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FASTING: A Holy and Spiritually Healthy Diet

It’s just more fun to feel good, and I imagine more pleasing to God. It’s not about looking like a model. Very few people have the genetics for that, but this blog makes some interesting comments about diabetes.

People break fast after evening prayer outside Eyup Mosque during the holy month of Ramadan on June 15, 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. The holy month of Ramadan is observed by Muslims across Turkey and worldwide. A month of fasting takes place to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad and is considered one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

By Rabbi Allen S. Maller

Lack of self discipline will soon put more Americans in a hospital than all infectious diseases combined. About one third of the of the 600,000+ Americans who died from various types of cancer in 2010, died due to their own life style behavior. Smoking, over eating and drinking, and physical inactivity will do them in. The same set of self indulgences will also afflict those who died from heart disease last year.

The lack of self restraint so evident in…

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