The Soup to Nuts of Fasting

…om a cookbook of a Trappist monastery. We came to discover by Good Friday that monks eat well. Very well. OK, so perhaps our fasting this year will come from the bread alone part. Point is, fasting is never as hard, nor nearly as easy as we think it…

You Are What You Don’t Eat

…ffects. It cleans the body of toxins. We sometimes gorge ourselves on so much food that our digestive system gets overworked—fasting gives it time off. Fasting (literally) gets the digestive juices flowing again. So, if you’re a healthy…

How To Make the Fast Last

…“Question Box: Should I Fast if I have an Eating Disorder?” by Mike Hayes I have a rather odd question regarding fasting during Lent while dealing with an eating disorder. Fasting (not eating) is very easy, yet could do me more harm than…

Fasting from Injustice (Again)

…fair wages. (CNS photo/Jim West) This year I’m not fasting during Lent. Period. Not because I’ve given up on the concept of fasting as spiritually edifying. Not because I’m the worst faster in the long and storied history of fasting (which, by the…

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