Tincup wrote:I did 19 five-day water fasts between May 2018 and Jan 2019.
bexnews wrote:Has anyone experimented/researched an occasional cleanse or detox protocol? I am thinking it may be a way to help (not a silver bullet!) remove some toxins and metals from the body that shouldn't be there. I also had read a bit on a several-day water-fast as a way to cleanse the system and possibly help kill off any cancer growth. I guess one concern is the wrong protocol might create a gradient, pushing the bad stuff into the brain. Alternatively too much detox might remove the beneficial stuff in our system. I think there are some parallels to intermittent fasting, but I think detox might be a step further done less frequently. Had been turned on to Dr. Stephen Cabal recently who seemed to positively review Gundry & Plant Paradox and talked about APOE status - he has some detox protocols.... someone else suggested Dr. Morse who I guess promotes an all-fruit detox.
Hi bexnews,bexnews wrote:Hmm. Had posted and then that post disappeared.
Thank you for taking the time to re-post your detailed questions on fasting. You've obviously been doing some research! I'll leave it to those with expertise to reply to your specifics, but here's an excerpt from a post from Tincup, a seasoned veteran of fasts. I think the first sentence is critical.Julie G wrote:Friends, you may have noticed that our site was down yesterday evening. I received an email from our host that they were experiencing a "major outage across all services." We're back up, but we seem to have been restored to an earlier time. Some of our more recent posts and threads aren't showing up this morning...Apologies to all who lost material. This was completely beyond our control.
The quickest way to see a variety of viewpoints may be to use the Search option. You can find that by clicking on the magnifying glass on the top right tool bar on any forum page. For detailed suggestions and screenshots of how to search, and other tips, check the How-To Guide in the Wiki.tincup wrote:First, to make it easier, you should be keto adapted before you fast. Otherwise fasts can be unpleasant.
A great reference as to how to do it safely is Jason Fung's . Within reason, the longer you go, the greater the benefit. This does not mean I think you should fast for a long time, especially at first. Fasting is like anything else, the more you do it the easier it gets. I'm assuming this is just for general health (cancer would be another story). Bone broth, as suggested by Fung, may be great as an aid the first time or two.
bexnews wrote:2. strictness of "water-only": Seems like some people are able to do just water. Some add salt to their water, stevia, do coffee/tea/broth. In Fung's book he makes the distinction that a fast over 42 hours should include broth to prevent issues on
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