Clean Water Fast

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What You Need to Know

This is considered a very therapeutic form of fasting IF you are relatively healthy without any chronic illness and not on any form of medication. The following are a list of people that should inquire about fasting with their doctor since medications can be compromised during a water-only fast. 

  • Any eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia

  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) or diabetes[1]

  • Enzyme deficiency

  • Late stage kidney or liver disease[2]

  • Alcoholism

  • Thyroid dysfunction

  • AIDS, tuberculosis, or infectious disease

  • Late stage cancer

  • Lupus

  • Vascular disease or poor circulation

  • Heart disease, including heart failure, arrhythmias (especially atrial fibrillation), history of a heart attack, valve problems, or cardiomyopathy

  • Alzheimer’s disease or organic brain syndrome

  • Post-transplant

  • Paralysis

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Taking medication you cannot stop taking[3}

Many T2 Diabetics can wean themselves off of their Insulin dosages, however ONLY under the care of their physician. 



The Answers You Need

What Can I Drink  During This Fast?

Water, water, water! This is the very basis of this fast, since water will not spike an insulin response. However, black coffee, teas and even sletzer water may be used. No sweeteners of any kind should be used during fasting, since people have varying insulin spikes to various types of sweeteners adn can disable the autophagy  benefits immediately.

Can I take Supplements While Fasting?

Many fasting advisors approve of taking supplements during fasting as long as they don't upset your stomach. Many doctors suggest to just take them when you eat if they need the aide of food to be properly absorbed.

What Should I Eat When I Break Fast?

It is recommended to eat slowly and foods that aren't too heavy. A light salad with good fats or a stuffed avocado is a great way to satiate your body after a fast. Proteins can be consumed later after you've given your stomach at least 30 minutes to wake up with a lighter food choice.