I posted a long intro a while ago, but it seemed to have gotten lost. Will post one again soon, but a brief summary: I dont have MS as far as I know (nothing visible on MRI), but neurological problems, cognitive problems, something resembling Parkinsons, even though I'm only 30. This will be confirmed soon, waiting on some test results. It appears I have CIRS / mold illness, along with CPn, chronic sinus infections (likely MARCoNs).
Since I'm dealing with many issues at once, Im interested in therapies that treat multiple things. I've found a fair few in my research, and will share them with the forum as I post more soon (you all have most likely heard of most of them anyway, but maybe not!). But something I've been wanting to do for a while, but havent been well enough probably, is a fasting mimicking diet.
So just wanted to ask - does anything know if a fast for 5 days would make CPn worse or better? For the record it would be a "fasting mimicking diet" from Dr Valter Longo's lab, the product ProLon, which mimics water only but provides food. Type "Valter Longo regeneration" into youtube and plenty of good videos come up describing the quite remarkable results.
Here are my current thoughts:
Pros: - There are many, many pros to this. But the big ones for me - regenerates the immune system. Boosts neurological function and cognition. Improves blood lipids, etc. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4509734/ - I don't have MS as far as I know, but they found this specifically helped MS https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4899145/ - Im seeing a doctor for CPn next Teusday. Will run this by him too of course, but not sure if hell know about these fasting interventions. Im thinking it could be a good chance to do the 5 day fast before being on the ABX for 1.5 years at least, and not being able to do it then (cant take drugs with the fasting diet, interferes with bodies regeneration program, etc).
Now for the cons: - I can imagine the lack of glucose would drive the CPn into the cryptic state - In the regeneration of the immune system, it appears it gets weakened then rebuilt. 30-40% of your white blood cells have to die off (and then are regenerated from stem cells). I'd be concerned that the CPn would take advantage of this intial weakening.
After writing those cons, Ive pretty much convinced myself its not a great idea. But im still interested in hearing from anyone whos done anything similar, or a water fast. And since they seemed to have such good results for MS (i think in one animal study 20% of the rats were completely symptom free) I thought some people here might be interested!