Fasting also helps us switch into a fat-burning mode that utilizes ketones instead of glucose. But, fasting also does more than change the physical body. It’s estimated that 30% of our thoughts are about our next meal. That’s a lot of time and energy wrapped up in food, and fasting can help us regain control of ourselves, our minds, and so much more.
Dave Asprey joined me on The Doctor’s Farmacy to share some of his favorite hacks to increase ketone production, balance hunger hormones, and feed good gut bacteria to help us feel satiated and energized even while fasting.
Dave and I also talk about the topic of mitochondrial function, why it matters for healthy aging, and how fasting supports stronger mitochondria. We also look at why fasting is different for women than it is for men and how they can fast in a way that compliments their natural hormonal cycle.
Dave is the founder and Chairman of Bulletproof 360, a high-performance coffee and food company, and creator of the widely-popular Bulletproof Coffee. He is a three-time New York Times bestselling author, host of the Webby award-winning podcast Bulletproof Radio, and has been featured on the Today show, Fox News, Nightline, CNN, and dozens more. Over the last two decades Dave, the “Father of Biohacking”, has worked with world-renowned doctors, researchers, scientists, and global mavericks to uncover the latest, most innovative methods, techniques, and products for enhancing mental and physical performance.