Fasting & Bone Health. Not As Straightforward As You Think w/ Cynthia Thurlow, NP + BoneCoach™

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The Bone Coach Podcast | Cynthia Thurlow, NP Intermittent Fasting | Osteoporosis & Bone Health | Bone Loss Podcast

Curious about the lesser known advantages of fasting, including decreased inflammation, better cellular repair, and improved brain function?

Want to integrate fasting into your daily or weekly rhythm, but don’t know where to start?

Wondering whether you and your bones would benefit from intermittent fasting?

Then this episode is for you!

I sat down with Cynthia Thurlow, Nurse Practitioner and Intermittent Fasting expert, and we explored the benefits of fasting, what to eat when you’re not fasting, and how improving your metabolic health can support your bones, energy, and vitality. 

Episode Timeline

0:00 – Episode start

2:21 – What is your story? How did you begin focusing on fasting?

6:21 – What is fasting?

7:33 – What are the different types of fasting?

10:33 – How many meals a day should you be eating?

13:14 – What happens in the body when we’re fasting? What are the benefits of fasting?

15:42 – Autophagy during unfed periods

17:27 – Who should not fast?

21:38 – The impact of birth control and low estrogen on bone health

22:47 – Advice for women (or women with children) considering birth control?

25:21 – Any fasting considerations for those with adrenal dysfunction or cortisol dysregulation?

29:55 – Chronic inflammation and fasting

33:17 – Are there any downsides to fasting? What is the impact on our bone health?

37:37 – Any closing thoughts and tips for our audience?

39:30 – Where can people find you?

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You can find Cynthia Thurlow’s resources below!

>> Cynthia’s main website

>> Cynthia’s Instagram account

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About Cynthia Thurlow, NP:

Cynthia Thurlow is a nurse practitioner, author of the best selling book Intermittent Fasting Transformation, a 2x TEDx speaker, with her second talk having more than 14 million views, and the host of Everyday Wellness podcast, averaging over 150,000 downloads per month.

With over 20 years 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.

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