Fasting II: Water Fasting.

26 06 2009

Water fasting means the complete abstinence from anything considered food or any nutritional supplements except pure water in an environment of complete rest.

It is incredibly a safe approach to healing.

Benefits of Water Fasting – Water Fasting Tips

  • It cleanses your respiratory, circulatory, digestive and urinary systems, destroying impurities all over the body and eliminates uric acid deposits.
  • People detoxify and heal more quickly with water fast than with any other fast. This is because with water fasting, your digestive passageway and organs are able to rest completely, allowing for all of your energy to be used for cleansing and repair of damaged tissues.
  • It restores your body balance by eliminating wastes.
  • It has been found effective in the treatment of type II diabetes.
  • It has been found to be one of the most effective treatments for obesity.
  • Water fasting is beneficial in epilepsy, reducing the length, number, and severity of seizures.
  • It is effective for treating both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It improves poor immune function during fasting.
  • Water fasting increases your cell-mediated immunity and immunoglobulin levels.
  • Water fasting decreases your antigen-antibody complexes, and enhances natural killer cell activity.
  • It increases your life span.
  • It helps you in weight loss.
  • Water fasting promotes detoxification.
  • It gives your digestive system a much-needed rest.
  • Fasting promotes the resolving of inflammatory processes, including painful inflammatory syndromes such as rheumatoid arthritis.
  • It quiets allergic reactions, including asthma and hay fever.
  • It promotes the drying up of abnormal fluid accumulations, such as edema in the ankles and legs and swelling in the abdomen.
  • It corrects your high blood pressure to a safe range within two weeks without drugs. And the blood pressure will remain low after the fast if you eat correctly and live healthy.
  • Water Fasting helps to overcome bad habits and addictions. It rapidly dissipates the craving for nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, and other drugs.
  • It restores your taste appreciation for wholesome natural foods. People say that their taste buds come alive after fasting and that food never tasted so good.
  • It is exceptionally beneficial in chronic cardiovascular desieses and congestive heart failure, reducing triglycerides, atheromas, total cholesterol, and increasing HDL levels
  • Going on water fast gives you the motivation and enthusiasm to make a fresh start and commit yourself to a new and better way of life.




Water II

25 06 2009

The health benefit of water is key to a healthier and longer life. Drinking water is important for:

  • The elimination of toxins.
  • Keeping your blood thin and flow well.
  • Cellular and bodily functions such as digestion.
  • Relieving constipation.
  • Suppressing appetite, and
  • Metabolizing stored fat, thus helps with weight loss.

Some quick facts:

  • You can live 40 days without food, but only 3 without water.
  • You can loose 50% of your glucose, body fat or protein and survive, but if you loose 20% water, you’ll die of dehydration.
  • Babies are 90% water, adults about 70%, elderly about 60%.

Most cooked food doesn’t contain much water:

  • Bread 30%,
  • Butter 16%
  • Cheese 40%
  • Cereal 5%.

But raw vegetables have a lot:

  • Cucumbers, celery and lettuce 95%.
  • Broccoli, cabbage, carrots, peaches, strawberries 90%.

Signs of dehydration:

  • Dark-colored, pungent urine.
  • Allergies.
  • Hard stool, constipation.
  • Low energy and weakness.
  • Dry mouth or lips.
  • Dry skin.