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Fasting Essentials: Purity of Mind and Heart

   Fasting Essentials  “Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” Rend your heart and not your garments. [Joel 2:12-13 (NIV)]. We often strive to attain lofty spiritual states by … Continue reading

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Controlling Stress, Anxiety & Depression by Fasting (2/2)

Abstention and Fasting On Yom Kippur, the Torah commands us to “afflict ourselves” by not eating. To not eat is to suffer. G-d gives us this day to try and wake us up, to shake us out of our slumber, … Continue reading

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Fasting for Spiritual Energy: Piety and Ketone Bodies

Spiritual Energy from Ketones It can be argued that since ketone bodies are the only available alternative to glucose for brain’s energy, ketosis was a critical evolutionary development to provision man’s hypertrophied brain while sparing muscle mass.  [Richard L. Veech, Ketone … Continue reading

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