Case Study Articles

Case Study Articles

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Is fasting safe? A chart review of adverse events during medically supervised, water-only fasting

ABSTRACT Background: 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 fasting is lacking. To address this, we conducted a chart review to describe adverse events (AEs) that occurred during… read more

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 patients following traumatic brain injury (TBI) and can prove highly debilitating. Here, the case is reported of a 52-year-old woman with unremitting CPTHA.… read more

Managing Parkinson’s Disease: Success in Amino Acid-based Therapy

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2016 issue of Health Science magazine, the member magazine of the National Health Association. Csilla Veress, N.D., L.Ac is a Naturopathic doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist at TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California. She received her Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and her… read more

Unlocking Chronic Pain: The Mystery of the Trigger Point

This article originally appeared in the Winter 2016 issue of Health Science magazine, the member magazine of the National Health Association. Gracie Yuen D.C. started seeking answers to her own health questions in the 1990s, including chronic respiratory infections, allergies, fatigue, and a genetic anemia. She read Fit for Life and started… read more

Water-only fasting and an exclusively plant foods diet in the management of stage IIIa, low-grade follicular lymphoma

This article originally appeared in British Medical Journal Case Reports 2015; doi:10.1136/bcr-2015-211582 SUMMARY Follicular lymphoma (FL), the second most common non Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), is well characterised by a classic histological appearance and an indolent course. Current treatment protocols for FL range from close … read more

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