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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fasting: What You Need To Know

Dear Boys and Girls,

First, a disclaimer: I don't pretend to be a medical expert. But, I did some basic searching on the internet to find information from a medical expert on fasting.

A lot of the stuff out there on fasting seems a bit hocus-pocus with all its promises. Fasters beware is my first tip or word of caution.

However, I liked Dr. Elson Haas's perspective and insight on fasting. He is the author of
Staying Healthy with Nutrition: The Complete Guide to Diet and Nutritional Medicine


Elson M. Haas, MD has been in medical practice for over 25 years and was instrumental in the development of the field that he has termed Integrated Medicine. He is the founder and director of the Preventive Medical Center of Marin, an integrated health care facility in San Rafael, California, where he specializes in Family and Nutritional Medicine, Detoxification, and Individualized Health Programs. His books include: Staying Healthy with Nutrition , Staying Healthy with the Seasons (fully revised 20th Anniversary 2003 edition), The False Fat Diet, The Staying Healthy Shopper's Guide, The Detox Diet, and A Cookbook for All Seasons.

If you'd like more information on fasting, you can get his book or read an excerpt from his book on the following site:

Your partner in health,

Barbie, PhD

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