Intermittent Fasting Transformation for Women with Cynthia Thurlow

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In this episode, nurse practitioner, author and international speaker, Cynthia Thurlow, joins us to discuss the benefits of intermittent fasting. This episode covers a lot of ground, including how hormones play a crucial role in our metabolic health, determining your fasting and eating windows, considerations for females contemplating intermittent fasting, lifestyle choices that boost the benefits of intermittent fasting, and why when you eat matters as much as what you eat. Tune in to learn about how you can reclaim your health today, with resources to get you started.


  • [02:55] Cynthia describes her approach to intermittent fasting.
  • [04:37] How intermittent fasting can restore balance to your overall health.  
  • [10:10] Hormones play crucial roles in our metabolic health.  
  • [16:09] Why lifestyle medicine should be the first step in reclaiming your health.  
  • [17:13] When you eat matters just as much as what you eat.   
  • [19:41] Cynthia touches on some considerations for females contemplating intermittent fasting.  
  • [24:44] What are the different kinds of intermittent fasting?  
  • [30:22] Why the length of your fast should be determined by your goals and your body’s needs.  
  • [37:38] What people struggling with thyroid imbalance should know.  
  • [42:14] How you eat during your eating window matters, and here’s why.


  • We are constantly exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemicals, not only in our food, but also in our environment, food, and personal care products.  
  • Estrogen is a grossly under appreciated hormone because we don’t realize what happens when it’s not properly balanced.  
  • It takes our bodies four to five hours between meals to detoxify, push things forward, and address pathogens. We knock out the benefits of this process when we eat too frequently.  
  • We need to prioritize high-quality sleep because it affects so many aspects of our lives and health. 



Cynthia Thurlow is a nurse practitioner, CEO, and founder of the Everyday Wellness Project, and international speaker, with over 10 million views for her second TEDx talk (Intermittent Fasting: Transformational Technique). With over 20 years of experience in health and wellness, Cynthia is a globally recognized expert in intermittent fasting and nutritional health and has been featured on ABC, FOX5, KTLA, CW, Medium, Entrepreneur, and The Megyn Kelly Show. She was listed in Yahoo Finance as one of the, “21 Founders Changing the Way We Do Business.” Cynthia hosts the Everyday Wellness podcast, considered one of “21 Podcasts To Expand Your Mind in 2021” by Business Insider. Her mission is to educate women on the benefits of intermittent fasting and overall holistic health and wellness, so they feel empowered to live their most optimal lives. 


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Ritamarie Loscalzo

Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo is a best-selling author and speaker known for her extensive knowledge, infectious energy, and inspirational message that encourages individuals to become their own best health advocate. She is an internationally recognized nutrition and health authority who specializes in using the wisdom of nature to restore hormone balance with a special emphasis on thyroid, adrenal and insulin imbalances. She founded the Institute of Nutritional Endocrinology to empower health and nutrition practitioners to get to the root cause of health concerns by using functional assessments and natural therapeutics to balance the endocrine system, the body's master controller.

Dr. Ritamarie is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic with Certification in Acupuncture and is a Diplomat of the American Clinical Nutrition Board. She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist with a Master’s in Human Nutrition, has completed a 2-year, 500-hour Herbal Medicine Program at David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies and has a master's degree in Computer Science, which contributes to her skills as an ace problem solver.