Why Fasting is Physically and Spiritually Good for You (The Drew Mariani Show)

How’s your fast going so far this Lent? Are you hearing your stomach growl a bit? Hang in there! Know that this is for your good.

Get ready to dive into a fascinating discussion on The Drew Mariani Show, where Drew chats with Dr. Sean O’Mara about the incredible benefits of fasting, both for your spirit and your body. If you’re between 18-59 and if you’re medically able, fasting during Lent is not just a box to tick for Catholics; it’s a transformative journey. 🍽️✨

Dr. O’Mara, a physician with a knack for blending science with spirituality, unpacks how fasting isn’t merely a religious obligation but a potent tool for revitalizing our “temples of God.” According to him, fasting is akin to giving your body a deep clean, boosting autophagy (our cells’ cleanup crew), and enhancing overall health. Imagine your body as a cluttered room; fasting is the ultimate spring cleaning that leaves you refreshed and rejuvenated. 🧹🌿

But wait, there’s more! Fasting is scientifically proven to kickstart autophagy after about 12-18 hours, peaking around three days. This isn’t about testing your willpower to the extremes but gradually embracing fasting to reap its full benefits, including a significant uptick in growth hormone, which means burning fat and building muscle like a pro. 💪🔥

Drew and Dr. O’Mara also delve into the nitty-gritty of overcoming the hunger pangs (hello, gremlin hormone!) with practical tips like sipping on living water enriched with beneficial microbes from kimchi or sauerkraut juice. Yes, you heard that right! 🥤🌱

Beyond the body, fasting elevates your spiritual game. It’s your secret weapon in spiritual warfare, empowering prayers and bringing you closer to divine grace. Remember, it’s not about if you fast but when, embracing fasting as a dual force for physical health and spiritual depth. 🙏💖

So, whether you’re a fasting newbie or looking to deepen your practice, this episode is your goldmine of wisdom, blending ancient practices with modern science for a holistic approach to health and holiness. Ready to embark on this life-changing journey? The path to a healthier, more spiritually attuned you starts here. 🌟📿

Remember: Start slow and let the journey transform you, inside and out. Happy fasting!

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Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at relevantradio.com and on the Relevant Radio® app.