Episode 13: The Beauty of Dirty Fasting (pros/cons + how to do it)

Here I explain the pros & cons of “clean fasting” vs “dirty fasting”, and why dirty fasting is a great option for beginners.

Topics Addressed:

  • Preview of this episode (00:04)
  • Story about my first prolonged fast (1:30)
  • Why ketones = “fat-burning mode” (3:45)
  • Clean fasting overview (5:09)
  • Pros & cons of clean fasting (6:15)
  • Dirty fasting overview (8:55)
  • All about training wheels (10:56)
  • The main advantage of dirty fasting (14:14)
  • What kind of fasting do I do, and why? (15:15)
  • 2nd story: My longest fast, and what I learned (17:33)
  • Quiz / recap (21:06)
  • How you can help (25:25)

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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.