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Health Babes Podcast

Apr 20, 2021

Dr. Becky and Dr. Krystal catch up with their colleague and friend, Dr. David Jockers, to talk everything intermittent fasting. They go into all the health benefits of fasting and why it works, so you can feel good about adding intermittent fasting to your own wellness toolbox. Dr. Jockers shares his wealth of knowledge about who should intermittent fast, who shouldn’t, how to start fasting, and how to address common obstacles.


  • Meet Dr. David Jockers (02:07)
  • What is intermittent fasting? (03:23)
  • Dr. Jockers’s experience with intermittent fasting (05:29)
  • How intermittent fasting helps heal the gut (09:53)
  • Inflammation, autophagy, and more benefits of intermittent fasting (11:49)
  • Getting deeper into the gut: how fasting affects the microbiome (18:21)
  • Intermittent fasting, the immune system, and histamine intolerance (22:29)
  • Who is a good candidate for intermittent fasting (and who isn’t) (26:57)
  • Switching fuel sources from sugar to fat (33:23)
  • Common obstacles, MCT oil, and the importance of hydration and electrolytes (39:00)
  • More from Dr. Jockers (51:56)