Ty Bollinger: Do you ever recommend fasting
for health and for cancer patients? Dr. David Jockers: Absolutely! And you just
brought that up. And so just talking about the ketogenic cleanse, I mean it is a fast.
And I’m a big fan of intermittent fasting. It’s something I do every single day. And I
think it’s a critical piece of a cancer killing diet. So for myself, really when we
break down fasting, I want all our listeners to understand this, I look at a building phase
and a cleansing phase. So our building phase is a time between our first meal of the day
and our last meal of the day. So the typical American they might eat at 8:00 am and finish
eating at 8:00 pm. So it’s about a 12 hour building phase. And the cleansing phase would
be time from our last meal to our first meal. Okay. That’s like a one-to-one ratio. In
our society today we’ve got so much toxicity that it’s that much more important that we
have a greater cleansing phase than building phase. On top of that, the great thing is
when we’re on this ketogenic diet our hormones become balanced. Insulin and leptin, which
is our—it’s our satiety hormone, so it helps us say that we’re no longer hungry. We’re
satisfied. They become very balanced. Our body becomes very sensitive to it. So we’re
really not as hungry. And so for myself I like to have anywhere between a 16 to 18 hour
and sometimes even a 24 hour cleansing phase on a regular basis. Okay. Like we’re doing
this interview here. Its 11:30–12:00, I haven’t eaten anything yet today. I worked
out this morning. And you know what, my blood sugar is extremely stable. I feel really good.
I feel really mentally clear. Now I’ll typically eat around 1:00pm or so and then finish eating
by, let’s say, 6:00–7:00pm. And so that’s really my building phase. And so I’ve gotten
all the nutrients I need but my body’s also been able to really cleanse and detoxify as
I’ve gone through this cleansing phase. On the cleansing phase like, for example,
the fasting this morning, I’ve drank probably about a half gallon of water so far today.
So water is key because I want to move toxins out of my body. I don’t want them to just
recirculate as they’re being released, as my body’s breaking down fat cells.
And so intermittent fasting is a very, very powerful strategy that’s been shown to improve
brain function, improve lean body tissue so your percentage of muscle to body fat. It’s
been shown to basically to improve almost every aspect of your health. And so very,
very profound when it comes to killing off cancer cells in your body too. And sometimes
we’ll recommend longer fasts and longer cleanses, but I think something that most people
can do – unless you have a state of adrenal exhaustion or extreme adrenal fatigue, which
some people do. Unless that’s the case I always highly recommend going on a ketogenic,
intermittent fasting lifestyle because of the profound effects it has on destroying
cancer cells in your body, regulating your hormones, and improving overall brain function.
So very profound effects with that.