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Adverse Events of Water-Only Fasting

Course #: 010-867

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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 CPEUs

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Course Description

Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) - Provider #21328, Activity #149267 approved for 1 CPEU.

CPEU Course Description

Evidence suggests that fasting, during which only water is consumed, results in potentially health promoting physiological effects.  This CPEU course describes adverse events (AEs) that occurred during medically supervised, water-only fasting.

Haley Barnes, RD, CDE was involved in the creation of this course.

Article Author:  John Finnell, ND, MPH, LAc., et al.

Exam writer: Tiev LaGuire, MS


CPEU Course Objectives

  1. Enumerate five health-promoting physiologic responses to fasting.
  2. Describe the Buchinger Method of fasting.
  3. Summarize what is necessary for the safe implementation of water-only fasts.
  4. Identify which conditions water-only fasting has been utilized for the treatment of since the 1970’s.
  5. Provide the adverse event that was experienced by those fasting but is not reported to occur in response to fasting.

CPE Level: II

Learning Codes: 4000, 5000, 5260, 5420

Performance Indicators (RDN): 6.2.5, 8.1.2 , 8.1.5 , 8.2.2

Performance Indicators (NTDR): 6.2.5, 8.1.2 , 8.2.2 , 8.3.6

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