods and adopt a low-carb lifestyle in addition to the fasting. Megan was diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) at age 12, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) at age 14, and type 2 diabetes (DMII) at age 27. She reversed these metabolic conditions and achieve an 86-pound weight loss by incorporating intermittent fasting with a low carb diet, and is now passionate about helping others do the same. Megan lives in Toronto, Canada. She is a director of the nonprofit organization Public Health Collaboration Canada (PHC Canada), works on the editorial board of the Journal of Insulin Resistance and Team Diet Doctor. In this episode, Megan Ramos opens the show explaining her various health problems growing up. She started working with Dr. Jason Fung at the age of fifteen, and together, they realized the importance of fasting. Plus, Megan explains how essential it is to be proactive when it comes to your health. Not many people understand that we need to get to the root cause of a disease rather than treating the symptoms. Stay tuned as Megan gives fasting advice, and she reveals the most surprising benefits the practice can offer. 🎓Want to become a keto and fasting pro? Join the BRAND NEW Keto Kamp Academy today: http://www.ketokampacademy.com (FREE 7 DAY TRIAL) [05:00] About Megan Ramos Megan comes from a horrendous gene pool. She was diagnosed with fatty liver disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. She was skinny, but all of her weight was fat. Her doctor couldn’t tell why she had diseases of obesity. Megan didn’t stress about it. “Your genes aren’t your destiny.” –Megan Ramos Megan started working with Dr. Jason Fung at age 15. Her research patients were trying to live life right; however, they were just gaining more weight. Megan also was gaining weight despite hiring a nutritionist and personal trainer. When Dr. Fung would introduce fasting to his patients, they would feel better. It was the missing piece of the puzzle. Megan started fasting, and it finally all made sense. [13:10] Symptoms for Kidney Dysfunction Patients who are leaking a lot of protein in their urine, yet they don’t have high blood pressure are most likely suffering from kidney dysfunction. Protein in the urine usually means something diabetic is going on. “In North America, you have insulin resistance until proven otherwise.” –Megan Ramos Even though your labs say normal, a conventional doctor will not be able to read the labs as an expert would. [17:30] Being Proactive Rather Than Reactive Megan wants to help patients be proactive. The healthcare system is broken beyond repair. When Megan and Jason first started talking about fasting, people thought they were lunatics. However, the benefits of fasting have been well known for hundreds of years. Fasting makes a significant change in the lives of their patients. [23:40] Fasting the Wrong Way Fasting the wrong way will result in electrolyte imbalance. Most people are petrified of salt. However, salt is critical to our survival and wellbeing. Insulin levels will be high when you first start fasting. Eventually, the insulin levels will tank. It could cause diarrhea if not rehydrating correctly. Megan does consultations online. Most of the time, the person’s issues are resolved by salt or magnesium. Pickle juice and bone broth will also assist with hydration. Sometimes people carb up before a fast. It will wreak havoc on your body and mind. Plus, you won’t get autophagy as efficiently. Do a fast through your ketogenic diet. Fasting shouldn’t make you feel bad; it should make you feel more energetic. [31:40] The Most Surprising Benefit of Fasting Megan loves when older women get their libido back. The most surprising thing is anti-aging in women. Women who have gone grey are now getting their hair color again. A 76-year-old woman got her regular menstrual period back for two years. [33:50] Should Women Practice Fasting Differently Than Men? Women need to be more diligent with sodium. Salt is critical in middle-aged women. Not necessarily for feeling good, but for making sure that weight loss is happening at an efficient rate. Women need to fast more than men to get the same results. A 24 hour fast will give women tremendous results. They will lose water weight and body fat. Women are more compliant doing a three day fast. Once they wake up on the second day, there should be no hunger. Staying in a fast can be more manageable for women. [37:55] Advice for Someone Who is Getting Stuck at a Certain Weight Make sure there are no problem foods or snacking in the diet. People on keto will eat a lot of nuts and cheese outside of eating windows. What do your eating days look like? Add fat and protein to your meals to make them more satiating. That alone can break a person through a plateau. [42:55] Megan’s Favorite Benefit of Fasting Megan gets an insane amount of energy while fasting. She gets to train doctors and speak at medical conferences. After a trip, Megan does a fat fast. It gives her an energy reboot and mental clarity. AND MUCH MORE! Resources from this episode: Check out The Fasting Method Follow Megan Ramos Twitter Instagram Watch Megan Ramos at Ketofest 2017 Read Controlling Hunger Read The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet Join theKeto Kamp Academy WatchKeto Kamp on YouTube Get a Complimentary $39 Bottle of Olive Oil // F O L L O W  B E N A Z A D I ▸ instagram | @thebenazadi | http://bit.ly/2B1NXKW ▸ facebook | /thebenazadi | http://bit.ly/2BVvvW6 ▸ twitter | @thebenazadi http://bit.ly/2USE0so ▸ linkedin | http://bit.ly/2PNRh40 ▸ email | ben@ketokamp.com Disclaimer: 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.

59mins

10 Feb 2020

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Fasting 101: Interview with Megan Ramos

Weight Solutions for Physicians

Questions about fasting? This week’s episode with Megan Ramos of The Fasting Method is packed full of the current evidence and tips about fasting as a tool for weight loss and metabolic health improvement. Check out the blog post at https://www.weightsolutionsforphysicians.ca/fasting Comment at info@weightsolutionsforphysicians.ca

55mins

20 Jan 2020

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