Avoid These 7 Fasting Mistakes To Eliminate Cravings & Fatigue

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David Jockers, DNM, DC, MS

Hey, it’s Dr. David Jockers. And today I’m talking about the top seven mistakes I see people make when they’re trying intermittent or extended fasting. So we know fasting can be one of the one the most powerful healing strategies. In fact, I call it the most ancient, inexpensive, and powerful healing strategy known to mankind because all of our ancestors did it because they didn’t have pantries and access to food all the time. So there are many times of scarcity where they had to eat only a very little amount of food or no food. Sometimes they would go days, sometimes it only once a day. This is very common for our ancestors. In today’s day and age, we have food all around us, right? So we have to be intentional about fasting. Obviously, fasting doesn’t cost us anything, so it’s inexpensive. And then it may be the most powerful healing strategy known to mankind because of its incredible benefits for burning fat, reducing inflammation, for stimulating cell repair mechanisms. We call autophagy and mitophagy incredible health benefits from fasting. 

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Shanda Woodin
Shanda Woodin
6 months ago

Great tips. Wondering about the link to the castor oil pack :Queen of Thrones.  Typically when I’m doing a five day fast I am not moving my bowels after the third day so is this castor oil pack recommended or only when intermittent fasting?Warmly, Shanda

Bret Gregory
Bret Gregory
6 months ago
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Hi Shanda,
I’m glad you found the tips helpful! Regarding the castor oil pack by Queen of Thrones, it can be beneficial during both intermittent and extended fasts like your five-day fast. Since bowel movements can naturally decrease during longer fasts due to less food intake, using a castor oil pack may help in stimulating bowel movement and supporting detoxification processes. However, everyone’s body reacts differently, so it’s always a good idea to listen to your body and consult with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns. Stay hydrated and take care during your fast!
Thanks for sharing. Warm regards!

Bret Gregory
Bret Gregory
6 months ago

Dr. Jockers’ video on the common mistakes in intermittent and extended fasting is super insightful! It’s a great reminder that fasting isn’t just about not eating; it’s also about making sure we eat right during our feeding windows. I liked how he emphasized the importance of getting enough protein and healthy fats in our meals to feel satiated and support the body during fasting periods.

His point on hydration is spot on – it’s easy to forget how crucial water and electrolytes are, especially when fasting. It’s interesting how hydration can impact hunger hormones and overall energy levels.

The discussion about sleep and stress impacting fasting success is so relevant. It’s a good reminder that our overall lifestyle, not just our eating patterns, plays a significant role in how effective fasting can be.

And, of course, his point about having the right mindset is such a key takeaway. Approaching fasting with a positive and empowered mindset, rather than feeling deprived, can make a significant difference in how we experience it.

For women, the advice on syncing fasting with the menstrual cycle is invaluable. It’s a reminder of how our body’s needs change throughout the month and how we need to adjust our fasting accordingly.

This video is packed with practical tips and helps clear up many misconceptions about fasting. It’s a great resource for anyone looking to start or improve their fasting routine. Thanks for sharing these valuable insights, Dr. Jockers!

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