episode #184

Fasting And The Ketogenic Diet For Women with Dr. Mindy Pelz



Understanding how to fast as a woman, the different types of fasts, and fasting during menopause. How to use the Ketogenic diet appropriately for women and its impact on the microbiome. We discuss the importance of metabolic flexibility, the importance of progesterone, how stress affects insulin, and how health interventions start with eliminating interference and focusing on foundational changes.

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Episode Overview:

  • 4:17 Introduction
  • 10:23 Mindy’s Origin Story
  • 20:22 Perimenopause & Menopause
  • 31:20 Stress and Insulin
  • 35:11 Progesterone
  • 38:34 Ketogenic Diet For Women
  • 42:15 Metabolic Flexibility
  • 45:58 Microbiome And Keto
  • 52:56 Different Types Of Fasting
  • 56:33 Fasting For Women
  • 1:04:21 Fasting In Menopause
  • 1:09:11 Focusing On Foundational Changes
  • 1:17:00 Conclusion


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