Episode 2: My Story (What I’ve Learned, & How I can Help YOU)

Today I share my education, background, and related experiences, and how they prepared me to help YOU improve your health. (Topics & timestamps below.)

Topics Addressed

  • My experiences in podiatric medical school (1:04)
  • Switching gears & going to PA school (4:30)
  • Working as a PA (5:13)
  • How I first got interested in the ketogenic diet (5:51)
  • How I first learned about the benefits of fasting (7:28)
  • My early experiences with fasting & keto (8:32)
  • Getting to know Dr. Jason Fung & Megan Ramos (9:54)
  • My first prolonged fast (9:08)
  • Other sources I’ve used to learn about fasting & nutrition (11:45)
  • Getting into daily TRE (13:12)
  • The longest fast I’ve ever done, and what it was like (14:08)
  • Still learning, seeing patients in the ER, and helping family/friends (15:08)
  • Starting my fasting blog (16:34)
  • How to get insider tips from me (17:13)
  • Why I started this podcast (18:00)

Resources Mentioned

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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.