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Mar 7, 2023

Intermittent fasting has a number of health benefits, including weight loss, improved insulin sensitivity, increased cellular repair, and reduced inflammation.  However, it should be done a little differently for men and women.  Today we talk with Dr. Fiona Lovely about how to do intermittent fasting to work with your hormones instead of against them. 

We dive into:

  • Benefits of intermittent fasting
  • How to shift your fasting window to meet your needs
  • The role of adrenal fatigue in fasting
  • How to use hormonal fluctuations to benefit fasting
  • How to fast in different parts of your menstrual cycle
  • How fasting differs for women if you don’t have a cycle

Dr. Fiona Lovely is a women’s health expert with specialities in functional medicine, functional neurology and restorative endocrinology. Her practice focus is to find the root cause of dis-ease, reaching all aspects of health and making space for wellness.

She has lectured on the topics of women’s health, hormone balance and brain function extensively. She is the author and host of a popular long-running podcast on the passage of peri-menopause called Not Your Mother’s Menopause. Nearly a million people around the world have downloaded the podcast, listening in to learn about the physical, mental and spiritual journey
of menopause.

She has been called The Hormone Oracle and 'the fixer of weird sh*t'; a disruptor of unhealthy patterns in the body and the mind, an agent provocateur in the arena of Women's Healthcare for nearly 20 years.

Her mission is to share info to empower women and pull back the curtain to reveal the good-ness that is possible at mid life. She has a vision of the time where the world is a kinder, gentler place and the taboos of menopause no longer exist.

You can find her work at and @drfionalovely on IG and tiktok.


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