#075: Intermittent Fasting, Keto and Thyroid Health

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by Brett Hawes

Intermittent fasting has become wildly popular, but are you doing it the right way? This episode is in response to recent Facebook live done by a prominent doctor. He promotes intermittent fasting (IF) and a ketogenic diet for thyroid health. All good, except for the fact that 80% of the participants GOT WORSE.

In this episode I explain why:

  • What is IF?
  • How do most people do IF?
  • Transitioning from a standard diet onto IF
  • Thyroid function 101
  • The impact of IF on cortisol levels
  • The impact of cortisol on thyroid hormones
  • Cortisol, blood sugar and IF
  • How a ketogenic diet affects sleep
  • Blood sugar, insulin and melatonin
  • How to transition comfortably onto IF