Fasting and Mood

Michalsen, A. Prolonged Fasting as a Method of Mood Enhancement in Chronic Pain Syndromes: A Review of Clinical Evidence and Mechanisms. Curr Pain Headache Rep 14(2)80-7. PMID: 20425196

Fasting is part of many religions, cultures, and traditions.  However, it has lost its popularity in the modern world.  In this review, researchers show on a cellular level how fasting could promote health and combat modern diseases.  These claims are supported by experimental research and range from rheumatic diseases and pain management to mood disorders.