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The Baha’i Fast falls during the month of Ala–the last month of the Baha’i calendar. During these 19 days, Baha’is abstain from food and drink between sunrise and sunset. While this abstention from food and drink is a test of one’s will and discipline, the Fast is not just about abstaining from food. The Fast is, primarily, a spiritual practice.

New Medical Study on the Baha’i Fast – Baha’i Blog Interviews Dr. Daniela Koppold

July 4, 2021, in Videos > Interview, by

In this Baha’i Blog interview, Leyla Tavernaro-Haidarian speaks with Dr. Daniela Koppold about a medical study she conducted on the Baha’i Fast.

This mixed methods research project, initiated by Dr. Koppold and her team in Berlin, Germany, involved specific lab tests and measurements, as well as interviews and questionnaires.

We initially interviewed Dr. Koppold about this study and you can listen to that interview here: New Medical Study on the Baha’i Fast [Audio]

Or read it here: New Medical Study on the Baha’i Fast

In this video, Leyla takes our questions further and we learn more about Dr. Koppold’s study and its findings. Dr. Koppold and the Baha’i Blog team warmly encourage you to comment with any aspect of the Baha’i Fast that you would like examined in a future study.

You can also listen to this interview on our Soundcloud page: New Medical Study on the Baha’i Fast – Baha’i Blog Interviews Dr. Daniela Koppold

For a general introduction to the Baha’i Fast, you might wish to read this Baha’i Blog article: The Baha’i Fast

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Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

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