Fasting Articles

Is Fasting Safe? A Chart Review of Adverse Events During Medically Supervised Water-Only Fasting

Evidence suggests that fasting, during which only water is consumed, results in potentially health promoting physiological effects. However, peer-reviewed research assessing the safety of water-only...

TrueNorth Health Center: A snapshot of the Center's past, present and future

Read an article by Dr. Alan Goldhamer on the TrueNorth Health Center's past, present and future. This article originally appeared in the National Health Association's Fall 2017 edition of...

Long-Term Relief from Chronic Posttraumatic Headache after Water-Only Fasting and an Exclusively Plant-Foods Diet

This article originally appeared in Alternative and Complementary Therapies: August 2017 edition, Vol. 23 issue 4.  Summary: Chronic posttraumatic headache (CPTHA) occurs in up to 95% of...

Clinical Fasting

This article originally appeared in Sonoma Medicine: the summer 2017 edition.   Summary: Modern humans evolved while surviving prolonged periods without food and have voluntarily fasted for...

Fasting: Molecular Mechanisms and Clinical Applications

This article originally appeared in Cell Metabolism 19, February 4, 2014 Authors: Valter D. Longo and Mark P. Mattson Abstract: Fasting has been practiced for millennia, but, only recently, studies...

Fasting: Molecular Mechanisms and Clinical Applications

This article originally appeared in Cell Metabolism 19, February 4, 2014 Authors: Valter D. Longo and Mark P. Mattson Abstract: Fasting has been practiced for millennia, but, only recently, studies...

Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss

Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss A form of calorie restriction, intermittent fasting may help you lose those extra pounds. By Jennifer Marano, D.C. For many people, following a whole-food, plant-...

Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss

Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss A form of calorie restriction, intermittent fasting may help you lose those extra pounds. By Jennifer Marano, D.C. For many people, following a whole-food, plant-...

GQ Article: How the Terrible, Insufferable Six-Day Water Fast Made Me a New Man

The below article was featured in the November 2013 issue of GQ Magazine.   What if there were a cure-all treatment for high blood pressure, migraines, chronic pain, arthritis, and, of yeah,...

GQ Article: How the Terrible, Insufferable Six-Day Water Fast Made Me a New Man

The below article was featured in the November 2013 issue of GQ Magazine.   What if there were a cure-all treatment for high blood pressure, migraines, chronic pain, arthritis, and, of yeah,...