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Sunset at fasting clinic Buchinger

Sunset at fasting clinic Buchinger

Sunset at fasting clinic Buchinger

There isn't a third person in our marriage but there is a rival. My husband is passionate about a family-run fasting clinic in Uberlingen, overlooking Lake Constance, Germany.

He goes alone twice a year and was there at the beginning of lockdown. He happily remained there for six weeks unable to get home.

Buchinger Wilhelmi was founded 70 years ago by Otto Buchinger, a medical officer in the navy who cured himself of paralysis caused by rheumatic fever by fasting for 19 days in 1918.