The Nuance

Why Fasting Diets Are About to Get More Extreme

Two weeks without food? Some scientists think it could help.

Markham Heid
Elemental
Published in
5 min readOct 11, 2018

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Every week, the Nuance will go beyond the basics, offering a deep and researched look at the latest science and expert insights on a buzzed-about health topic.

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Markham Heid
Elemental

I’m a frequent contributor at TIME, the New York Times, and other media orgs. I write mostly about health and science. I like long walks and the Grateful Dead.