Episode 32:  Fasting & the Menstrual Cycle [When, How, Why]

How to do intermittent fasting during the menstrual cycle, and what to do if you don’t have a regular period. 

Topics Addressed:

  • Intro / preview (00:04)
  • Basic overview of menstrual cycle (1:25)
  • When to fast during the menstrual cycle (2:49)
  • What to do instead of fasting during 2nd half (4:21)
  • What if you’re post-menopausal or don’t have a regular cycle? (9:34)
  • Next steps (10:55)

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Ben Tanner, PA-C

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.