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Everyday Wellness

Apr 24, 2021

I am delighted and excited today to welcome Dr. David Jockers as my guest! Dr. Jockers is a doctor of natural medicine. He runs one of the most popular natural health websites, which has gotten over 1 million monthly visitors. His work has been seen on popular media such as the Dr. Oz show and Hallmark Home and Family. Dr. Jockers is the author of the best-selling books The Keto Metabolic Breakthrough and The Fasting Transformation. He is a world-renowned expert in the area of ketosis, fasting, inflammation, and functional nutrition. He is also the host of the popular “Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition” podcast.

Dr. Jockers was a personal trainer in his early twenties. At the time, he was taking in about 5,500 calories a day from six meals, which he thought he had to do to maintain his muscle mass. Then he developed irritable bowel and he lost about 30 pounds over two years. 

After reading the book, The Maker’s Diet by Jordan Rubin, he felt inspired to make some changes to his diet. He ended up on a grain-free, low-carb diet with lots of fermented foods and grass-fed meats and got a lot better. He noticed that when he skipped breakfast and drank a lot of water, he felt significantly better, and he started re-gaining muscle mass quickly. 

Dr. Jockers has been practicing intermittent fasting for sixteen years now, and it has revolutionized his life! Be sure to stay tuned today to learn more about intermittent fasting, some common fasting mistakes, and some of the lesser-known things you can do with fasting to benefit your health.


  • Dr. Jockers shares his background and explains what brought him to his fasting journey.
  • There are several key mechanisms of intermittent fasting that can help you build muscle.
  • The benefits of exercising while in a fasted state.
  • The amount of protein you need to consume to build lean muscle.
  • Dr. Jockers explains what he does to amplify the amount of autophagy taking place in his body.
  • Why doing a 24-hour fast every week is realistic.
  • Autophagy is a by-product of fasting. Dr. Jockers shares some strategies to boost autophagy.
  • Dr. Jockers discusses the benefits of different kinds of exercise and getting enough proper sleep.
  • The benefits you can add to fasting with coffee and various herbal teas.
  • Dr. Jockers unpacks what detoxing is all about, and emphasizes why it is so important.
  • Some common fasting mistakes that people tend to make. And some things you can do to make fasting easier.
  • Dr. Jockers shares his thoughts on fasting variations, especially for women.


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Books mentioned:

The Maker’s Diet by Jordan Rubin