Dry Fasting: The AMAZING Health Benefits Everyone Should Know About

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Dry Fasting


Everyone should experience the ancient health benefits of dry fasting. Dry fasting in a powerful tool used to fight premature aging, disease and promotes prolonging life. When the amazing healing powers of dry fasting is explained it makes perfect sense.

There is a reason animal and human beings lose their appetites when sick. Unlike human beings animals instinctively use dry fasting when injured or sick. When wounded or very sick most animals find a secluded place and create a sanctuary. They rest and 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. Biblical forefathers fasted for 40 days, no one would recommend that today but we all can benefit from the powerful healing powers of dry fasting if done correctly.

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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 a long forgotten healing, health, and wellness technique. The dry fast in a true fast. No food. No water. Period! 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. 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!

When dry fasting the pores of the skin 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 outdoors, in the mountains as opposed to cities. This much cleaner environment is preferred as the skin absorbs water through the moisture in the air. Sleeping outside and near running water in this environment is ideal for longer dry fasting.

As you can imagine the soft dry fast allows the participant to drink water during the fast. The presence of water lessens the beneficial and the 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 each into a high power incinerator. The toxins are burned up inside of each and every cell.

The body is able to self-regenerate and self-rejuvenate directed by stem cells. The number of stem cells the body possesses decrease as we age. A newborn baby has one stem cell per 10,000 cells,  that ratio in a 50-year old drop to 1 per 500,000 cells.

When dry fasting, even more, stem cells are released into the blood than usual, a fact that 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 in 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

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 regeneration of healthy tissues.  Dry fasting creates a hostile environment where every cell of the body can clean 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. The process by which the body sacrifices its sickest cells for its own survival.

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 external water is like super water the body has used, filtered and fortified.

Unlike any external water, this metabolic water is of super 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.

To compensate for the lack of available water during a dry fast the body begins absorbing atmospheric water, carbon dioxide and nitrogen from the air. It also begins to manufacture its own amino acids. For most people who practice dry fasting, they 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.



How To Dry Fast

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Water, dry, intermittent, juice or any other way you like to fast. This is a simple journal to help you guide yourself on your fasting journey. Use this book for your thoughts, frustrations, goals, healing, and achievements while you embark on your many fasting journeys ahead.

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. Another method is to start with a few 36 hours dry fast during the week and slowly build to two, three and four days. Many increase their dry fasting to 9, 10 and 11 days.

Another popular method of dry fasting is called cascade fasting. In this method, you dry fast for a day and then eat for a day. You then increase your dry fasting and eating days to two each, then three each and so on until you reach five straight days off. I believe this is the best and most effective way to ease into and reap the benefits of dry fasting.

There is another method of dry fasting called the daily fast. I believe this is the most manageable way to get into dry fasting. In this method, you dry fast for 14 to 16 hours each and every day for a set amount of days or indefinitely. You can reap the small benefits of dry fasting daily with this method.

Exiting The Dry Fast

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 an 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

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. Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free and Paleo are a few of the popular diets nowadays. You may have the urge to keep the discipline going to create a healthier diet.


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Tony W
Tony W

I created this website to explore Minimalist Living Ideas and what I have learned about Minimalism, Essentialism and Simple Living. Enjoying life with less worry, less stress, more money, more time and more freedom.

  • Ed

    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.

  • AJ


    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.

  • Katie

    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?

  • 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.


  • EJ

    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.

  • SandyB

    Hi Tony, great post! A couple things that need to be corrected are that 1) soft dry fasting does NOT permit drinking water, it only permits brushing teeth and showering–things that bring you in contact with water but not consuming it internally. 2) It only takes a day to recover from a 3-day dry fast, and only another day or so for longer fasts. You just need to rehydrate slowly over the day. FAR quicker than water fasting. But thanks for spreading the word on dry fasting – I won’t ever do a water fast again having learned how dry fasting is the more efficient way to cleansing and autophagy. Not to mention the far quicker recovery! Woohoo! To your health!

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