What is Intermittent Fasting?
Fasting is not a new concept. Humans have been fasting for thousands of years, be it out of necessity or for religious and ceremonial reasons. But recent studies in nutritional science now point to intermittent fasting as an effective way to manage body weight, promote overall health and prevent certain forms of disease.
In this episode of CDA Oasis Live, Dr. John O’Keefe, Director of Knowledge Networks CDA, talks to Dr. Uche Odiatu, GP dentist and certified fitness instructor, about the benefits and practicalities of intermittent fasting. Dr. Odiatu outlines the physiological benefits of fasting, including lower GI inflammation, reduction in visceral body fat, and a slowdown in age-related muscle loss. He also discusses the different types of intermittent fasting and highlights the importance of experimenting to find a schedule that works for you.
“Grazing six meals a day is not good anymore. We are meant to miss a meal now and then. It is good for us. It gives the body a break from digestion.”
Until next time!
CDA Oasis Team