Intermittent Fasting

Hi, I'm Dr. Marie Starling.

At The Healing Center, we help people like you reach their full potential.

I specialize in adjunctive care for internal disorders, autoimmune conditions, IBS, thyroid symptoms, diabetes, and other complex health issues.


By Lisa Biederman, CNTP

Intermittent fasting is a tool we use at The Healing Center to break vicious cycles in regards to blood sugar spikes and crashes. It is helpful for resetting insulin sensitivity, managing hypoglycemia, and regulating blood sugar.  It teaches your body to use ketones, produced from fat, as fuel. There are two main energy pathways: sugar and ketones. Your body must be able to utilize both effectively for your body to function optimally. Fasting also signals protein clean up in the neuronal cells of the brain. Intermittent fasting usually consists of a fast for 16 – 24 hours. If you have hypoglycemic tendencies, we often recommend sipping on tea with 1-2 tsp of coconut or MCT oil or eating ½ an avocado during the fast to help keep blood sugar stable without disrupting ketone production. It is best to do only light exercise such as yoga or walking on fast days and be sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.


Good: Stop eating: 7PM   Start Eating: 11AM

Ideal: Stop eating: 7PM  Start Eating: 7PM

Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Studies show that intermittent fasting can:

  • Increase energy
  • Improves cognition, memory and clear-thinking
  • Improve insulin resistance
  • Reduces levels of circulating IGF-1 and increasing insulin sensitivity without lowering metabolic rate
  • May improve immunity,lower diabetes risk, and improve heart health 
  • Increase production of BDNF ( brain-derived neurotropic factor — a protein that promotes neuron growth and protects the brain from dysfunction and degeneration
  • Promote longevity

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