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Wisdom of the Body

Feb 5, 2021

Intermittent fasting has become very popular in the last few years. In this solocast, Ayurvedic practitioner and author Heather Grzych touches on some of the psychological, physiological and spiritual benefits and risks of fasting - and how to cope when it get challenging - based on her personal, clinical and academic experience. 

In this episode, Heather discusses: 

  • Whether more people fasting could be good for the planet
  • Why we feel compelled to exercise so much
  • Heather’s personal experience with starting a fasting practice
  • The monofast, including juice and kitchari cleanses
  • Tools for coping when fasting gets challenging
  • Hunger vs. appetite
  • Dry fasting vs. wet fasting
  • Dieting vs. fasting
  • The spiritual aspects of fasting
  • Empowerment of fasting and risks of practicing without guidance
  • Why so many religions often involve fasting

Heather Grzych is the author of The Ayurvedic Guide to Fertility and the host of the Wisdom of the Body podcast. A board-certified Ayurvedic practitioner, she bridges the worlds of conventional and alternative medicine to help women and men heal their physical and emotional lives. Heather is on the board of directors for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and has consulted with doctors, governments, and insurance companies. She offers virtual consultations and programs worldwide.  

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