December 5th, 2001

fasting

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Abstention from eating. In alternative medicine, fasting purports to cleanse the body of impurities, based on the notion that when the body is not digesting food, greater reserves of energy are available for use in immune function, cell growth and elimination processes. Because the body is deprived of necessary energy resources during fasting, it can be dangerous.

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