Lesson 04 - What Does the Research Say
My name is Jeff Rothschild, and I co-created this course on fasting for humanOS along with Dan Pardi.
I am a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s Degree in Nutritional Science, and spend the majority of my time working in a private practice setting in Santa Monica, CA. In my practice I routinely use the tools and concepts that will be discussed in the course in order to help a wide variety of people achieve their health and performance goals, and I believe that fasting (in its many forms) offers a great opportunity for people to improve their health. I first became interested in fasting and meal timing about ten years ago, and have since published several papers on the topic in peer-reviewed nutrition journals.
The act of fasting has been practiced for thousands of years, and is a part of nearly every major religion. Over the past thirty years, advancements in research have slowly uncovered the reasons why so many health benefits have been attributed to fasting.
In this course you’ll learn about the history of fasting practices, how to separate the facts from the myths surrounding fasting, and what the scientific research says about this subject. At the end, we will put the different types of fasting into context to determine which, if any, could be better for you in case you decide you’d like to implement fasts in your health practice.
How it works
Here are a few tips to get the most out of this course:
- Don’t feel like you have to watch it all at once. The course is divided into short lessons. Our goal is to have you retain all the key points so take it slow and aim to get as much as you can from every lesson. In one sitting, you can watch as many or as few lessons as you see fit.
- Repetition is the mother of learning. We encourage you to go through lessons more than once to reinforce retention the concepts. There are quizzes interspersed throughout the course not just to see what you know, but to actually help you retain what you’re learning.
- Share with others. Perhaps the best thing you can do to get the most from a course is to discuss what you learn with your friends and family. Why? Well, it will help challenge what you know. If you don’t explain something to your own satisfaction, go back and re-review and try explaining it again. The better you can explain it, the better you can live it. And as an added bonus, you can help others around you to become healthier and better informed.
Jeff Rothschild, MS, RD and the entire humanOS.me team