June 19, 2021

Ordinary Vegan Podcast #22: What Everyone Needs to Know About Intermittent Fasting w/ Dr. Joel Kahn

“During the fasting-mimicking diet, cortisone is produced and that initiates a killing of autoimmune cells. This process also leads to the production of new healthy cells.”
Valter Longo, cell biologist and Director of the USC Longevity Institute

New research concludes that a diet mimicking the effects of fasting should be further examined as a treatment for auto-immune diseases like multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, memory, longevity, weight-loss and type-2 diabetes. 

I was introduced to intermittent fasting during lectures from some of the leading doctors in plant-based nutrition on the 2017 Holistic Holiday at Sea. 

What I learned was intermittent fasting appeared to be a new exciting, healthy approach to eating that could benefit anyone suffering from many chronic diseases like multiple sclerosis and even cancer. 

I was skeptical because I dislike any restrictive diets that depend on calorie counting, but don’t let the word fasting fool you.

What I discovered is that there are many ways to practice intermittent fasting and it is more about calorie reduction than depriving yourself of food. This podcast is what you need to know before you start skipping meals.

Today’s guest, Dr. Joel Kahn, is one of the world’s top cardiologists and he believes that plant-based nutrition is the most powerful source of preventative medicine. He also believes in the power of intermittent fasting. 

Please join me and Dr. Kahn to discuss how intermittent fasting can benefit your health, your longevity, and even your memory.  

Learn why intermittent fasting affects your stem cells and why stem cells are important. 

Last but not least, discover the different ways you can practice healthy intermittent fasting. 

To learn more about Dr. Joel Kahn, please visit his website. Dr. Kahn is also the author of many best-selling books including “The Whole Heart Solution” and “Vegan Sex – Vegans Do It Better.”

Here are links to articles, people, and websites cited in today’s podcast:

Dean Ornish
Fasting-Mimicking Diet Study
Prolon – The Fasting Mimicking Diet
Valter Longo
Michael Mosley
Aubrey de Grey
Ray Kurzweil

***Always remember, it is advisable to check with your doctor before starting a new food regiment including intermittent fasting.***

Thanks for joining us today. I am deeply passionate about changing the way you look at food and I hope I am doing a good job. If you enjoyed today’s podcast, please subscribe on iTunes, and if you get a minute, please write a review. 

If you have any questions about a plant-based diet or this podcast, send me an email at questions@ordinaryvegan.net

Don’t miss our next podcast with Dr. Neal Barnard, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, founder of Barnard Medical Center and author of the best-selling book “The Cheese Trap – How Breaking a Surprising Addiction Will Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Get Healthy.” He will teach us how to break free from that highly addictive food – cheese.

Nancy Montuori aka Ordinary Vegan

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