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Fasting as adjuvant therapy in Cancer

4 years 2 weeks ago #69 by The Fast Doctor
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Fasting to treat cancer

For many years at Hoogland we have advised patients on treatment for cancer to do periods of fasting. We have witnessed at least a handful of rather unexpectedly good responses. The treatment (Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, etc.) worked better and with much less side effects.

I explained this by postulating that during fasting
1. The “bad cells” (Cancer cells) are “starved” and thus become weaker, more susceptible to treatment and to the onslaught by our own immune systems.
2. The “spoils of war” (breakdown products of dead cells) are removed more quickly as the body “scavenges” itself, looking for the most useless cells to feed on during the “famine”.

But I have always insisted that fasting and/or other forms of “Nature cure” is NOT an “alternative” to proven orthodox treatment. It is a “partner” aiming to augment the treatment in order to

1. Improve the efficiency and
2. Reduce the side effects
of good solid science based treatment. Thereafter continued improvement in lifestyle would help maintain the status quo.

After having been ridiculed by some of my colleagues for years, some scientific research has now vindicated this stance:


Fasting was as effective as chemotherapy in delaying growth of specific tumors in mice and boosted the effectiveness of chemotherapy on melanoma, glioma, and breast cancer cells.

In the original research article


fasting cycles plus chemotherapy drugs—but not either treatment alone—resulted in long-term cancer-free survival.

This has been the Hoogland philosophy for several decades: Let’s take from science and medicine what works and let’s take from Nature cure what works. Get rid of the baggage of both and retain what is effective. This synergy will be the best of both worlds.


Please note that all my posts are "generic", often theoretically speculating about the topic. It should NOT be considered individual medical advice, which remains the prerogative of your own registered medical practitioner after proper consultation, examination and investigations as necessary....

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