“The most powerful medicine is the medicine from within.” – Dr. Valter Longo
It’s been two and a half years, since my last interview with Dr. Valter Longo, and today he’s back to share some exciting updates on his ongoing research, specifically on fasting to improve cancer treatment.
Valter Longo PhD is the author of the book, The Longevity Diet, and one of the foremost researchers in the world on fasting, immune system regeneration, and longevity.
Dr. Longo and colleagues also developed the Fasting Mimicking Diet, a 4-5 day, plant-based, calorie-restricted diet, which is used clinically under the name Xentigen (formerly Chemolieve) and is available to consumers under the brand name ProLon.
In this new interview, Dr. Longo talks about three new studies published in Nature on the impact that a Fasting Mimicking Diet has on cancer cells and cancer treatment. These studies found:
-Breast cancer patients who did a four-day Fasting Mimicking Diet around each chemo cycle had the same amount of side effects as the control group doing chemo, but without taking an additional drug to reduce side effects. The FMD group had a five times better response to chemo than the non-FMD group. They were more likely to experience 90-100% tumor loss and they had far less long-term immune cell damage.
-The Fasting Mimicking Diet combined with IV vitamin C worked better than vitamin C alone.
-Hormone therapy ER+ with FMD caused increased tumor regression and reversed treatment resistance.
It is an absolute thrill and an incredible honor to be able to interview Dr. Valter Longo again.
Dig in, learn some amazing stuff, and then share this interview with the people you care about!
-The best fasting practices [02:29]
-The Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) [06:08]
-How fasting regenerates your immune system [09:15]
-Fasting during chemo increases immune cell regeneration [11:20]
-Fasting causes immune cell redistribution and reorganization [12:40]
-The exciting effects of combining vitamin C + FMD [15:24]
-A clinical trial on breast cancer patients doing chemo + FMD [16:35]
-Remarkable results, despite the odds [21:24]
-The key factor in major tumor cell shrinkage [27:42]
-How to experience less damage and side effects from chemo [29:29]
-Vitamin C + FMD causes “death by confusion” in cancer cells [34:29]
-A groundbreaking method to avoid hormone therapy resistance [38:41]
-Possible future FMD study expansions [42:52]
-Using molecular biology for individualized patient diets and care [44:52]
-How to reduce cancer-promoter leptin [50:07]
-The Create Cures Clinics in Los Angeles and Milan, Italy [51:57]
Get his book: The Longevity Diet: Discover the new science behind stem cell activation and regeneration to slow aging fight disease and optimize weight by Valter Longo, PhD
Studies mentioned in the interview:
Synergistic effect of fasting-mimicking diet and vitamin C against KRAS mutated cancers
Fasting mimicking diet as an adjunct for breast cancer therapy in phase 2 DIRECT trial
Fasting-mimicking diet and hormone therapy induce breast cancer regression
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