Episode 8: Debunking 8 Common Health Myths

Today I walk you through 8 common health myths that may be holding you back from reaching your goals.  

Topics Addressed:

  • Intro (00:03)
  • Myth 1 – Small frequent meals are a good idea (00:48)
  • Myth 2 – Fasting is “unnatural” (2:25)
  • Myth 3 – Fasting makes you waste away (3:54)
  • Myth 4 – Eating fat makes you fat (6:28)
  • Myth 5 – Saturated fat and/or cholesterol cause heart disease (9:06)
  • Myth 6 – Cutting calories is the most important step for losing weight (13:19)
  • Myth 7 – Exercise is an effective way to lose weight (16:49)
  • Myth 8 – Carbs are essential (18:42)
  • Summary / Recap (20:45)
  • How to support the show (24:51)

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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.