Water-only Fasting Literature
A database of research publications dating back to 1881!

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Author(s): McCarty, M. F.
Publication: Med Hypotheses
Publication Year: 2003

Although a salted diet appears to be a sine qua non for the development of essential hypertension, low-salt diets often have a modest or even negligible impact on the blood pressure of hypertensives; this suggests that salt, perhaps often acting in concert with other aspects of a modern, rich diet, may set in place certain metabolic vicious cycles that sustain blood pressure elevation even… Read More

Author(s): Plotti, F., Terranova, C., Luvero, D., Bartolone, M., Messina, G., Feole, L., Cianci, S., Scaletta, G., Marchetti, C., Di Donato, V., Fagotti, A., Scambia, G., Benedetti Panici, P., Angioli, R.
Publication: Chemotherapy
Publication Year: 2020

INTRODUCTION: Diet may influence various aspects of human health. In fact, it is well known that diet can favour or not the development of various human pathologies, like diabetes, hypertension, and hypercholesterolaemia. Interestingly, diet has an influence in cancer development too (e.g., this relation has been studied for pancreatic, colonic, gastric, and breast cancers).… Read More

Author(s): Myers, T, Saul, B, Karlsen, M, Beauchesne, A, Glavas, Z, Ncube, M, Bradley, R, Goldhamer, A
Publication: Cureus
Publication Year: 2022

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 foods, but such effects have not been quantified.… Read More

Author(s): Thackrey, E., Chen, J., Martino, C. R., Preda, V.
Publication: Nutrition
Publication Year: 2022

With the global rise in obesity and the metabolic syndrome, double diabetes is increasingly prevalent in patients with type 1 diabetes. This review investigated the effects of diet on weight management and metabolic outcomes in patients with double diabetes. MEDLINE, CENTRAL, EMBASE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, ERIC, and Web of Science databases were searched through September 2020. Population- or… Read More

Author(s): Beauchesne, A. B., Goldhamer, A. C., Myers, T. R.
Publication: BMJ Case Rep
Publication Year: 2018

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, hyperlipidaemia, hypertension and persistent atrial fibrillation who presented with memory loss, cognitive impairment, fatigue and weakness. His treatment plan… Read More

Author(s): Johnson, N. A., Stannard, S. R., Rowlands, D. S., Chapman, P. G., Thompson, C. H., O'Connor, H., Sachinwalla, T., Thompson, M. W.
Publication: Exp Physiol
Publication Year: 2006

It is currently believed that intramyocellular triglyceride (IMTG) accumulation and insulin resistance are a consequence of dietary fat ingestion and/or the elevated circulating lipid levels associated with chronic fat surplus. The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of short-term starvation versus low-carbohydrate (CHO)/high-fat diet on IMTG accumulation and the development of… Read More

Author(s): Goldhamer, A. C., Klaper, M., Foorohar, A., Myers, T. R.
Publication: BMJ Case Rep
Publication Year: 2015

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 observation to immunotherapy, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapies. We report the case of a 42-year-old woman diagnosed by excisional biopsy with stage IIIa, grade 1 FL. In… Read More

Author(s): Goldhamer, A., Lisle, D., Parpia, B., Anderson, S. V., Campbell, T. C.
Publication: J Manipulative Physiol Ther
Publication Year: 2001

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 supervised, water-only fasting as a safe and effective… Read More

Author(s): Myers, T. R., Butler, G. J., Goldhamer, A.
Publication: Alternative and Complementary Therapies
Publication Year: 2020

A 66-year-old woman presented with an unspecified retroperitoneal mass measuring ∼4.4 × 4.4 cm with concomitant hydronephrosis, ureterectasis, and a simple kidney cyst as confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography (CT) scans. The patient arrived to the center during the intervening 8-week period between the initial scans and the follow-up CT-guided biopsy. The visit was… Read More

Author(s): Myers, T. R., Beauchesne, A. B., Goldhamer, A.C.
Publication: International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention
Publication Year: 2020

Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) is a progressive disorder of the corneal endothelium characterized by endothelial cell functional abnormalities and loss of visual acuity. Chronic oxidative stress plays a key role in disease progression. We present the case of a 69-year-old woman with an 18-year history of FECD that improved after dietary intervention with an exclusively whole-plant… Read More