What type of fasting is best? | Rhonda Patrick
Parent Episode: Fasting Q&A with Dr. Rhonda Patrick and Mike Maser
Fasting activates many of the body's mechanisms that repair damaged DNA and other cellular components. It also promotes the production of ketones, especially beta-hydroxybutyrate, an anti-aging molecule that demonstrates the capacity to delay the onset of aging-related diseases and improve mitochondrial health. There are several types of fasting, including alternate-day fasting, time-restricted eating, and prolonged fasting. Each elicits metabolic changes that can improve health and promote longevity. Time-restricted eating, in particular, has the potential to realign the body's circadian rhythms. In this clip, Dr. Rhonda Patrick describes some of the different types of fasting and identifies the advantages associated with each.
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