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… 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): 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,… 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

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… Read More

Author(s): Goldhamer, A. C., Lisle, D. J., Sultana, P., Anderson, S. V., Parpia, B., Hughes, B., Campbell, T. C.
Publication: J Altern Complement Med
Publication Year: 2002

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 in the treatment of borderline hypertension. One such… Read More

Author(s): Gershfeld, N., Sultana, P., Goldhamer, A.
Publication: J Altern Complement Med
Publication Year: 2011

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 threatening. In spite of this, some patients will still refuse… Read More

Author(s): Koch, H. M., Lorber, M., Christensen, K. L., Palmke, C., Koslitz, S., Bruning, T.
Publication: Int J Hyg Environ Health
Publication Year: 2013

Human biomonitoring studies measuring phthalate metabolites in urine have shown widespread exposure to phthalates in the general population. Diet is thought to be a principle route of exposure to many phthalates. Therefore, we studied urinary phthalate metabolite patterns over a period of strict fasting and additionally recorded personal activity patterns with a diary to… Read More