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The Fasting Podcast WOW (Wellness & Optimal Weight). The host is Julie Phillips, Certified Natural Health Professional for 2 decades. In these weekly episodes, you will discover simplified approaches, little known facts, insights from the wellness coach perspective, valuable tips, and amazing wellness tools and technologies. Visit where you will find our slides, previous episodes, our contact info, & any tools & technologies that we endorse. Also you will find a 28-min video featuring Julie and 2 expert doctors explaining our Wellness & Optimal Weight (WOW) program – which is beneficial for everyone.

Julie Phillips, CNHP

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    GMO or BioEngineered (BE) Foods

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 12:41

    Learn about the dangerous food supply most people don't realize they are consuming and how it can affect their health and be avoided. Even the new terminology and 2022 labeling laws may not help much. Consider concrete action steps to avoid or minimize the impact on us and our family. 

    New Schedule for Episodes Starting September 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022

    Monthly episodes airing 2nd Tuesday of each month For questions or feedback, email 

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    Episode 134 Why Low Carbs for Weight Loss?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 2:50

    Learn the key reasons why low carbs are important for fasting.

    Episode 133 Dangers of Water Fasting

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 5:18

    There are many dangers,  risks or potential side effects of a water fast.  It is not for everyone. 

    Episode 132 Potassium & Fasting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 8:43

    One of the most important and most abundant elements in the body, many of us are potassium deficient. Learn about possible deficiency signs, risk factors/contributors, foods high in potassium and fasting considerations.

    Episode 131 Toxins-Fasting Connection

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 7:37

    Toxicity is one of the most important topics in fasting, yet often over-looked or under-estimated. Learn the big toxins-fasting connection in this 7.5min episode that explains what's happening and what we can do about it. 

    Episode 130 Measure & Plan Your Fasting Results

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 8:32

    Learn some tips, tricks, facts and tools to create a fasting or wellness plan and how to remain motivated and confident you're meeting your goals along the way. Did you know thin people can have high visceral fat? Did you know well built people can have low skeletal muscle? Did you know using pH urine strips or even a breath meter may be a waste of time if you are using them to determine whether your body is burning fat or using ketones instead of glucose for fuel? Valuable, short episode.

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    Episode 129 Monk Fruit Ideal Sweetener for Fasting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 5:29

    When you hear the wide variety of serious health benefits from this natural sweetener, it may be hard to believe at first. Some of the topics include plaque in the artery, seasonal allergies, immune system, anti-cancer, anti-obesity, and many more. All while being 200-300 times sweeter than cane sugar without the bitter aftertaste, virtually calorie free and no impact on blood sugar. Amazing whether you are into fasting or not - all said in 5.5 minutes! 

    Episode 128 Southern European Atlantic Diet (SEAD)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 8:14

    Learn how many countries have been practicing a diet and lifestyle that is deemed just as health and longevity producing as the Mediterranean diet, but with many more unexpected foods. Recent findings make this approach worth knowing about to open our minds and options. 

    Episode 127 Magnesium & Fasting

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 10:46

    Magnesium has many positive benefits for fasting, yet fasting can deplete magnesium. Learn possible deficiency signs, risk factors, benefits, foods high in magnesium and types of magnesium to choose from. The body cannot create magnesium - this may be a wake up call for you or someone you love. 

    Vinegar, Weight Loss & Health

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 10:15

    The potential benefits of a certain type of vinegar are many more than one might imagine! The large variety of uses are astounding, many are unexpected even for me. This is a valuable 10-min episode.  

    Episode 125 Warrior Diet Form of Intermittent Fasting

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 9:42

    The warrior diet originated in 2001/2002 and has merit as an approach somewhere between 18:6 and OMAD but no absolute fasting is required. This lifestyle approach has a goal of strength, vitality and body composition, inspired by early cultures like nomads, hunter-gatherers, Greeks and Romans.

    Episode 124 Eggs & Fasting

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 10:03

    In 10 quick minutes, learn how well whole “excellent” eggs are ideal for eating in your time-restricted window and may also aid breaking a fast. Learn how to navigate through the confusing and misleading labeling on egg cartons, how to see which brands have high ratings by an impartial non-profit organization, how much nutrition and benefits they can offer.

    Episode 123 Nutrisystem & Intermittent Fasting

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 11:00

    Results of a 4-week test of Nutrisystem and how it works with intermittent fasting. With experience with this program 30+ years ago, now that the system is 50 years old, learn the pleasant surprises, disappointments and the applicability with intermittent fasting. Julie 

    Episode 122 - Aid for Fasting, Immune, Digestion & Gut

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2022 4:06

    Many are not aware of some key factors that influence the quality and speed of our fasting results. Whether we are doing intermittent fasting or the extended water fast, there is a single tool that can help address all these factors. Episode refers to a live blood analysis that is in the extra PDF file attached to this podcast episode.

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    Episode 121 Nano Glutathione – Breakthru Technology

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2022 15:51

    In 2 short weeks, I have used the new glutathione nano technology sublingual and also the skin spray. Learn about my quick results including visceral fat plus hear the founder/owner of the technology company explain what he created and why. 

    Episode 120 Glutathione - Key to Health & Longevity

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 10:48

    Learn about the vital importance of glutathione, how and why it declines in our body, and how a breakthrough technology can deliver it right into our bloodstream in seconds. Glutathione is used in 400+ processes in the body and 15 of them are required for continued life. Glutathione is required to get oxygen throughout the body and to create white blood cells for the immune system to attack invaders. Not only can this new technology deliver it through the mucous membranes of the mouth, but also is deliverable via a glutathione skin spray that may produce amazing results quickly. For information on the technology and interest in testing it with me, email me at 

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    Episode 119 Chia Seeds – Superfood to Enhance Fasting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 5:02

    Learning about this amazing food almost sounds too good to be true. The immense benefits include providing some of the key components people usually need more of – fiber, protein and omega 3 in proper ratio to healthy omega 6.   

    Episode 118 Obesogens Affect Weight & Fasting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 10:52

    Obesogens are man-made chemicals that are infiltrating our life and health, often hidden in what we consume, use, or breathe. Learn more about the different types of obesogens that affect our weight and our health, along with things we can do to minimize or avoid them.

    Episode 117 Julie's 25 Most Popular Episodes (So Far)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 4:31

    After 3 years of creating short information-packed episodes (only 10-15 minutes each), we are highlighting the top 25 most downloaded episodes of The Fasting Podcast WOW (Wellness & Optimal Weight).  If you can find an hour, you can choose 4-5 episodes that sound interesting to you and potentially benefit from facts, insights and preferences that can be life-enhancing. See the list in this episode notes at   

    Episode 116 Satiety - Carbs, Fats or Proteins?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 8:36

    Satiety is feeling satisfied after eating, feeling full enough to go without food for a reasonable time until the next meal. This important topic is a key to successful weight, yet not many eating plans talk about how we can help to achieve better satiety levels.

    Episode 115 - Leptin & Ghrelin Hunger Hormones

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 9:12

    In our previous episode 114 we talked about the Insulin hormone that majorly affects our weight and our health. This episode 115 is closely related to that topic, with the leptin and ghrelin hormones signaling our brain to tell us to be hungry or full (satiety). Learn about leptin resistance and how the satiety/hunger hormones are most effectively balanced in quality deep sleep. Learn about possible signs of leptin resistance, an official test that doctors don't usually run since there is no medication for this condition, and possible solution or helpful actions to combat or avoid leptin resistance., 

    Episode 114 - Insulin, Weightloss & Fasting

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 13:57

    Insulin plays a key role in our weight and our health. Many of us have cells that no longer do a good job at dealing with this crucial hormone, and that challenge is called insulin resistant. Learn how insulin at the right level can play a vital role in health, while learning how excess insulin can wreak havoc with our health and our weight. Learn facts about insulin, possible signs, and solutions. 

    Episode 113 Candida - Signs, Causes, Solutions

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 12:41

    Learn some little-known facts and tips on a crucial health, weight and fasting topic – CANDIDA. Possible signs, causes and solutions are covered including a self-test you can do at home. There are more than 1 type of candida and the 2 types discussed can both be very serious and consequential. Detailed notes are at episode 113.

    Episode 112 - Blood Sugar & Fasting

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 9:30

    Blood sugar is a crucial topic for fasting. Learn about what impacts blood sugar imbalance can have on fasting and weight. Also learn about the link to “glycation” premature aging, and many things that may help the blood sugar issue. One natural supplement has over 90% efficacy on blood glucose levels in 90 days and our sponsor for this episode offers my favorite healthy bar that impacts blood glucose levels the same way as water – amazing!  

    Episode 111 - Prolong the Fast 7-10 Days

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 10:38

    For those who qualify and are up to the challenge, a 7-10 day fast can provide immense benefits including stem cell activation, youthful human growth hormone (HGH, reduced inflammation (IGF-1), autophagy and much more. This episode is augmented by my blog article at Also in this episode, meet the sponsor of this episode who offers a phenomenal nutrition bar that has the same effects on glucose as water.

    Episode 110 - Sequence of Burning Calories in the Body

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 8:03

    The body will look for calories in a specific sequence. Understanding this can make a big difference on your fasting results and also on your evolving health. 

    Episode 109 - Avoid Over-Heating & Over-Eating with Fasting

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 4:04

    Learn why many of us are running over-heated and what we can do about it. We offer a specific customizable plan for both over-heating and over-eating that can be life-enhancing and life-extending.  

    Episode 108 Super Zap Immune System in 14 Days

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 7:17

    Take a look at Julie's approach for super zapping the immune system as quickly as 14 days, customize it if you wish, or roll your own approach with ideas offered. Approach includes optional water fast, intermittent fasting, what to eat and very special supplements for specific purposes.     

    Episode 107 Replace Fat with Muscle & Bone

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 10:23

    Consider a plan to remove fat and gain muscle mass and know it is happening. This is a flexible approach that includes intermittent fasting, optional water fast, protein isolate, peptides and optionally a unique form of exercise that stimulates the proprioceptor system through mechano-receptors affecting so many aspects of health. For interest in any aspects of the plan you are not familiar with, contact 

    Episode 106 Gas and Bloating Thwart Fasting Results

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 6:58

    Gas and bloating on a somewhat regular basis interfere with getting the fasting results and health results you seek plus can be a sign of something serious. There are many possible causes and many options to consider to resolve the issue. If you or someone you love experience this challenge, check out this quick episode and pass it on.

    Episode 105 - What About Crescendo Fasting...

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 4:41

    Is crescendo fasting just for women? What is it and why was it created?  And is it really unique or very similar to two other well-known and often talked about approaches? For feedback and questions, email and visit 

    Episode 104 - New Exercise System & Insights

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 15:59

    Learn things about muscle as it relates to health and longevity – things I didn't know we will learn from a doctor that specializes in letting food and muscle be your medicine. I have worked with and shadowed this doctor on nutrition for nearly a decade. As I recorded this episode, I have ordered his new system and welcome you to join me in experiencing a breakthrough in exercise and muscle building that can be quick, easy and health-improving. Interested people should contact

    Episode 103 - When to Eat Your Carbs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 6:38

    As explained in previous named episodes, we do need some complex carbohydrates. This episode talks about what types of carbs and when to eat them. It also gives some insights on how many meals per day may be a great choice based on studies. Julie@JPWOWPrograms,   

    Episode 102 Powerful 3-Day Fast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 11:58

    There is magnificent power in the 3-day fast, including autophagy, stem cell, HGH and more. Two approaches are offered, with one perhaps more emotionally easy but the second offering much more benefit time while we sleep., 

    Episode 101 Daniel Fast with Time-Restricted Eating

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 6:04

    The Daniel Fast is a great program and can become a lifestyle. Learn about the multi-faceted goals and benefits and how it can be combined with time-restricted eating and even a 24 or 28 day fast.

    Episode 100 – Mediterranean Diet & Fasting

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 11:38

    This turns out to be a very complementary pairing and can contribute to fat loss and less storing of belly/trunk/visceral fat in similar ways.   Mediterranean diet is high in monosaturated oleic fat that can have an amazing effect on our health and weight goals.,  

    Episode 99 Need LESS of These During Fasting?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 9:27

    Previous episode 98 covered things we may need MORE of – this episode is the opposite – possibly needing LESS of. Fasting or not, it's good to ask the questions as it fits your current lifestyle and habits.

    Episode 98 Need More During Fasting?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 6:22

    Whether intermittent fasting or the occasional extended fast, you might be deficient in certain things. Addressing at least 1 or 2 of these at a time could make a difference in your achievements in wellness and optimal weight. As a complement to this episode, check out blog article debuting April 6 (same date) at For questions or feedback, email

    Episode 97 2021 Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 5:24

    The Environmental Working Group (EWG) non—profit published on March 17, 2021 The Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce. The facts about the magnitude of dangerous, damaging pesticides in the fruits and veggies we may have thought were healthy are quite alarming. This episode is very short and totally worth the listen. to get a copy of the slides.

    Episode 96 Two 28-Hour Fasts Per Week

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 5:14

    A new approach to fasting developed by the podcast author that allows one to eat every single day, have weekends off starting with Friday afternoon, get huge benefits like autophagy, stem cell, human growth hormone and more while managing to accomplish 52 hours of water fasting per week. If you try this approach, please provide feedback on results and reactions to

    Episode 95 Microbiome Key to Weight Loss

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 10:45

    Taking great probiotics may not have much of a big effect for a person with a toxic, damaged or probiotic deficient microbiome situation in their gut. This week I was presented with a challenge to execute the program that caused this amazing 10-day result. The key to saying goodbye to the belly fat and fat rolls was fixing the microbiome. This program came from Europe and is just entering the USA this month so I am anxious to see the clinical study that reportedly talks about the possibility of 1 pound/day fat loss without changing diet or exercise - can't wait to check things out.

    Episode 94 - HEAL Yourself with HEALY

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 12:59

    Learn about an energy tool that can help you achieve better health, but also maintain it with a prevention mindset. Help yourself with physical & emotional topics quickly and easily, whether chronic or acute. Is your focus digestion, fatty degeneration, skin elasticity, liver, kidney, blood sugar, or things like depression, anxiety or insomnia? Healy is an FDA cleared medical device over-the-counter for empowering people without a prescription and no substance enters the body. Also check out related blog article Healing Yourself is the Way to Go, Starting with Enlightenment at

    Episode 93 - Intermittent Fasting & Muscle Loss

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 6:27

    Episode 93 highlights the fact that regardless of intermttent fasting, a significant amount of weight that is lost in dieting if from lean mass - not good. A recent study of intermittent fasting with a 16:8 time restricted eating plan caused more than double that average - 65% of the weight lost being lean mass. We MUST become aware and consciously preserve muscle and other vital protein-based components in the body. This episode and our weekly blog at highlight other pertinent episodes and actions we can take starting with seeing where we are at now with muscle percent., 

    Episode 92 - Is VISCERAL FAT Your Problem?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 5:54

    Episode 92 distinguishes between subcutaneous fat under the skin and visceral gel-like fat clinging to vital organs like the liver, pancreas and kidneys deep withinto go more sever  the abdominal cavity. Learn about the causes, risks and possible actions to help the body eliminate and quit making more visceral fat. Visceral fat is a serious problem that affects the way our bodies operate, we can measure it easily and as an example, fatty liver gone to an extreme can be life threatening., 

    Episode 91 Fasting Tips for 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 5:09

    Episode 91 includes down-to-earth simple tips for making faster easier to accomplish and succeed.,

    Episode 90 Carbs in Fasting or Weight Loss

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 9:08

    Episode 90 talks about the good vs bad carbs and their effect on the body. It touches on the glycemic index and definition of net carbs. Effect on the fasting and weight loss can be positive and negative with a key source of benefits the fiber. Many people go extreme with little or no carbs long term and those people might want to check out episode 70 – Alarming Insights on Keto Diets. Note episodes will air bi-weekly rather than every week for at least a while.,

    Episode 89 Testing Ketosis without Urine Strips

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2020 4:03

    Episode 89 explains the 3 different kinds of ketones and clarifies which one is the indicator of nutritional ketosis. Urine strips measure one kind, breath meters another, blood meters the third. Julie's favorite measures more than ketones. Know your numbers.,

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    Episode 88 - The Snake Diet Fasting Approach

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2020 4:03

    Episode 88 talks about the “Snake Diet” fasting approach that has the mission of being “a fasting focused lifestyle that promotes a proactive eating routine”. Created by Cole Robinson, the Snake Diet can result in rapid weight loss. The 3 phases are explained along with cautions to be aware of.,, @JPWOWPROGRAMS on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and JuliePhillipsCNHP on Linkedin 

    Episode 87 Cleared My Pet of Parasite Skin Issues

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 5:21

    Imagine the frustration of watching your fur baby suffer with scabs, sores and incessant itching with nothing the veterinarian recommends helping a bit. Food changes, antiobiotics, antihistamines, topicals - zero help. Learn what special combination worked beautifully for a many month problem and how it finally clicked that I had a similar problem years back.,, @JPWOWPROGRAMS on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and JuliePhillipsCNHP on Linkedin 

    Episode 86 The Hydrogen-Gut Connection

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2020 11:14

    Episode 86 explains the 1st element in the periodic table and how heavily the human body depends on it. Hydrogen is used for so many vital purposes and the 2 major ways the body creates useable hydrogen are related to the gut. The episode starts with an explanation about how hydrogen inside the water supply changed heartburn and snoring situations of a loved one. Specific actions to consider taking include improving the body's digestion/gut abilities and optional ways to add hydrogen to your water. and check out our weekly blog articles, favorite natural products and WOW Lifeboat Freedom video system at 

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