In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Dory Suttmiller from Chesapeake, VA.
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This is the journal article Gin mentioned during the episode: Fasting as a Therapy in Neurological Disease https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6836141/
Note from Gin: the section of the article that compares calorie restriction to fasting is section 2.2.2, and they emphasize: "studies involving overweight and obese non-diabetic humans have shown greater improvements in insulin sensitivity in fasted individuals compared to their non-fasted, calorie-matched counterparts" and "the fasting group exhibited greater improvements in insulin sensitivity and other measures of metabolic health". Decreased inflammation was discussed in section 2.2.1.: "Fasting influences fat metabolism by altering the hormonal activities of leptin, adiponectin, and ghrelin. Leptin is associated with a pro-inflammatory state, whereas adiponectin is associated with enhanced insulin sensitivity and suppressed inflammation." There's a lot more great stuff in the article itself, so it's worth a read.
Dory never had a problem with her weight. But with the stress of the pandemic, along with menopause, Dory gained 30 pounds. She was also experiencing hot flashes. Desperate for relief, she visited a local nutrition store for herbs, and an employee told her about IF.
After some research of her own, Dory found Fast Feast Repeat and began her IF journey in January of 2021.
Dory lost 30 pounds, her chronic neck pain immediately disappeared, and all of her blood work numbers normalized.
Dory’s advice: “It’s never too late for IF! Your body is great at healing itself, just give it time.”
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