Water Fasting vs. The Water Diet

27 06 2009

Let us first look at the difference between water fasting and the so called “water diet“. With water fasting, a person abstains completely from solid food for the purposes of weight loss and detoxification. A water diet, on the other hand, involves the consumption of at least eight-to-ten 8-ounce glasses of water daily as part of a daily nutrition and health regimen. They are too different disciplines. However, they can be used hand-in-hand to optimize your health, detoxification and weight loss goals.

The Water Diet asks you to commit to drinking half a gallon of cool water (no ice) daily – for life. This breaks down to eight, 8-ounce glasses per day – totaling 64 ounces – half a gallon. That’s it! Drinking half a gallon of water per day, it is said, can foster gradual weight loss over time, without exercise or special diets. The premise is that cool water forces your body to burn roughly 60 calories more per day because it has to “warm” the water up to body temperature. Cool water means refrigerated ? period. Not frozen or full of ice.

If you are truly serious about fasting for weight loss and health, then the water diet is imperative. Water fasting is done for a season as a means to achieve detoxification, healing and spiritual reflection and/or breakthrough. The Water Diet is for life. It says: “Continue to drink half a gallon of water every day once the fast is over. Do this every day … make it yours – practice it as a lifestyle”. This, we believe, is quite possibly more important than the fast itself.





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.




Eating and Drinking Don’t Mix.

25 06 2009

While eating your meal, for the most part, do not drink with it.

This dilutes the stomach acids and digestive enzymes. It is best to drink 20 minutes before your meal – this helps uptake of nutrients and move bowels.

If you feel your mouth is just so darn dry while eating, that is likely due to being:

  • Stressed while you eat,
  • Eating in a rush,
  • Not being aware that you are eating
  • Secretory glands not functioning well due to drinking during meals [conditioned not to secrete]

If any of those explain you while eating, try to adjust. Your secretory glands will regain proper function once you train yourself not to drink during meals.

If you absolutely cannot avoid drinking during meals then:

  • Avoid cold drinks
  • Drink warm to hot teas
  • Avoid milk during meals

Drinking cold mucousy milk during a meal is like spraying foam on a fire. It totally kills it. The Chinese call your digestive system the triple burner. It burns from below and that fire works its way up properly digesting your foods. Cold milk and beverages douse that fire.





Water III

25 06 2009

What’s The Best Drinking Water

The quality of the fluids we drink is imperative to good health, and the health benefit of water is directly related to it’s quality.

When you’re on a healthy diet, you know the health benefit of water. Clean, pure, alkaline water, with the right pH and structure.

So clean, alkaline waters is best. This still leaves many options. Distilled water? Spring Water? Rain Water? A water filter? And then, not all experts agree.

Here are some of the world’s leading experts on raw food and clean water and their opinions of what they found is the best water for consumption: David Wolfe, Gabriel Cousens, and Briant Clement.

  • David Wolfe, world’s no 1 raw food teacher, uses spring water.
  • Brian Clement, leader of the Hypocrates Health Institute, is in favor of the living water system and distilled water.
  • Gabriel Cousens uses distilled water, and reveals his secret tricks to make this the best drinking water.

Gabriel’s Water Recipe

Given the pollution in the world, use distilled water. But distilled water by itself is aggressive and immature. To solve this you take a gallon of distilled water, add a pinch of salt or 12 drops of active ionic alkaline minerals, so that you get about 50 parts per million. This way you create H3O, the best water there is. With 50 parts per million, you don’t have the aggressive pulling out of minerals out of the body.

Then you structure your liquid by putting it out in the moonlight overnight. The moon structures water, not the sun. Then you bless it and you have good quality. Crystal energy from micro crystals is another alternative to structure it.

So first you heat the fluid and take out all the herbicides and pesticides, and destroy all the homeopathic pattern of the herbicides and pesticides. Then you restructure it with salt, crystal energy, moonlight and by blessing it.

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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.




Water I

23 06 2009
We need to be hydrated in order to function optimally.
Here are some facts about the importance of hydration
  • Research shows that dehydration (not enough water) can adversely affect physical performance, visuo-motor, psychomotor and cognitive performance.
  • There is increasing evidence that even mild dehydration can contribute to the development of various diseases. Studies have indicated that even mild dehydration is associated with broncho-pulmonary disorders, asthma brought on by exercise and cystic fibrosis.
  • Dehydration can be used as a reliable predictor of impaired cognitive status, increasing frailty, deteriorating mental performance and poor quality of life.
  • Research has shown that there is an association between a habitually low fluid intake and some cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, impaired cognitive function, alertness, ability to concentrate, tiredness and headaches.