Fasting, Cancer & Prolon (FMD)

Fasting, Cancer & Prolon (FMD)

August 16, 2019 35 By Bertrand Dibbert


So I’m doing a fasting mimicking diet
event this week. I’m basically just doing the prolonged fasting mimicking diet.
First a five-day diet, 1,100 calories day 1, 800 calories, 6,800 calories days
2 through 5. Why am I doing that? Well, here’s the thing. Over the past
couple of years, we’ve seen hundreds of patients and dozens upon dozens have
lost huge weight, 30 pounds or more. You – you just don’t see that unless you’re
working in an intense individual person-to-person environments which our –
the PrevMed practice is. Here’s the typical pattern that these people are
using to lose that kind of weight. First they go low-carb and that hardens the
body. I say hard and here’s what happens. You quit getting these ups and downs of
glucose, your blood glucose. So your hunger decreases dramatically. People – and
that’s why people lose weight well on the low-carb diet; but here’s the next –
there’s a next step and the next step is this. They shorten their – they close their –
they’re eating window. It’s called time restricted diet, time restricted eating
and basically what for most of them what that means is skipping breakfast. If you –
if you read Longo who’s into this fasting mimicking diet, you would say
well, he would say, breakfast is still very important. It’s better to skip
dinner. For social reasons, most of us skip breakfast and not dinner and that’s
fine but I can’t so again, I’ve got a lot of people losing a lot of weight but I
can’t get people to take me up on the suggestion for fasting. I do it. I’ve done
water fasts. Gosh I’ve done one-day water fast for one day per week for years. I
stopped when I was in my last full-time activity with physician partners. It’s a
prevention program for Medicare folks- great program.
I was – I was the Chief Science Officer and traveling working with 700 docs
teaching prevention. I was traveling too much and eating too much and you know
focused on other things right. It’s hard to focus on your health as much when you
travel. Anyhow, bottom line is I gained 10 pounds.
I got over 160. I notice impacts on my health like atrial fib, some of the other
and some of them are markers. I’ve covered those in other videos.
Bottom line, 6 months ago when I retired again to focus full-time on this
channel and the PrevMed practice. And I started doing 2 days per week water
fasts. Back down to the low 150s and haven’t had an episode of afib and since
then; but again fasting is very very – fasting beyond intermittent fasting,
beyond low low carbs fasting itself is a huge benefit to your health. It’s just
very difficult to get people to – to do it. I’m not the first person to have that
problem. That’s exactly why Valter Longo developed the fasting mimicking diet.
Fasting is again great benefit but it’s hard to get people to – to do it. So the
idea is to give foods that don’t have as: A- it’s not as much food and B- its
decreased protein, some decrease in fat, some of the things that tend to drive,
some of the biomarkers that were wanting to – to decrease like growth hormone
things like that. So somebody asked me in the event last night about the Warburg
effect. Now that is a very interesting point. It has to do with cancers and I
thought, you know what a lot of people know about weight loss and fasting but
they don’t know about cancer. So this is going to be a quick video, well maybe, you
know me, maybe not so quick. It’s going to be a video on fasting and cancer, and specifically the fasting mimicking diet and cancer. You
get lower levels of IGF-1 growth factor, lower levels of glucose, higher ketones,
and those second and third items, the lower glucose, higher ketones have a lot to
do with the Warburg effect which we’ll talk about in just a minute. And you get
higher growth factor inhibition. You start thinking about that, decreased
growth, that’s what cancer is all about. With fasting mimicking diet, lower
proteins, lower sugars the – it does have more carbs in it than the other – than
protein or fat but it’s complex carbs; rich and healthy fats and it’s pretty
great. It was a precursor of today’s proline. Now what has this got to do with –
actually there’s a military history component to this and if you read
longevity diet by long ago, he brings this up. So is the 1812 Napoleon and
Waterloo, the attack the French attack of Russia. Here’s what happened. This is a –
an ugly story but again cancer’s an ugly item as well. So the French attack
attacked the Russians. Instead of the Russians bearing the brunt of the French
attack in the summer, they continued to retreat throughout the summer and the
fall and they burned their own villages as they did. So the French continued to
attack but again this was sort of a – the attack was slowed down dramatically by
the Russian retreat. After months of starvation they were then in the winter
which created freezing conditions and major advantage for the Russians. In the
final attack at around Waterloo there were 400,000 casualties for the
French and that’s where you get the term Napoleon met his Waterloo. That’s not the
first time those kind of retreats have been used to –
for military advantage, Rome and Carthage, a whole bunch of others. I’m not gonna –
I’m probably already too deep and too long into that thing but look at – look at
cancer. This is lung cancer adenocarcinoma and mesothelioma and
normal diet chemotherapy fasting and fasting plus chemotherapy. As you see,
adding fasting to the chemotherapy causes great improvement in treatment
for these cancer therapies; and again it’s sort of – why does it do that it’s
sort of like the Russians retreating and burning their villages. The cancer
doesn’t have much to live on which brings up the Warburg effect. Otto
Warburg was a German biochemist in the 1920s. He noticed that cancer cells were
stuck in overgrowth mode and when you think about it, that’s actually exactly
what cancer is. It’s a – it’s tissue that is stuck growing constantly, growing
constantly active and it won’t stop. So you’re growing like it’s growing like a
cancer. So Warburg also noticed one other thing. He said, you know what these cancer
cells tend to be very dependent on glucose. So he decided to remove the fuel
and his discoveries led to what’s called the Warburg effect and a keto diet for
cancer which is used for a lot of cancers. It doesn’t work for all but
again it’s used for life – for a lot of them. If you haven’t heard of it, look it
up. Now when you look at actual fasting rather than just a keto diet, fasting
removes all the fuel for cancer cells. So fasting has a significant impact
just like Warburg effect or low-carb, again as you see here. So clinical trials,
this was using – they did water only. They did 72-hour fast and found that it was better than 24-hour fast and FMD was often
found as effective as chemo. Now where am I – where did I – what clinical trials am I talking about? Let me see if I can find
that. Yeah – BMC cancer so this was an article what
back in 2016 and they’re comparing fasting components with platinum-based
chemotherapy. This is not a longer search – research, this is other folks that are
again way deep into cancer research. What did they do? They basically took patient –
cancer patients that were going to be taking platinum-based chemotherapy. If
they could take a 24-hour fast, they had them do it. If they could, they had them
do that and go onto a 48-hour fast and if they could do the 48-hour
fast, they went onto a 72-hour fast. Then they would did some things to look at
the impact of the chemotherapy on monocyte DNA . What would – why did they do
that? Well here’s what they’re doing. They’re
looking to see how much damage was occurring to the host the – the women that
had this type of cancer and here’s what they found.
This is no fasting. This was 24-hour fasting, 48 hours and 72 hours. You notice
that the women that were able to make it through a 72-hour fast had greatly
decreased damage to the DNA in their blood cells. So again, that’s where – it
gets back to that concept of if you’re fasting, it’s like the Russians
retreating, you’re decreasing the – the fuel available for growth, then you’re
also not only protecting some of your own sales, you’re also adding further
damage to the cancer cell. Some other research that’s been done. If you look at
fasting mimicking diet specifically on laboratory rats. I covered this in a
couple of videos back. This was only mentioned cancer in FMD fasting
mimicking diet briefly. Basically what happened was, they saw later onset of
cancers and fewer of them. So these were the control mice. These were the mice
that received the fasting mimicking diet. They brought the – round dots were the
cancer onset and the cancer is in the control group. The squares were the
cancers in the other group. The FMD group as you see, the control group started in
about 20 months getting cancers and the FMD group of mice didn’t start getting
cancers until age 24 months. So again, significant research behind
fasting and specifically being able to do mimics fasting and the impact on
cancer. Now a little bit more stuff. Doxorubacin toxicity in humans is
increased with dexamethasone but so is the impact, the efficacy. So there’s now a
recommendation of not using steroids with doxorubacin unless fasting is also
used as well for just the reasons that we went over a few minutes ago. As I
often do, I am getting way too too long-winded so let me just wrap it up
with a couple of other points. So what’s going on from a biochemical perspective?
You’re getting improvement in insulin, glucose, ketones, a growth factor. You’re
in getting other improved markers with your fasting so – and you’re getting
improvement in the in the response to cancer and cancer treatment. Longo has
been quoted as saying maybe it’s preventive and
you know I think we all have to ask that same question it does. Fasting also help
prevent cancer. If you’ve made it this far, thank you very much for your
interest! So Janice Derrickson, Dr. Derrickson is my wife but she’s also our
health educator or health coach. She likes to tell me that she doesn’t have
time to view my videos and I understand. The one that published today was 15
minutes. I look at a lot of YouTube videos as well and when one’s that as
long as that I just sort of cringe. So I’m looking to do some shorter videos.
This one’s on LP-PLA2 and cardiovascular inflammation and we
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covered this before Time magazine back in 2004 in February, said look, there’s a
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as other diseases. Here we are 15 years later and the medical community, it’s not
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worth your time. Thank you much for your interest!