Intermittent fasting—or going certain windows of time without food—is all the rage, praised mostly for its anti-inflammatory and gut-healing benefits. In a recent article, Dr. William Cole discussed the potential downsides and benefits of fasting when it comes to hormonal health. And it’s true, depriving yourself of food for a certain amount of time does raise concerns, especially when it comes to female hormones and reproductive health. As a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist and the founder of the highly successful Integrative Medical Group, this is something I’ve been researching and studying for years. So, let’s dive in to what I know to be true about fasting and female hormones
Author: Felice Gersh, M.D.https://integrativemgi.com
Dr. Gersh is the medical director of IMGI and is board-certified in Integrative Medicine and OB-GYN. She is a globally-renowned expert in women’s health and complex disease management.