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International Association of Professional Hygienists

4620 Euclid Boulevard

Youngstown, OH 44512

(A professional organization of doctors who specialize in therapeutic fasting. Write to them for a list of certified members.)

Fasting and Eating for Health: A Medical Doctor’s Program for Conquering Disease, by Joel Fuhrman, MD, New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 1998.


Guengerich FP. Effects of nutritive factors on metabolic processes involving bioactivation and detoxication of chemicals. Ann Rev Nutr 1984;4:207–31.

Hafstrom I, Ringertz B, Gyllenhammar H, et al. Effects of fasting on disease activity, neutrophil function, fatty acid composition, and leukotriene biosynthesis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum 1988;31:585–92.

Hughes EC, Gott PS, Weinstein RC, et al. Migraine: a diagnostic test for etiology of food sensitivity by a nutritionally supported fast and confirmed by long-term report. Ann Allerg 1985;55:28–32.

Kjeldsen-Kragh J, Haugen M, Borchgrevink CF, et al. Controlled trial of fasting and one year vegetarian diet in rheumatoid arthritis. Lancet 1991; 338:899–902.

Lithell H, Bruce A, Gustafsson IB, et al. A fasting and vegetarian diet treatment trial on chronic inflammatory disorders. Acta Derm Venereol 1983;63:397–403.

Parke AL, Hughes GRV. Rheumatoid arthritis and food: a case study. Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1981; 282:2027–9.

Seignalet J. Diet, fasting, and rheumatoid arthritis. Lancet 1992;339:68–9.

Shakman RA. Nutritional influences on the toxicity of environmental pollutants; a review. Arch Env Health 1974; 28:105–33 [review].

Skoldstam L, Magnusson KE. Fasting, intestinal permeability, and rheumatoid arthritis. Rheum Dis Clin North Am 1991;17:363–71.

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