Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, and hypertension-related disease is the leading cause of death & disability in developed societies.  In the United States, each year, nearly 800,000 people suffer a stroke, of which hypertension is one of the most accura...


Welcome to the Fasting Escape Retreat Center!

As the pomegranates on our tree ripen, so too, the Fasting Escape is reaching full bloom.   Planned for August are cooking classes, yoga & meditation classes, talks by Dr. Gershfeld on living healthy in an unhealthy world,...

"The human body has hitherto been regarded as only capable of existing from eight to ten days when all supplies have been cut off." British Medical Journal 1880 (1)

In 1877, a physician by the name of Henry Tanner had decided to end his life. Plagued with asthma, chroni...

Suppose that a time traveler named Tim Timehop landed in modern America, coming to us from the late 19th Century.  He hailed from a small town in Iowa, and the powers that brought him here were kind enough to drop Tim off in a modest-sized town, rather than New York or...

The following article appeared in the Summer 2015 edition of Health Science Magazine.

Lifespans and Healthful Living, Improving Posture, and Supplements

Question: If I do everything my doctor recommends eat healthy, breathe clean air, get enough sleep and exercise, get a...

The following article appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of Health Science Magazine 

Question: Many of my friends are doing “spring cleanses.” What is the best cleanse?

Answer: Your body actually has its own intricate mechanisms to filter out and detoxify impurities, and...

The following article appeared in the Winter 2015 edition of Health Science Magazine

I started my internship with TrueNorth Health Center in a bit of a backwards way. It was my final year at college and I was excited to become an electrical engineer; until I got some ba...

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