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Fasting for Fat Burning + Taming the Inflammation Fire with Dr. Will Cole

Fasting for Fat Burning + Taming the Inflammation Fire with Dr. Will Cole

Update: 2024-05-22


This is about so much more than just weight loss. It's about overall optimal health AND longevity.

How do we smoothly switch from burning sugar to burning fat in our bodies?

Metabolic flexibility is essential for overall health and to tame the inflammation fire that leads to chronic disease. We've dive in today with functional medicine doctor & practitioner, and wellness author, DR. WILL COLE -- aka THE functional doc to the stars!

Everyone in Hollywood, from Gwyneth Paltrow to supermodel Elle McPherson, seeks out Dr. Cole for his expertise in getting to the root cause of underlying issues and helping seek out the best solutions to achieve optimal health.

Today, he shares the details of the bare-minimum amount of time (and why) we all should "fast" each day for optimal health... as well as how to assess if we are metabolically flexible (the ability to switch from fat-burning to carb-burning mode). We also explore how achieving a state of ketogenesis--for brief periods--can also benefit our health. He also addresses fasting and cancer.

In this episode, you will discover: 

  • Toxic diet culture Vs toxic anti-diet culture.
  • The two ends of toxic tribalism.
  • Ketosis and why it may be worth exploring for you.
  • Inflammation worries and how to course correct.
  • How to determine what your body loves and what it hates?
  • How to do more to give your body what it loves.
  • Acne and trigger-foods.
  • The gut-skin axis and the gut-brain axis.
  • Gluten-containing grains and industrial seed oils (oh the harm!).
  • Sugar and the microbiome. It may surprise you!
  • The holistic approach to wellness from Dr. Cole's POV.
  • The importance of "gut feelings" in health.
  • The best methods for addressing gut health.
  • "Shame-flammation" and self-compassion.
  •  How to learn more about healing our relationship with our body.
  •  How to choose the right supplements.


Dr. Will Cole is a leading functional medicine expert who consults people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. Named one of the top 50 functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation, Dr.Cole specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems.

He is the bestselling author of Ketotarian and The Inflammation Spectrum and his latest book, NYT-bestselling Intuitive Fasting, in which he shows how to use the powerful benefits of flexible intermittent fasting to gain metabolic flexibility and find food peace.

Dr. Cole has also cohosted the popular podcasts goopfellas podcast and Keto Talk and is the host of his own podcast, The Art of Being Well.



With celebrity clients such as Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow to supermodel Elle McPherson, Dr. Cole guides us to understand how metabolic flexibility and inflammation affect our well-being and what we can do about improving it!


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Fasting for Fat Burning + Taming the Inflammation Fire with Dr. Will Cole

Fasting for Fat Burning + Taming the Inflammation Fire with Dr. Will Cole

Samantha Harris