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7 Types of Fasts You Need to Know About

  • Dr. Peter Holmes Author of The Fasting Journey
7 Types of Fasts You Need to Know About

[Editors note: the following in excerpt from Dr. Peter Holme's The Fasting Journey (Authentic Publishing, 2009). Copyright 2009 Dr. Peter Holme's. Used with permission.]

Deciding what to abstain from is one of the choices you must make when preparing to fast. The other is about the type of fast you will undertake. Will you be fasting privately or with a group? For how long will you fast? Most of my fasts are private, extended water-only fasts. This is the most demanding type of fast and is therefore likely to be the most effective. However, it will take most people quite some time to work up to this; and many will never take on this type of fast.

In this chapter we will look at the various types of fasts you can undertake.

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