What is water fasting?
Water fasting is quite simply fasting (not eating) and drinking only water. No coffee, tea, vitamins, minerals, gum, and the like. Nothing except water.
I do not recommend water-only fasting; I recommend taking vitamins, minerals, sea salt, coffee, and tea. This is because you might not have a reserve of nutrients in your body to draw from and you may jeopardize your health. So unless you really know what you’re doing and your nutrition’s been excellent for years, I recommend taking vitamins and minerals.
The type of water you drink is important. Don’t drink tap water because it usually contains chlorine, fluoride, sometimes drugs, and other chemicals. Either get a really good filter or drink bottled spring water. Don’t drink distilled water unless you’re taking minerals because distilled water can deplete them from your body.
Whether you do strict water fast or the type I recommend that includes nutrients, after three days you won’t be hungry and you’ll have a ton of energy. You won’t be hungry because your body is running off your fat fuel.
I recommend starting with intermittent fasting and then gradually moving into periodic prolonged fasting so your body can adapt to less frequent meals. By prolonged fasting, I mean anywhere from 2 or 3 days to even longer.
The benefits are massive:
●Increase BDNF, a protein that makes your body to make more brain cells
●Make more antioxidants
●Make more mitochondria, which provide energy
●Increase autophagy where your body recycles damaged, old proteins into new
●Decrease insulin to normal levels as you fix insulin resistance and improve diabetes or fatty liver
●Increase resistance to stress, one reason why fasting is recommended for people on chemotherapy
●Decrease risk of tumours and cancer
●Decrease inappropriate inflammation; that is, chronic inflammation that doesn’t contribute to healing so it helps with autoimmune conditions and allergies among other conditions
●Support your body to run on ketones along with fatty acids instead of mostly glucose
Last updated: Feb 05, 2023 19:24 PM