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The Girlfriend Doctor w/ Dr. Anna Cabeca

Jul 7, 2019

Intermittent fasting is the best way of eating you can follow when you’re trying to heal and strengthen your body. By restricting your food intake to a set number of hours a day, your body will look for sustenance from within when you’re not eating. Dr. Mindy Pelz joins me today to talk about intermittent fasting.

Mindy is a chiropractor and nutritionist, specializing in keto and intermittent fasting for women. It’s a way of eating that is beneficial and supportive for the whole family. She started looking for solutions to her own health when she was 43 and felt she was doing all the right things but still wasn’t at optimal health.

On this episode, we’re talking about the benefits of practicing intermittent fasting every single day. From regulating your blood sugar to weight loss, if you’re following intermittent fasting and eating the right foods, there’s very few people out there that this way of eating wouldn’t benefit. Some people find that they have to experiment with their fasting window to find what works best for them.

Our understanding of food and nutrition has changed over time, with the discovery of epigenetics and ketones. With this new knowledge, scientists and nutritionists have figured out that intermittent fasting, taking into consideration autophagy, is the way forward. 

If you’re new to intermittent fasting, the best thing you can do is just to get started and learn what works best for you as you go. It might take some trial and error, but this way of eating is far better for you. It’s also more effective than caloric restriction if you’re trying to lose weight.

Have you thought about practicing intermittent fasting? Do you have health problems or difficulty losing weight? Are you ready to take back the power over your own body?

In This Episode:

  • Why intermittent fasting needs to be completed along with a healthy diet
  • How you can force your body to find the toxins in it
  • How you can start training yourself to practice intermittent fasting
  • Why you should find the fasting window that works best for you
  • Why ketones are the best fuel for your brain
  • Why you need to consider autophagy when you’re fasting
  • What the difference between a dry fast and wet fast is
  • How epigenetics changed our understanding of nutrition
  • What we can learn from a European diet
  • Why fasting is a better way to lose weight than caloric restriction
  • What fast mimicking is and how you should follow it


“We live in the most toxic time in human history and we really cannot be ignorant anymore, cannot turn our head the other way. We really need to ask ourselves, ‘how do we minimize our toxic load?’ because it’s destroying people’s physical and mental health.” (9:02)

“Ketones are neuroprotective. So the longer you can stay in a state of ketosis, the more healing that is happening, especially in the brain.” (18:13)

“If you cannot go without for food, if you’re struggling to go 10 hours without food, there’s a good chance you’ve got mitochondria that’s got a tremendous amount of dysfunction in it.” (33:57)


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