follicular lymphoma

British Medical Journal Publishes Report from TNH on the Successful Treatment of Lymphoma Cancer with Fasting and a Vegan, SOS-free Diet

This article originally appeared in BMJ Case Reports 2015; doi:10.1136/bcr-2015-211582

Authors: Alan Goldhamer, D.C., Michael Klaper, M.D., Afsoon Foorohar, D.O., and Toshia R Myers, Ph.D.

Summary: Follicular lymphoma (FL), the second most common non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), is well characterised by a classic histological appearance and an indolent course. Current treatment protocols for FL range from close observation to immunotherapy, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapies. We report the case of a 42-year-old woman diagnosed by excisional biopsy with stage IIIa, grade 1 FL. In addition to close observation, the patient underwent a medically supervised, 21-day water-only fast after which enlarged lymph nodes were substantially reduced in size. The patient then consumed a diet of minimally processed plant foods free of added sugar, oil and salt (SOS), and has remained on the diet since leaving the residential facility. At 6 and 9-month follow-up visits, the patient's lymph nodes were non-palpable and she remained asymptomatic. This case establishes a basis for further studies evaluating water-only fasting and a plant foods, SOS-free diet as a treatment protocol for FL.

To read this article in its entirety, please click here.

British Medical Journal Publishes Report from TNH on the Successful Treatment of Lymphoma Cancer with Fasting and a Vegan, SOS-free Diet

This article originally appeared in BMJ Case Reports 2015; doi:10.1136/bcr-2015-211582

Summary: Follicular lymphoma (FL), the second most common non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), is well characterised by a classic histological appearance and an indolent course. Current treatment protocols for FL range from close observation to immunotherapy, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapies. We report the case of a 42-year-old woman diagnosed by excisional biopsy with stage IIIa, grade 1 FL. In addition to close observation, the patient underwent a medically supervised, 21-day water-only fast after which enlarged lymph nodes were substantially reduced in size. The patient then consumed a diet of minimally processed plant foods free of added sugar, oil and salt (SOS), and has remained on the diet since leaving the residential facility. At 6 and 9-month follow-up visits, the patient's lymph nodes were non-palpable and she remained asymptomatic. This case establishes a basis for further studies evaluating water-only fasting and a plant foods, SOS-free diet as a treatment protocol for FL.

To read this article in its entirety, please click here.