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Therapeutic Fasting and its Physical Effects

Therapeutic fasting entails abstaining from solid food for a defined time, and instead consuming only tea, water, and broth. It’s said that fasting helps purify the body and psyche, resets the metabolism, and cleanses the colon. Before embarking on a fast, though, it’s important to consult a doctor first.

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Women who are pregnant or nursing and people suffering from infectious diseases or other serious illnesses shouldn’t fast.