Shane Idleman on Why Fasting Provides a Perfect Environment for Your Healing

Fasting is not a panacea; it simply provides an environment for healing. (Photo by Bit Cloud on Unsplash)

With more than 12 million U.S. children being obese, and millions more being malnourished, the need to address this topic has never been greater. Caffeine, soft drinks and junk food are fueling the disease epidemic.

Yet we pray for God to heal rather than ask for His help with the self-discipline to change harmful habits. What’s wrong with this picture? “There are multitudes of diseases which have their origin in fullness, and might have their end in fasting.”

The myth that fasting is bad for you is unfounded and has been disproved numerous times. Be careful when getting counsel from those who profit from that advice or from those who know little about how the body heals itself. I vividly recall the story of a man who had colon surgery yet may not have needed it had he just changed his diet. The hospital even fed him a greasy sloppy joe after he awoke from surgery. A lack of wisdom has been our downfall. (For more about how the physical affects the spiritual, search for “The Doctrine of Man (Sin & the Curse)” at

It’s been estimated that nearly 75% of U.S. clinical trials in medicine are paid for by private companies that benefit. For example, “Statins are good for you”—paid for by pharmaceutical companies that make them. Or “Take this drug to feel better”—never mind the fact that side effects include internal bleeding, seizures and panic attacks. Or “Eat this children’s cereal”—just ignore the harmful GMOs, food coloring, additives, preservatives and toxins.

America, wake up! You are what you eat. Fasting doesn’t kill us; overconsumption and consuming empty food does. Companies are often driven by revenue, but no one profits from fasting except the faster. Processed food is cheap and convenient. It often contains stimulating and addictive ingredients and flavor-enhancing chemicals. When was the last time you saw an advertisement for broccoli, blueberries or kale?

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SOURCE: Charisma News