Dry Fasting: The 4 AMAZING Health Benefits Everyone Should Know About
Everyone should experience the ancient health benefits of dry fasting. Dry fasting is a powerful tool used to fight premature aging, and disease, boost the immune system, and promote prolonged life.
When the amazing healing powers of dry fasting are explained it makes perfect sense. There are a reason animals and human beings lose their appetites during illness. Unlike human beings animals instinctively use dry fasting when injured or sick.
When wounded or very ill most animals find a secluded place and create a sanctuary. The rest, refuse food and water until they get better.
It sounds counterproductive but the Creator does not make mistakes and we need to pay more attention to his infinite wisdom.
It’s said Biblical forefathers fasted for 40 days, no one would recommend that it would be possible today but I believe we all can benefit from the powerful healing powers of dry fasting if done correctly.
What Is Dry Fasting?
It sounds self-explanatory but I say we need to look deeper than the words. I would say dry fasting is long-forgotten healing, health, and wellness technique.
Not to be confused with Intermittent Fasting dry fast is a true fast. No food. No water. Period! That doesn’t sound healthy, right? There is a method to this seeming madness.
Dry fasting has been perfected and practiced by many cultures and religions throughout history. Most notable is Ramadan In the Muslim religion.
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan starts the ninth month of the Muslim year and continues for 30 days. Most of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims will participate in some form.
During the entire month of Ramadan, Muslims fast every day from sun up to sunset. It is meant to be a time of spiritual discipline.
There are two popular types of dry fasting methods.
Hard and soft dry fasting is very popular. With the hard dry fast, the faster does not even allow water to touch their body. None at all!
When dry fasting the pores of the skin can absorb water from contact with the environment. This is one of the reasons many dry fasting experts believe it is best to practice in the great outdoors, as opposed to in cities.
A much cleaner great outdoor environment is preferred as the skin can absorb water through the moisture in the air.
As you can imagine the soft dry fast allows the participant to drink water during the fast. I believe the intake of water lessens the beneficial and uncomfortable effects of dry fasting but allows the faster to fast for longer periods of time.
This is preferred for beginners.
What Are The Healing Powers of Dry Fasting
In a dry fast, the body eliminates toxins in different ways than normal. Instead of removing toxins from urine, bowels, kidneys, liver, and skin, the body turns into a high-power incinerator.
As the lack of food and water creates an ever-increasing hostile environment within the body. The toxins are burned up inside each and every cell.
1. Increased Stem Cells
The body is able to self-regenerate and self-rejuvenate directed by stem cells. Unfortunately the number of these powerful stem cells the body possesses decreases as we age.
A newborn baby has one stem cell per 10,000 cells, that ratio in 50 years old drops to 1 per 500,000 cells.
When dry fasting, more stem cells are released into the blood than usual, a fact it has been proven scientifically. During dry fasting, the body begins a cleansing process that rids itself of old and sick cells.
This creates vacated space in tissues for new stem cells. Stem cells are released into the blood at higher volume, occupying this vacated “space” and promoting regeneration and rejuvenation processes. The regular practice of dry fasting can extend life, youth, and vitality by 15 – 25 years
2. Reduced Inflammation
Inflammation cannot exist without water. Harmful microorganisms need water to survive. Dry fasting is an amazing tool that can address many acute health issues and degenerative conditions.
Fasting helps the body stimulate the immune system, activates the body’s anti-inflammatory mechanisms, purifies the blood, clears the blood vessels, cleanses the GI tract, and renews its mucosal lining.
Dry fasting forces the body to obtain water from the cells. That is why damaged tissues (fat deposits, edemas, tumors) are eliminated faster.
The body knows exactly what to do. It starts by burning everything that is non-essential and harmful to the body.
Fat, tumors, ganglions, and inflamed tissues. During dry fasting, cells split faster as the body needs not only nutrients but also water.
Dry fasting also eliminates parasites and promotes the regeneration of healthy tissues. Dry fasting creates a hostile environment where every cell of the body is forced to clean the house. Only the strongest and healthiest of cells survive in such extreme conditions.
Irregularities like cysts and benign tumors dissolve as a result of autolysis, more commonly known as self-digestion. The process by which the body sacrifices its sickest cells for its own survival.
3. Dry Fasting Protects Against Radiation
Dry fasting helps the body protect against harmful environmental influences, including radiation.
In traditional fasting, this radiation is eliminated in 2 weeks and during dry fasting, the same negative effects of radiation are eliminated in 5 to 7 days.
This was witnessed when dry fasting was used to treat those exposed to radiation and suffering from radiation sickness as a result of the accident in Chernobyl
During dry fasting, a process of intense cleansing begins as toxins are eliminated. But purification takes place not due to external water, but by the cleaner, high-quality metabolic water synthesized by the body.
During a dry fast, the body survives on what is called endogenous or metabolic water. This ounce of external water is like super water the body has used, filtered, and fortified.
Unlike any external water, this metabolic water is of superb quality, produced by the body’s cells after cleansing. This water had all imprinted negative information erased, allowing cells to experience a revitalization.
Correspondingly, all the body’s tissues through which blood and lymph circulate are purified of external content.
Most people who practice fasting, use it as a way to feel younger, renewed, and invigorated.
This simple process eliminates all the negative content that enters the body and cannot be achieved through any other kind of medical fasting.
I know what some of you are thinking. What about weight loss? Yes, some weight loss will be experienced during a dry fast and is not recommended for that purpose.
Proper diet and exercise are always recommended to maintain a healthy weight for the long term. Participants emerge from the dry fasting process with new reserves of energy.
4. Healthier Skin
The skin is the largest organ of the body as it serves as the body’s initial protective barrier.
Dry Fasting boosts the immune system, has healthier skin, and faster-wound healing. Yes, it sounds counterproductive but makes perfect sense.
Increased immune activity results in healthier skin and faster wound healing, Duh!
How To Dry Fast
Each day of a dry fast is said to be equivalent to 3 days of a water fast in terms of detoxification, so you accomplish much more in a shorter time.
Avoiding the intake of all food and water can be dangerous under many conditions. When done incorrectly dry fasting can lead to dehydration and death in a few short days.
Just remember that dry fasting will impact all people differently and outside factors can have an adverse effect on the process.
Factors like heat, exertion and the overall health of the individual can lessen the positive effects or make dry fasting lethal in a short period of time.
Most experts recommend slowly easing into a full-blown dry fast. One method is to start with a juice fast and a raw diet before trying a dry fast.
The simplest method to introduce yourself to dry fasting is Circadian Rhythm Fasting. A Circadian Rhythm Dry Fasting forces you to fast around the body’s natural Circadian Rhythm.
Dry Fasting Side Effects
Again I would not suggest anyone Dry Fast for any length of time without consulting a physician. Dry Fasting can be dangerous and is always accompanied by complications.
These are some of the common complications to be on the lookout for:
- Dehydration. Of course, Dry fasting can cause dehydration. Which should be managed before becoming life-threatening.
- Urinary and kidney problems. As a result, dehydration can result in urinary tract infections and kidney stones.
- Nutrient deficiencies. This should also be managed so as to not be pushed beyond your limits.
- Fainting. Dehydration and hypoglycemia increase your risk of fainting.
There are discomforts associated with Dry Fasting but always be mindful of your overall health. I regularly quit a fast when I had enough discomfort.
Exiting The Dry Fast
Dry Fasting builds great disciple that will help enable you to MASTER EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE. After the dry fast, you should plan the rebuilding time to be twice the length of the fast. If you dry fast for 3 days you should plan to recover for 6 days.
If you dry fast for 7 days you should plan to recover for 14 days. You will feel energized and rejuvenated after the fast but you should still follow the recovery steps to avoid injury.
Begin drinking water very slowly. When I say slowly, I mean take about a 1 or so to drink a liter of water. Savor it. Taste it. Swirl it around in your mouth hydrating every inch.
Then you can begin introducing other liquids and foods. Nothing heavy, please. Many people like to eat fruit, dried figs, prunes, apricots, and raisins at this time.
I believe this is a good time to start any diets you may have wanted to try. Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Paleo are a few of the popular diets. I also like to drink a lot of Rich Bone Broth to help restore my energy.
Continuing to hydrate with vegetable soup, fish broth, and raw milk are choices I like. I believe this is a good time to start any diets you may have wanted to try.
Also please try This Super Simple Morning Routine and tell me what you think in the comments below.
I have done a number of dry fasts this year. My last dry fast was a 7.5 days hard dry fast without even touching water. I could have gone longer but I was running up and down stairs and freaked out and stopped.
I am currently doing a new hard dry fast and the goal is to go 10-11 days this time. Dry fasting takes practice. When I first started I could hardly do 24 hours. Now I can do 3-4 days without even thinking about it or even becoming hungry or thirsty.
I have an advanced parasitic infection and had spent copious amounts of money and tried everything under the sun but so far nothing has compared to the 7.5 day hard dry fast. Some people online do 14 days hard dry every year. Don’t believe the mainstream establishment when they say you will die after a week of no food or water.
If it wasn’t for dry fasting my disease would be so bad I wouldn’t be able to work, but now I seem to be getting better as I’m pushing towards longer hard dry fasts and nothing else under the sun was really anything more than a band aid. I’m sure someone that caught cancer early enough could take it out with hard dry fasting.
How badly do you really want to be healthy again?
You also should detox heavy metals. The parasites like to wrap themselves around metals. It can be hard to get rid of parasites if you don’t.
Thanks for your reply. Hopefully the Fast would handle that. Right?
Greetings, Thanks so much for taking the time to provide all the key info Mr. Tony. 2day @ 10am I completed my first dry Fast. The ancestors spoke and guided me through a successful 3day Fast (dry). I began my DryFast on Day 24 of my GrapeJuice fast It was rough lol. I had stomach pain and alternating pain on my sides. When I woke up this morning I had a thick white coat on my tongue and no bowel movementwas passed during the dry fast . The 1st thing I drank was 12oz of freshly juiced grape juice. Resuming my Grape Fast. I was gonna eat the pulp later on but I may not introduce til 2morrow or the next day. 50hrs In on the dry fast my dr had a Blood panel taken this was not scheduled but I cant wait for the results. Mr Tony u are a Gem and once again I thank you
Thanks for your comment Mona.
I must say your happy and bright attitude during a fast is inspirational. For some reason I read grapefruit juice instead of grape juice and thought, YUCK! LOL. Grape juice sounds wonderful. I’m curious about the Blood results.
I am cheering you on. I can barely do a three-day dry fast but your great start is encouraging. Grape juice would be a little harsh for me but at the end of a fast anything look like gold to me.
I would like to know the results of your efforts.
Thanks for the info, it helps to get a bit more strength when you innit or like to try it. The longst hard dryfast i done is 156hrs, i always learn something new when going through the process. When writing this im on the third day of a hard dryfast and aiming at 8-10 days, been it is the body that have to decide when it´s time to break it, the intuition is your northstar to know how much your body are ready for. When it comes to weight lost, last time i started on 220 pounds and when i was done the weight was 163 pounds, i went up to 173 in three days and stayed there for quite a while. I´m writing about health from a holistic point of view so through my own journey i keep getting insights and become more efficient every time i go through one. A recommendation is that when you do it, if possible take a wov of silence and make sure you just breathe through the nose and in/exhale deep and silent. Best of luck to everyone, thanks for your posts.
10 day dry fast is a dream goal of mine. I hope you succeed. I agree the body should decide when it’s time to break a fast but the battle for me has always been with my mind.
I actually dislike the weight-loss. How do you feel about your weight-loss during your fasting.
This is a wonderful article, thank you. However, “soft dry fast” does not include drinking water- that is a water fast. Soft dry fast means you wash your hands, shower etc.. Dry fasting has helped heal conditions doctors said I would “have to learn to live with”, they were wrong, so wrong.
Thanks for your reply Carla.
That’s a great distinction. I have never drunk water during a Dry Fast, so I tend to agree.
Wow! You are almost done. Please let us know if the results are what you hoped they would be.
I have an infection in the genital area. Would dry fasting be good for this condition and how long a dry fast need i do?
Thanks for your comment Serena. Esther Fast? That may explain why I can only Dry Fast for only 3 days.
On a soft fast you drink no water, but you can brush your teeth, take a shower, wash you hands. So you eat no food or drink no water. This fast in the Bible is called the Esther Fast. When Esther fasted for 3 days on no food and no water to save her people.
Where’s the research?
You are kidding, right? 😉
Research on what in particular?
How long can a person dry fast? I’ve seen different answers. Some say don’t go for for longer than 3 days, and others have said up to 14 days. I am doing a dry fast now and would like to do 14 days.
Thanks for your comment. I only Dry Fast for 3 day and would like to get up to 5 days.
Just remember, there is a difference between fast depriving yourself of food than Dry Fasting depriving yourself of food and water.
You can good without water for about a week and without food for about three weeks.
Thanks for your comment. It depends on why you would like to Dry Fast and the results you seek. 14 days for a beginner maybe unrealistic. What is the result you seek?
Hey great information and insights on dry fasting. Thanks very much stay highly blessed
Thanks for the comment Phillip 😉
Hello Tony, thanks again for another good post. I am familiar with fasting even the 40 days fast, (but not from personal experience of going 40 days). However, I did not know it did so much good for the body.
I must admit even whilst reading your post I kept thinking being without water for 40 days is rather risky. There is certainly no end to what we can learn.
U can’t go 40 days without water u will die
I agree. That would be a bad idea 😉
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Thanks for your statement Peter. Weight loss is a common goal for people who fast. 204? That’s amazing!
It’s been done many many times. Btw, what medical experience do you have to support ur claim
I am not a Doctor in real life. I just play one on the internet. You just walked right into that one. LOL
Check out Breatharianism. There are people who neither eat or drink. Jesus said I have food ye know no whereof.
So that is what he was on about..
hmm it’s funny when I dry fast all inflammation is gone but minutes after I reintroduce liquids / food then it’s back again/:
Are you a breathararian yourself?
What kind of foods are u reintroducing?
Thanks for your comment EJ. 40 days of fasting is biblical. Unless The All Mighty request you fast for 40 days I suggest you not try it. LOL
Hey man! =)
I have heard of the term ‘fasting’ before but never dry fasting, so thanks to introducing me to this concept.
After reading all the benefits from dry fasting, I’m tempted to give it a go.
Thanks for the comment. Let us know how it goes 😉
Thanks for your response, Lawrence. I admit Dry Fasting seems counter-intuitive but has proven to be effective. Please let us know your results.
Tony, thanks for the in depth look at dry fasting! I have fasted over the years but never completely dry and didn’t know all the physical benefits of it as well. Thanks for sharing with us. What have you noticed to be the best outcome of a dry fast for you?
Thanks for your reply, Katie. My results have been more mental than physical. I gain more mental clarity and more discipline. I find myself experimenting more on what I eat the days before I begin a Dry Fast.
what an interesting concept, never even heard of it. But I would for sure try it out. Who does not want to reverse the aging process lol. I’m all for that. This was extremely informative, and enjoyed it. Thanks so much.
Thanks for your comment AJ. Dry Fasting is an ancient technique to promote health and wellness. There was documented practice in the Bible. Give it a try allow the wonders of the human body to work for you.
Thanks for your comment. Go slow.
I had no clue that dry fasting could do all of these incredible things. Now I have to wait until it’s warm and go take a hike in the mountains, meditate, and dry fast!
Thanks for your comment Ed. Yeah, Dry Fasting seems counterintuitive but makes sense in the larger scheme of things. It will take a few days to benefit from Dry Fasting in the mountains but is sure sounds great.
What’s the holdup Ed? You know what they say. The best time to start was yesterday. The second best time to start is today 😉
Thanks for your reply, Ed. Please keep us posted on your results.