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You Best Strategy Against Cancer

Understanding Cancer and the Potential Benefits of Fasting

Key Differences Between Normal and Cancer Cells

  • Origin: Cancer cells develop from mutated normal cells.

  • Mitochondrial Damage: Damage to cellular powerhouses (mitochondria) can trigger the transformation from normal to cancerous.

  • Fuel Preference: Cancer thrives on sugar, while normal cells have more flexibility.

  • Lifespan: Cancer cells can replicate indefinitely, unlike normal cells.

  • Growth Rate: Cancer cells multiply much faster than normal cells.

How Fasting May Combat Cancer: Key Mechanisms

  • Mechanism 1: Fuel Starvation: Fasting reduces glucose, the primary energy source for cancer cells.

  • Mechanism 2: Amino Acid Deprivation: Fasting limits glutamine and arginine, alternative fuel sources for some cancers.

  • Mechanism 3: Autophagy: Fasting triggers cellular cleanup, potentially shrinking tumors and hindering cancer growth.

  • Mechanism 4: Immune Boost: Fasting strengthens your cancer-fighting immune system.

  • Mechanism 5: Hormone Reduction: Fasting lowers IGF-1 (problematic in existing cancer), insulin, and estrogen, which may fuel cancer risk.

  • Mechanism 6: Inflammation Control: Fasting helps reduce inflammation, a factor in cancer development.

  • Mechanism 7: Ketone Impact: More research is needed, but some natural inhibitors (alpha-lipoic acid, garcinia, etc.) may block a process that benefits cancer cells.

Fasting Protocols: Prevention vs. Active Cancer

  • Prevention: Aim for 16-hour fasts with an 8-hour eating window, plus a low-carb diet.

  • Active Cancer: Consider 18-20 hour fasts, 48-hour fasts weekly, or extended fasts under medical supervision. Prioritize cruciferous vegetables, healthy proteins, and fats.

Important Note: Always consult your doctor before starting any fasting regimen, especially if you have cancer. This information is for educational purposes and not a substitute for medical advice.


Last updated: Mar 04, 2024 18:48 PM