The practice of fasting for purification and health can be traced back as far as early as ancient Greece. The great philosopher, Pythagoras, required all his disciples to first purify themselves through fasting. Plato said, “I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency.” Plutarch said, "Instead of using medicine, rather, fast a day." The Spiritual master, Pythagoras required all his disciples to first purify themselves through fasting. The founder of modern medicine, Hippocrates, prescribed either a strict fast with nothing but water or medicinal teas, or a very slender liquid diet. He said: "Everyone has a physician inside him or...
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