IDM Round Up – March 22, 2019

A change in diet leads to dramatic results.

Melissa’s long battle with PCOS and her road to recovery.

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Live @ Bang

IDM hosts its first interactive workshop

IDM hosted its first interactive workshop March 16 at Bang Fitness in Toronto, and Megan Ramos was on hand to answer questions, dispel myths and review the hard science around intermittent fasting and ketogenic dieting.

The key takeaways from the perspective of Bang Fitness’ Alex St. Pierre?

1️. Therapeutic intermittent fasting can be an effective tool at reducing resting blood glucose and A1C levels.

2️. Significant ketogenesis doesn’t begin until day three of extended fasts, following the depletion of muscle and liver glycogen.

3️. Ideal fasting intervals are subject-specific. Duration may be affected by biological sex, age and health history.

4️. Emerging clinical research suggests IF can benefit body composition, PCOS, fatty liver, diabetes (type II and to a lesser extent type I), digestive disorders and cellular autophagy.

5️. Stimulation of growth hormone with extended fasts often counteracts the effect of protein gluconeogenesis.

6️. Extended fasts should be monitored by a physician or qualified dietary professional.

“If you’re a health or fitness professional, you need to be in the consistency business,” noted Geoff Girvitz, Director at Bang Fitness. “There is an incredible amount of information out there and it can get confusing for the people who are ready, willing and able to make significant lifestyle changes.

“The goal here is to make things clear, accessible and—above all—implementable. While I know that there are many theoretical ways to achieve life-changing progress, few sync up with human patterns, idiosyncrasies, or needs. That’s why the IDM approach is so refreshing.

“Megan not only laid out a basic framework, but also offered real insight into fitting the approach to the individual. It’s a scientific approach tempered by a team who clearly care deeply about the people they work with.”


The difference between fat adaptation and ketosis

Coach Andrea Lombardi tackles it in a Q&A.

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Incredible Coconut Oil

Are you getting enough?

Coconut oil is high in lauric acid, which is a 12-carbon saturated fat known as a medium chain triglyceride, causing less of it to be stored as fat and more to be burned for energy.

Coconut oil has so many benefits. For example, it:

-Provides your body and brain with quick energy
-Raises HDL
-Increases fat burning compared to things like heavy cream and butter
-Can reduce hunger
-Has antibacterial and immune-boosting properties
-Boosts brain function in those with Alzheimer’s disease.

Are you getting coconut oil in your diet?

Want to learn more? Check out The Longevity Solution here, the newest book from Dr. Jason Fung and Dr. James J. DiNicolantonio – now available at Amazon.

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Larry live on Facebook

IDM Educator Larry Diamond will be live on Facebook next Monday at 6 pm EST.

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Dr. Fung on the Low Carb MD podcast

The difficulties doctors face today & the importance of metabolic health.

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Notes from Down Under

Fasting could regenerate pancreas and reverse diabetes, say researchers.

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