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Is Fasting Safe for Everyone? with Megan Ramos

March 4, 2019
By Elaina Love

Is Fasting Safe for Everyone? with Megan Ramos


Megan’s story of disease to wellness is so inspiring! She grew up with many health challenges. She was in and out of hospitals her whole childhood while she experienced cancer, PCOS and the first signs of diabetes. She eventually healed her PCOS, dropped 60 pounds and became fertile after just 6 months of fasting just 1 or 2 or 3 days a week.

Her interest in medical research at a very young age led her to meet Dr. Jason Fung who is a leading doctor in kidney disease and fasting. Fasting has helped Megan’s and Dr. Fung’s patients have huge turnarounds not only in their weight but also reversing diabetes and kidney disease.

“When I started fasting I started feeling really good on my fasting days and was feeling terrible on my eating days. That was my motivation to change what I was eating on my eating days.”


  • Her unique story with Dr. Fung and how he discovered the benefits of fasting
  • Ketogenic Diets and what worked for Megan
  • How she used sugar to cope with life
  • How to fast
  • How to get motivated to fast – finding your why
  • Why to fast
  • When to fast
  • How long to fast
  • Megan’s eating and fasting routine from the beginning of her journey to today
  • How she regained her menstrual cycle and healing PCOS
  • How to lose weight and keep it off with low carb high fat (not dieting!)
  • Tips: Stop snacking! Don’t eat late at night, try a fast!

“I used to carry around my lab test results that had my diabetes diagnosis and I would be out with friends. They would all be ordering pizza, pasta, or french fries and I’d want it so bad, I would pull out my test results and that would motivate me.”


What are you working on with yourself right now?

Self-care and stress management. More meditating.

Do you have a favorite food or supplement that you can’t live without?

I love oysters. I love the way they make me feel and are packed with great nutrients.

I personally am still healing my gut. I don’t think I absorb magnesium from food very well. So I do a lot of Epsom salt baths. I find that it calms me and energizes me. And the sun! Vitamin D is so important.

What are you working on right now?

Teaching clients stress management and learning more about how stress impacts the body.

What do you think you were put on this earth to do?

Help people. I just try to be really encouraging to our patients. My biggest thing is to create a safe space for people.

What homework can our listeners take away?

Please stop snacking! Go back to basics and eat meals at meal times. Really try to avoid eating right before bed. I’ve seen this transform people in really miraculous ways. It’s amazing how much snacking can cause harm to the body.

“It’s amazing how you lose complete desire to eat when you just distract yourself and doing something else when you are fasting. My clients come back and say “well that was really easy! I feel silly that I thought it would be so hard.”

Megan Ramos, Program Director & Co-Founder

Dr. Jason Fung,Medical Director & Co-Founder


Megan Ramos has worked alongside Dr. Jason Fung since 2003. She is a clinical researcher by trade with the majority of her research focusing in preventative medicine. Megan co-founded the Intensive Dietary Management Program with Dr. Fung in 2014 after being diagnosed with diabetes herself and was the program’s first guinea pig.


Dr. Fung is a Toronto based kidney specialist, having graduated from the University of Toronto and finishing his medical specialty at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001. He is the author of the bestsellers ‘The Obesity Code’ and ‘The Complete Guide to Fasting’. He has pioneered the use of therapeutic fasting for weight loss and types 2 diabetes reversal in his IDM clinic.




Books Discussed:

The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting

The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss

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