Intermittent fasting has become a quickly accelerating wellness trend. As with any fad, this has led to a lot of misinformation and unhealthy applications of the original concept in daily life. In this week’s episode, we get to the bottom of how fasting and meal spacing can help your digestive system recover and repair. And a lot of it comes down to how these strategies allow the migrating motor complex to better do its job.
To help us understand the strategies for making our MMC—the intestinal street sweeper—work smoothly, is double board-certified doctor and nutrition expert Dr. Amy Shah. Dr. Shah utilizes her specialized skill-set in Eastern and Western medicines to focus on hormones, allergies and gut health. In today’s conversation, we’ll talk about how we eat (not just what we eat) and how these tactics can help the body heal from the inside out.
A quick taste of what we’ll cover:
- The concept of intermittent fasting versus meal spacing
- How our cells’ circadian clocks work
- Understanding autophagy (cellular clean-out) and how it limits inflammation
- Disrupted sleep cycles and what effect that can have on SIBO recovery
- Common mistakes with intermittent fasting and who it’s right for
- The right timeline for spacing your meals
- Natural supplements and dietary approaches that can help your body get back into rhythm
Resources, Mentions and Notes:
- Dr. Amy Shah’s website
- Study of nightshift workers’ lifespan
- Amy’s post on apple cider vinegar and hormone balancing
- Phoebe’s post on the best natural sleep aids
- The Wellness Project Pillow Time chapter for sleep tips
- Join the SIBO Made Simple Facebook Community Page
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Disclaimer: The information shared in this podcast is not meant to provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, or treatment. The information discussed is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical or professional care.