People go on certain fasts for different reasons. Some people fast for spiritual reasons. Others fast to detoxify their bodies. Given the beneficial reasons for fasting, you wouldn't think a person would die from doing it.
According to Fox News, a woman who lived in Switzerland died attempting a sunlight fast, which was a spiritual diet. The fast required the woman to live off of sunlight, and she wasn't allowed to eat or drink. Apparently the idea came from a documentary in which an Indian Guru said this was his way of life for 70 years.
It is understandable why the woman wanted to get in touch with her spiritual side; but, why did the woman choose such a radical fast? Most people know that the body thrives off of good nutrients and plenty of fluids. Going a prolonged period without any of these is deadly. The woman should have listened to her body.
The prosecutor's office in the Swiss canton (state) of Aargau confirmed Wednesday that her death occurred in January 2011, reported Fox News. A criminal investigation has not been opened. Should there be a criminal investigation if the woman made the choice to go on the radical fast?
Fasting is good for the body and the soul, but this fast went overboard. Have you ever went on a spiritual diet or a detox fast? Was it as radical as the sunlight fast?