To Your Health: Weighing In On Intermittent Fasting!

To Your Health: Weighing In On Intermittent Fasting!

Dr. Alan Safdi, a world-renowned internist and gastroenterologist with encyclopedic knowledge of mind-body wellness and preventative medicine, posts on Telluride Inside… and Out under the banner of “To Your Health.” His blogs feature the most current information in his field: health, wellness, and longevity.

At The Peaks in Mountain Village Dr. Alan once again leads an intensive wellness retreat in July, August and September using an evidence-based, scientific approach to health and longevity. He will be assisted by yoga and Pilates instructors, athletic trainers, dietitians, chefs at the Peaks For all programs, go to his Telluride Longevity Institute website or sign up by calling 1-877-448-5416.

This week, Dr. Alan talks about intermittent fasting.

I usually tell everybody that there are always going to be fad diets and changes to the status quo that sometimes really are quite beneficial – sometimes not.

Fasting has been around for eons. Human beings did not always have the food abundance we have today, and so fasting is probably a natural thing. It is why we store fats.

In short, fasting is a great way to become more mindful about your food choices and when you eat and what you’re eating. When you are only eating, say, four hours out of the day or six, even eight hours out of the day, you really limit yourself. The goal then is to become mindful about what you are doing and how much you’re doing rather than the so-called mindless eating which we find everywhere.

For more, listen to Dr. Alan’s podcast on fasting.

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Dr. Alan Safdi is board-certified in Internal Medicine and in Gastroenterology and is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology. A proven leader in the healthcare arena, he has been featured on the national program, “Medical Crossfire” and authored or co-authored numerous medical articles and abstracts. Safdi has been involved in grant-based and clinical research for 30+ years and is passionate about disease prevention and wellness, not just fixing what has gone wrong. He is an international lecturer on the subjects of wellness, nutrition and gastroenterology.

And back by popular demand, this summer, in partnership with the Peaks’ Spa, Dr. Safdi returns with his three, week-long wellness intensives titled Live Longer Retreat.

Again, using an evidence-based, scientific approach to health and longevity and featuring an experienced staff of medical professionals, personal trainers, Pilates and yoga instructors, dietitians, and chefs, the focus is on your unique wellness profile. Each Live Longer Retreat is one-of-kind in the U.S. Those intensives, limited to only 10 – 15 participants, will include personal consultations, hiking, spinning, yoga, Pilates, talks and demonstrations related to nutrition, cooking classes, and more.

Go here to read a review of the experience by one very satisfied participant.


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