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Gluttony - The forgotten Sin

Indulging in the Art of Self-Discipline: Conquering the Sin of Gluttony

In a world where temptation surrounds us at every corner, one sin often remains unnoticed, yet it silently wreaks havoc on our lives. It's none other than gluttony, the indulgence of our desires beyond necessity. In this blog post, we'll delve into the depths of this often-overlooked vice, exploring its effects on our relationship with food, our bodies, and our overall well-being.

Picture this: a world where food isn't just sustenance; it's a form of art and pleasure. Many of us have grown accustomed to dining for the sheer joy of it, even when our bodies don't truly hunger. We've transformed our connection with food into a romanticized affair, but behind this façade lies a harsh reality. Instead of nourishing ourselves, we often end up feeding unhealthy gut bacteria and parasites that have adapted to our overindulgence.

To put this theory to the test, consider fasting. The first day without solid food can be uncomfortable, not because we're genuinely malnourished but because our parasites are rebelling against the disruption of their routine. They throw a temper tantrum within your gut, causing stomach discomfort and even sending signals up your Vagus nerve, resulting in headaches. How many times have you blamed a headache on hunger? But true hunger manifests as weakness or a lack of energy, not merely gut discomfort or a headache.

As you persist through the first day of fasting, you'll notice the discomfort gradually subsiding, and your appetite diminishing compared to the day before. This transformation occurs because, after approximately 23 hours of fasting, your body enters a state of autophagy. During this process, it breaks down and eliminates harmful microbes that have taken up residence within you. By abstaining from food, you provide your body with a much-needed break from the constant digestion process, allowing it to focus on other vital functions such as lymphatic drainage and repairing damaged cells and organs.

Fasting, it seems, is synonymous with healing. In the Bible, many spiritual breakthroughs and miracles occurred after sacred periods of fasting. It begs the question: how can you attract new blessings into your life when you haven't processed and made room for the existing ones? Gluttony, at its core, is about taking more than your fair share for your personal pleasure, rather than necessity. It's edible greed, a refusal to acknowledge the line between need and excess.

However, by addressing and taking care of the resources and nourishment we already possess, we open the gateway for new blessings to flow into our lives. Gluttony may be a sin, but conquering it is an art of self-discipline that can lead to profound personal growth and spiritual enlightenment. So, let's embark on a journey towards mindful consumption, where the path to abundance is paved with moderation and balance.

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Soooo timely... preparing my body to fast and heal. Thank you

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