This article is from the Alternative Medicine Therapies guide.
Because fasting is not included in conventional medical training, the number of physicians utilizing this therapeutic tool remains very small. While your primary-care physician may be willing to supervise a short fast, if you plan to fast for more than three days, you should consult a naturopathic physician, nutritionally oriented chiropractor, nutritionist, or registered dietitian. Ask your primary-care practitioner for a referral.
A directory of practitioners who specialize in fasting therapy is available through the International Association of Hygienic Physicians (IAHP), in Youngstown, Ohio.