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KetoFast

Rejuvenate Your Health with a Step-by-Step Guide to Timing Your Ketogenic Meals
Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Summary

We all know that food is medicine - yet going without food is one of the single best things you can do for your health. Short, doable fasts, when strategically timed, are an incredibly powerful metabolic intervention, dovetailing perfectly with a ketogenic diet to activate your body’s fat-burning mode. This in turn can ward off insulin resistance, reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, optimize brain function, prevent neurological problems, support weight loss, and more.  

In this in-depth yet accessible guide, Dr. Joseph Mercola explores the profound health benefits that result when ketogenic living and well-planned fasting are combined. Topics include:  

  • How our food is making us sick and what we can do about it 
  • The physiology and mechanisms of fasting, including stem cell activation 
  • How the cyclical ketogenic diet - with fasting included - differs from the conventional keto diet 
  • How fasting works and how safe it is for you 
  • How regular one-day fasts support fat burning and detoxification while minimizing hunger and side effects 
  • How to monitor your progress with lab tests 
  • And much more  

“This will be an exciting journey for you,” Dr. Mercola writes. “I am beyond excited for you to implement what I consider to be one of the most powerful physical strategies to help you not only recover your health, but also improve it to levels you likely never believed were possible.”

©2019 Hay House (P)2019 Hay House

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Loves an acronym

Not well referenced, unlike Jason Fung’s seminal book on fasting, which is quoted from, but is contradicted when it comes to toxin overload from fasting and extended fasts. Where are the references to studies highlighting the problematic toxin release while fasting? Not properly edited.... referred to growth hormone as being “catabolic” and that “one cell of glycogen is stored with three or pounds of water.” Relentlessly self publicising products and books and his app. Boring stuff about infrared saunas and how to make them.... very ocd about many things including weighing food and electromagnetic fields. The cyclic diet and “ketofast” don’t really make sense.

Don’t waste your money on this. The Complete Guide to Fasting, by Dr Jason Fung is an infinitely superior book. Well referenced and researched and far more interesting and informative.

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money grab as you need to buy a cook book

for me this was a bit disappointing to follow this plan you need need to purchase a subsequent cookbook to ensure your following the plan, i feel the recipes should be included in this book.

Overall content was ok, but nothing ground breaking if you follow the latest health podcasts, and cyclical keto diets are regularly discussed. The key part missing was the keto fast receipes that are the fasting days where you need to consume 300-600 kcal.

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  • KAWAM
  • 05-05-19

BUY THE HARDCOPY - not the Audio

The value of this book is in the "How To," not the "Why."

They WHY is great for audio, although if you're already keto-savvy, you won't learn too much that's new. But WHY is the type of information one can absorb while driving or fixing supper. You can also get it on recent podcasts in which Dr. Mercola discusses about the book.
Audio is dismal for the HOW. The Good Doctor (and I mean that) (a) refers you to another book of recipes for exactly WHAT to eat, then (b) goes into L-O-N-G lists of various supplements to take and tests to monitor progress. SERIOUSLY? On Audio, without a companion PDF? It's bloody time consuming to start/stop the book to get everything written down, so I'm buying the hard copy.
Dr. Mercola is not alone here. For the same reason, I also bought the hard copy of Dr. Dale Bredesen's excellent Alzheimer's book after first trying audio. Some authors thoughtfully include a PDF of this type of information for their Audible listeners, but Dr. Mercola is not particularly generous. I mean, really, not even ONE "sample meal" for his keto fast? He does provide the number of grams of protein, carbs, and fat, so I suppose a sample isn't critical.
All in all, I recommend the book, but not the format.

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  • Steve McLeod
  • 11-05-19

It works

It’s impressive how much Dr. Mercola knows and cares. Appreciate the supporting knowledge and easy to understand summaries. Being fat adapter I did his fast last weekend. I’m 62 years old and blew my mind how I was able to crush-it In the weight room after the fast and Re-feed. I found the book helpful because there’s a lot of complexity to this emerging science This Book provides the info I needed to take my intermittent fasting To the next level thank you Dr. Mercola

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  • farra
  • 09-05-19

Where is the pdf

I rated the book a 4. No recipes, or meal plans.I liked the fact he explained we should not stay on ket O forever. And he explained how to protect ourselves from toxins i have believed for a long time when overweight people lose weight some for cause their can,t handle the toxic load. Thought the book was very informative. Don,t like the fact now I have to buy his cookbook. I hope he has menu and recipes for all phases.

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  • Debbie
  • 13-06-19

Needs a .PDF

Nothing outstanding in this book, but I've been inundating myself with keto and IF books. The reader for this one is just so-so, but the most disappointing bit is that there's no .pdf to download. There was information throughout that I was sure would be in a .pdf, but there isn't one. For instance, he refers to a website over and over. I've searched for the website, but cannot find it. It should have been listed in resources in a .pdf.

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  • henry
  • 30-04-19

lots of information

I will need to go through this book a few times to get most of the nuggets in it

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  • christian
  • 05-05-19

A must read for all concerned about their health

For everyone concerned about their health and interested in taking back control of their journey to optimal living

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  • Aleksandra
  • 09-06-19

It is do useful!!!!

So useful and lots of new inspiring info! I will read it twice and make lots of notes!!!

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  • Tina M. Cuevas
  • 06-06-19

doctor mercola does it again

This book was a fascinating read. i just completed it but will be going back thru it again. ...and then maybe even a third time...😁

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  • Peter V. Miraflor
  • 02-06-19

One of the best

so much information to learn. I always follow dr. Mercola to take care of my Optimal Health. I'll listen to this again for a couple more times so I can make sure it's ingrained in my head. I highly recommend this audiobook for anyone want to take care of their health.

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  • LJ
  • 30-05-19

Can’t bear to finish

The concept of intermittent fasting and the benefits of the keto diet are beneficial but the constant repetition of the same facts over and over seemed like he was trying to turn a 1 hour book into 5 hours