Case Study Articles

Case Study Articles

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A Six-Week Follow-Up Study on the Sustained Effects of Prolonged Water-Only Fasting and Refeeding on Markers of Cardiometabolic Risk

(1) Background: Chronic inflammation and insulin resistance are associated with cardiometabolic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Therapeutic water-only fasting and whole-plant-food refeeding was previously shown to improve markers of cardiometabolic risk and may be an… read more

Potential Effects of Prolonged Water-Only Fasting Followed by a Whole-Plant-Food Diet on Salty and Sweet Taste Sensitivity and Perceived Intensity, Food Liking, and Dietary Intake

Abstract The overconsumption of calorie-dense foods high in added salt, sugar, and fat is a major contributor to current rates of obesity, and methods to reduce consumption are needed. Prolonged water-only fasting followed by an exclusively whole-plant-food diet free of added salt, oil, and sugar may reduce the consumption of these hyper-palatable… read more

Challenging Case in Clinical Practice: Prolonged Water-Only Fasting Followed by an Exclusively Whole-Plant-Food Diet in the Management of Severe Plaque Psoriasis

Santa Rosa, CA, April, 2022 - The TrueNorth Health Foundation has announced today a case study showing that prolonged water-only fasting followed by an exclusively whole-plant-food diet initiated remission of severe plaque psoriasis symptoms in a 47-year-old male. Introduction Psoriasis is an immune-mediated, inflammatory disease with a… read more

The Effects of Prolonged Water-Only Fasting and Refeeding on Markers of Cardiometabolic Risk

Santa Rosa, CA, March, 2022 - The TrueNorth Health Foundation in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic has published an original research article in the journal, Nutrients on the effects of prolonged water-only fasting and refeeding on markers of cardiometabolic risk. Abstract (1) Background: Cardiometabolic disease, including insulin… read more

Medically Supervised Water-Only Fasting Followed by a Whole-Plant-Food Diet Reduces Visceral Adipose Tissue

Santa Rosa, CA, September, 2021 - TrueNorth Health Foundation announced today a case report showing that water-only fasting followed by an exclusively whole-plant-food diet reduced visceral adipose tissue in three male patients. Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is associated with chronic metabolic and inflammatory disorders. Normal weight,… read more

Water-Only Fasting and an Exclusively Whole-Plant-Food Diet in the Resolution of Seborrheic Keratosis.

Santa Rosa, CA, August 20, 2020 - TrueNorth Health Foundation announced today a case report showing that water-only fasting and an exclusively whole-plant-food diet appeared to resolve a longstanding case of benign, facial seborrheic keratosis, commonly referred to as a “mole.”     The case report was published in the August 2020 issue… read more

TrueNorth Health Foundation Report Shows Whole-Plant-Food Diet May Improve Degenerative Eye Disease

Santa Rosa, CA, March 16, 2020 - TrueNorth Health Foundation announced today a case report showing that an exclusively whole-plant-food diet significantly improved Fuchs’ Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FECD), a degenerative eye disease that accounts for as much as 20 percent of corneal transplants in the U.S.  The case report was published in… read more

TrueNorth Health Foundation Report Shows Water-Only Fasting, Diet May Potentially Stop Tumor Growth

Santa Rosa, CA, February 24, 2020 - TrueNorth Health Foundation announced today a case report that suggests medically supervised, water-only fasting and an exclusively whole-plant-food diet may have the potential for treating – and possibly reversing – the growth of some types of tumors in the time between their discovery and biopsy. The report… read more

Exclusively plant, whole-food diet for polypharmacy due to persistent atrial fibrillation, ischaemic cardiomyopathy, hyperlipidaemia and hypertension in an octogenarian

This article originally appeared in BMJ Case Reports 2018;11:e227059. doi:10.1136/bcr-2018-227059 Summary: Polypharmacy is common and associated with negative health outcomes in the elderly. We report the case of an 82-year-old man with a history of polypharmacy due to coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, ischaemic cardiomyopathy,… read more

Follow-up of water-only fasting and an exclusively plant food diet in the management of stage IIIa, lowgrade follicular lymphoma

This is a 3 year follow-up report of a case that was originally published in British Medical Journal Case Reports in December 2015.  Click on the file link below to read the full article.