Episode 32:The Fasting Mimicking Diet , Deep Sleep, and the Copilot Experience with Laura McKowen

Laura McKowen joins the podcast as the first second-timer! Laura is one of the foremost voices in the modern recovery movement, having helped thousands of people reframe addiction and transform their lives through her writing, teaching, and speaking.

 

She writes an award-winning blog, hosted the iTunes Top 100 HOME podcast, and currently hosts Spiritualish, a show that provides an irreverent take on self-development and spirituality. She has been featured in WebMD, New York Post, Huffington Post, the TODAY show, and more.

 

Laura has an MBA from Babson College and spent 15 years in advertising, managing million-dollar accounts for Fortune 100 companies before transitioning to writing and teaching. She’s the founder of *The Bigger Yes* and *We Are the Luckiest*, online programs for personal development and sobriety. She teaches workshops and retreats all over the United States.

Her first book, *We Are The Luckiest: The Unexpected Joy of a Sober Life* is forthcoming in January 2020.

 

In this co-pilot conversation, Freddie and Laura go back and forth on a wide range of topics, from comedy to fasting to sleep to goals to travel. Freddie lets go in this interview for a freewheeling conversation with lots of laughter and tips.

 

**Highlights of our conversation:**

 

 – 3:35 – What have you been reading?

 – 7:34 – Freddie and Laura talk about their fasting experience

 – 11:24 – What fasting has taught them both

 – 13:05 – The empowering benefits of hacking your health

 – 16:36 – Is fasting for me? Should I try it?

 – 21:25 – The importance of being seen

 – 24:18 – Breaking out of the self-imposed captivity of being a health nut

 – 28:18 – The dangers of always being on

 – 32:19 – The power of comedy, a conversation on Chapelle and Aziz

 – 38:18 – Upcoming goals for health and wellness 

 – 41:13 – Tips for getting good sleep while traveling 

 – 48:53 – Freddie shares his health goals

 

**Connect with Laura:**

 

 – Visit her website – https://www.lauramckowen.com/

 – Pre-order *We are the Luckiest*https://www.lauramckowen.com/books

 – Follow on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/laura_mckowen/

 – Listen to her podcast – https://www.lauramckowen.com/podcasts

 

**Connect with me:**

 

 – Check out my website – https://freddiesetgo.com/ 

 – Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/freddiesetgo/

 – Read my Favs – https://freddiesetgo.com/freddies-favorites/ 

 – Sing For Your Seniors – https://http://singforyourseniors.org 

 – Amp Coil – https://www.ampcoil.com

 

**About me:**

 

I’m Freddie Kimmel, a Functional Health Coach, Reiki Healer, Certified Personal Trainer, Gut Health Specialist, and proud cancer survivor. I help men and women eliminate brain fog, bloat and belly fat through gut health.

 

I’ve been featured in *The Wall Street Journal*, the Full Plate Podcast, An Excellent Example of Being Human, State of the Arts on LA talk radio and *Dance Magazine*. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts from SUNY Brockport, attended SUNY Fredonia, and graduated from the Institute of Functional Health Coaching.

 

I can be found in NYC living each day to its fullest and focused on creating more value then what I capture. Please stand back from the awesomeness that’s about to unfold. 

 

**Credits:**

 

 – Interview: Laura McKowen

 – Podcast edited and mixed by 51 features. Connect with Andrew at andrew {at} 51features {do