Dr. Melinda Reed, M.D.

Dr. Melinda Reed, M.D. – Rheumatology

Dr. Melinda Reed, M.D., is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She is in practice at Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains, MO, Mercy McCune Brooks in Carthage MO and CoxHealth in Branson, MO.

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Fasting and Immune System
Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Prolonged Fasting ‘Re-Boots’ Immune System

Results of a new study on mice and a phase 1 trial of humans suggest that prolonged cycles of fasting – for 2-4 days at a time – not only protect against toxic effects of chemotherapy, but also trigger stem cell regeneration of new immune cells and clearing out of old, damaged cells.

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