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 Posted 6/18/2014 4:41:07 AM
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Hello,

I had ascending colon and 42 cm of ileum removed for what was reclassified as appendix cancer from cecum after post-surgery analysis.  No cancer was found in lymph nodes (53 inspected) and the cancer did not breach outside GI wall though it had set up blood vessel network and was classified as aggressive.   Based on OncoType test I declined chemo since the benefit did not out way the risk.  The one big problem is much rumbling in GI on and off and crinkly finger pads on and off and mostly soft stools.  My Dr said crinkly finger pad is dehydration but I don't think it is that simple as the fingers can change to normal even if I don't drink fluids.  My surgery was 2/19/14.  I am thinking a therapeutic fast of 3-4 days might be beneficial for me at this point.  Thoughts?

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Dan 

P.S. on iron supplement to rebuild stores
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 Posted 6/18/2014 4:54:34 AM
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 Posted 6/18/2014 8:00:29 AM
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I water fasted for 3.5 days when I found out I had cancer.  At 3.5 days my fasting BG went to 65.  I then ate ketogenic and adjusted to 80% fat, 15% protein, 5% carb to stay 65 fBG.  If my carb went over 5%, my fBG would spike.   I also had to keep total calories <=700 to prevent fBG spike.  19 days later I had my surgery and was out of hospital in 47 hours.   I lost 20 lbs too.   I followed LEF protocols and Dr Thomas Seyfried protocols to achieve outstanding results.  The doctors and nurses were amazed by my fast recovery.   I tell everyone I meet about LEF when the conversation touches on health.
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 Posted 6/18/2014 8:42:36 AM
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Good to know . . . keep up the good work.
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Definitely follow the work of Dr Seyfried and Dr Longo

Here is a talk by Dr Longo on Fasting from mid 2013

http://fasten.tv/en/vortraege/longo




There are a number of Youtube talks by Thomas Seyfried in which he explains why fasting works.  Dr Seyfried employs a ketogenic diet instead of fast because many people find it difficult to do a water fast.     The key though is to starve cancer of glucose and at the same time strengthen the bodies natural defenses.

Both are involved in clinical trials.
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 Posted 9/8/2014 2:10:22 PM
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Very informative video.  Thank you for sharing.  Dr Longo should also trial a keto calorie restriction diet since it is easier to remain on (no hunger).   And fat is not the devil it is made out to be.
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 Posted 9/29/2014 7:18:23 AM
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I am post surgery for breast cancer and having a hard time healing (had to drop my hormones and also have weak adrenals) and have gut problems also. I wonder if fasting is any idea at all for me right now under these conditions.
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 Posted 9/29/2014 10:28:54 AM
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You may want to focus on eating a balanced diet after surgery. Your body's requirements for nutrients such as protein are higher. Surgery puts a strain on the immune system. Here is a link to consider: http://bit.ly/1BwOEDy 
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 Posted 9/29/2014 1:58:01 PM
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Thanks so much! That was enormously helpful... I probably am a bit malnourished (its taking a long time to heal and I'm off hormones which doesn't help). Liver isn't happy from my CBC and everything is running through me like a freight train. Piling on the probiotics now.

Thanks a lot for the article....a very good one I must say.
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 Posted 9/30/2014 9:58:48 AM
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You're welcome! 
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