I'm considering making fasting a cornerstone of my approach. I've always known about it's power but have shied away from it due to the fact that I'm a greedy so and so who likes his food (who doesn't). I used to fast when I was much younger and once went without food for 7 days so I know it's challenges and nature. I typed the practice and disease into Google and found various references offered and cam across some interesting experiences, one that I offer for our community to consider:
''I am 61 years old and was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease five yeas ago. A few weeks back I watched a programme on television about fasting (Horizon, BBC2) and, after hearing how it could improve general health, decided to try it. The regime I am following basically consists of fasting for 19 hours and then eating normally for up to five hours (by normally, I mean eating anything. However, I do try and eat a health diet, although I do still eat biscuits and chocolate). I have now been on this regime for three weeks and the Parkinson's symptoms have virtually disappeared. I am now back to how I was before I had Parkinsons. Has anyone else out there ever tried fasting and, if so, have you found an improvement in your condition?''