Dr. Otto Buchinger (1878-1966) was the pioneer of therapeutic fasting which, thanks to him, is now regarded as an effective healing method. Before Buchinger's findings, fasting was associated with religious and spiritual practices. Therapeutic fasting is still often considered a reflective experience today, however the main aim is to detoxify the body.
Fasting according to Buchinger is based on liquids - fruit and vegetable juices, vegetable broth and teas. By easing guests slowly in and out of the Buchinger fasting programme, our Buchinger clinics make it possible for you to avoid negative side effects, such as an increased appetite, after the programme has ended.
The recommended length of a Buchinger fasting programme is at least 2-3 weeks, however many of our guests start to see the results after just one week.
Typical Fasting Menu at a Buchinger Clinic: Example
Each Buchinger clinic has its own specific meal plans, however most of them are fairly similar. Here is an example meal plan from one of our Buchinger fasting clinics: