I_will_fight wrote:I read somewhere that fasting helps "normal" cells protect themselves during chemotherapy.
As a generarl rule is fasting recommended? If so, how do you do Short Term Starvation? 48hrs no food just before chemo?
zephyr wrote:You start 48 hours before chemo to put your normal cells into a kind of famine mode where they start to shut down to protect you. Since cancer cells don't have that regulating mechanism, they just continue to get hungrier and hungrier so that when the chemo hits your system, your normal cells aren't so hungry but the cancer cells rush to the buffet table. When I was on Folfiri, fasting made a HUGE difference reducing the severity of my side effects.
I actually started to look forward to it because of how much better it made me feel. You can get a surprising number of calories if you stick to foods that are good for you.
If you try fasting, break the fast slowly or your GI system will scream. Think soft foods, easily digestible foods: broths, sweet potato and avocado mash with a little coconut oil, etc.
Hope this help answer your questions.
I just read this article about KRAS mutated CR tumours and I thought it might be
All the best
Couple of questions though: Your CRC had KRAS mutation, hadn't it? I have read this makes a difference regarding how cancer cells react to fasting, if they don´t have Kras mutation fasting might protect them.
Second question: did your oncologies recommend or opossed the use of Vitamin C?... according to the article in this thread this might be helpful. So I am hoping someone who has used it can tell us more
zephyr wrote:beach sunrise wrote:Hi zephyr, Are you in the US? If so, can you tell me who your naturopathic is? I am lining up consults. Thanks!
If you have questions, feel free to PM me. Hope this helps.
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