My guest today, Missy Bane, is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner with a particular focus in her practice on detoxification and intermittent fasting. As a board-certified health coach, Missy has taught clients how to not only shed weight, but to feel confident, healthy, and strong by helping to uncover the hidden stressors in their body that are keeping them unwell. 

In my conversation today with Missy, we break down what intermittent fasting is all about, the things you need to have in place in your health in order to really benefit from it, and the outcome of intermittent fasting on both weight management and cognitive performance. This is such an important and timely discussion we move into the new year and begin to think and talk more and more about the changes we can make to our lifestyle, eating habits, and overall health. 

We have a lot to unpack today so I hope you’ll join us to learn all about intermittent fasting and what it can do for you! 

Key Takeaways: 

[1:00] About today’s episode and guest! 

[2:12] Welcoming Missy Bane to the podcast! 

[3:02] Missy provides some background on who she is and how she has gotten to this place in her career! 

[6:46] As a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, how did detoxification and intermittent fasting come to be a consistent focus for her in her practice? 

[8:32] How did Missy break free from chronic illness and begin taking her health into her own hands? 

[10:32] The importance of making the distinction between health optimization and disease/illness management, or, conventional medicine vs. functional medicine. 

[13:02] Missy breaks down everything you need to know about intermittent fasting. 

[17:40] Missy shares about the health and weight loss benefits of intermittent fasting. 

[22:25] Does coffee throw the process of intermittent fasting off? 

[24:05] The cognitive benefits of intermittent fasting. 

[26:33] Missy’s tips on cleaning up your lifestyle prior to engaging in intermittent fasting to get the most out of it. 

[28:42] Missy explains the relationship between detoxing and intermittent fasting. 

[31:46] What is a water fast? What are the benefits? 

[33:46] Missy’s tips for navigating and balancing detox and self-care during the holidays while still being able to indulge just a little bit! 

[36:15] Missy’s KPIs! 

[39:53] Where to follow Missy online and learn more about the incredible work she is putting out into the world! 

[40:28] Come connect with us over on our free Facebook group, The Entrepology Collective! 

Mentioned in This Episode: 

Missy Bane 

Dr. Jason Fung 

More About Missy Bane 

Missy is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Board Certified Health Coach, and the creator of the Body Reset Solution. 

As a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, her focus is to help you dig deeper into health complaints and get to the root cause of imbalances in the body through education, functional lab testing, and implementing their D.R.E.S.S. for Health Success® self-care system. 

Connect with my Guest: 


Social Media: Facebook @missybanefdnp, Instagram @missy.bane, and YouTube @Missy Bane 

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Think intermittent fasting might be right for you? If you give it a go, Missy and I would love to hear from you! Join the conversation over on The Entrepology Collective and share your experience with us! 


“When I found intermittent fasting it really created a huge shift for me in my health and propelled me to start talking to people about it.”  Missy Bane 

“I never … demonize conventional medicine. There’s a place and a time for all of it. But what I advocate [for] is also being in tune with your body and … your instincts. … Especially when you have a doctor saying, ‘Look at your labs. There’s nothing on here.’” — Missy Bane 

“We eat all day and we don’t need to do that. Our bodies need time to heal and repair and digest food. They need a break. Just like we need rest, our system needs rest.”  Missy Bane 

“There’s no rules to intermittent fasting. It’s just really tapping into your intuition and honoring what your body is telling you.”  Missy Bane 

“When we’re not eating our body is naturally detoxing. It wants to detox. It wants to do the repair that it’s made to do naturally.”  Missy Bane