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Fasting for spiritual / health reasons mega thread?

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Could we create a fasting mega thread? 
 

ive started researching fasting for spiritual benefits. It’d be great to have a collection of peoples experiences here with prolonged fasting 

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I am convinced that fasting is a serious protocol for removal of accumulated toxins in the body. It puts your liver's detoxing mechanism into overdrive. After my 36 hour fast, my anger issues went away, I felt much more calmer and thankful for everything. I used to get angry over the tiniest and stupidest things before the fast. There was a very noticeable physical difference, my head clearly felt "lighter" after the fast. Also, my heart rate doesn't speed up erratically anymore. If I got scared by something, my heart-rate doesn't just shoot up to 200BPM out of nowhere like it used to before. Everything overall feels much more calmer and stable now.

I have vomited during 2 of my fasts, one was intermittent 16/8 and the other was the 36 hour one I did.  I don't believe it was because of low electrolytes, I think I was overloading my liver with the amount of toxins it was dealing with and I basically ended up poisoning myself with excess toxins in the bloodstream, which all ended up being vomited up as bile. Is this a good thing? Kind of. I don't think it is necessary to vomit, I think I rushed myself, but the benefits have been life-changing so I'm glad I got it over with.

And also, of course, the more well known benefits, it is a great dopamine detox,  it induces autophagy, etc. You know the rest. Very clear spiritual and physical benefits all around. Definitely something everyone should do. Doesn't have to be 36 hour, I do intermittent 16/8 for maintenance. I don't think we are meant to be eating food 24/7 as most people do.

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Yeah, I'd definitely like to see a fasting mega thread. It's a very powerful tool.

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@Osaid we aren’t designed to be eating many meals throughout the day. 
 

I’ve done multiple 72 hour fasts, and during those I experience moments of such clarity. I’m convinced it can be a tool for spiritual purification, and physical healing. 
 

I’d appreciate if someone can recommend good books / resources on spiritual prolonged fasts. The next fast I do will be at least seven days 

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8 hours ago, herghly said:

@Osaid we aren’t designed to be eating many meals throughout the day. 
 

I’ve done multiple 72 hour fasts, and during those I experience moments of such clarity. I’m convinced it can be a tool for spiritual purification, and physical healing. 
 

I’d appreciate if someone can recommend good books / resources on spiritual prolonged fasts. The next fast I do will be at least seven days 

Read about dry fasts. Last time I did 2 day fast, first day water, second day dry & the clarity after it ended was equivalent to my 4 day water fast.

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I experienced Super high levels of focus after my 72hs fasting , the reason behind it are the Ketones levels in the blood wich peaks at the 72hs mark

 

 

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38 minutes ago, Alex_R said:

I experienced Super high levels of focus after my 72hs fasting , the reason behind it are the Ketones levels in the blood wich peaks at the 72hs mark

 

 

I think the main reason is autophagy. Ketones definitely help too.

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Fasting really is a super power. I don't know why more people don't do it

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I'm bumping this thread.  Very curious to read about peoples experience with prolonged fasts 3+ and the spiritual, and health benefits you got

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On 5/30/2021 at 6:48 PM, herghly said:

@Osaid we aren’t designed to be eating many meals throughout the day. 
 

I’ve done multiple 72 hour fasts, and during those I experience moments of such clarity. I’m convinced it can be a tool for spiritual purification, and physical healing. 
 

I’d appreciate if someone can recommend good books / resources on spiritual prolonged fasts. The next fast I do will be at least seven days 

Hey Herghly,

 

What kind of fast so you do? Dry, water?

 

I do 2 dry 24 hr fasts in a month but planning to switch to waterv now.

 

Fasting is definitely good.


Form is emptiness, emptiness is form.

What you resist, persists.

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Yeah I am realising that the tough way.


Form is emptiness, emptiness is form.

What you resist, persists.

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On 5/30/2021 at 5:53 PM, Michal__ said:

Read about dry fasts. Last time I did 2 day fast, first day water, second day dry & the clarity after it ended was equivalent to my 4 day water fast.

Done multiple fasts before, but never a dry fast. Curious to try. 

Also, after each fast I do a saline water flush to clean out the gut, it's wonderful. Wonder if anyone else does it.

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@Natasha  Have you researched dry fasts much? I've only researched a little, but the benefits don't outweigh the negatives for me

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1 hour ago, herghly said:

@Natasha  Have you researched dry fasts much? I've only researched a little, but the benefits don't outweigh the negatives for me

I haven't. Will have to look both pros and cons up first. It does sound a bit extreme to go for days without even fluids.

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3 hours ago, Natasha said:

I haven't. Will have to look both pros and cons up first. It does sound a bit extreme to go for days without even fluids.

The main thing is how fast it gets you into autophagy.

1 day dry fast is equivalent to 3 day water fast, autophagy-wise.

Most dry fasts are one to two days.

So if your goal is healing / to have more energy after the fast is over - this is the fastest way.

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11 hours ago, Michal__ said:

The main thing is how fast it gets you into autophagy.

1 day dry fast is equivalent to 3 day water fast, autophagy-wise.

Most dry fasts are one to two days.

So if your goal is healing / to have more energy after the fast is over - this is the fastest way.

Good to know. My goal is to live active, healthy, happy life past 100 yo. Fasting is one of the things centennials do on a regular basis. 

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11 hours ago, Michal__ said:

The main thing is how fast it gets you into autophagy.

1 day dry fast is equivalent to 3 day water fast, autophagy-wise.

Most dry fasts are one to two days.

So if your goal is healing / to have more energy after the fast is over - this is the fastest way.

How was your urine color on a dry fast? Are the kidneys something to be worried about on something like that? I am aware of metabolic water but I'm not sure on how effective it is in dealing with dehydration and kidney filtering. 

I have a feeling that your body becomes way more efficient at using water once you do it a lot, I have experienced something similar where I didn't feel thirsty all day. Have you experienced anything like that? It just seems like there is not much info on dry-fasting which is why I am asking you all these questions.


 "If you showed a caveman our technology, he would think it was magic. And if you showed a modern man magic, he would think it was technology." - Outlast (video game)

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11 hours ago, Osaid said:

How was your urine color on a dry fast? Are the kidneys something to be worried about on something like that? I am aware of metabolic water but I'm not sure on how effective it is in dealing with dehydration and kidney filtering. 

I have a feeling that your body becomes way more efficient at using water once you do it a lot, I have experienced something similar where I didn't feel thirsty all day. Have you experienced anything like that? It just seems like there is not much info on dry-fasting which is why I am asking you all these questions.

I had to use the bathroom maybe once & it wasn't that dark, if I remember correctly.

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I found some interesting content for fasting and detox. You can fast easily and daily, this is called 16 hour fasting. You have your dinner at 6:00pm, after you wake up the next day you can have your breakfast at 11:00 am or 12:00 pm in the morning. I've tried it !! it's easy to do and also you really don't feel like you're fasting !! It is a good detox technique.

 

I've provided some video links, if you don't understand the language : turn on the english captions.

 

 

 

 

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