Has anyone watched the fasting episode of (Un)Well on Netflix? I thought it was fairly balanced. I wasn’t expecting it to be. And maybe they were intending it to be more negative about fasting than I interpreted it to be.
I enjoyed the information from Dr. Longo and appreciate his science-based approach to fasting. I would have happily heard more from him.
There was also a woman fasting at True North fasting center. I’d like to know more about what happens in the future with her. There’s an account of a man at Tanglewood who fasted down to 90 lbs, left the fasting center against their advice, fell down some stairs and died. It’s a sad story, but it sounds like there’s plenty of blame to go around. I don’t think the fasting center could force him to stay, but I can’t fathom how disturbed one must be to pretty much starve himself to death. His wife blames the center. I think she’s wrong. The center claims they’re totally innocent. I don’t think they really are.
I found the dietitian a bit annoying, and also uninformed. But I tend to think dietitians aren’t very bright or well-educated as a matter of form so that may just be my prejudice. Yes, intuitive eating is a great idea. It’s what normal weight people probably do. It isn’t what fat people do. We don’t have the intuition. It’s useless for us or we wouldn’t be fat in the first place. Oh, I’ll just stop eating when I’m no longer hungry…I never thought of that. Thanks for the advice. And she didn’t at all address the benefits of fasting for health or spirituality.