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Is water fasting safe?

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’, …