A growing body of research indicates fasting regularly may be beneficial for our health. Here's how to do it safely and effectively.
You should avoid intermittent fasting if you're trying to build muscle, have trouble sleeping, or have a history of disordered eating, experts say.
Will Cole, health advisor to Gwyneth Paltrow, uses "intuitive fasting" to balance cravings and energy levels. Skeptics think it's another fad diet.
Gwyneth Paltrow said she's using keto and intermittent fasting to treat lingering COVID-19 symptoms.
Advocates of intermittent fasting are claiming that women should do it differently than men. Bulletproof CEO Dave Asprey says women can be more attuned to the effects, and should do shorter fasts. Experts say there’s isn’t enough evidence yet that women are more or less susceptible to side effects. Visit […]
The keto diet is overhyped, according to Dave Asprey, biohacker and CEO of Bulletproof. Asprey was an early advocate of keto, and popularised Bulletproof coffee – a keto-friendly recipe of coffee with butter and MCT oil. He recommends using keto in moderation, and regularly eating nutrient-dense, carb-heavy foods. Visit Insider’s […]
Intermittent fasting is linked to health benefits such as weight loss and longevity. But fasting doesn’t have to mean going hungry, according to Bulletproof CEO Dave Asprey. Research suggests you can eat some foods while fasting if you avoid protein and keep insulin low. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
A very low-calorie diet has been shown to help patients with diabetes control their blood sugar, according to new research from the University of Pittsburg Medical. After 6 months, 12% of participants were in remission, meaning they could manage their blood sugar without medication. This diet was particularly helpful for […]
The benefits of fasting can include reducing inflammation, boosting cognitive functioning, regulating blood sugar levels, improving heart health, and helping with weight loss. To fast safely and effectively for health benefits, you should discuss your fasting with your doctor beforehand, especially if you have a condition like diabetes. This article […]
Dr. Ethan Weiss, a cardiologist, has long been an advocate of intermittent fasting, recommending it to patients for weight loss and health benefits and practicing it himself for over five years. But Weiss said he quit fasting after his new study showed it has no apparent benefits compared with normal […]
TikTok announced on September 23 that it is banning advertisements for weight loss supplements and fasting apps. TikTok said in a statement that it will also tighten restrictions on ads that “promote a harmful or negative body image.” The app’s users who are under 18 years old will no longer […]
Episode four of the new Netflix docuseries (Un)Well explores fasting in its most extreme form, as adherents spends weeks consuming nothing but water. Advocates of extreme fasting diets say the practice can treat health issues like diabetes and cure or prevent cancer. These claims are unfounded and dangerous. Side effects […]
The new Netflix docuseries “(Un)well,” which premieres August 12, reveals criticisms and personal anecdotes from the alternative wellness industry. Each of the six episodes focuses on a different product or element of the industry, from essential oils and bee sting therapy to tantric sex and extreme fasting. The show highlights […]
Intermittent fasting (IF), or limiting food intake to a specific time period, appears to offer a range of health benefits, including for weight loss. A new study comparing fasting styles found that a longer fasting time isn’t necessarily better. Data showed a four-hour and six-hour eating window both led to […]
Ramadan falls from April 23 to May 23 this year and sees Muslims across the world fasting from dawn till dusk. It’s important to stay healthy during Ramadan, and personal trainer Faisal Abdalla has shared his top tips for keeping fit with Insider. Listening to your body is key, but […]
Intermittent fasting, a style of eating that restricts calorie intake to certain hours of the day, or certain days of the week, has been lauded for promising health benefits, according to some research. However, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, experts don’t recommend starting a fasting protocol. If you […]
“Speed keto,” a combination of the keto diet and intermittent fasting, claims to provide quicker weight loss results without cravings or a complications. It’s true that both keto and intermittent fasting have been found to have health benefits, including weight loss, when done correctly. However, experts don’t recommend speed keto, […]