• 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…

  • Fasting

    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…

  • Chemotherapy Experiences

    Spectacular Fail!

    As I approach Cycle 4 of my chemotherapy, I once again headed to the lab yesterday to get blood work completed.  Because I live 3 hours from my chemo clinic, I get blood work done on Mondays, read by the chemo nurse on Tuesdays, then get the go-ahead to come for chemo on Thursdays.  It shortens my very long chemo days to be able to do the blood work ahead of time.  This was my idea anyways, but it has not been working out so well for me lately… Last cycle, my smug self-assurance that what I was doing with the ketogenic diet and the fasting during chemo was making…