It is so helpful to know that there are other people – real people – out there that are fasting and running into the same issues, questions that I am. Fasting is now gaining a lot more acceptance in society, but it still seems like a ‘weird’ thing to the mainstream. It’s nice to have somewhere to go where you don’t have to explain your reason for doing this over and over.
How We Began
The Fasting Flamingo hatched from a Meetup group.
Although it began with just a few members, within three months there were over one hundred people joining in. It became clear that there was a strong interest in the results fasting brings and also that there was not a lot of support for those living this lifestyle nor a great central clearing house of information.
Given how strong the community was getting, we decided to create this site to put all the good info and resources into one place and make it available to ALL.
We are so thrilled you are here— let us know if you have any questions.
Founder, fellow faster
Katherine has spent the last seven years in healthcare as a leader in Innovation, Operations Strategy, and Business Intelligence. She has her MBA from Cornell, where she specialized in Sustainability & Entrepreneurship.
She loves back country skiing with her dogs, watching “unlikely animal friends” videos, and is addicted to Audible.
Dr. Ben Barthel, Ph.D
Ben has been passionate about science since approximately a week after his birth. Always focused on improving human health, he was awarded his Ph.D from University of Colorado Boulder for developing new methods for treating cancer.
He followed that with his post-doctoral work on improving polio vaccine stability and deliver-ability. Since then he has worked for startups on vaccine formulation and discovering new therapies for muscular dystrophy.
His conviction in the power of a rigorous scientific method, makes him particularly passionate about rectifying the egregious lack of scientific-grounding in health policy, weight-loss treatment, and “wellness” trends over the last several decades.
A community of fasters
Beginning March of 2020, a group of fasters — ranging from the curious to the experienced come together each week via Zoom to support and learn from each other.
There are a wide-variety of reasons members choose to fast ranging from weight loss, reversal of chronic conditions like Type 2 diabetes, cancer remission, migraines, PCOS, prevention of Alzheimer’s, increasing lifespan, and so many more — everyone is welcome!