Beginner’s Guide to Intermittent Fasting

Posted December 14, 2022 | By Jordyn Flannery

With high-profile devotees like Jennifer Aniston and Jimmy Kimmel singing its praises, Intermittent fasting may be the latest weight loss craze, but it is more than just a diet trend. Intermittent fasting alternates between periods of eating and periods of fasting, with each one lasting a predetermined amount of time. It is a style of eating that many doctors now prescribe for their patients for its wide-ranging impact on the function of cells, hormones, and genes. In this program, Josephine Thomason MS, RDN, LDN, founder and owner of Nutrisi Consulting, and Sarah Gallander, BSc, CFNC, FBCA, founder and owner of the Wellness Matrix, provide evidence-based health benefits and reasons to consider implementing intermittent fasting.

By watching this program, you can expect to learn:

  • how intermittent fasting impacts the function of cells, hormones, and genes.
  • the role of intermittent fasting on weight.
  • the effects of intermittent fasting on insulin levels and overall risk for diabetes.

Special Instructions: Please have a notebook and pencil for note-taking.

This program is presented by Josephine Thomason and Sarah Gallander and hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About the Program Presenters

About Josephine Thomason, MS, RDN, LDN

Josephine Thomason is the founder and owner of Nutrisi Consulting. She is also a registered and licensed dietitian in the state of Florida. She specializes in Functional Nutrition where she is privileged to help clients identify the root causes of their digestive disorders and other chronic conditions. She is adept at using integrative and functional models to help clients understand the importance of gut health and how it impacts our immune system, digestive system, brain health, as well as our overall wellbeing. Learn more about Nutrisi Consulting here.

About Sarah Gallander, BSc, CFNC, FBCA

Sarah Gallander is the founder and owner of The Wellness Matrix. Gallander is also a Functional Nutritionist and Blood Chemistry Analyst in the state of Texas. She specializes in Functional Nutrition where she is honored to help clients identify the root causes of their chronic conditions and provide education on how to understand your blood chemistry from lab work as an entire body system. Her focus is gut health and its relationship with metabolism and hormone production and function. She also serves as a patient advocate for those struggling with Lyme and mold illness, assisting with collecting client data, client history and preparing clients for additional specialist appointments during treatment. Learn more about The Wellness Matrix here.