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What is fasting?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Fasting requires that you abstain from food for one to five days. Water, tea, and broth are sometimes involved in fasting but only sparingly. Fasting can take place for religious reasons, for medical reasons, or for reasons of weight loss. It is often used as a tool to get rid of toxins in the body.

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