One of the most popular fasts in recent years has been the Daniel Fast, a 21-day period of prayer and fasting based on the Old Testament prophet's fasts recorded in Daniel 1 and Daniel 10.. The Daniel Fast is a...
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One of the most popular fasts in recent years has been the Daniel Fast, a 21-day period of prayer and fasting based on the Old Testament prophet's fasts recorded in Daniel 1 and Daniel 10.. The Daniel Fast is a partial fast, in which certain foods are restricted and others are consumed. This fast is similar to a 'purified' vegan diet; in addition to the exclusion of all animal products, no additives, preservatives, sweeteners, caffeine, alcohol, white flour, or processed foods are allowed. With the Daniel Fast people can eat as much Daniel-Fast-friendly food as they would like. Though most people begin the Daniel Fast for a spiritual purpose, many are amazed by the physical transformation that takes place. Many with high cholesterol experience a drop to healthy levels; people who have wrestled with weight issues are suddenly able to lose weight. The vast majority of participants in the Daniel Fast report a general sense of well-being and increased energy. Recent published scientific studies of the Daniel Fast have documented many of the same findings, with additional benefits, such as a reduction in systemic inflammation, a reduction in blood pressure, and an improvement in antioxidant defenses. The Daniel Cure will help readers take the next step by focusing on the health benefits of the Daniel Fast. By following the advice in this book, readers will convert the Daniel Fast from a once-a-year spiritual discipline into a new way of life that can begin any time of the year. In a nation suffering an epidemic of obesity and its resulting ills, The Daniel Cure may be just what the Great Physician ordered. Includes a 21-Day Daniel Cure Devotional, Frequently Asked Questions, ten chapters of recipes, a recipe index, and an appendix detailing 'The Science behind the Daniel Fast.'
Richard Gill teaches English, Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College, Leicester, and is Research Fellow, University of Leicester. Susan Gregory was formerly Head of English at Gartree High School, Leicester. She is now a freelance writer.ý