The Complete Guide to Fasting

The Complete Guide to Fasting

Heal your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-day, and Extended Fasting

Book - 2016
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" In The Complete Guide to Fasting, Dr. Fung has teamed up with international bestselling author and veteran health podcaster Jimmy Moore to explain what fasting is really about, why it's so important, and how to fast in a way that improves health. Together, they make fasting as a therapeutic approach both practical and easy to understand."--
Publisher: Las Vegas : Victory Belt Publishing, 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781628600018
1628600012
Branch Call Number: 613.2 FUNG
Characteristics: 304 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Moore, Jimmy 1971-- Author

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rlstults
Jul 23, 2020

This is one of the best books on Fasting I have read. All of Dr. Fung's books are informative. I wish all doctors used the logic and natural curiosity in their brains to solve problems instead of giving you medication for everything. Big Pharma has really taken over the medical field. More doctors need to understand nutrition first. Natural food is here to help us heal ourselves. We have just forgotten how to use it. Fasting should be part of every ones life along with good organic food and natural fats. Heavily processed food is evil.

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QualityQB
Feb 01, 2020

I used this to set up a fasting schedule, did a 5 day fast and felt lighter and enjoyed mental clarity to the utmost. Need to get on this again.

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dianagisell
Jun 03, 2019

I have been doing intermittent fasting for a while. I wanted to understand more about it.
I have lost 5 pounds in no time (that was not my main goal, but rather cleanse of the body). The best is that I got a lot of my energy back. I am able to start my day without hesitation. That might be also the low carb & good fats diet.
Good tips and I agree with the author that hunger is mental more than physical.
Very repetitive so I skipped some chapters therefore my 3 starts review.

ikki_likki Jan 11, 2019

In a world of continuously available food we need reminding that our bodies have the capacity to survive periods of fasting and if we never have time without snacking we can start to head our bodies to insulin resistance, then diabetes and heart attack. Fasting is one way to reduce this risk. Jason Fung's book The Obesity code is a must read if you want to understand the rationale, this book provides guidance in the practicalities.

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terrifukuda
Oct 18, 2018

My chiropractor introduced me to Dr Fung's work and she has done extensive study of health related issues as well and she agrees with his theories and protocols. I have been doing more fasting in the last month or two 24-36 hr fasts x2 week, and have been doing intermittant fasting (15 hrs/day) for quite some time. I have diabetes and I was trying to avoid having to take insulin shots and I am happy to report that my glucose and AIC #'s have come down since increasing my fasting. His book is informative and easy to read and gives some practical tips from a variety of experts that are useful when trying to make fasting work for you.

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JJR678
Mar 01, 2018

This is the best book I've read on the topic of fasting. Good writing style, information seems reasonably accurate using "common sense method" of evaluating. Still only limited scientific studies on fasting (at least in humans) and time restricted feeding but the practice has been around since the beginning of time (at least until rather recently in human history) so I would think using common sense when deciding if a concept/principle sounds reasonable (in theory) would be of some value. His description of physiological processes such as insulin and fat storage or the body's ability to mobilize fat (or not) under certain conditions is accurate.

Overall, the concepts he presents are reasonable and his case study examples are believable. Easy to read, good writing, informational. Definitely worth the read!

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omicron235
Jan 26, 2018

This is a follow-on companion book to Dr. Jason Fung's "The Obesity Code". Whereas "The Obesity Code" delves into the biochemistry of weight gain and loss and gets somewhat technical (the "why"), this book is written in a colloquial style and explains the "how" of intermittent fasting (IF) that is introduced toward the end of "The Obesity Code". I was expecting a cookbook, but was pleasantly surprised to find most of the book to be a discussion of what one will experience while fasting and how to do it in a way that avoids hunger pangs, light-headedness, and other effects one might expect when not eating in the way most of us do out of habit. Of roughly 300 pages, only the last 50, or so, are devoted to recipes and specifics of what and when to eat and drink. Co-writer Jimmy Moore, author of "The Ketogenic Cookbook", "Keto Clarity" and "Cholesterol Clarity", as well as podcasting "The Livin' La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore", provides his perspective on having actually done what Dr. Fung advocates. The book is sprinkled with short fasting success stories and each chapter has a list of references backing up what was written with solid scientific studies.

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dwight7
Jan 18, 2017

very good book. i also like jason fungs "aetiology of obesity" 6-part youtube series.

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