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Fasting

Learn more about fasting, including types of fasting, fasting metabolism, health effects, and mechanisms of fasting.

Is there an optimal window of time-restricted feeding?

Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dine like a pauper?

#59 – Jason Fung, M.D.: Fasting as a potent antidote to obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and the many symptoms of metabolic illness

“We think of all these responses, obesity, insulin resistance, and the beta cell failure, as pathologic. They’re actually protective.  . .Your body is actually trying to protect itself against the root cause of the problem which is too much insulin, too much glucose.” — Jason Fung

#53 – AMA #6: Fasting framework, vitamin supplementation, antioxidants, time management, problem-solving, and more

“Time is the only truly finite resource that we have. It is also the only unifying, equalizing resource. Meaning, no matter how much wealth or smarts or whatever you have, we are all stuck with the same disappearing thing.” — Peter Attia

The Bad Science Behind ‘Skipping Breakfast’

Bad science is an abomination. Incompetent news reporting on bad science is worse.

The mouse trap: lost in translation?

“The great majority of how we understand disease, and attempt to cure it,” writes Engber, “derives from a couple of rodents.” About 4/5ths of all animal studies reported in biomedical research papers from 1950-2010 were done in rodents (59% in mice, 18% in rats).

Ketones, fasting, and muscle loss

I read an interesting article authored by my friend Dom D’Agostino and his colleagues on the anti-catabolic effects of ketone bodies in skeletal muscle.

Wanna know what keeps me up at night?

Unfortunately, the answer is: We have no clue what the best protocol is for intermittent fasting (fasting that is done periodically, and not to be confused with time restricted feeding).

#11 – AMA #2: the Nothingburger — results from Peter’s week-long fast between two weeks of nutritional ketosis — and answering questions on all things fasting

“Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” —William Bruce Cameron

The Nothingburger and my favorite interview

Interesting three weeks with the “Nothingburger” experiment: one week of fasting sandwiched between two weeks of nutritional ketosis.

Fasting and conserving energy

I think most casual fans of cycling know that riding in a peloton can provide an energy savings, but this just floored me

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