In 2017, we started hearing more and more chatter about fasting, intermittent fasting, the fasting-mimicking diet, and all of the wonderful health benefits of each. And in mbg's "2018 Wellness Trends to Watch," we predicted that fasting would gain a lot of traction this year as a legitimate intervention for way more than just weight loss—but to fight real diseases that affect the quality of life of millions of people around the world.
There are a lot of people talking about the health benefits of fasting, and that means an internet search is going to yield a LOT of results. This can be overwhelming, especially if you consider yourself a newbie. If you're interested in fasting, you may not know where to start or even if it's the right choice for you, and since it's a blossoming area of study, it's likely that you'll encounter some conflicting advice.
At mbg, we work with leading experts in the field of integrative and functional medicine, and many of them are big fans of fasting. Some of them do it themselves, suggest it to their patients, and others have written books on the topic or developed their own fasting protocols. In other words: We have access to a lot of fasting knowledge. And that's why we wanted to put all that expert knowledge in one place, to answer your most burning fasting questions.