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There is a lot to know about intermittent fasting and numerous books are on the market. It could be time consuming to go through all of them. In the other hands, it could help a lot of you with the tips and tricks they contain. That's why we've made a preselection that could teach you everything you need to know about fasting.

Written by
Vera Bokor
Health and Wellbeing Coach

When you are about to change your lifestyle and health approach, it is important to get as much information as you can and be open to different points of view, to make your own choice and conclusions.


There are books written by doctors, scientists, researchers, and health professionals, and they are selected and split into groups for you:


  • Intermittent Fasting Guidelines and Protocols
  • Therapeutic benefits of Intermittent Fasting 
  • Cookbooks and dietary advice


Intermittent Fasting Guidelines and Protocols

Protocols for Intermittent Fasting.


Intermittent fasting might sound like a complicated thing, but there are easy steps that can help you incorporate it into your lifestyle quickly and adjust seamlessly. Read these books below and you will have a complete understanding of fasting itself and all its regiments, with some helpful tips and advice.


  • The Scientific Approach to Intermittent Fasting. Dr. Michael VanDerschelden. September 9, 2016

Dr. Michael VanDerschelden is a Doctor of Chiropractic, a passionate advocate of natural healing, and a best-selling author. 

His book  “The Scientific Approach to Intermittent Fasting” is needed for those, who are looking for scientific information on how exactly fasting affects our health and what mechanisms are responsible for this. There you also can find answers to the most common questions about intermittent fasting.


  • The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting. Jason Fung and Jimmy Moore. October 18, 2016

Dr. Jason Fung and Jimmy Moore are the true pioneers in the low-carb, high-fat community. Working together they have created “The Complete Guide to Fasting” out of their passion for helping people and educating them.

The name of the book speaks for itself. In this book, you will find everything about fasting: from history and its benefits to descriptions of the most common protocols, side effects, and how you can avoid or “fix” them. There is also information about what you can drink during the fasting period, what you can eat during your eating window, how to break a fast, and some motivating stories.


  • Fast This Way: How to Lose Weight, Get Smarter, and Live Your Longest, Healthiest Life with the Bulletproof Guide to Fasting. Dave Asprey. 2021

Written not by a doctor or a scientist, but by a leader of the biohacking community and intermittent fasting advocate Dave Asprey, this book provides information not only about fasting benefits, protocols, stages but also about different approaches to fasting and some technics how to prepare yourself mentally. 



Therapeutic benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting therapeutic benefits.


Before starting anything new, you might ask yourself why should I do it? Intermittent fasting is known not only as a great way to lose weight but as a remedy to cure many health issues. If you are looking for scientific-based information and a full description of fasting reasons and benefits, read books from the list below.


  • The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss. Jason Fung, M. D. December 2015


Dr. Jason Fung is a Canadian nephrologist, researcher, bestseller author and co-founded the Intensive Dietary Management program. He's a world-leading expert on intermittent fasting.


His books “shook the ground” in the medical field. And particularly this one explains the modern problem of obesity, roots and causes of the epidemic of obesity, even child one. In this book, Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance, the main cause of health problems, and reach a healthy weight.


  • The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery. Jason Fung, M.D. November 2020

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. There are many types of cancer and for many years the medical community has had one main idea about the reason causing cancer- genetic mutation.


Dr. Fung sets out an original, robust theory of cancer-causing factors- “seed and soil”. As in his previous books, Dr. Fung talks about understanding the effects of insulin on the body and provides information that helps to understand what to do to prevent the disease.


  • The Longevity Solution: Rediscovering Centuries-Old Secrets to a Healthy, Long Life. James DiNicolantonio, ph. D. February 26, 2019


We all want to live a long life, but we don’t want to just increase our lifespan, we want to improve the quality of our health, our energy levels, mental capacity, and other factors, which will make our life enjoyable. 



James DiNicolantonio is a cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy dedicated to fighting disease through streamlined lifestyle habits. He is an author or co-author of approximately 200 publications in the medical literature. His book “The Longevity Solution” is evidence of healthy ageing. Here you’ll find steps you can take now for a longer, fuller, healthier life.


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Cookbooks and Dietary advice

Cookbooks for Intermittent Fasting.


It is clear that fasting provides many health benefits, but to help you out and enjoy the results long-term, it’s better to complement intermittent fasting with a proper diet. These books will help you to understand what foods are good for you, choose the right ingredients, and how to cook them. Everything from a shopping list to recipes is there. 


  • Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? Mark Hyman, M. D. February 27, 2018


Mark Hyman is an American physician of functional medicine and a nine-time #1 New York Times best-selling author. He is the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center.


The book “Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?” is a detailed description of all the food groups. Here you’ll find out what is beneficial for you, what you should avoid, and how to mix different nutrients to make your meal delicious and healthy.


  • The Bulletproof Diet: Lose Up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Your Energy and Focus, and Upgrade Your Life.  Dave Asprey.  2014


It is very important to understand what food can cause harm to your health and body and which one will improve them.


This book is probably the most complete road map for food. “The Bulletproof diet” is an atlas with easy-to-follow food guidelines, it even has a list of foods split into colours which you can print out to have in your kitchen.


  • Eat Fat, Get Thin: Why the Fat We Eat Is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health. Mark Hyman, M. D.February 23, 2016


Last seventy years we’ve been afraid of eating fat. This book will prove to you that we were wrong and why. It will break your fear of including fat in your diet by explaining all the benefits of dietary fat and the difference of its types and influence on the body. Dr. Hyman never leaves you without healthy and delicious recipes.


Bottom line


There is a lot of contradictory information and it’s important to pick the right one. The best way to do it is to follow a scientific-based approach when looking for an answer to your question. 


The books, carefully selected for you, are created by professionals, based on clinical studies and scientific research. Keep upgrading your knowledge and you will be sure to always make the right choice when it comes to what and when to eat!


References:

  1. The Scientific Approach to Intermittent Fasting. Dr. Michael VanDerschelden. September 9, 2016
  2. The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting. Jason Fung and Jimmy Moore. October 18, 2016
  3. Fast This Way: How to Lose Weight, Get Smarter, and Live Your Longest, Healthiest Life with the Bulletproof Guide to Fasting. Dave Asprey. 2021
  4. The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss. Jason Fung, M. D. December 2015
  5. The Cancer Code: A Revolutionary New Understanding of a Medical Mystery. Jason Fung, M.D. November 2020
  6. The Longevity Solution: Rediscovering Centuries-Old Secrets to a Healthy, Long Life. James DiNicolantonio, ph. D. February 26, 2019
  7. Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? Mark Hyman, M. D. February 27, 2018
  8. The Bulletproof Diet: Lose Up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Your Energy and Focus, and Upgrade Your Life.  Dave Asprey.  2014
  9. Eat Fat, Get Thin: Why the Fat We Eat Is the Key to Sustained Weight Loss and Vibrant Health. Mark Hyman, M. D.February 23, 2016

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