Chapter 6: Fasting


If your mind works like most modern Western folks, you immediately recoil from this idea.  That’s crazy!  If you don’t eat you will die, so the visceral thinking goes.  We have it deeply ingrained in our psyche that if you don’t eat very frequently, you will fall over dead.  Your flight from new york to Los Angeles surely would have been fatal if you didn’t eat those peanuts mid-flight.   Jesus fasted for forty days in the desert, but he could only do that because of his divine powers.  These notions are patently false, so where did our collective mind get them?  As a culture, we’ve been brainwashed by the food industry.  Think about all of those commercials that suggest dire consequences from not eating (preferably a lot of sugar) frequently.  

References and Further Reading

I’ve added a complete reference page to my book on this site.  I’ve also included “further reading” articles in books on this site, organized by the book chapter headings.  Book links to Amazon are affiliate links, and if you happen to buy something via one of those links, I get a small kickback from Amazon to help keep this site up and running.  Thank you for your support!

In an interview with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, Dr. Jamnadas talks about the benefits of fasting that he actually observed in his own patients.  Remember that he is talking about real sick people, not theoretical conjecture in a biochemistry textbook.  That video is linked below:

Dr. Jason Fung’s basic “how to fast” video is linked below:

For a deep dive into EVERYTHING about how to fast, check out Dr. Fung’s popular book:

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