Aerohopper wrote:It's called intermittent fasting, it's really not that bad, beginner can do 16 hrs fasting and 8hr food intake window or 18 hrs fasting and 6 hr food intake window. It's really not that hard, I have done it for health purposes and get extra time for not preping meal and eating.
My first meal used to be 4pm in the afternoon and last meal can be at 11pm.
The doctor would do Tuesday Wednesday fasting, that's 48 hours and somehow he managed to eat only 7 meals in one week. The doctor is in his 50s and he does weight training and running. He runs faster and farther than any young guys. The doctor promotes starving, enjoy the feeling of starving.
He also gave lion and tiger analogy, they run faster when they are starving... explained scientifically.
The bottom line is this. The Japanese in the 1900s did test like this give only water to a group of people and they die in 30 days versus give only bread to a group of people and they die in 7 days. So it's really safe what we are speaking of here. Mental block and limitation of the mind is all we have, healing can be so simple. I understand the medical condition you are speaking of, I suggest you speak to a doctor that is knowledgeable in intermittent fasting, not all doctor are knowledgeable in this area. The doctor that have used fasting to heal patient are the one you should consult with.
1. That is you who have done it, not the elderly person in topic. Giving your experience as an example doesn't guarantee it will work as well with elder persons with potentially many limitations and health issues.
2. The doctor you mentioned is already an experienced and (possibly) expert, not beginner with health issues. Unless he assesses and monitors the elderly person in topic, it is not a wise idea to just copy it as it is.
3. If the elderly person in topic refuses to do the fasting, forcing him may lead to legal problem. Check with the local law practitioners first, or else a phone call from a concerned neighbor can bring the authorities to your home and it'd be a hell to pay.