Book Review — The Dry Fasting Miracle: From Deprive to Thrive by Luke Coutinho (Author), Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Ali Bin Rashed Al Nuaimi (Author)
The Dry Fasting Miracle: From Deprive to Thrive by Luke Coutinho (Author), Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Ali Bin Rashed Al Nuaimi (Author)
Publisher: Penguin eBury Press
Price: Rs. 299 INR(Paperback), Rs. 185 INR(Kindle Edition)
Buy here: https://amzn.to/3gF64d7
My take on the book:
Fasting as a concept has been around from time immemorial; as its stated at the start of the book, during stone age, humans had to hunt for their next meal and had to fast till they found their next prey. Come to current times, the irony is the unlimited access to food and beverages round the clock which is resulting in humans consuming food at odd hours resulting in unexpected damage to human body. This book reiterates the known and proven advantages of fasting which are lost over the years.
It is popularly known how fasting is an integral part of religious rituals and is ingrained from early childhood as a practice. Similarly, we would have heard from our grandparents and elders that fasting, especially while sick, can help the body heal. This book explains in a scientific way why fasting was advised in both the above scenarios and the secret behind it. The basic concept of dead and sick cells thrown out of the body allowing for new cells to be generated during the fasting period is the reason for it to be believed as anti-inflammatory and hence help dealing with a multitude of issues faced by the body.
The book also has multiple testimonials of patients who have consulted with the author Luke and have seen remarkable improvement in their health conditions. There is a FAQ section as well as multiple references at the end which can be referred for further reading and research. If you are wondering what more can the book teach when fasting is a universally known concept, the book clears the myths about who should and shouldn’t resort to fasting and how and when to break a fast. I personally always mistook fasting to intentionally starving our body, but this book had been an eye opener. I have myself done a thirteen hour fast after completing this book and hope to keep doing it regularly henceforth. While it’s too early to comment on the personal improvements I have noticed, I have seen elders in my family vouching by fasts and made it as a part of their life.
To summarize, this book is a one-stop primer about dry fasting, especially for beginners contemplating on how to get started.