393: Dr. Will Cole on Intuitive Fasting to Recharge Your Metabolism and Renew Your Health


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Dr. Will Cole (IG: @drwillcole) is a leading functional medicine expert who consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh.

He just launched a new podcast, The Art of Being Well.

Will is the bestselling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum.

His upcoming book, Intuitive Fasting, shows how to use the powerful benefits of flexible intermittent fasting to gain metabolic flexibility and find food peace.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The paradox of Intuitive Fasting
  • What is metabolic flexibility?
  • Will’s flexible 4-week fasting plan
  • The 12/12 eating approach
  • Your gut microbiome has a circadian rhythm
  • Time-restricted feeding (TRF) is a type of intermittent fasting
  • Earl grey tea has been shown to support autophagy
  • Will’s typical day of eating/fasting
  • Practicing the art of intuition
  • Fasting for men vs. women
  • Water fasts help people reset who are suffering from IBD, autoimmune, and food reactions
  • Tea is the perfect fasting tool
  • Will’s thoughts on coffee, fats, and collagen during a fast
  • The benefits of MCT oil
  • Should you take exogenous ketones?
  • Fasting is free
  • Will stumbled upon fasting during his teenage years
  • The commonality between intermittent fasting and ketogenic diets
  • Fasting resets and reconnects us
  • Using eating and fasting windows as a mindfulness practice
  • When friends/family aren’t supportive of your fasting lifestyle
  • Chronic caloric restriction is not the same as fasting
  • Break longer fasts
  • The OMAD approach = one meal a day
  • Why electrolytes are beneficial when fasting
  • Building a community of intuitive fasters
  • The most common challenge people experience when they start fasting

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Dr. Will Cole - Intuitive Fasting (book)

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Dr. Will Cole - Ketotarian (book)

Listen to Dr. Will Cole previously on TUHP (episodes #244 and #317)


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Listen to Dr. Josh Axe previously on TUHP (episodes #089, #280, and #390)

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Gary Taubes – Are Carbs Making You Fat? (#387)

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