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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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Fasting, Ketone Bodies & Long Life: Aging in a Divine Reality (2/2)

Fasting and Long Life Restricting an animal’s calorie intake is the most famous intervention known to extend life span. Discovered more than 70 years ago, it is still the only one absolutely proven to work. Most diseases, including cancer, diabetes … Continue reading

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The Fasting Mind: Treating Media Addiction

Fasting and the Mind In order to preserve the mind and body in a perfect condition, abstinence from food is not alone sufficient: unless the other virtues of the mind as well are joined to it … And so humility must … Continue reading

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