Fasting and calorie restriction can slow and even stop cancer progression and tumor growth, kill cancer cells and significantly improve chemo and radiotherapy effectiveness.
Fasting has also been shown to boost the immune system, and reduce chemotherapy side-effects. A three or five day fast is something to seriously consider when having chemotherapy.
Leading cancer centers and experts from Southern California show that fasting can play an important therapeutic role in the treatment of cancer.
Fasting has been a part of the treatment of illness since Hippocrates and Plutarch was quoted as asserting, ‘Instead of using medicine, rather fast a day’.
Between 2008 and 2013 there have been a number of research studies suggesting fasting can have significant beneficial effects with people trying to beat cancer, halting cancer progression, improving survival, reducing the side-effects of drugs and radiotherapy and even causing tumors to disappear.