Episode 101: Dr. Sara Gottfried – The Brain/Body Connection, Detoxing, Women, Stress, And Fasting, IF When Conceiving Or Pregnant, Female Hormones, HRV, Menstrual Cycles, Neuroplasticity, And More!



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Welcome to Episode 101 of The Intermittent Fasting Podcast, hosted by Melanie Avalon, author of What When Wine Diet: Lose Weight And Feel Great With Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, And Wine and Gin Stephens, author of Delay, Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

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5:30 - Why Dr. Gottfried Wrote The Brain Body Diet

8:00 - What Are The Symptoms Of A Brain Body Dysfunctional Connection?

10:10 - What Is The Root Cause Of This Imbalance?

13:50 - Getting On The Healing Train: The Regenerative Process!

18:10 - Brain Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

22:00 - How To Start Healing: The Importance Of Food And 40 Days For Change

25:20 - How Does IF Factor Into The Brain Body Protocol?

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30:00 - Which IF Protocol To Choose?

32:40 - Is IF Safe For Women? How Do You Know If IF Is Benefiting Or Hindering?

34:00 - Timing, Night Eating, Melatonin, & Insulin

36:00 - Cycling In And Out Of Ketosis, Metabolic Flexibility

38:10 - Can IF Work For Everyone? What About Those Who Struggle, Are Pregnant, Breastfeeding, Hypoglycemic, Etc.?

40:50 Listener Q&A: Melissa - Is IF Safe When Trying To Get Pregnant?

44:20 - The Role Of Cortisol

45:55 - Getting Enough Calories For Luteinizing Hormone With IF

48:10 - Women, Stress, And Fasting

52:00 Listener Q&A: Allison - IF For A Mother + Boot Camp + Longer Fasts. How IS IF Different For Men Vs Women? What Are The Signs That Fasting Is A Stress?

55:45: Intense Exercise When Trying To Conceive

57:10: Tracking Sleep And Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

1:00:45: Listener Feedback: Jennifer:  Using HRV To Determine if Stess Is Good Or Bad

1:01:35: Listener Q&A: Madison:  What If IF Changes Your Menstrual Cycle?

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