Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the books Fooled By Randomness and The Black Swan, once said the following about fasting:
The reason fasting in its various forms is not practiced as the best medicine is because industry has not (yet) managed to make a profit from it. Try to generalize this very, very simple point to other substractive treatments and you will understand what we got ourselves into with modernity.
You’re about to be proved wrong, Taleb. [Read more...]