Benefits of Fasting

Heal Nourish Grow Podcast

Dec 8 2021 • 38 mins

The benefits of fasting for health are numerous. In this episode, I give the the background for why I'm so committed to extended fasting for autophagy and health. Basically the short version is I have so much cancer in my family and my own previous history with multiple surgeries for tumors (you can read more about that here if you're interested). This is why I'm so committed to this health protocol in an effort to stay as disease free as possible. Extended fasting is a very powerful practice that has multiple benefits. After I tell you more about my history and background with fasting, I read my in depth article about fasting. It goes into more detail about the benefits of fasting for health. It's a longer one so I figured it might be more convenient for you to be able to listen to it in audio form. The intro for this episode is below. Did you enjoy today’s show? Let me know by leaving me a review for the show on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you are listening from today! Sharing the show with friends or leaving a review helps to much by allowing people to find the show. Watch on YouTube. CONNECT WITH CHERYL Website: https://healnourishgrow.com Show Notes: https://healnourishgrow.com/podcastepisodes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healnourishgrow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/healnourishgrow YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/healnourishgrow Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/HealNourishGrow TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@healnourishgrow Dry Farm Wines: https://healnourishgrow.com/dry-farm-wines-review-keto Amazon Store: https://www.amazon.com/shop/healnourishgrow Links to All of My Favorite Products With Discounts: https://healnourishgrow.com/shop Nutrisense Continuous Glucose Monitor, $20 off with code HNG20 60 Hour Assisted Fast I Do Monthly: https://hng.rebootnow.com Butcher Box: https://bchrbox.co/HealNourishGrow Cookbook: https://cookbook.healnourishgrow.com Well, hello everyone, welcome back to the Heal Nourish Grow podcast. I'm your host, Cheryl McColgan. And if you haven't been around my content before, this will be a new topic for you, but if you have been around for a while, this is something that you've heard me talk about many, many times in the past, and that is the topic of fasting. So before we get into the rest of the show today, I just wanna share with you some of my personal reasons why for fasting, so that you know where I'm coming from, and that you know why I'm so passionate about it, because it's a topic that I quite often speak about at keto summits and in other education. So I just wanna share with you my background. Why it's so important to me. Disclaimer: Links may contain affiliate links, which means we may get paid a commission at no additional cost to you if you purchase through this page. Read our full disclosure here. Benefits of Fasting for Health So about six, seven years ago or probably seven years ago now, my dad was diagnosed with blood cancer, and actually prior to that he had had thyroid cancer, and my whole family has a whole bunch of cancer. Both sides of the family. Breast cancer, colon cancer all kinds of things. Probably some of this is due to living in the South and maybe not having the best health habits, but it certainly, there is a genetic component to cancer, and so I started digging around and doing some research, and this is kind of a lot how I got to come to the whole keto and low carb space as well. But while I was digging around, I ended up finding some information, I was probably typing into Google cancer and cancer prevention, and I ended up finding an article about the 2016 Nobel Prize for autophagy, and I pulled this up so that I could say his name properly because I could never quite get it, but it's Yoshinori Ohsumi. And so in 2016, he won the Nobel Prize for autophagy. Well, what autophagy is, what they discovered is it's your body's cellular clean up process, and basically you can think of autophagy on a contin...