Everyone should experience the ancient health benefits of dry fasting. Dry fasting is a powerful tool used to fight premature aging, disease, boost the immune system, and promote prolonging 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! 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 cities.
A much cleaner great outdoors 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-year 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 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
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 such 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.
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 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 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.
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