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« on: May 20, 2011, 02:55:17 PM »

Gut Bugs Affect Brains

Your digestive tract is home to about a trillion bacteria. And they pay rent. They protect you from infection, they harvest energy for you from what you eat and, if researchers are right, they affect your mental health as well. Because a new study shows that the bacteria that live in your intestines can influence your emotions and behavior. The work appears in the journal Gastroenterology...
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2011, 05:44:49 PM »

That's extremely interesting.

One might similarly wonder if or how fasting could affect intestinal flora/fauna and subsequently emotions/passions/behavior etc.  Perhaps a study of rats following the Orthodox fasting guidelines is in order? (lol/ Wink )
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« Reply #2 on: Today at 01:29:48 AM »

Interesting.
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« Reply #3 on: Today at 01:48:37 AM »

Perhaps a study of rats following the Orthodox fasting guidelines is in order? (lol/ Wink )

... I have sinned against Thee today as a man, and not only as a man, but even worse than a rat ...

Edit: ... I have sinned against Thee today as a rat, and not only as a rat, but even worse than a man ...

(fasting without prayer is called the fast of the demons, after all)
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