Dr. Jason Fung

Nephrologist, with special interest in weight management and diabetes.

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Dr. Fung discovered intermittent fasting while he was working as a nephrologist with patients who had developed kidney disease due to type 2 diabetes. He observed that the prescribed insulin medication caused weight gain and decided that intermittent fasting would be a way to lower insulin and make the body burn fat for energy instead.

Thousands of patients have tried intermittent fasting and a low-carb diet under Dr. Fung's care, and the results suggest those with type 2 diabetes especially see a marked improvement in their quality of life.

Dr. Fung is a New York Times-bestselling author who has written extensively on disease prevention, including The PCOS Plan and The Cancer Code.

Dr. Fung completed his medical degree at the University of Toronto and then studied nephrology further via a fellowship at UCLA. He is now back in Toronto where he runs a program called The Fasting Method, which helps patients safely lose weight and reverse type 2 diabetes.

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