Why You Want to Eat a Raw Vegan Natto Salad to Break Your Fast

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I participated in the Ujisato Matsuri summer festival on Saturday. This is Bon Odori, a Japanese circle dance to celebrate the autumn harvest in advance. This is an example of Yoshuku.

Now that the Hare period has concluded, it’s time to embrace the Ke period and continue our celebrations.

Hold on a moment! Isn’t the Ke period typically associated with discipline rather than festivity?

Absolutely, you’re correct. The Ke period is known for its routine and discipline, while the Hare period is characterized by celebration.

Yet, consider this: life itself is a festival, a Matsuri, my friend. Each day, each moment is an opportunity to rejoice. You can savor the Ke period just as much as the Hare period.

In fact, I’m eagerly returning to my regular biohacking routine after a restful weekend. Do you share this sentiment? Do you sometimes find the routine of three meals a day a bit monotonous?

I’ve found that engaging in a 36-hour fast on Mondays brings a sense of refreshment. It helps me reconnect with that feeling of hunger, which can be invigorating.

By the way, it’s currently Tuesday morning in Japan. I’ve just completed my 36-hour fast, which turned out to be 38 hours, and enjoyed my breakfast – the meal that breaks the fast.

Can you guess what I had?

A raw vegan natto salad.

This dish is exceptional for breaking a fast, particularly a prolonged one.

Curious to know why? Check out today’s video.


I’ve also shared a short video.


Wishing you a splendid Ke period ahead. Embrace the routine, and remember, life is a continuous celebration.


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