Episode: BH027: Dr. Jason Fung of the IDM Program: The Benefits of Fasting

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BH027: Dr. Jason Fung of the IDM Program: The Benefits of Fasting

My guest, Dr. Jason Fung is a passionate advocate for reclaiming our health through low-carb nutrition and intermittent fasting. As a Nephrologist, he recognized his diabetic patients on dialysis uniformly declined into worsening health. He knew something had to change. That is when he went against the prevailing paradigm and starting using low-carb nutrition and intermittent fasting as primary therapy for his patients. And he hasn’t looked back. Now known as “The King of Fasting” he maintains a prolific blog at IDMProgram.com, and he has published The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss, and The Complete Guide to Fasting, and we eagerly await his new book, The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally. Although the benefits of fasting to treat diabetes are immense, they do not stop there. Fasting also impacts our nutrient sensors, and by doing so, may help us prevent or treat cancer, and improve our longevity. The science behind this is fascinating and continues to grow every day.

Key Takeaways:


[6:06] Dr. Fung recognized the failure in treating Type 2 Diabetes with insulin.

[15:38] Intermittent Fasting is balancing your feeding times with your fasting times.

[31:14] The science of how fasting affects nutrient sensors in the body.

[41:06] Turning down the growth factors of cancer.

[49:43] Calling out the connection between Big Pharma and the policymakers in the medical community.


Mentioned in This Episode:

Dr. Bret Scher

Dr. Scher on Twitter

Dr. Scher on Facebook

Your Best Health Ever! The Cardiologist’s Surprisingly Simple Guide to What Really Works, by Bret Scher, M.D., FACC

IDM Program

Books by Dr. Jason Fung

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