July 12, 2018

During my intermittent fasting and extended fasting days I do have less of that “umph” energy to work out. However, I still am able to move my body during yoga, cardio, weight training, long walks and hiking. Since weight loss is my goal, I do not push myself beyond a...

July 12, 2018

The last few months, I have been working behind the scenes being pushed by a nutrition business course I am enrolled in. Since graduating the NTA almost 4 years ago, I have felt scattered and not sure where to land. I knew nutrition was my passion, but that umbrella is...

July 11, 2018

*The picture above is not referring to the man in the blog article, but to another woman who has fasted for 2 years* 

In fasting, there are a number of physiological mechanisms involved. It reduces inflammation and oxidative stress, leads to increased numbers and qualit...

July 11, 2018

Ultimately, how you break an extended fast is up to you of course.  There is, however, a safe refeeding process so you don't wind up undoing most or all of the benefits obtained by going through your fast. We also want to avoid refeeding syndrome and refeeding edema. B...

July 11, 2018

There will be things happening to your body during a fast. Please note that they may be more severe the first time around. If at anytime you feel like you cannot handle it, STOP. Talk to your doctor. Try again. 

Stage 1: Psychological Hunger (Days 1 thru 2-3)

 • Blood Su...

July 11, 2018

While fasting, and especially while extended fasting, it is important you keep close tabs on your body for signs to end the fast:

+Nausea and vomiting and/or diarrhea: While sudden nausea and vomiting can be a sign of dehydration and can sometimes be remedied by ingesti...

July 11, 2018

Intermittent Fasting

An IF is a fast of 24 hours or less. Common Intermittent Fasting time frames are 16/8, 18/6, and 20/4. The x/x format means hours fasting/hours eating. For a 16/8 fast, that means 16 hours fasting and 8 hours eating. While 16/8 is the shortest amoun...

July 11, 2018

Consult your doctor if you have gout, taking other medications, have diabetes, or have GERD.

Take caution if you:

  • Have thyroid any thyroid issues

  • Adrenal stress or fatigue

  • Are prone to being lightheaded or shaky if meals are missed 

Do not fast if you are...

July 11, 2018

Like anything our body produces naturally, there is a good and bad level. Insulin is essential to life, but it’s just the chronic overproduction that turns a good thing into a bad thing. By maintaining an optimal balance between insulin and glucagon, you become like an...

July 11, 2018

High insulin and glucose overtime create what are known as AGEs, Advanced Glycation End Products. They literally age you and your cells. More glucose stays in your bloodstream longer with insulin resistance leading the way. Think of your cells as a barcode, we need it...

July 11, 2018

Fasting is more than to not eat for a duration of time. Make sure to read these tips before beginning.

  1. Drink water. You might notice you will be peeing a lot more as you shed carbohydrates. Insulin causes salt and water retention in the kidneys, so you will be flush...

July 11, 2018

Have you ever taken your fasting blood sugar and questioned why it was elevated? The occurrence of high blood sugar after a period of fasting is often puzzling to those not familiar with the Dawn Phenomenon or the Dawn Effect. It was first described about 30 years ago...

July 11, 2018

I have studied nutrition formally for almost 5 years. Before I enrolled into the Nutritional Therapy Association, I knew I was interested in this holistic piece because of my own weight issues. Some of you may know I was a vegan/ vegetarian for 29 1/2 years to be exact...

July 11, 2018

Before you start questioning the elephant in the room, fasting is not the same as starving yourself. Fasting has been around for thousands of years. Doctors even utilize it before taking blood or surgery. Different religions promote fasting. We don’t eat if we feel nau...

July 11, 2018

The studies have been popping up around sleep. It is the ultimate repair mechanism. It’s arguably better to sleep than to eat properly. That’s how important it is. You will feel better if you sleep more. You never know how good you can feel until you have a good nights...

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