Fasting Is Part of Many Faiths

It is also part of a healthy lifestyle for many atheists

Shefali O'Hara
3 min readMar 26, 2023

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Since I was diagnosed with metastatic brain cancer about 2 years ago, I have adopted intermittent fasting. I have also researched fasting, and the health benefits, particularly where this relates to cancer.

In recent weeks, my fasting protocol has coincided with Lent in the Christian calendar.

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Shefali O'Hara

Cancer survivor, writer, engineer. BSEE from MIT, MSEE, and MA in history. Love nature, animals, books, art, and interesting discussions.