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Fasting against coronavirus (Covid-19): how to boost immunity and maximize health

This extended article argues that the best thing you can do to strengthen your immune system against Covid-19 is to undertake a 7-10 day water fast or, ideally, a 21-day fast as soon as possible (see Section 3). For most people, fasting is also advisable during illness, especially if you begin as close to the onset of symptoms as possible (see Section 4).  Article sections: (1) A no-win scenario? (2) Why fasting is your best bet against coronavirus (3) How to fast in order to prevent illness (4) How to fast in order to treat illness CLICK HERE if you need COACHING for your own water fast (1) A no-win scenario? The rapid spread of Covid-19 throughout China and, increasingly, across the globe rightly has many people worried. Currently, the number of infections continues to double every few days, with the official death rate holding steady at just over two percent. If this trend continues – and it is only an if – then the number of casualties will eventually extrapolate to many millions of …

21 day water fast: Day 8

Last night woke after four hours and couldn’t go back to sleep.  After lying in bed for a while I meditated, which for the first time since beginning the fast, actually felt natural and good, not a chore.  I don’t know whether my resistance to meditation and yoga during the first week of fasting has been because it feels contrived, given that my general state of consciousness during the day (as well as during the sleepless hours during the night) is one of a natural vipasanna anyway, or whether the problem is that meditating feels too much like doing something…

A stronger immune system

To boost your immune system specifically against coronavirus Covid-19, please see this separate article HERE. If you suffer from a weak immune system, water fasting is one of the best things you can do to strengthen it. Similarly, water fasting is one of the oldest and most effective methods to regain health if your immune system is facing an infection such the flu.  Personally, it’s what I do the moment I feel a virus beginning to stir inside me. And nine times out of ten the fast does its magic – and, miraculously, I stay healthy. In fact, in the days before vaccines, fasting was even successfully applied in treating life-threatening diseases such as smallpox and typhoid. And during the era of the bubonic plague, doctors acquainted with fasting did just that in order to raise the chances of not becoming infected by their patients. So how does water fasting strengthen your immune system, and how can you apply it to illness? When your digestive system shuts down through fasting, much of the energy normally …