Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article


1 posted on 03/14/2014 6:52:31 PM PDT by markomalley
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies ]


To: markomalley

Fasting is a good spiritual cleansing tool as it decreases production of serotonin in the enterochromaffin cells in the lining of the stomach and intestines. Serotonin is the neurotransmitter that blocks emotions from surfacing. About 95 % of the bodies serotonin is produced in these areas.

Thus with the emotional blocks removed, unresolved emotional wounds in the soul surface to be cleansed. Beware as it is often overwhelming for many and causes a psychological addiction to food (especially carbs)if the flood of emotions is overwhelming.


2 posted on 03/14/2014 7:49:09 PM PDT by tired&retired
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: markomalley
St. John Chrysostom on Keeping a Fast
Blood and Water >From His Side - St. John Chrysostom(Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)
Homilies from the Heart, St.John Chrysostom [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
Chrysostom on the Poor

St. John Chrysostom: The Prophet of Charity
Benedict XVI’s Nearly Unnoticed Letter on St. John Chrysostom (Fr. Z)
On Chrysostom's Social Doctrine
On St. John Chrysostom's Antioch Years
Synaxis of The Three Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian, & John Chrysostom, Jan.30
The Translation of the Relics of St. John Chrysostom (Jan 27 or Feb 9 Julian calendar)
The Easter Sermon of St. John Chrysostom (c. 400 AD)
The Life of Saint John Chrysostom
PASCHAL Homily of St John Chrysostom
The Golden Mouthed Preacher-St.John Chrysostom [Bishop,Doctor of Catholic and Orthodox Churches]

3 posted on 03/14/2014 8:13:04 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson