Month: December 2017

3.5 / 4 day dry fast with introductory water fast

I’ve always approached dry fasting carefully. As a generally healthy person, I’ve never had any therapeutic need to jump into a radically long fast. Also, having experienced firsthand how much stronger the detox of dry fasting is compared to water fasting, I’ve always felt that it’s better to be safe than sorry – especially given the general lack of reliable information about dry fasting. Up until now, I’ve experimented with 36-hour, 48-hour (2 day) and 60-hour (2.5 day) dry fasts. I’ve only ever increased the length incrementally, once I’ve felt totally comfortable with the previous duration. My first ever dry fast lasted 36 hours, which was more of a challenge psychologically than physically. After acclimatising to that length, I moved up to 48- and then 60-hour dry fasts, the length of which began to be determined instead by very physical factors. By the last 12 hours of each, my body would start giving me signs that I was pushing my natural limit, and so I respected this. I would strongly emphasise that anyone considering a …

Pills, powders and potions: the reality of taking supplements while fasting

One question which persistently recurs on waterfasting.org is whether or not you should take supplements while water fasting. The majority of people want to know about vitamin supplements and, occasionally, even protein supplements. In this article I’ll deal with both, as well as other kinds of pills, powders and potions… There are some people who take a hardline approach to water fasting – in other words water, water, only water. Personally, I do drink only water when I’m fasting, but I believe that everyone needs to find their own solutions, depending on the reasons that they’re fasting. This may include drinking herbal or green teas, or perhaps adding a slice of lemon to their water. Taking supplements, though, is another step removed from the simple purity of drinking only water. Vitamin supplements Many people believe that they need to take vitamin supplements in order to live a healthy life. When it comes to fasting, this belief often takes on an added urgency. The logic – at least on the surface level – is sound, and …