Episode - The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting with Cynthia Thurlow


The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting with Cynthia Thurlow

Intermittent fasting might not seem to be a good fit for those with hyperthyroidism.

While this is true for many, including myself, when I dealt with Graves’ disease, several people I work with are good candidates for intermittent fasting.

Cynthia Thurlow is a nurse practitioner, author of the best-selling book Intermittent Fasting Transformation: The IF45 Plan, a 2X TEDx speaker, with her second talk having more than 10 million views, and she’s also the host of the Everyday Wellness Podcast. With over 20 years of experience in health and wellness, Cynthia is a globally recognized expert in intermittent
fasting and women’s health and has been featured on ABC, FOX5, KTLA, CW, Medium, Entrepreneur, and The Megyn Kelly Show. Her mission is to educate women on the benefits of intermittent fasting and overall holistic health and wellness so they feel empowered to live their most optimal lives.

In this episode, we discuss why Cynthia believes that metabolic flexibility is our birthright, the amount of protein and carbohydrates we should consume, how intermittent fasting can help you to achieve that, and why you might consider incorporating intermittent fasting into your life after you regain your health, and more.


During this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Cynthia’s background in nursing
  • How Cynthia was introduced to functional nutrition
  • Why Cynthia started intermittent fasting and how it became the thing she’s known for
  • Intermittent fasting is not just for weight loss
  • Metabolic flexibility and how intermittent fasting can improve yours
  • Metabolic markers of health
  • Symptoms of metabolic inflexibility
  • Our responsibility to be proactive about our health
  • How much carbs we should be eating and the best sources
  • Muscles help with insulin sensitivity
  • Being mindful about when you’re eating and what you’re eating
  • Getting enough protein with intermittent fasting
  • Why Cynthia advocates for high-quality, animal-based protein
  • What to consider when it comes to protein powders
  • Intermittent fasting regimens and variations
  • Who is a good candidate for intermittent fasting
  • Intermittent fasting can help improve mitochondrial health
  • Thyroid health conditions and intermittent fasting
  • Next steps if you’re considering starting intermittent fasting


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