Posted by: Chris Maloney | March 18, 2012

First Day of 40 Day Fast – Water Only Fasting – 1st of 3 Forty Day Fasts – YouTube

First Day of 40 Day Fast – Water Only Fasting – 1st of 3 Forty Day Fasts – YouTube.

When I found the pictures of this particular woman on wikipedia, I wanted to know what medical condition would require not one, not two, but three forty day water fasts to accomplish.  I also wanted to know which doctor put her on this extreme regime.

Turns out, she did it to herself.  Which brings up a very big question.  What kind of God would require that she starve herself for 120 days?  I don’t recall that requirement anywhere in any bible I’ve ever read.

I have patients who have done this to themselves.  But at least they acknowledged they had an eating disorder and sought help.



  1. Reblogged this on Inspiredweightloss.

  2. Thanks! I think everyone should see this particular journey and not go down it.

  3. you are a total asshole. Olivia cohen is a heroine and deserves recognition for her extraordinary work. I hate you so much.

  4. As a fellow faster, I’d say she has overdone it to the point of losing focus. I’m sorry that we disagree, but I neither call you names nor do I hate you at all. I hope you are maintaining medical oversight on your fasting.

  5. Olivia Cohen is an irresponsible lunatic.

  6. I wish it ended there. I have had a number of people write to me that they were inspired by her model. On the west coast there are last-ditch medical clinics that do fast people with life-threatening blood sugar and blood pressure levels that have responded to nothing else. But those fasts are done with round-the-clock medical supervision and the person is restarted on food as soon as they can.

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