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What are the causes for fasting?

An individual's period of fasting may take place for several reasons. In some religions and spiritualities, fasting is done as a means to cleanse and purify oneself or is viewed as a sacrifice. Fasting can also be used to lose weight or detoxify your body. Other times, medical testing or surgery may be reason that a person fasts.

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How is detoxification related to fasting?
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Some individuals use fasting as a means of detoxification, although this practice is still under scr...
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Does fasting affect children differently than adults?
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Usually, fasting is not recommended for children. Children are more vulnerable when fasting beca...
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The Do's and Dont's of Intermittent Fasting
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What Are the Possible Benefits of Fasting?
What Are the Possible Benefits of Fasting?

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