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#7 - Have We Taken Fasting Too Far?

The Meta Health Podcast

Release Date: 10/13/2021

#11 - Molecular Basis for Why Plant and Paleo Diets Can Work show art #11 - Molecular Basis for Why Plant and Paleo Diets Can Work

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In this episode I do my best to provide an objective, science-based mechanism for how plant-based and paleo-type diets can be effective in reversing insulin resistance.  I cover the following:

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#10 - The Liver’s Key Role in Metabolism and Insulin Resistance show art #10 - The Liver’s Key Role in Metabolism and Insulin Resistance

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It's time to introduce the liver into our metabolic framework and understand how it interacts with fat and muscle. We'll discuss:

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#9 - Fat Metabolism: How We Store, Move, and Burn Body Fat show art #9 - Fat Metabolism: How We Store, Move, and Burn Body Fat

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This episode introduces fat metabolism through signature storytelling that involves ships, TSA agents, and a visit to a pub. We'll cover the following:

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#8 - Intro to Mitochondria and Energy Production show art #8 - Intro to Mitochondria and Energy Production

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Optimal mitochondrial function is essential for energy, weight control, and disease prevention, so understanding its function is key.  We'll cover:

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#7 - Have We Taken Fasting Too Far? show art #7 - Have We Taken Fasting Too Far?

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Is there a dark side to fasting that we're missing? I discuss the following:

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#6 - Molecular Root Cause for Insulin Resistance show art #6 - Molecular Root Cause for Insulin Resistance

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We laid the groundwork for understanding the root cause of insulin resistance in prior episodes, and now we have reached a major climax in this saga where we discuss one of the molecular root causes for this condition.  There will be some James Bond references and an explanation of insulin resistance using a kitchen power outage as an example.  We’ll end this episode by panning out from the molecules to the meta picture of insulin by going over 3 key lifestyle factors that trigger insulin resistance.

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#5 - Insulin Lock and Key Model of Metabolism show art #5 - Insulin Lock and Key Model of Metabolism

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This episode will explain the important interaction between insulin, insulin receptor, and a key protein called IRS (insulin receptor substrate).  I'll use a simple lock and key model to simplify how these molecules interact and serve as an important doorway to metabolism.  Understanding the information in this episode will move you closer to gaining deep insights into future episodes where I discuss the molecular and lifestyle basis for insulin resistance and related issues with metabolism.  

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#4 - Rumination as a Gateway to Stress, Depression, and Anxiety show art #4 - Rumination as a Gateway to Stress, Depression, and Anxiety

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Find out why I call rumination pre-depression/pre-anxiety.  Identifying and solving for rumination can have a significant impact on reducing much of the suffering we experience on a daily basis.  In this episode I describe the science of rumination, common rumination movies that play inside our head, and tactics for terminating rumination before it spirals out of control.  

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#3 - Beta Cell Batteries, Fasting, and Ketosis show art #3 - Beta Cell Batteries, Fasting, and Ketosis

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Beta cells are the insulin-producing cells in our pancreas and their durability is a key factor in promoting longevity and optimal health.  In this episode I use the battery analogy to explain how beta cells work and what actions you can take to preserve your beta cell battery life which helps prevent/reverse diabetes and other chronic health conditions.  I also discuss ways in which you can estimate your beta cell battery life and what role certain conditions have on beta cell life. 

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#2 - Deep Dive Into Glut Subtypes and Exercise show art #2 - Deep Dive Into Glut Subtypes and Exercise

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Glucose transporters (aka Glut) are a key protein that shuttles glucose into cells.  Understanding Glut helps you understand how your body transports and utilizes sugar, and how you can impact your glucose metabolism through lifestyle changes like exercise. We'll use some clever mnemonics to keep the different Glut subtypes straight.

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More Episodes

Fasting continues to be one of the top health and nutrition trends in the world.  Why wouldn't it be?  Weight loss, disease prevention and reversal, longevity benefits, and the list goes on.  As someone who has practiced fasting and prescribes it in the clinic, there is a dark side to fasting that is not being discussed.  I discuss some of the following topics in this episode:

  • If fasting is medicine, what's the safety, efficacy and toxicity profile?
  • 6 categories of high risk fasters
  • Fasting in women and vulnerable populations
  • Redefining a successful fast beyond weight loss
  • Social media impact of fasting
  • Fasting health inequities: A Case Study

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