Dangers of Intermittent Fasting: Cortisol and Low Blood Sugar
Edit (Nov 12, 2018): Intermittent fasting is meant to be a stressor to our system in order for it to induce phagocytosis and regenerate our immune system. This can be a great thing when used in appropriate situations (under supervision of a trained professional, and while fat-adapted/keto). It's bound to worsen your symptoms if you are already stressed, anxious and eating a fair amount of carbohydrates. Intermittent fasting does have some benefits but just like any other therapeutic modality, should be done with proper guidance from a medical professional. If that medical professional denies that there are any risks, including the ones I list below, you need to find a different medical professional to help you through it. Rhonda Patrick mentions that our bodies were meant to be challenged and that's why IF helps, but in our current society our systems are already being challenged (stress, anxiety, external factors, insomnia, carbs, sugar, etc...) It's common for Intermittent Fasting to be a bit too much stress for an already over-stressed system. Please read some of the comments below for personal stories if you don't believe me.
Check out how similar the symptoms of low blood sugar are to stress symptoms.