Episode 12: 7 Exciting Health Benefits of Extended Fasting

Extended fasting (> 24 hours) has some unique health benefits.  By understanding these benefits, you’ll be more motivated to put it into action!

Topics Addressed:

  • Intro (00:04)
  • 1: Rapidly improve blood sugar & insulin (2:36)
  • 2: Lower your risk of chronic illness (4:12)
  • 3: Break through weight loss plateaus (5:44)
  • 4: Boost autophagy (7:55)
  • 5: Autoimmune improvement (11:02)
  • 6: Growth hormone (14:51)
  • 7: Better mental focus & positive mood (16:39)
  • An exogenous ketone supplement you may like (18:26)
  • Summary / recap (19:43)
  • What to do next (23:52)

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Ben Tanner, PA-C

Ben has been practicing as a physician assistant (PA, or PA-C, similar to a doctor) in emergency medicine, urgent care, and family practice since 2014. Since 2016, he has developed an avid interest in various forms of fasting, using it to improve his own health while helping friends, family, and patients do the same.