What is Fasting?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

Most popular types: Juice Fasting

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Fasting is primarily the act of willingly abstaining from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support weight loss 6 4
Support spiritual health 2 3
Abdominal bloating 1 1
Anaphylaxis 1 0
Chronic mercury poisoning 1 0
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fasting

Side effect Patients
Generalized weakness (asthenia) 2
Blood sugar swings 1
Irritability 1
Spacing out 1
Weight loss 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Fasting

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 2

Why patients stopped taking Fasting

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 4
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently using Fasting

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped using Fasting

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 5
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 7
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Fasting

Mar 20, 2011 (Started Mar 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support spiritual health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 12 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 20, 2010 (Started Mar 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support spiritual health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12 hr Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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