EP295: Intuitive Fasting with Dr. Will Cole


This week’s podcast, with author and top 50 functional medicine doctor, Dr. Will Cole, is all about INTUITIVE FASTING.

While it may seem counterintuitive, intuitive fasting is a powerful practice that can help you access your intuition and find a fasting rhythm that honors your health and changing circumstances.

It allows you to step into the driver’s seat of your health, and it’s a gentle, gradual approach that begins with simple overnight fasts.

I have been using this practice for years, but never knew quite how to articulate the concept until I read his book.

Dr. Cole is brilliant and I sincerely hope this conversation is as helpful and powerful for you - as it has been for me. 

Here’s what we chat about…

  • Why some people were triggered by his book
  • What intuitive fasting is 
  • How fasting helps us access our intuition
  • The benefits of fasting
  • His favorite fasts for improving metabolic health 
  • The difference between caloric restriction and fasting 
  • An intuitive fasting regimen for beginners
  • Who should not fast
  • How to fast with your cycle 
  • A good time to increase carbs during your cycle
  • Fasting-approved drinks and tea
  • What to drink for cravings during a fast
  • Supplements to use during fasting
  • How to avoid losing muscle while fasting




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Dr. Will Cole is a leading functional medicine expert who consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. Named one of the top 50 functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation, Dr.Cole specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. 

He is the bestselling author of Ketotarian, The Inflammation Spectrum, and the New York Times Bestseller Intuitive Fasting in which he shows how to use the powerful benefits of flexible intermittent fasting to gain metabolic flexibility and find food peace. 

Dr. Cole is the host of the new podcast The Art of Being Well, and has cohosted the popular podcasts goopfellas podcast and Keto Talk.



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