The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting by Danielle WalkerThe Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting by Danielle Walker

The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended…

byDanielle Walker, Jimmy Moore, Jason Fung

Paperback | October 18, 2016

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Thousands of books have been written about the latest and greatest diets that will help people lose weight and improve health. But a key element in any successful nutritional health program is a tried-and-true method that most people haven’t thought about—yet it could be revolutionary for taking health to the next level. This ancient secret is fasting.

Fasting is not about starving oneself. When done right, it’s an incredibly effective therapeutic approach that produces amazing results regardless of diet plan. In fact, Toronto-based nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung has used a variety of fasting protocols with more than 1,000 patients, with fantastic success. In The Complete Guide to Fasting, he has teamed up with international bestselling author and veteran health podcaster Jimmy Moore to explain what fasting is really about, why it’s so important, and how to fast in a way that improves health. Together, they make fasting as a therapeutic approach both practical and easy to understand.

 

The Complete Guide to Fasting explains:

• why fasting is actually good for health
• who can benefit from fasting (and who won’t)
• the history of fasting
• the various ways to fast: intermittent, alternate-day, and extended fasting
• what to expect when starting to fast
• how to track progress while fasting
• the weight loss effects of fasting
• how to ward off potential negative effects from fasting

The book also provides tools to help readers get started and get through their fasts, including a 7-Day Kick-Start Fasting Plan and healing liquid recipes.
Dr. Jason Fung earned his medical degree at the University of Toronto, where he also completed his internal medicine residency before heading to UCLA for a fellowship in nephrology (a branch of medicine concerned with the kidneys). He currently practices as a kidney specialist in Toronto. During the course of treating thousands of pat...
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Title:The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended…Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.12 × 7.5 × 0.7 inPublished:October 18, 2016Publisher:Victory Belt PublishingLanguage:English

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright book A wonderful book, great for a healthy lifestyle choice
Date published: 2017-10-03
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Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All you need for a successful fasting. All you need to know for a successful fasting. I bought this book to be more knowledgeable with fasting not so much for the recipes so I didn't try the recipes yet. The information presented very clear and simple, feels like you in good hands.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book I love the simply recipes! Opened my eyes to a world of possibilities.
Date published: 2017-05-27
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Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good Good book. The banana bread recipe was different - but my kids really liked it!
Date published: 2017-04-10
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Date published: 2017-01-11
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Date published: 2017-01-04
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Date published: 2014-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing and easy to follow recipes! Bought this book 3 weeks ago and loved the delicious and simple recipes so much that I pre-ordered her new book and am loving that as well! By far my favorite cookbook! I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2014-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to follow, good results I have tried several recipes so far - all with yummy results. A lot of kid friendly recipes, but I understand why.
Date published: 2014-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best so far! Love this book! I've tried many recipes and most came out good. Pancake recipe I did not like. It tasted funny.
Date published: 2014-04-28
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Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing. This book is hands down the best cookbook I own (and I own a lot of cookbooks!) I agree with the reviewer who mentioned the treat to actual meal ratio, but I think that authors of "specialty" cookbooks like this (vegan, paleo, gluten free) all tend to overdo the sweets section. It's like they're trying to say "don't worry! you can live a normal life!" ha ha. Overall verdict though: I could not do without this beautiful book :)
Date published: 2014-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Couldn't have gone Paleo without it! I bought this cookbook a month ago when I decided to go Paleo. All of the recipes I have tried are excellent. I use this cookbook almost every day as I am a young chef and don't have much experience with cooking.  The only negative aspect I could find with the book is that the author doesn't offer any substitutes for ingredients that may be hard to find (which sometimes is the case in Canada). 
Date published: 2014-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious recipes, beautiful layout and photos I just received this in the mail and I love it! One of my favourite features is the picture index at the back. The entire recipe index by picture! Brilliant! I'm very visual and like to see the meals I want to make. She makes delicious renditions of traditional foods. They work because she has such a passion for cooking, and didn't want to miss out on her favourite foods. She has adapted them brilliantly. This is a must have for anyone, not just Paleo!
Date published: 2014-02-27
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Date published: 2014-02-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good 'special occasion' Paleo cookbook I was really excited to get this book, however, once I read through it, I was a little disappointed at the ratio of 'treat' recipes to main meal and side dish recipes.  This will be my go to book for special occasions rather than a useful everyday cookbook.  
Date published: 2014-02-03