#53 - AMA #6: Fasting framework, vitamin supplementation, antioxidants, time management, problem-solving, and more


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In this “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) episode, Peter answers a wide range of questions from readers and podcast listeners. Bob Kaplan, Peter’s head of research, asks the questions. If you’re listening on a podcast player, you’ll be able to hear a preview of the AMA.

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Questions are pulled from the AMA section on the website (peterattiamd.com). Any subscriber is welcome to submit questions.

We discuss:

  • Vitamin supplementation: Is it necessary if you eat a balanced diet? [2:00];
  • Antioxidants: What does current science have to say about antioxidants in food and supplements? [9:00];
  • How do you break a fast of more than three days? [17:15];
  • Does a morning black coffee break a fast? In other words, does black coffee raise insulin levels? [22:15];
  • When intermittent fasting, does the placement of the “feeding window” matter? [25:30];
  • Is it better to fast before or after a planned food binge (e.g., Thanksgiving)? [28:30];
  • Fasting protocol: Do you have a specific protocol to recommend? [31:30];
  • Time management: How do you manage your time between work, family, and your many personal interests? [35:45];
  • Problem solving: Can you breakdown your process of problem-solving? [46:45];
  • For those looking to gain a better understanding of biochemistry, pharmacology, etc., do you have any good textbooks or (online) resources to recommend? [49:00];
  • What are some of your favorite podcasts that you listen to? [51:15];
  • What is your favorite animal? [54:45]; and
  • More.

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