Intermittent Fasting for Women with Cynthia Thurlow

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Dr. Stephanie and Cynthia Thurlow, RN talk about all things fasting and reveal the best strategies for women. You’ll hear how intermittent fasting (IF) originated, the different types, and the key benefits. You’ll discover the key role of AMPK in your cells and what happens with insulin during your fast. Ladies with PCOS will find out the additional effects fasting has on their bodies. Dr. Stephanie and Cynthia will reveal how cortisol drives weight gain and how women who have a history of disordered relationships with food should approach IF. They’ll touch on the connection between oxytocin and insulin and how IF affects ladies in perimenopause and menopause. You’ll get Cynthia’s exact fasting regimen, the steps to start and break your fast, and hear about her new book.

Episode Overview:  

  • 1:00 – Intro
  • 3:00 – Welcoming Cynthia Thurlow
  • 4:00 – Intermittent Fasting Transformation Origin Story
  • 10:55 – The Different Types of Fasting
  • 22:00 – The Benefits of Fasting
  • 29:04 – The Role of AMPK in Your Cells
  • 31:06 – The Fate of Insulin During Fasting
  • 37:30 – PCOS and Fasting
  • 43:30 – How Cortisol Drives Weight Gain
  • 49:20 – Fasting and Disordered Relationship with Food
  • 56:20 – Relationship Between Oxytocin and Insulin
  • 1:02:00 – Fasting in Perimenopause and Menopause
  • 1:11:30 – Steps to Start Fasting and Breaking Your Fast
  • 1:18:45 – Cynthia’s Fasting Regimen
  • 1:23:40 – Bonus for Pre-ordering Cynthia’s New Book
  • 1:24:50 – Conclusion

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