I don’t know, if you are still collecting questions because you already did the ‚Questions for IDM Part #1‘ episode a few weeks back but looking at the title I am hopeful that you will release another episode where Dr. Fung and Megan will answer more questions from the community.
I understand that Dr. Fung and Megan are primarily dealing with patients who are obese, are dealing with T2D or have kidney disease. I am wondering, if they also treat patients with different conditions and can advise on how to implement fasting and/or ketogenic dieting.
Specifically, I would like to know, if they have any experience in dealing with migraines. I have a friend who has to deal with frequently occurring migraines. She is not overweight and recently tried a 5 day fast which really seemed to help. She stopped fasting after dropping below 50 kg (~110 pounds) and feeling tired but the fasting seemed to have helped with her condition.
I assume that with her not having too much body fat to play around with, frequent extended fasts are not advisable. My first thought was to recommend a ketogenic diet to her because it would be the closest thing to fasting. However, with her being a vegetarian and cutting out other migraine triggers from her diet, I don’t know, if this sort of diet would be feasible in the long run.
What would be their advice in a case like this? If this case is too specific: What are other conditions they have seen improved during a fasting / ketogenic diet regiment? How do they deal with people who do not need to lose any weight but may benefit from fasting? What would be their guidelines for a ketogenic diet when dealing with a vegetarian or a vegan?