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Cynthia Thurlow on Intermittent Fasting & Women's Health

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On this podcast, we’ve discussed the benefits and shortcomings of many different diets. Today we finally delve into the concept of ‘fasting.’ Cynthia Thurlow, NP is a well-known expert in intermittent fasting, and became a viral sensation after her TEDx Talk on this subject. She is also passionate about optimizing women’s hormonal health.

Today we discuss the benefits of intermittent fasting, the different types of fasting, and Cynthia’s tips for women in their perimenopausal and menopausal years.

“Autophagy is the spring cleaning of the cells - getting rid of the ‘yuck’ your body doesn’t need.” -Cynthia Thurlow, NP.


Today on The Lab Report:

  • 3:25 Meet Cynthia Thurlow and learn about her journey to functional medicine
  • 11:25 Autophagy and the benefits of intermittent fasting
  • 13:20 Types of fasting
  • 15:10 Chronobiology, circadian rhythm, and fasting flexibility
  • 19:25 What breaks a fast?
  • 23:55 Contraindications to fasting
  • 26:20 Prolonged fasting/water fasting
  • 28:25 Addressing women’s hormonal health in perimenopause/menopause
  • 32:40 Cynthia’s website, podcast, and online learning opportunities
  • 34:00 The Fireball: What’s your favorite sandwich?


Cynthia's Website

Primal Eating

Cynthia's TEDx Talk on Intermittent Fasting

Cynthia's TEDx Talk on Surviving to Thriving

The Unhealthy Truth - Robyn O'Brien


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