• Fasting,  My Story

    Spring Cleaning Fast – The week after…

    It’s been an interesting week of physiological changes after my 36 hour fast. Since many of the benefits of fasting manifest after the period of the fast, I thought that another report would be a good idea. I don’t want anyone to go away with the idea that I dropped 6.5 lbs in 3 days and merrily went away and on with life. Nope…   So here’s what really happened:   Weight: As soon as I resumed eating, my GI tract started to fill up again with food and food residue, so the scale started inching upwards. Although I resumed a very low carb diet, I also likely restored at…

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    Spring Cleaning on the Inside – My 72 hour fast

    Time for some Spring Cleaning! I have decided it’s time for a changing-of-the-seasons fast. I can’t really tell you why now is the time, but I decided now was the time. It might have something to do with Dr. Al Danenberg’s post about his recent 72 hour fast. https://drdanenberg.com/ketones-72-hour-fast-my-cancer…/   He is a fellow cancer journeyer, a fellow medical professional and Primal Health Coach. He has outlived his terminal diagnosis by over 2 years, thriving on his own unconventional treatment protocol. His blog post about his experience on a recent 72 hour fast tweaked my interest in doing one as well. As many of you know, I used and recommend…

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    My Fasting Protocol in a Nutshell

    Therapeutic fasting is turning out to be a powerful tool for changing how the metabolism of both your cancer cells and your normal cells operate, making the cancer cells more susceptible to the chemo drugs, while making your healthy cells less susceptible to collateral damage that causes the common side effects. I reviewed the literature on what timing of fasting was used for experimentation and how long a fast appeared the most effective. Here’s what I came up with: I am fasting for 36 hours pre-chemo and about 24 hours after the end of the chemo. Since my chemotherapy administration takes about 7-8 hours, that’s about 72 hours in all.…