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Healthy Fasting As Taught By Hildegard of Bingen

Our Healthy Fasting section contains our posts relating to the different methods of fasting as advocated by Hildegard of Bingen. Here you will find general information and overviews on fasting, the specific guidelines and benefits of the various fasting regimens, and other explorations into fasting as a means to improve overall health. Fasting, as long as done correctly, can be extremely beneficial to your overall health. We hope that some of the below posts allow you to better understand how to properly fast the way that Hildegard of Bingen intended.

The Purpose of Fasting According to Hildegard

Throughout the world and over the course of history, wholly unrelated cultures have adopted similar rituals.  Fasting represents one such common practice. The purpose of fasting normally reveals itself through religious rites, where the practice often appears in different forms. In Buddhism, during fasting periods, monks and nuns restrict their diets to one meal per…

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Fasting Supplements

Fasting with Dietary Supplements and Vitamins

As each of us develops our unique personal fasting routine, some may consider incorporating dietary supplements and vitamins.  Refining our individual process, means discovering our vulnerable areas, and identifying means for support.  This includes finding the right dietary supplements to promote the intended outcome. Fasting Inspired by Hildegard We know of fasting as a naturopathic…

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Intermittent Fasting Results and Health Benefits

Rather than prescribing a specific form of fasting, the term “intermittent fasting” (also, called interval fasting or periodic fasting) describes a rhythm of eating. In comparison to a strict fasting regimen, an intermittent fasting schedule provides for good meals confined to specific times, and only at certain intervals. The process of intermittent fasting calls for…

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three levels of hildegard fasting

Hildegard’s Three Healthy Fasts

Hildegard believed that regular fasting should be an integral part of a healthy dietary regimen. In this post we will review the process, purpose, and benefits of three levels of the Hildegard fast.

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How does intermittent fasting work

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

Unlike other fad diets, it seems like intermittent fasting is here to stay. Researchers and health writers alike are regularly touting the benefits of intermittent fasting. Those benefits include: reduced diabetes risk, reduced risk of heart disease, weight loss, less fatigue, better brain health, and much more. At its core, intermittent fasting is fairly simple…

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Hildegard fast

Comments on a Hildegard Fast

The concept of a Hildegard fast is often associated with Causae et Curae, where Hildegard actually makes scant mention any specific fasting regimen. Instead, Causae et Curae focuses on the themes of balance and moderation in all things, including diet.  In fact, Mary Palmquist opens her translation of Causae et Curae (Holistic Healing) with the following…

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periodic fasting

Periodic Fasting: Lose Weight, Grow Healthy

There are many ways to incorporate a fast into your lifestyle. Whether you are looking to burn fat, lose weight, or just promote a healthier lifestyle, regular fasting can help you achieve your goals. Intermittent fasting, also known as periodic fasting and interval fasting, is becoming a popular fasting method. For good reason. Periodic fasting…

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Principles of Hildegard Fasting

Hildegard’s Fasting Guidelines

Hildegard recommends fasting as a psychotherapeutic panacea for 29 of her 35 subconscious virtues. Her writing promotes fasting as a universal remedy to change consciousness and release healing powers for a new perspective on life.

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Cleanse Fasting and health foods

Hildegard’s Guide to Fasting and Health

If you’re looking for a guide to fasting and health, your search will take you back to ancient times. How to increase energy and its renewing properties.

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Spiritual Fasting

Spiritual Fasting: a Practice of Mind, Body, & Spirit

Fasting and detox products are easy to find. There are whole sections of grocery stores dedicated to cleansing and detoxification.

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