Share How Intermittent Fasting Affects Your Heart (Cardiovascular System) January 19, 2020 This is how intermittent fasting affects your heart. Learn more. Find Out More at drberg.com: https://www.drberg.com/blog DATA: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK22436/ Timestamps 0:08 How fasting affects the heart 0:20 Fuel for the heart 0:35 The ketone your heart prefers 0:44 Running your body on glucose 1:05 Ketones and cardiovascular disease 1:20 More benefits of fasting for the cardiovascular system 1:56 Fasting and the liver 2:40 Glucose damage In this video, we’re going to talk about intermittent fasting and how fasting affects the heart. It all starts with lowering insulin. When you fast, you lower insulin. Insulin controls what type of fuel your body is going to run on. Fatty acids from fat cells are the main source of fuel to the heart. Your heart actually prefers a type of ketone called acetoacetate. Fasting switches your body from glucose to ketones. But, when you eat, you go from ketosis to glucose. Ketones also have the ability to feed the heart if the heart is in a damaged state. So, if you have any type of cardiovascular disease, you may benefit from intermittent fasting and providing your body with ketones through a low-carb diet. More benefits of intermittent fasting for the heart: • Improvement with atherosclerosis • Less stiffness in the arteries • Lower blood pressure • Improved insulin resistance which will improve your ability to absorb electrolytes Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio: Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media. DR. BERG’S SHOP: http://shop.drberg.com/ Follow us on FACEBOOK: fb.me/DrEricBerg Send a Message to his team: m.me/DrEricBerg ABOUT DR. BERG: https://www.drberg.com/dr-eric-berg/bio Disclaimer: Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The Health & Wellness, Dr. Berg Nutritionals and Dr. Eric Berg, D.C. are not liable or responsible for any advice, course of treatment, diagnosis or any other information, services or product you obtain through this video or site. I hope this video helps you better understand how intermittent fasting affects your heart. Thanks for watching!