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Hello everyone :)
New to this forum, wife got diagnosed with rrms on November, it's been an awfully difficult and rewarding journey already, with oms being at the core of it.

Today we ran into several articles like this one reporting on benefits of fasting for Pwms, any input on this from the oms perspective?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016 ... icted-die/

Thanks a ton!
Fasting has been discussed before you might find the thread with a search whilst waiting for replies.
Here's an updated article that is running in the WSJ by the same researchers to help implement a low stress fasting routine ...


All of the good research that I have seen on this topic has been positive as to the benefits. I have been doing intermittent fasting for a few years and it has worked very well for me.
Awesome, I don't have a subscription to the WSJ but i'll definitely poke around for some more current info. Thanks!
I remember seeing a discussion with George where he talked about his own fasting routine. From memory he fasted for 24 hours once per week (from dinner to dinner). He said he feels it is beneficial but does not included it in the OMS program because it might be too hard for some people.

Don't think I could manage it - the OMS diet is restrictive enough ;)
I 'll definitely look into that as it's alluded to in the book. Thanks for posting it :)
Very interesting topic... it's sure that there are compelling biological basis to believe that fasting could improve MS. Therefore - if one wants to try - I believe that 2 main questions are:

1) What do we mean exactly by "fasting"? The few studies reported fasting mimicking diet. So, for sure we are not required not to eat at all. Being below 500 calories means anyway that we may eat plenty of vegetables. If we are used to eating vegetables I don't believe it should be an uphill struggle (and it's not forever)
2) Based on Valter Longo's protocol, when they switch to humans (but also with mice in EAE model) they don't prescribe fasting once in a while (I mean e.g. once or twice per week). Rather, they recommend a 7 day cycle and then an healthy diet.

Once there is a clear scientific rationale I think that the challenge is putting it into practice. Maybe if we take for granted this protocol already applied to humans, supposedly we have already some useful insights.

I hope you wish to share with me/us as muche evidence as possible regarding fasting in MS because it may be a tremendous opportunity for us.
Very useful information, thanks! I never come across any information on the effects of fasting on MS before. However, I occasionally practice small period fasting, like . It really has a positive effect on my body and mental state.
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