Fasting to Reset and Heal the Digestive System

Fasting has long been recognized as a powerful practice for improving overall health and well-being. Beyond its effects on weight management and metabolism, fasting offers specific benefits for resetting and rejuvenating the digestive system. In this article, we’ll explore the reasons why fasting is considered an effective method to restore digestive health and promote optimal…

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Tom’s July Update

My mother was a classic ’90s-era dieter. She read the magazines. She checked labels. She bought low-fat and fat-free versions of whatever she could. And while she never taught me any of this explicitly, I absorbed implicit lessons about my own weight and how I ought to manage it — namely as a math equation….

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The Science Behind Ultra-Processed Foods

Unless you are plucking carrots from the ground and gathering eggs straight from the chickens’ roost, you are likely relying, at least in part, on processed and even ultra-processed foods. In fact, in the United States and other high-income countries, the majority of calories now come from this category. These highly processed foods have been…

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7 Things That Won’t Break Your Fast

Whether you’re brand new to fasting or a seasoned veteran, you’ll likely run into questions over whether a certain food or drink is fast-friendly. Can you put butter in your coffee? In fact, can you drink coffee at all? The answer depends on what you’re trying to achieve with your fast. In this article, we…

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How to Adjust Your Nutrition to Slow Aging

Aging is inevitable, but the speed at which you experience its effects doesn’t need to be. Consider the age-old car metaphor: If you fill it up with poor-quality gas, neglect changing the oil, and let your antifreeze run out, your car is going to clog up and break down a lot sooner than it would…

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Intermittent-Fasting Results: What’s Possible in 30 Days?

Many of us have attempted diets that promise rapid results, only to find that they aren’t sustainable or lead to a yo-yo effect. But with intermittent fasting, you get results by focusing on when — instead of what — you eat. With IF (intermittent fasting), you eat during a preset eating window and fast for the…

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Tom’s June Update

There was a time in my life when I was sure I’d found the solution to obesity. After years of dieting, I’d just started fasting and eating a ketogenic diet when I learned of the carb-insulin model. Developed by Harvard nutrition professor Dr. David Ludwig, this model essentially says that obesity doesn’t come from eating…

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Fasting While Flying: How to Beat Jet Lag and Stay Consistent

Whether you’re a frequent flier or a first-timer, traveling by plane is likely to induce some stress. From getting to the airport to checking in to arriving with all your luggage, flying comes with no guarantees. This inherent uncertainty, combined with less physical activity, reduced access to high-quality food, and upheavals to your everyday schedule,…

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6 Reasons You Might Be Experiencing a Weight-Loss Plateau

Few things in life are more frustrating than doing what you’re supposed to do and not getting the results you expect. Studying hard for an exam but not earning the “A”; training hard for a marathon but not hitting your time goal; sticking to your weight-loss plan but finding that the scale simply refuses to…

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