Case Study Articles

Case Study Articles

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Relief of Symptoms Associated with Long COVID After Prolonged Water-Only Fasting: A Case Report

Abstract Long COVID is a broad range of symptoms that develop in a subset of people after acute SARS-CoV-2 infection. Current treatment options are investigational, not yet standardized, and aimed at symptomatic management of individual organ systems. This report presents the case of a 73-year-old male patient who achieved sustained improvements… read more

Prolonged Water-Only Fasting in the Management of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: A Case Report

Published Online - Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers: 13 Dec 2023 Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) is a common autoimmune disease and current treatment aims to manage symptoms with ongoing hormone replacement therapy. Here we present the case of a 61-year-old female who experienced a sustained decrease in symptoms of HT as well as levels of thyroid-… read more

A Preliminary Observational Study on Potential Effects of Prolonged Water-Only Fasting Followed by Whole-Plant-Food Refeeding in Normal-Weight Females

Santa Rosa, CA, January 9, 2024 -TrueNorth Health Foundation announced today that a new observational study has been published by the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. Abstract Evidence suggests that prolonged water-only fasting is safe and may improve cardiometabolic biomarkers in normal-weight males, but data in… read more

British Medical Journal Publishes Report from TNH on the Successful Treatment of Lymphoma Cancer with Fasting and a Vegan, SOS-free Diet

This article originally appeared in BMJ Case Reports 2015; doi:10.1136/bcr-2015-211582 Authors: Alan Goldhamer, D.C., Michael Klaper, M.D., Afsoon Foorohar, D.O., and Toshia R Myers, Ph.D. Summary: Follicular lymphoma (FL), the second most common non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), is well characterised by a classic histological appearance and an… read more

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

Here we present a 3-year follow-up report of a case that was originally published in BMJ Case Reports in December 2015.1 Briefly, a 42-year-old woman presented to her primary physician with a palpable mass in her right inguinal region and was subsequently diagnosed with stage IIIa, grade 1 follicular lymphoma (FL). In November 2014, the patient… read more

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