Fasting as a healing modality to treat cancer

This video features an interview with Dr. Valter Longo, who is one of the world’s leading researchers in the use of fasting as a healing modality to treat cancer. Although the preventative effects of fasting have been well known in relation to a number of diseases, this particular discussion centres around the use of 24, 48 and 72 hour fasts, which were used in combination with chemotherapy in actual treatment against cancer. (When water fasting is used alone to manage cancer, usually much longer, extended healing fasts are applied.) This is a fascinating issue, which begins to break down the traditional divide between seeking either traditional Western medicine or alternative therapies. Until now, mixing these approaches has seemed counter-productive, if not almost contradictory. This is especially true with regard to chemotherapy, the toxic effects of which have usually complicated alternative approaches such as Gerson therapy and the Breuss cure. My thanks to Margaret Young for drawing my attention to this video.

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