Talking to Your Patients About Intermittent Fasting

A conversation with Ronald Hoffman, MD

By Natural Medicine Journal

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The research regarding intermittent fasting has grown significantly over the past five years. Why is that? In this interview, integrative medical expert Ronald Hoffman, MD, describes the health benefits and provides advice about why and how to talk to patients about this way of eating. Hoffman is recognized as one of America's foremost integrative medicine practitioners.

Here is a link to the paper by de Cabo and Mattson that Hoffman mentions in this interview.

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Approximate listening time: 21 minutes

About the Expert

Ronald Hoffman, MD, is a physician in private practice of integrative medicine in New York City. He is a graduate of Columbia College and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Since 1984, he has served as Medical Director of the Hoffman Center in Manhattan. Hoffman is past president of the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM).

Hoffman is the host of Intelligent Medicine, a nationally syndicated radio program, and he produces the daily Intelligent Medicine podcast. He is a certified nutrition specialist (CNS) and the author of several books, including How to Talk with Your Doctor (About Complementary and Alternative Medicine).

About the Author

Natural Medicine Journal is an electronic peer-reviewed journal and open access website dedicated to the field of integrative medicine.