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Fasting may reduce inflammation and long-COVID - June 2023

Fasting: A Game Changer for Spike Protein Injuries, Potentially Combats Alzheimer’s and Cancer

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  • "Numerous doctors treating long COVID and COVID vaccine injuries now suggest fasting as a potential therapy for overall symptom improvement. However, this therapeutic approach may also benefit individuals without these specific ailments."
  • "Medical applications of fasting date back to at least the 5th century B.C. Hippocrates, a revered figure in modern medicine, advocated against eating while ill, stating that “to eat when you are sick, is to feed your illness.” "
  • "Consuming food generally triggers inflammation, while fasting promotes an anti-inflammatory response. "
  • In contrast, both intermittent and prolonged fasting activate genes that suppress inflammation, reduce inflammatory immune cells, and show signs of mitigating autoimmunity. Notably, a study published in Cell Stem Cell found that a three-day fasting period can reset the immune system by degrading old immune cells and regenerating new ones.
  • "FLCCC doctors believe that spike proteins, whether from the infection or the vaccine, play a significant role in patients’ symptoms. These spike proteins can lead to inflammation, microclotting, mitochondrial dysfunction, autoimmunity, neurological issues, and other complications."
  • "Chaperone-mediated autophagy, which specializes in protein degradation, typically activates after 24 hours of fasting. Therefore, the FLCCC recommends prolonged fasting of 72 hours or more if tolerated."
  • "Intermittent fasting has potential benefits for cognitive function and memory, with some people reporting improved mental clarity and memory from intermittent fasting or while fasting for prolonged periods. Studies show fasting [https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S009130222100073X#:~:text=Expression of the brain-derived,, and learning 16.|increases the brain-derived neurotrophic factor]. This is a protein that supports the survival of old neurons and encourages the formation of new neurons and connections. Autophagy during fasting may regenerate neurons and clear protein debris."

VitaminDWiki Founder really likes 3-day fasts (boosted by vitamin D)

For many decades I was unsuccessful at fasting for more than a day
   I would get very hungry, have headaches, and be low on energy after a single day
   Any weight lost would be "found" within a week
A person told me of great success with 3-day fasts that started with a large dose of vitamin D
I start (within 10 hr of last meal) my fast with 50,000 IU of nanoemulsion vitamin D (acts in < 2 hours)
   Suspect a person should take 50,000 IU of normal vitamin D 2-3 days before starting a fast
My water fast is really a water + usual supplements fast
  Includes Magnesium Chloride & D-Ribose in water, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Boron, Omega-3 etc.
Zero hunger, headaches and have high energy, and perhaps even better cognition while on the fast
Strangely,I had little weight loss DURING subsequent fasts, but lost 2-3 lbs AFTER each fast
Have lost and am keeping off 10 lbs after 3 fasts
As of June 2023. I am going on one 3-day water/vitamin D fast about once a month
Have seen no literature to support these "D-Fast" observations
I personally had tried intermittent fasting for several years - with no long-term weight loss

VitaminDWiki – Autophagy aided by Vitamin D

Vitamin D aids the clearing out of old cells (autophagy) – many studies isthe link in the above section title

Vitamin D activates autophagy ...
...through a genomic and non-genomic signaling pathway to influence a wide variety of physiological functions of different body organs along with bone health and calcium metabolism."
Jan 2022 DOI: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2021.108841 FREE PDF

Asked GPT-4: What is autophagy?

Autophagy is a cellular process by which the cells recycle their own components to provide the necessary building blocks for maintaining cellular functions and adapting to changing conditions. The term "autophagy" comes from the Greek words for "self" (auto) and "eating" (phagy), literally meaning "self-eating."

When a cell undergoes autophagy, it encloses some of its own components—like damaged proteins or organelles—in a double-membrane vesicle known as an autophagosome. This autophagosome then fuses with a lysosome, an organelle that contains enzymes capable of breaking down biological molecules. The contents of the autophagosome are degraded within the lysosome and released back into the cell to be reused.

Autophagy serves many functions in the body. These include:

  • Quality control: Autophagy helps to remove damaged proteins and organelles, which could otherwise harm the cell.
  • Energy management: During times of nutrient scarcity, autophagy allows cells to recycle their own components to supply essential metabolic substrates, effectively helping the cell to survive under starvation conditions.
  • Development and differentiation: Autophagy can modulate the levels of various proteins, influencing the processes of cellular development and differentiation.
  • Immune response: By degrading intracellular pathogens and presenting antigens to the immune system, autophagy contributes to the body's immune responses.
  • Disease prevention: Impaired autophagy has been linked to various diseases, including neurodegenerative diseases, infections, autoimmune diseases, and cancer.

Autophagy is a vital process for the survival, growth, differentiation, and homeostasis of cells, and it has increasingly been the focus of biomedical research. In 2016, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy.

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VitaminDWiki Obesity pages with WEIGHT in the title (67 as of Nov 2022)

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Weight loss drugs increase unplanned pregnancies (perhaps due to Vitamin D) - May 2024 19 May, 2024
Risk of Vitamin D deficiency with Breast Cancer: 2.7 X if normal weight, 7 X if obese (no surprise) – March 2024 26 Mar, 2024
Weight loss and Vitamin D - many studies 20 Aug, 2023
Permanent Weight Loss - Vitamin D then water-fast - July 2023 23 Jul, 2023
Response to Vitamin D varies with genes (3,000 IU, weight loss in this RCT) – March 2022 22 Mar, 2022
Many people are actively trying to lose weight gained during pandemic - Vitamin D will help 13 Dec, 2021
Weight loss on low-calorie diet: 7 lbs more lost if got lots of Vitamin D – June 2021 13 Dec, 2021
Little weight loss in obese children from very small amount of vitamin D (1200 IU) – RCT April 2020 19 Jun, 2020
Large weight loss 32X more likely to be achieved if weight gain was due to Vitamin D Receptor – Jan 2020 31 Jan, 2020
Obese lost more weight on diet if added 50,000 IU of vitamin D weekly – many RCTs 25 Dec, 2019
Obese taking 50,000 IU of vitamin D weekly lost more weight (again) – RCT Dec 2019 25 Dec, 2019
2.3 X more weight loss in those who had low vitamin D levels and took some – Dec 2019 18 Dec, 2019
Increased risk of weight gain when gene restricts Vitamin D getting to tissues (CYP24A1 in this case) – Nov 2019 07 Nov, 2019
Increased weight in children 8X more likely for each unit increase in adenovirus (if ignore Vitamin D) – Nov 2019 07 Nov, 2019
The Vitamin That Quadruples Weight Loss - Oct 2019 26 Oct, 2019
Obese lost 3X more weight with Vitamin D - July 2018 09 Sep, 2019
This Common Vitamin Doubles Weight Loss– July 2019 21 Jul, 2019
Ketogenic Diet – if lose 10 kg of weight, restore 4 ng of Vitamin D – June 2019 14 Jul, 2019
Omega-3 may reduce weight gain and maintain weight loss – Aug 2018 03 Nov, 2018
Vitamin D and Resveratrol reduce weight gain in rats - Sept 2011 22 Sep, 2018
How Omega-3 fights metabolic syndrome and weight – Feb 2018 11 Sep, 2018
Less weight gain if more vitamin D (in rats) – 2017 28 Jan, 2018
Less weight gain if add Vitamin D, even if have a high fat diet (in rats) – RCT Dec 2017 02 Jan, 2018
Increased Testosterone and Erectile function, decreased weight with Vitamin D – March 2017 31 Aug, 2017
MSG induces weight gain in female rats not supplemented with active vitamin D – April 2017 15 Apr, 2017
UVB 50 percent more response in obese than normal weight (other study disagrees) – Feb 2017 02 Mar, 2017
Off topic: Lose weight by drinking water when feel hungry, eat 20 minutes later if still hungry 31 Jul, 2016
Vitamin D activates the hypothalamus (in rodents) to reduce weight and diabetes– May 2016 25 May, 2016
Increase in Vitamin D deficiency with weight and skin darkness – chart – March 2016 10 Mar, 2016
Weight loss increased Vitamin D levels, which improved bones and decreased inflammation – Oct 2015 18 Aug, 2015
During weight loss a 1 percent decrease in fat resulted in 1 percent increase in vitamin D levels - June 2015 23 Jun, 2015
Weight loss includes muscle loss unless add vitamin D, whey and leucine – RCT Feb 2015 07 Feb, 2015
Less weight gain by senior women if vitamin D levels over 30 ng – Kaiser Dec 2012 10 Jan, 2015
Off topic – Proven again – artificial sweeteners actually make you GAIN weight – Oct 2012 23 Dec, 2014
Low-level antibiotics causes weight gain in mice (and most mammals) – Aug 2014 09 Nov, 2014
Weight loss with salacia reticulata and just 200 IU of vitamin D – RCT 2013 16 Aug, 2014
Less weight gain in mice getting lots of vitamin D – June 2014 03 Aug, 2014
Need 75 IU vitamin D per kg of body weight (volume dilution) – March 2013 05 May, 2014
40 percent less likely to gain weight if live at high altitude (no mention of UVB nor vitamin D) – April 2014 25 Apr, 2014
Weight reduction review – Vitamin D and Calcium may help – July 2011 21 Mar, 2014
Weight loss and Vitamin D, Calcium, and Magnesium 14 Mar, 2014
Weight loss by UV or Vitamin D 14 Mar, 2014
No weight loss when average over trials lasting 6 weeks and only 200 IU of vitamin D – meta-analysis July 2013 03 Nov, 2013
Obese children gain weight more quickly when have low vitamin D – Oct 2013 17 Oct, 2013
Need 40 to 80 ng of vitamin D to lose weight – Colgan Sept 2013 22 Sep, 2013
Those low on vitamin D were 2.4X more likely to gain weight – June 2013 06 Jun, 2013
Vitamin D and Obesity: review concludes that D is just diluted by total weight – April 2013 17 Apr, 2013
Higher weight and blood pressure in second generation from mother mouse who had low vitamin D – 2012 14 Feb, 2013
Lost more weight on low calorie diet if add 600 mg Ca and just 150 IU vitamin D – RCT Jan 2013 10 Jan, 2013
400 IU of Vitamin D is just diluted by weight, and not stored in fat – Jan 2012 07 Nov, 2012
Weight loss of at least 10 percent resulted in 5 ng increase in vitamin D levels – Sept 2012 29 Sep, 2012
Vitamin D levels increased when senior women lost weight – July 2011 18 Jul, 2012
32 ng vitamin D and 500 mg of Calcium helped reduce weight by 5.6 kg – Sept 2010 25 May, 2012
Low vitamin D in womb linked to more weight at age 6 – May 2012 24 May, 2012
How might Calcium and Vitamin D cause weight loss – Mar 2012 17 May, 2012
Vitamins To Speed Up Metabolism And Aid Weight Loss – May 2011 01 Sep, 2011
Bone lost during postmenopausal dieting not all recovered with weight re-gain – Aug 2011 21 Aug, 2011
Losing weight increases vitamin D level – June 2010 23 May, 2011
Women can lose weight with vitamin D - Nov 2010 30 Jan, 2011
Middle-aged women gained weight if they did not drink fortified milk – Sept 2010 20 Nov, 2010
Half of newborn deaths are due to excessive weight of their mothers – Oct 2010 16 Oct, 2010
More calcium and vitamin D resulted in weight loss – Sept 2010 28 Sep, 2010
Calcium and vitamin D aided weight loss – RCT Sept 2010 13 Sep, 2010
Now we know why vitamin D is not advertised for weight loss 09 Sep, 2010
Weight loss improves both vitamin D and insulin resistance – Sept 2010 09 Sep, 2010
Multivitamins and minerals helped obese lose weight – Feb 2010 27 Aug, 2010
Amylase increases with age, as does weight 10 Aug, 2010
Vitamin D and Weight Loss and Obesity – March 2010 08 Aug, 2010
Lose weight and increase vitamin D level in blood – April 2010 08 Aug, 2010
Adequate Vitamin D Levels May Aid Weight Loss in Obese Patients – Minn. 2009 08 Aug, 2010
Vitamin D Promotes Weight Loss – Jan 2010 08 Aug, 2010

VitaminDWiki - Long-COVID is now the biggest COVID concern - many studies

A few possible treatments look promising