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The 3 Phases of Fasting: And How to Get Kicked Out of Each One

The 3 Phases of Fasting: And How to Get Kicked Out of Each One

Q&A Files #299 Early Release Podcast

Short answer: 4-6 hours after a meal the small intestine is emptied and the insulin-to-glucagon ratio declines; 25 hours after, hepatic glycogen is emptied; 5 days later the brain is adapted to ketones and gluconeogenesis reaches its minimal level. Moving from one to the other cannot occur with a small piece of signaling like the bite of an apple. It requires the preponderance of signaling.

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Questions on Vitamin D, Fatty Liver, HbA1c vs CGM, Turmeric and Testosterone, Fasting, and B6 Markers

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Ask Me Anything | July 13, 2022

Glycine problems, deficiency signs when lab tests are normal, the 3 phases of fasting & what kicks you out, lipoic acid & methylation, sulfur SIBO that always comes back, heat intolerance, and more.

The questions include:

  • How do I know if my digestive enzymes are helping or hurting?

  • Why does high-dose glycine give me these terrible symptoms?

  • How to know if my magnesium is messing with my calcium?

  • Why do I have vitamin A symptoms when my lab tests are normal?

  • What is my favorite web site for finding enzymatic cofactors?

  • Potassium citrate vs potassium chloride

  • Major problems with B vitamin supplements

  • Is food sensitivity testing useful?

  • What nutrients might help with dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase deficiency?

  • Does lipoic acid hurt methylation?

  • Sulfur SIBO that just won’t go away.

  • Using lactate, pyruvate, and ketone ratios to indicate the NADH/NAD+ ratio.

  • Helping bile flow without pharmaceuticals.

  • Managing pernicious anemia.

  • Do we really need to meet the RDA for calcium?

  • Could stretch marks be a sign of copper toxicity?

  • When iron saturation is driven by low binding capacity.

  • How do I know if I need methyl-free Bs?

  • What causes heat intolerance?


I am not a medical doctor and this is not medical advice. My goal is to empower you with information. Please make all health decisions yourself, consulting sources you trust, including a caring health care professional.

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