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Avoid the Dark Side of Fasting and Ketosis With KetoFasting

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • Calorie restriction strategies such as fasting and partial fasting activate powerful metabolic processes that catalyze healing and rejuvenation
  • Most of us are toxic these days, and one of the downsides of multiday water fasting is the detox symptoms, which is an indication your detox pathways may be impaired
  • KetoFasting addresses toxicity by modifying the way you fast, and addressing nutrition that supports your detoxification pathways
  • Fasting triggers autophagy — a natural process that clears out dysfunctional and diseased cell components that would otherwise compromise your health
  • During refeeding, mTOR is activated, triggering cellular and tissue regeneration and growth

Interview begins at 4:40

In the featured podcast, I discuss my new book, "KetoFast: A Step-By-Step Guide to Timing Your Ketogenic Meals" with fitness expert Ben Greenfield. As the name implies, it's a book about fasting. Where it veers from the norm is in the execution of your fast, and the fact that it's a complete system that starts out with intermittent fasting and a cyclical ketogenic diet, and then goes on to a partial fast instead of a water fast.

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