Fasting has a long history. Many indigenous cultures and world religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hindu, and Jainism, call for fasting during high holy periods or spiritual rites. The Greek physician Hippocrates, for whom the Hippocratic oath is named, recommended fasting to some of his patients. Today, fasting has also become part of the diet culture. How much of fasting is about health and how much is a fad diet? Read on to find out what’s…
Brenda Kimble is a writer and wellness blogger. She is also a mother of 2 daughters and a son. When she is not writing, she is typically doing yoga, crafting with her kids, or strolling the streets of her quaint neighborhood in Austin, Texas.