Many people are convinced that water fasting must be dangerous. Unfortunately, this is mostly based on fear, misinformation, and only a minimal number of actual cases. This video and newly expanded article examines all the facts through a variety of different issues, also covering the exceptional circumstances in which… (more below) water fasting really does become unsafe. Knowledge is power: so read on, gain the facts, and fast with confidence – not fear! Article sections: (1) Fears about fasting, (2) Is water fasting safe?, (3) Why water fasting is safe, (4) Fasting versus starving, (5) Discomfort versus danger, (6) Danger arises when brain overrides body, (7) People for whom fasting is dangerous, (8) Refeeding and eating, (9) Final thoughts 1. Fears about fasting Let’s get straight to the heart of the matter. Most people are afraid (or at least a little anxious) about giving up food. Fair enough, if you stop eating for too long, starvation is the only possible outcome. So when we hear wildly dramatic statements like: ‘if you water fast, you’ll die’, …
Water fasts versus juice fasts: many clients come to me assuming that the two will feel similar. This article and video discusses how in fact…
Many people consider using a water fast to lose weight. Unfortunately this often ends in failure, and sometimes even leads to weight gain afterwards. This video takes a look at the issues you should think about before beginning such a fast.
Whether or not to continue your job during your water fast is one of the most important decisions you can make. This video and article deals explains everything you need to know.
In terms of cleansing/detox and healing, water fasts and dry fasts work differently on the body. Knowing the reasons why you’re fasting can help you to choose which might be better for you. This video explains everything you need to know!
This video looks at the way that the healing initiated during a water fast can actually continue long after the fast ends.
One of the biggest problems people have with fasting is the temptation to overeat afterwards. Things can very easily end up getting out of control, which not only overtaxes the digestive system but also potentially distorts eating patterns in the future. This video examines the whole issue and offers numerous practical solutions, ensuring the smoothest possible process of refeeding. If I don’t cover all your questions in the video, please feel free to ask in the comments section below!
A lot of people who ordinarily work out or exercise in everyday life are tempted to continue doing so while water fasting. Usually the reasons revolve around maintaining fitness and the fear of losing muscle mass. But is it wise to continue exercising after your body has exhausted its glycogen stores? Like it or not, there are potential dangers in doing so. This video takes a look at what is safe, what is not, and why.
Almost everyone experiences major changes to the way they sleep while water fasting. In fact, many people find it one of the most disturbing aspects of fasting. It doesn’t have to be a source of concern, though, if you understand why these processes are taking place and what you can do to help get a good night’s sleep! This two-part video lecture explores both the situation as well as the possible solutions to insomnia and other sleep problems. Please feel free to post comments at the bottom of the page if I haven’t answered any of your questions! Part I: The causes of insomnia while fasting Part II: Practical solutions to insomnia while fasting