How Fasting Affects Your Hormones w. Dr. William Hsu (ep 94)

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How Fasting Affects Your Hormones w. Dr. William Hsu (ep 94)

On this episode Dr. William Hsu joined me to discuss the intricacies of proper fasting and how it affects your hormones.  As a former endocrinologist, Dr. Hsu is an expert in hormones and circadian rhythm and explains in how fasting can optimize everything from blood sugar regulation to longevity.

About Dr. William Hsu

Dr. William Hsu is the chief medical officer at L-Nutra, the leading nutri-tech company developing innovations in nutrition. In his role as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Hsu leads the clinical development effort and oversees the Medical Affairs Department. By advancing education he enables patients to make a fully-informed adoption of intermittent fasting and the L-Nutra’s Fasting Mimicking Diet called ProLon – a 5-day meal program that keeps the body in a fasting mode while enabling people to enjoy nutritious, plant-based food.  Before his time at L-Nutra Dr. Hsu spent 20 years as an endocrinologist at Harvard’s Joslin Diabetes Center,

Among his prior roles, he served as Vice President at Joslin Diabetes Center, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, responsible for its international education and healthcare advisory programs. He served on multiple national-level professional committees, including the American Diabetes Association, setting national standards of medical care in diabetes. His previous research interests focused on the pathophysiology of diabetes and the application of digital technology in chronic care.

Dr. Hsu went to Cornell University for college and received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine residency training at Yale School of Medicine and completed his fellowship training in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Harvard Medical School. He was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Topics Discussed

  • Former endocrinologist
  • America is #1 in chronic disease
  • Genetic component to diabetes
  • Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes 
  • Reason for explosion of diabetes
  • The quality of food contributing to diabetes
  • Glyphosate
  • Circadian Rhythm and sleep influence on diabetes
  • Timing Of Food 
  • Why you shouldn’t eat close to bedtime  
  • AMPK vs mTor
  • Ideal amount of time to fast
  • Autophagy
  • Fasting Mimicking Diet
  • IGF-1 and Autophagy 
  • Fasting and longevity
  • Fasting and Hormones
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Erik Abramowitz is a health coach, certified nutritional therapist, and biohacker. He is an advocate for nootropics and believes in using science to improve people's lives. Erik is also a new dad and loves spending time with his son. Before becoming a health coach, Erik was a stand-up comedian. He toured the country and performed at some of the top comedy clubs. But, after getting married and having a child, Erik decided to pursue a more meaningful career path. Now, Erik helps others achieve their health goals through his coaching practice and online programs. He is passionate about helping people feel their best, both physically and mentally.

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