Episode #221: Circadian Fasting and Plant-Based Diets for Women with Dr. Amy Shah

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On today’s episode, Steph interviews Dr. Amy Shah, a double board certified MD with training from Cornell, Columbia and Harvard Universities. Dr. Amy is also the author of the new book, Why Am I So Effing Tired? A proven plan to beat burnout, boost your energy, and reclaim your life. If you identify with feeling burnt out even though your labs show you look “normal” or if you know there HAS to be a way for you to start feeling more like yourself again, you are going to dig this interview. Dr. Amy shares why it’s so important to tap into our circadian rhythm, why sunlight in the morning can be a game-changer, how plant-based diets can support women’s health and she offers a more intuitive and gentle way to receive the benefits of fasting without wrecking your hormones. You’ll walk away with free, tangible things you can start doing to day to feel a little less effing tired.


Topics Discussed:

  • How to determine if your fatigue and symptoms are actually “normal”
  • How kids and parents can optimize sleep
  • Benefits of circadian fasting vs. intermittent fasting
  • How a plant-based diet can benefit women
  • Is soy harmful or helpful for women
  • Dr. Amy’s four S’s for nutrition: smoothies, soups, salads, and scrambles

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This episode’s guest

Amy Shah, M.D., is double board-certified medical doctor and wellness expert specializing in allergy and immunology, hormones and gut health. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University’s School of Nutrition and went on to complete her MD, residency and fellowship training at Einstein, Harvard, and Columbia University hospitals. She’s been named in the Top Doc list 2016, ’17,’18, ’19 and ’20 by Phoenix Magazine and featured on National TV and magazines such as Elle, People, Shape and Allure. She lives in Phoenix, AZ, loves being active and is married with two children. I’m So Effing Tired is her first book published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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