Fasting improves insulin sensitivity

When more food is available, the cells in the body become less sensitive to insulin. When the food supply is scarce, during fasting, the human body tries to conserve as much energy as possible and cell membranes more sensitive to insulin, metabolising it better. 

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Insulin
Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas that allows cells to extract glucose from the blood to use as energy. It helps keeps your blood sugar level from getting too high
Fasting reverses chronic conditions

... like obesity & type 2 diabetes, both of which are risk factors for cancer. Studies have shown that fasting two to three times per week lowers weight and improves insulin tolerance. 

Fasting promotes autophagy
Autophagy is a cellular process in which parts of cells break down for later reuse. 

Autophagy is critical for maintaining proper cell function, and it also helps defend cells in the body. Autophagy plays an important role in preventing and treating cancer.

Fasting improves quality of life during chemotherapy

Early studies are showing fasting may help reduce chemotherapy-related headaches and nausea, because it promotes cellular regeneration. 

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