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The goal of the foundation is to promote research in fasting as a therapeutic and preventive procedure for the body, mind and soul within the context of integrative medicine.

To achieve this, the foundation:

  • awards and funds research assignments on topics related to fasting, a natural and sustainable diet and integrative medicine;
  • finances research programmes, educational and informational events, as well as meetings, and promotes further education;
  • initiates measures to uphold and enhance the life work of Maria Buchinger and her husband Helmut Wilhelmi, Drs. Otto Buchinger Sr. and Jr., as well as their descendents;
  • promotes fasting as an individual or group experience in a therapeutic or non-therapeutic setting;
  • grants a Maria Buchinger Foundation Award to people or organisations that have helped to advance fasting and therapeutic fasting in an exemplary way.

Maria Buchinger Foundation