Is it Safe to Use Biologics with Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) and is there a Benefit to Fasting?
Would you advise a prolonged fast? Only once, stable for three months on a biologic. I know this is an LDN, but I was wondering if it is okay to go into fasting state for an immune system reboot when my B cells have just been wiped by her biologic? Just apply the same logic and really want to do a fast and one month into biologic. So there's a bit of background to this one. This was a very personal specific question that someone asked about could they start LDN when they have just started a biologic drug, and those are usually used for the anti-tnf drugs that are used for chronic arthritis or are used as a strong powerful immunologically to it and they do work very well and the response was that we really don't think you should be starting LDN at the same time as starting a biologic. Albeit added later and usually once you're stable for three months then you can see if you get any additional benefit but then it's a very risk-benefit sort of ratio. When we talked about that earlier I think what the patient is asking is would they get additional benefit from doing a prolonged fast. That's basically looking at reducing inflammation by checking the body to going into conservation mode and our caloric restriction mode. Most people who do a fast, as well, as a biologic would benefit. Although, I don't know whether it would be a very pleasant experience.