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Old 02-24-2017, 17:57   #1
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A British friend posted this and it could be amazing for all of us if it truly works! Fasting diet 'regenerates diabetic pancreas' - BBC News

I haven't been here for awhile so don't know if I posted the link correctly

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I have tried the 18 hr fast by Dr. Jason Fung drinking BBC in morning then eating sensible between 1 and 7 pm. My blood sugar has stabled and I find it easy to follow. I take 2- 500 mg. of metformin daily. Have also lost weight but that wasn't the objective.


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I found it most interesting because I always thought that once your beta cells were damaged, nothing could change the decline of your pancreas. If this study turns out to be realistic, it is VERY good news!

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I don't think cyclical fasting is really necessary for type 2s who still produce insulin except in the sense of losing weight.

I'm a type 1 and have tried this and it's remarkably easy.

The main difference between this and normal ketogenic LCHF is the amount of calories per day and the fact that it's low protein. So basically, just eat vegetarian for five days a month. The ideal food is actually just 1-2 avocados a day (both in macronutrients and overall calories), although for support I prefer something hot like an onion soup (no croutons or cheese though).

I've done Longo's pseudo-fasting on and off a few times now and will do a c-peptide after two more cycles, maybe in a month or so. I have a requisition form to check that in my hand, when I'm ready. My last c-peptide was taken two years ago so I'm curious what it is now. I feel great during FMD (fasting mimicking diet) and good for a few days after, but there are a few side effects which are transient like feeling a little numbness or headaches (probably from switching into ketosis).

Feel free to ask me any questions. My goal is to basically starve and then rebuild my beta cell population little by little. If this indeed works but I think the science is sound. If you literally starve your internal organs shrink too, and the first cells which are killed via autophagy are stressed or damaged cells, making more space for new, healthy islets / beta cells to take their place once you eat again.

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Interesting. Thanks for responding in this thread which I forgot or missed the first time around. Will be interested in your c-peptide results.

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Mtknight, your update would be ground breaking...please 🤔

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Mtknight, your update would be ground breaking...please 🤔
Carel, MtlKnight has not posted on this site in over two years. It's possible they're lurking in the background, but it's also possible they won't respond.

I can't do any research at the moment, but you might want to use your favorite Web search engine to search for the phrase diabetic beta cell rebuild by fasting and see what comes of that.

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A British friend posted this and it could be amazing for all of us if it truly works! Fasting diet 'regenerates diabetic pancreas' - BBC News

I haven't been here for awhile so don't know if I posted the link correctly
Interesting article and very encouraging for Type 2s. As a type 1 where my immune system attacked my Beta Cells - I wonder if this would happen again if my Pancreatic Beta Cells were able to rejuvenate. I also wondered what triggered my auto-immune system as a kid that made me become a type 1.

The old feast and famine scenario - from what I can tell - is how humans evolved - as well Diabetes is sky high among the Indigenous populations of North America because of the "western" diet. In research - it's suggest that if Indigenous people returned to the eating habits of their ancestors there would be a sharp decline in the incidence of diabetes - that kind of supports the article on the BBC news site.

Something worth trying ...

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