Dr. Alejandro Junger: Deep Detoxes, Ancient Medicines, Ice Baths, Intermittent Fasting + Biohacks

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This week I sit down with my good friend, Dr. Alejandro Junger. As a cardiologist, best-selling author, founder of the Clean Program and “The Father of Detox”, Dr. Junger has had firsthand experience in witnessing the power of natural medicines, fasting and detox protocols on our gut health and overall wellness. Learn as we geek out on both the latest biohacks and ancient medicines.

Dr. Alejandro Junger is a cardiologist, founder of the Clean Program and a New York Times best-selling author. He graduated from medical school in his home country of Uruguay, and subsequently moved to New York City for his postgraduate training in internal medicine at New York University and fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital. The drastic change in lifestyle and diet resulting from his move to New York City soon showed up as irritable bowel syndrome and depression. Becoming a patient inside the very system he was practicing was such a shock that it started his journey in search of an alternative solution to his health problems. His findings are the subject matter of his New York Times best-selling books, “Clean,” “Clean Gut” and “Clean Eats”; all of which are a manual for readers to learn how to turn on and work with their own detoxification systems in order to restore and maintain optimal health. After his medical training, Dr. Junger studied Eastern medicine in India. He has been called “The Father of Detox” and his Clean Program is followed by people worldwide including dignitaries, A-list celebrities and media personalities.

A few of my favorite things we cover this episode:

  • How detoxification is crucial for our overall wellbeing and how it can help us heal from depression and other health problems
  • What you can expect from Dr. Junger’s Clean program and how intensified detoxification and intermittent fasting can help rejuvenate our bodies
  • The power of adaptogenic plants and other herbs and their connection with our gut microbiome 
  • How meditation is an invaluable tool for our minds and bodies
  • How utilizing ice baths and other bio hacks can help strengthen our will power and connection with our bodies

Links to things we talked about in this episode:

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Dr. Will Cole

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Dr. Will Cole, DNM, IFMCP, DC is a leading functional medicine expert who consults people around the globe, starting one of the first functional medicine telehealth centers in the world. Named one of the top 50 functional and integrative doctors in the nation, Dr. Will Cole provides a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. He is the host of the popular The Art Of Being Well podcast and the New York Times bestselling author of Intuitive Fasting, Ketotarian, The Inflammation Spectrum and the brand new book Gut Feelings: Healing the Shame-Fueled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel.