Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

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Re: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

Post by jennypenny » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:58 am

@ID--Any particular kind you use? I have to pick up fish oil today so I think I'm going to grab some while I'm there. I don't have cholesterol issues so I'm not worried about that part. I have horrible chronic anemia, so I'm more interested in how it affects glucose levels.

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Re: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

Post by IlliniDave » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:57 am

Well, it's still a fairly new thing and I'm still on my first bottle. I think the brand I bought is "Clean MCT". What I'm particular about is that it is 100% C8 caprylic acid, not what the brand is. It's not cheap. I think "normal" MCT has a blend of C8, C10, and C12 and is cheaper because it takes less effort to get from coconut oil (or palm). Mine is also liquid, but many people like powdered form for convenience.

I never check my glucose so haven't really looked into any of that directly. I've read theories about MCT (especially C8) helping with glucose regulation because they can get converted to ketones in the presence of insulin and actually cause a boost in insulin.

Hope it works for you.

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Re: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

Post by jennypenny » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:57 pm

I found someone very helpful at my local shop and she helped me find the right kind of MCT. I want to add it to my afternoon smoothie when I have my fish oil, B supplements, and liquid multi. I wonder if this would react with that? We'll see, I guess.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

Post by BRUTE » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:23 pm

jennypenny wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:04 am
The MCT oil had a surprising positive effect on glucose. Does anyone use it? If so, how?
brute has used MCT oil in coffee extensively, though he currently doesn't (mostly out of laziness, cream is just easier). unsure about effects on blood glucose, but the hunger suppression effect is absurd - brute managed to get into "bad side effects from low calories" territory several times without feeling any hunger or appetite whatsoever by fasting and only consuming coffee with cream/MCT oil (probably around 200-400kcal/day for 5-10 days in a row). so it's kind of a massive hack, but to be wielded with care :-/ brute had to stop doing it because he would get sick. probably immune system not being up to speed without energy.

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Re: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

Post by technohead » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:26 pm

I hear nothing but good things about fasting. I do intermittent fasting which is great for my digestion, gives it a much needed break from dealing with food being shoveled down the hatch every few hours.

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Re: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

Post by BRUTE » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:05 pm

technohead wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:26 pm
I hear nothing but good things about fasting.
well, there's the part where death occurs if done for too long.

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Re: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

Post by technohead » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:54 am

well, there's the part where death occurs if done for too long.
Your conflating fasting with anorexia. Two different beasts.

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Re: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

Post by tonyedgecombe » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:33 am

BRUTE wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:05 pm
well, there's the part where death occurs if done for too long.
Proponents of nihilism shouldn't worry too much about that :lol:

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Re: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

Post by BRUTE » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:39 pm

technohead wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:54 am
Your conflating fasting with anorexia. Two different beasts.
fasting == not eating. eventually leads to death. not conflating anything.

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Re: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

Post by technohead » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:47 am

BRUTE wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:39 pm
fasting == not eating. eventually leads to death. not conflating anything.
Oh, but you qualified it with "for too long". Swimming leads to death if done "for too long".

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Re: Fasting Can Regenerate Your Immune System

Post by BRUTE » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:33 pm

sure. that's why brute used the qualifier.

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