Case Study Articles

Case Study Articles

You may search for case study articles written by TrueNorth Health staff according to the magazine or scientific filters below. For personal testimonials of patients who have stayed at TrueNorth Health Center, you may view the section Testimonials above. 

A way to reverse CAD? (coronary artery disease)

This original research article appears in the Journal of Family Practice in July 2014, vol 63, no 7. ABSTRACT Purpose: Plant-based nutrition achieved coronary artery disease (CAD) arrest and reversal in a small study. However, there was skepticism that this approach could succeed in a larger group of patients. The purpose of our follow-up study… read more

A Case of Nonpharmacologic Conservative Management of Suspected Uncomplicated Subacute Appendicitis in an Adult Male

ABSTRACT Background: Appendicitis is an acute condition of the abdomen that is treated with surgical intervention. Conservative treatment of appendicitis currently involves intravenous antibiotics. While conservative care is a useful tool in apprehensive patients, in conditions such as appendicitis, delays in proper treatment can be life… read more

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 spiritual and therapeutic reasons since ancient times. Water-only fasting (complete abstinence from all foods and beverages except for pure water) is now… read more

Medically Supervised Water-Only Fasting in the Treatment of Hypertension

ABSTRACT Background: Hypertension-related diseases are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in industrially developed societies. Although antihypertensive drugs are extensively used, dietary and lifestyle modifications also are effective in the treatment of patients with hypertension. One such lifestyle intervention is the use of medically… read more

Medically Supervised Water-Only Fasting in the Treatment of Borderline Hypertension

ABSTRACT Background: Hypertension-related diseases are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in industrially developed societies. Surprisingly, 68% of all mortality attributed to high blood pressure (BP) occurs with systolic BP between 120 and 140 mm Hg and diastolic BP below 90 mm Hg. Dietary and lifestyle modifications are effective… read more

Fasting in the Treatment of Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Summary: High blood pressure (HBP) is the most common contributing cause of death and disability in populations of industrialized countries. The majority of patients that suffer morbidity and mortality as a consequence of hypertension have blood pressure (BP) in the high-normal range, with systolic BP between 120 mm Hg. and 140 mm Hg. No… read more