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Fasting: The Oldest Cure in the World

Renee Bright

If you’re online at all, you’ve probably heard the news: fasting dramatically improves your health, even cures diseases. Will it really?

Steve Hendricks says that, sure, the practice’s biggest fans can overhype fasting. But, still, the scientific community needs to listen up, because the evidence is clear: fasting really does make you healthier, does fend off disease and it’s been doing so for as long as humans have had to endure hunger. Hendricks himself fasts and this Friday at noon, he’ll join us to talk about the history and science of fasting.

One spoiler: in the 1870s, there was a man who fasted for 40 days — twice.


  • Steve Hendricks, author of "The Oldest Cure in the World: Adventures in the Art and Science of Fasting." [Amazon|Indiebound|Bookshop]  

Airdate: Friday, Sept 16, at 12 p.m. and Saturday, Sept 17, 2022 at 11 a.m.. Repeat: Dec. 9, 2022 at noon.

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