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The Girlfriend Doctor w/ Dr. Anna Cabeca

Apr 29, 2022

On this week’s episode of the Girlfriend Doctor Podcast, I had a wonderful conversation with Dr. David Jockers. David is a natural health doctor, functional nutritionist, author, and certified strength and conditioning specialist. We dive into many topics regarding the benefits of intermittent fasting, strategies to adapt to eating less, knowing your “Why”, and much more.

I’m sure that you’ve probably heard or seen something regarding the benefits of fasting but in this conversation, we discuss the details on how to ease into a fasting routine without causing getting burnt out too quickly. Food is just as addicting, if not more, than any substance out there, so we should be more careful on what we are ingesting into our bodies and at what time. Dr. Jockers also details how he does a 24-hour fast once a week and how blood sugar and insulin levels impact sex drive and hormones. 

We are literally what we consume, and if we constantly eat foods that are not good for our body, we transmute that low energy into our daily lives. We go in depth on the importance of fasting but if you would like to really go deep-sea diving into the topic, make sure to purchase Dr. Jocker’s book, The Fasting Transformation. And while you’re at it, purchase his other books that will help you improve your physical, mental, and emotional body!

KEY TAKEAWAYS (with timestamps): 

  • [5:28] How Dr. Jockers got through the pandemic
  • [14:07] Finding your WHY
  • [18:04] The many benefits of fasting
  • [23:24] Strategies to adapt to intermittent fasting
  • [32:02] Benefits of a 24-hour weekly fast
  • [25:56] How blood sugar and insulin impact sex hormones
  • [42:39] Faith’s connection to health
  • [46:43] Where to find Dr. David Jockers


  • Book: The Fasting Transformation, available on amazon or wherever books are sold.
  • Podcast: The Functional Nutrition Podcast


  • “I think if there’s any blessing that comes from the pandemic, is that we need to be more resilient. More resilient mentally, emotionally, physically, we need to be healthier. I think as a society, we’re weak. We’re not very resilient.”
  •  “We live in a world where, unfortunately, the media is trying to divide us… trying to make good guys and bad guys, so it’s very easy to be prideful.”
  •  “I think we have to remind ourselves that most people out there are trying to do the best they can.”
  •  “You have to remind yourself of your goals. Why are you doing this, right? Having a big “why”. If you have a “why” that makes you cry.”
  • “I just realized, wow. When I’m not eating in the morning and I kind of condense my eating window, and I was eating in a 4-6 hour eating window, and I was eating a lot of food in that window, I just felt a lot better. I had more energy, I was stronger in the gym. I just felt significantly better.”
  •   “All of our ancestors fasted because, you know, they didn’t have refrigerators and pantries. For certain seasons of the year, they were pretty much dependent on whatever they can find that day to eat.”
  •  “Our body is better at adapting to fasting than overeating… better at adapting to food scarcity than to adapting to food abundance. It is built into our blueprint.”