Last week, the health tip was about fasting for weight loss. But what if you have cancer? Most people think you shouldn’t fast if you have cancer. But if you are taking chemo, they have found that fasting will keep you from having all the negative side effects like vomiting and hair loss. In fact, some people feel really good. I wouldn’t say they feel good the first time they do it because, let’s face it, we want to eat. There is as much of a mental/emotional aspect to it, of course. What they have found is if you fast 2 days before chemo, the day of chemo and two days after chemo, you don’t have the negative effects.
This could be used so successfully, but it takes awhile for information to get to the doctor’s office. At this point, it appears, it needs to be the patient telling the oncologist how fasting supports chemo. My favorite video about it is long, but so worth it. Dr. Valter Longo did the original research and talks about it in this video, which is one of my favorite videos. What a fabulous finding he has provided our world with! I expect to hear more from him in the future.
Better yet is to protect yourself from cancer by fasting, right? Here is another video by Jason Fung talking about how fasting can prevent cancer. Of course, prevention is the best medicine. And remember fasting doesn’t have to be 5 days, or 3 days. It can be 16 hours.
People fighting cancer have a big job. Let’s be helpful and share this information with them. Don’t worry as to whether they do it, that is up to them. Let’s just share our knowledge.