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FASTING – may be the cure for what ails you

Do you know anyone who has fasted for more than a couple of days, or a week even? I do now! My husband, Ted Dunlap!

Bible stories tell how Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights. How many of you, like me, thought that a fairy tale an exaggeration, perhaps? Well, this documentary tells of numbers of humans who have done exactly that, more less than 40 days, but some, even that many days of fasting.

Why would they do that?? What did they accomplish?? What did scientists learn from their fasting??

I was leaving Ted at home with the pets, garden and lawns to care for while I traveled to visit family in Washington, total time away 9 days. Ted felt this was the perfect opportunity for him to fast and he did for the entire time. Unfortunately, he physically hurt his back the first day, building a dam with rocks, no less, after I left and he was in terrible pain until a couple of nights after my return. With no food in his stomach, he used lidocaine patches for pain relief along with ice and reduced activity rather than taking something orally on an empty stomach. Any sane person would have abandoned the fast and resumed eating and taking oral pain meds. Not Ted!

He had watched the video in this blog post and was interested in the results. Overall, he lost 16 pounds and now, more than two weeks later, has retained a 10 pound loss, his goal reached. He had plateaued and wanted to get below a certain weight.

More interesting to me are the health benefits that can be gained by a fast. If ever I am diagnosed with cancer, of any kind, the first thing I will do is a prolonged fast to kill the cancer. Obviously, the AMA is not interested in fasting as a cure for anything, and the documentary mentions other diseases as well, and for sure Big Pharma is not interested either, as neither would profit in any way, other than fasting with a condition is best done under medical supervision, as was the case in the documentary, and that could be a source for some profit by professionals offering that service.

And, you would be more likely to receive the support you need for the fast from a homeopathic provider, anyway. The exception would be people with serious health issues on medication would have to involve their AMA provider(s).

The fabulous documentary we watched months ago is no longer available on YouTube due to a copyright by Java, it says. However, I am quite sure that from the comments included below, I believe this is it: The Science of Fasting  available through Amazon on DVD. See the reviews at the bottom of this article.

I just watched this interview of Doug Orchard (below), the creator of FASTING Available to watch on Amazon Prime. Watch the Official Trailer on YouTube.

It was excellent and provides, in a nutshell, why we should incorporate fasting into our lifestyles, the benefits of a simple change in when we eat and benefits of longer fasts.

His documentary FASTING next, is long and covers many areas of health, and can be watched on Amazon Prime.

My new favorite videos on fasting are these on YouTube. This doctor is great at explaining why counting calories doesn’t work and we’ve known that for over 100 years:

Dr. Jason Fung: Fasting as a Therapeutic Option for Weight Loss


Dr. Jason Fung – ‘Therapeutic Fasting – Solving the Two-Compartment Problem’



Fasting is the original human diet and is still more powerful than any drug on Earth.  Release Date:  12/21/17.  Film’s website at



His website also lists other documentaries he has made. Interestingly, including ones on changes we can make to our lifestyles to survive the coming (and current) economic disaster.

Science of Fasting:

Years of scientific analysis on patients in Russia and Germany. Fast for a week, two, three weeks? How about 40 days? What are the physical and chemistry changes in the body? Patients cured of chronic physical AND mental illnesses with success lasting years and lifetimes.

Perhaps sustained levels of plentiful food is not really good for us and returning to periods of fasting is more natural and healthy. Big Pharma does NOT want you to know this information. If a majority of their loyal customers took up this practice they could lose huge profits.

One researcher’s interest in chemo patients who fasted prior to treatments, compared to normal protocol of increasing caloric intake, lead him to test lab rats with astonishing results.


Reviewed in the United States on January 1, 2018

This documentary started off focusing on a fasting center in Russia and the history of their program. Voice translation was required, the information was not based on science (purely anecdotal), and the video quality was also poor – I became very skeptical and almost stopped watching. Based on the negative reviews, it looks like a lot people stopped watching at this point and quickly labeled this as quasi-science, selling snake-oil, and quackery.
However, the documentary slowly builds to add more and more science. It describes the three metabolic fuels (carbs, fats, proteins), the order the body uses them, and the resulting effects. It then builds a lot of steam by reporting on several significant studies and trials done with fasting.
It’s a shame that some people stopped watching before this point, because this was where the documentary earned its namesake. Towards the last 10-15 minutes it focused on the efforts of USC researchers, led by Dr. Longo, and described their method and results on their experiments with fasting mice exposed to chemotherapy, as well as results and testimony of clinical human trials. All their work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed, scientific journals (for example, do a Google search on ” Diet Mimicking Fasting Promotes Regeneration and Reduces Autoimmunity and Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms” to see a clinical trial done by the USC researchers).
I was particularly stunned when they analyzed the expression of genes in healthy cells within a fasted and non-fasted body, and compared gene expression in healthy cells to cancer cells within a body in a fasted-state – the results were shocking, but in a good way. I was on the fence about fasting, but the science presented in this documentary convinced me that fasting is good for the body. I plan to read the studies referenced in the film and do a fasting protocol myself.
and this one:
Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2017
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SUMMARY: (NOTE TO SELF) Eat only between 7-10 am and 7 pm because the pancreas needs time off to be in sync with our natural circadian rhythm and, when it doesn’t get that time off, the stage is set for disease to flourish. Eat unprocessed foods. Drink lots of water. For maximum results for someone with no serious conditions (not taking any medications) a water-only-fast must be four days to obtain the die-off of old T Cells so that new ones can form and replicate. Fasting for at least four days kills off the causes of chronic illness and diseases and resets the body for optimum health. Longer fasts, particularly for people taking medications, should be done under medical supervision preferably at a facility like a True North Clinic.

True North Clinic Case Studies


Additional resources at Doug Orchard’s website:

The Power of Zero

Logline: As the US debt spirals out of control, it polarizes society and threatens to disrupt traditional retirement with an impending freight train of onerous taxes and draconian austerity measures.  Release Date &  In Theaters: October 8, 2018.  Film’s Official Site:

Revenue Reserve – a CRE Documentary Film

The most successful private CRE investors share their unwritten rules that made them who they are today. This is their secret of why they thrive when things go wrong. Release Date: 10/2014. Film’s site at

And two more:

The Motivation Factor

This multiple award-winning documentary shows the irreplaceable role Physical Education plays to develop social unity and become smart, productive and mentally stable citizens, and the out-of-control consequences we face today with its absence in our society.
Release Date: 8/22/2017.  Film’s website at

The Strength & Endurance Routine

The famous La Sierra High PE ‘Strength & Endurance Routine.’