Intermittent Fasting

What are the benefits of fasting for cancer?

There is an interesting study that looked at certain genes that were either expressed or suppressed by doing a 30-day fasting program. During this study, the group of people fasted from dawn to sunset (roughly 15 hours) a day. They did this for 30 days. Certain genes can actually turn on cancer, while others turn off cancer. During this study, they found that certain genes that suppress tumor and cancer cells were enhanced. 

Potential benefits of fasting for cancer:

1. Turn on cancer suppressor genes 

2. Turn off genes that express cancer 

3. Enhance natural killer cells and killer T-cells

4. Promotes autophagy (cleans up damaged proteins in the DNA and mitochondria)

5. Increases resistance to chemo drugs (resist the complications of chemo)

If you’re going to fast, it may be beneficial to try too fast for as long as you can. But, you may also want to take nutrients as you fast. 

Last updated: Mar 12, 2024 15:45 PM