Fasting for Health and Spirituality -- and the Dreaded E-word


| January 28, 2002

Fasting for Health and Spirituality -- and the Dreaded E-word, D.B. Cooley, Street Miami
Although fasting has been long-used in spiritual quests and health regimens, the lure of food can be so strong that it becomes the faster's undoing. That's what writer D.B. Cooley of Street Miami finds out when he tries a juice fast to improve a sinus condition. At the beginning of his fast, Cooley fantasizes about owning the key to a Dunkin' Donuts and dreams of a VW bug-sized roasted turkey. It turns out getting started is the biggest hurdle for Cooley who, after four days with no food, emerges from his fast with a clear mind and body. 'My skin is soft and supple, my breath no longer foul, my body limber,' he says. 'And what's more, my sinuses are as clean and mucus-free as my kitchen faucet.'
--Kate Garsombke
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