Dr. Jason Fung

Dr. Jason Fung

Dr. Jason Fung trained in Los Angeles and Toronto as a kidney specialist before turning his attention to the root cause of many of today's medical issues: obesity. Dr. Fung went on to found the Intensive Dietary Management Program, pioneering the clinical use of therapeutic fasting for weight loss and type 2 diabetes reversal. Below, the author of the newly released Diabetes Code reveals some of the works that changed his perspective on health and weight loss.
    • Why Butter, Meat, and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
    • Written by: Nina Teicholz
    • Narrated by: Erin Bennett
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 2014-05-13
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 98 ratings
    • "The idea that dietary fat would clog our arteries and cause heart disease had been ingrained into my entire generation. Nina Teicholz masterfully uncovers the evidence that natural saturated fats are part of a healthy diet."
    • The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss
    • Written by: Mark Hyman
    • Narrated by: Mark Hyman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 2006-06-01
    • Language: English
    • 3 out of 5 stars 1 rating
    • "Even with over a decade of formal medical education, I knew little about what truly kept us healthy. This was one of the first books I read when trying to make sense of it all, it was an eye-opener."
    • Things That Gain from Disorder
    • Written by: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    • Narrated by: Joe Ochman
    • Series: Incerto
    • Length: 16 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 2012-11-27
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 164 ratings
    • "I consider Taleb to be one of the most original thinkers in the world. I originally followed his work in relation to the financial world, but realized that his ideas, like all truly great ideas, apply broadly to the rest of life, too."
    • Fats, Carbs, and the Controversial Science of Diet and Health
    • Written by: Gary Taubes
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 25 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 2011-07-28
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 29 ratings
    • "A pioneer and original thinker in the field of nutrition, it is ironic that his background is physics. Breaking free of the idea that calories are the main driver of obesity was a revolution in our understanding of obesity."

From the Author

The Diabetes Code

Today, most doctors, dietitians, and even diabetes specialists consider type 2 diabetes to be a chronic and progressive disease — a life sentence with no possibility of parole. But the truth, as Dr. Fung reveals, is that type 2 diabetes is reversible.

The Obesity Code

In addition to his five basic steps — a set of lifelong habits that will improve your health and control your insulin levels — Dr. Fung explains how to use intermittent fasting to break the cycle of insulin resistance and reach a healthy weight — for good.

The Complete Guide to Fasting

Fasting is not about starving oneself. When done right, it's an incredibly effective therapeutic approach that produces amazing results regardless of diet plan.