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Fasting

Hunger Strike Day 20: Hope in transition

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kumi Naidoo

As I count down my last 24 hours, my energy, concentration, and sense of balance are waning - but I am amazed at what the human body can do.

Running On Empty: Does Fasting Help Or Hurt?

Los Angeles Times | Shari Roan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Called intermittent fasting, this rather stark approach to weight control appears to be supported by science, not to mention various religious and cul...

I won't eat while Zimbabwe starves

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kumi Naidoo

On Wednesday, I chose to have my last meal for 21 days. I will only drink water, in solidarity with the people of Zimbabwe, who are being forced to fast involuntarily.

DePaul University's United Muslims Moving Ahead Hosts Fast-A-Thon Tuesday

Naazish YarKhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Naazish YarKhan

The event will build solidarity amongst the diverse DePaul community and remind us of our common social responsibility by asking the following question: "Will you go hungry for one day so someone else won't?"

Can Fasting Ease or Eliminate Chemotherapy's Side Effects?

Paul Raeburn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Raeburn

Researchers theorize that when cells are starved they toughen up, becoming more resistant to stress -- including the stress of chemotherapy.

The Power of Prayer and Fasting

Father John Bakas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Father John Bakas

There is renewed power through prayer and fasting, because ultimately prayer and fasting humbles us.

10 Tips For A Healthy Fast

beliefnet.com | Hesham Hassaballa | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims abstain from food, drink, and other sensual pleasures during daylight hours. The fasting month is also about spir...

Step XIII Of My Spiritual Journey: In Which I Refuse To Fast

Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Verena von Pfetten

I can tell you right off the bat that fasting is not for me. It's just not my thing. My one and only attempt at a fast involved the Master Cleanse, ...

Life On The Strictest "Detox"

Daily Mail | CLAIRE NEATE JAMES | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It sounds like a grotesque form of medieval torture: a punishing, £2,000 detox programme which means no food must pass your lips for nearly three wee...