May 1997 Issue
Fasting for Health Offers Few Benefits, Questionable Safety
Q. I'd like to fast to cleanse my body of toxins and maybe lose a few pounds. Is it safe? A. That depends on how healthy you are and how long you fast. We do know there's no evidence it can do either of the things you say you'd like it to do. Fasting has been practiced through the ages. People traditionally fasted for spiritual enlightenmentMoses, Jesus and Buddha included. Today, though, people
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