I’m sure you’ve all heard about the benefits of fasting. It’s been around for thousands of years, but has seen a rise in popularity recently when it comes to losing weight, dieting, and performing at an optimal level. As with anything though, a lot can get lost in translation — myths become accepted as facts, and before we know it, people begin doing even the healthiest things in unhealthy ways.
That’s why I wanted to bring together some of the world’s leading fasting experts to help separate fact from fiction on today’s special mashup episode. These are some of the most helpful and insightful conversations I’ve had around the topic of fasting, so I hope you find them as eye-opening as I did.
Dave Asprey – Dave Asprey is the Founder & Chairman, Bulletproof. He is a three-time New York Times bestselling science author, host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, The New York Times, Dr. Oz, and more.
Over the last two decades Dave, the “Father of Biohacking”, has worked with world-renowned doctors, researchers, scientists and global mavericks to uncover the latest, most innovative methods, techniques and products for enhancing mental and physical performance. Dave has personally spent nearly $2 million taking control of his own biology – pushing the bounds of human possibility all in the name of science and evolution.
The creator of the Bulletproof Diet and innovator of Bulletproof Coffee, collagen protein, supplements, and many more advances in commercial wellness products, Dave’s mission is to empower the entire globe with information and knowledge that unlocks the Super Human in everyone at any age. The proof of these advancements are better sleep, energy, and expanded capacity for all. Be a better partner, parent, provider, and overall human being in every aspect of life. Be Proof. Be Bulletproof.
Dr. Alan Goldhamer – Dr. Alan Goldhamer is one of the world’s leading experts on medically supervised, water-only fasting. Articulate, inspiring, and energetic, he is a frequent lecturer and speaker on fasting, diet, and treatment of chronic diseases to achieve optimum health.
In 1984, Dr. Goldhamer founded and became Director of TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California; since then, he has supervised the fasting and care of more than 20,000 patients. TrueNorth Health is a multidiscipline practice that includes doctors of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, and psychology.
Its healthcare providers treat patients with conditions ranging from high blood pressure and diabetes to autoimmune disorders and lymphoma. The Center is the largest facility in the world specializing in medically supervised, water-only fasting and one of the premier training facilities for doctors to gain certification in the supervision of therapeutic fasting.
Jason Fung – Jason Fung, MD 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 (www.TheFastingMethod.com), 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.
Whether you’ve been considering fasting for a while now, are already a huge fan of the practice, or are an outright skeptic, this episode is for you!
Fasting can truly be a game changer when it comes to your overall health, wellness, and body mechanics, so my hope is you take these principles we discuss in this episode and put them to good use! And now, please join me for Episode 1,185 of The School of Greatness.