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Is it a good practice to slowly abstain from food or drink, and eat nothing, refrain from meals, go without nourishment, go hungry, starve oneself? It really depends on who you ask, the length of time, your desired outcome, and the purpose.

Recently, I had gall bladder surgery and was forced to stop eating certain foods and then I had to stop eating altogether for tests and then for the surgery. The outcome was that I lost 30 pounds.

Just to be sure that you understand, I'm told the small sac-shaped organ beneath the liver where bile is stored after secretion by the liver and before release into the intestine is not crucial to life and survival.

Listening to the body: Study examines the effects of fasting on infections https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160920104307.htm#.V-QMTJ3z...

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/03/12/fasting-for-three-days-can...

6 Things I Learned When I Tried Intermittent Fasting For a Week http://www.menshealth.com/nutrition/what-its-like-to-try-intermittent-fa...

5 Intermittent Fasting Methods: Which One Is Right for You?
http://dailyburn.com/life/health/intermittent-fasting-methods/

Independence: CAN calls for 3-day fasting, prayers for Nigeria http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/210883-independence-can-cal...

Does intermittent fasting really work? http://on.today.com/2cKTlGm

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