Hi everyone, I would like to know if any of you have seriously tried fasting and if it was beneficial at all for you?
I regularly do intermittent fasting (almost every day for the past 2 years, when possible. Usually easier when at home) but I have not tried anything longer than that. I am willing to experiment with this though as I think there is enough evidence that fasting is good for us as human beings (if you are not diabetic of course).
My plan is to start with one day and then slowly work towards more days at a time.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts
54 years old, Stage 4B, Peritoneal, BRCA1+, diagnosed Oct 2020, chemo, debulking, chemo (completed May 2021), Avastin (15 cycles with last one on 6 Jan) and Lynparza (started in July)
So far all treatment is working for me (platinum sensitive, optimal debulking, consistent low CA125 - last one was 4.6 (my CA125 seems to be sensitive and a good indicator). My bloods are generally quite good on Lynparza.
I consider myself to be incredibly lucky and am very grateful for the treatment available and the fact that my body is responding so well.
I support the treatment by looking after myself so my body can deal with the side effects and my immune system and microbiome is as healthy as it possibly can be under the circumstances.
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