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18th international congress of fasting physicians

Lisa Hipp - 11/04/2019 - 0 comments

“Fasting: The Switch of Life”

The congress of the Medical Association for Fasting and Nutrition (ÄGHE) took place on 29 and 30 June 2019 in the Kursaal in Überlingen on Lake Constance. Not only doctors and researchers who specialize in fasting have been invited to take part in that congress, but anyone else who was interested. The ÄGHE congress is organised in cooperation with Buchinger Wilhelmi clinics and the Maria Buchinger Foundation.

Lectures by internationally renowned scientists:

“Working for Food: How the Brain and Body Adapt to Intermittent Bioenergetic Challenges”
Mark Mattson, Baltimore

“A Time to Fast: Current Perspectives in Fasting”
Andreas Michalsen, Berlin

„Fasting and Silence – a couple of twins“
Niklaus Brantschen SJ, Edlibach

„„Fasting and fasting imitating substances to maintain health“”
Frank Madeo, Graz

“Protein Restriction Improves Glucose and Lipid Homeostasis Independent of Total Calorie Intake”
James Mitchell, Boston

“Safety, Health Improvement and Well-being During a 4 to 21-day Fasting Period in a Large Cohort”
Françoise Wilhelmi de Toledo, Überlingen, Franziska Grundler, Überlingen

“Case Reports”
Eva Lischka, Überlingen

“The Impact of Fasting Diet and Lifestyle on the Human Gut Microbiome”
Robin Mesnage, London

“How I fought my own cancer”
Jean-Jacques Trochon, Paris

More fasting experts at the 18th congress of the Medical Association for Fasting and Nutrition (ÄGHE)

  • Johannes Georg Wechsler, München
  • Magalie Viallon, Lyon
  • Pierre Croisille, Lyon
  • Daniela Liebscher, Berlin
  • Bettina Berger, Herdecke

More topics at the 18th congress of the Medical Association for Fasting and Nutrition (ÄGHE)

  • Indications and contraindications for fasting
  • Biological and genetic mechanisms associated with fasting
  • Results of the latest scientific studies on fasting in humans
  • The spiritual dimension of fasting

The Maria Buchinger Foundation award

In the course of this event, the Maria Buchinger Foundation award have been presented to Mark Mattson (Why fasting bolsters brain power): Mark Mattson at TEDxJohnsHopkinsUniversity, whose work was a remarkable contribution to the scientific documentation of therapeutic fasting.

The talks were hold in German and English and translated simultaneously into French, English and German.

Videos and information about past congresses

Watch all lectures of the congress of the Medical Association for Fasting and Nutrition (ÄGHE) on the Buchinger Wilhelmi YouTube channel.

The 17th fasting congress of the ÄGHE took place on 24 and 25 June 2017 with outstanding fasting and nutrition experts from all over the world. The talks from the events in 2013 and 2015 can be seen here:


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