Dr. Amy Shah is a double board certified M.D. and one of mbg’s favorite holistic health experts. With training from Cornell, Columbia, and Harvard, she helps her patients get to the root cause of illness. This week, we’re sharing Dr. Shah’s approach to taming inflammation for optimal health and well-being. To learn more, check out her mindbodygreen class The Ultimate Guide To Inflammation.
Intermittent fasting is one of my favorite multitasking tools to help you fight inflammation, improve digestion, and boost your longevity. Our bodies are actually designed for periods without food, and chances are that our foraging ancestors weren’t eating three organized meals each day or grazing on snacks all afternoon. Just as you and I need sleep to reset and revitalize, so does our digestive tract and organs. Studies have indicated that periods of intermittent fasting result in the following anti-inflammatory responses: