How Does Intermittent Fasting Benefit Your Gut?

It’s not a secret that your gut holds an incredible amount of power over your health. In fact, poor gut health is often the underlying trigger for a variety of health issues that I see my patients struggle with in my telehealth functional medicine clinic.

And if your gut health is less than optimal, chances are you’ve tried almost every tool to repair it, like sipping bone broth or prioritizing a high-quality probiotic.* But there’s one tool you may not have considered.

Fasting is one of the most underrated and overlooked tools for revamping your gut and unlocking a healthy microbiome. When you fast, you are giving your gut a much-needed rest—a gastrointestinal siesta, if you will. It’s something I cover extensively in my latest book, Intuitive Fasting. But how can something as simple as taking a break from food actually work? Let’s dive in.

Excerpted from mbg Health

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