There are two kinds of dry fasts: hard and soft.
Hard dry fast:
The faster does not allow any water to touch their body, i.e. no washing dishes, no taking baths or shower, no brushing teeth, etc.
Softer dry fast:
The faster can allow their body to come in contact with water.
When you go on a dry fast, the pours of your skin develop a greater capacity to absorb water through the skin and in a good clean environment will readily absorb moisture from the air. It is highly recommends undertaking a long dry fast in the mountains where the air if fresh, moist, and pure. He encourages many of his patients to sleep outside next to a stream of running water during their long dry fasts.
|Dry fasting is not recommended for people who have never fasted before. In preparation for the fast, a person usually will fast for approximately three days on only juice. Then, he or she will fast on only water the day before starting the dry portion. For people who have never done such a fast, a person could try a few water fasts first to prepare for a dry fast. A waterfast means that a person is not consuming any food or liquids other than fresh water.|
The benefits of DRY FASTING:
- The premise to the healing power of dry fasting is that, since the body is not receiving food or hydration, the work of the digestive system is dramatically reduced.
- Therefore, it is believed, the immune system can operative with greater efficiency because of the lessened workload.
While with Juice Fasting and Water Fasting the digestive system slows down considerably, a dry fast reduces body functions to even lower levels, thereby further increasing the immune system’s healing ability.
In a dry fast, the body does not eliminate toxins in the same manner as it does during a water fast. Instead of removing toxins through the normal channels of elimination, skin, liver, kidneys, urine, and bowels, it actually turns each cell into a tiny incinerator and burns the toxins up inside of the cell.
One thing I have noticed since I started dry fasting is that I have almost no body odor or bad breath during a dry fast, while I always experienced this during a water 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.
The good thing about this is that a person does not need to take a long absence from their normal life, so it costs less both for the fast itself (if you are going to a facility to be supervised) and for the time taken off from work.
Also, you lose less muscle mass and more body fat with dry fasting, than you do with water fasting, and the recovery time is quicker. Returning to normal function after a 10 day dry fast is much faster than after a 30 day water fast.
While doing this kind of fast, a person typically should not perform any strenuous activities. Also, he or she should minimalize sunlight exposure. Engaging in light activity, such as walking or swimming, can rid the body of toxins quicker. If a person is feeling weak, however, it can be imperative for him or her to rest.
Nevertheless, a person should plan for a re-building time of twice the length of the dry fast. So, for example, if you do a 7 day dry fast, you should plan for a 2 week recovery period.
Do not overestimate your capabilities after a dry fast and make sure you give your body sufficient time to recover before engaging in any strenuous physical activity.
Dry fasting itself is not a “cure,” but it provides the right conditions to allow the body to activate all of its own, God-given, healing powers.
The next conditions can be improved with dry fasting:
- Ovarian cysts,
- Uterine fibroids,
- Hot flashes,
- Yeast infection,
- Parasite infection,
- Viral infection,
- Bacterial infection,
- Benign tumors,
- Rheumatoid arthritis,
- Ankylosing spondylitis,
- Chronic pneumonia,
- Pulmonary sarcoidosis,
- Herniated disk,
- Brain injury,
- Migraine headaches,
- Stomach ulcer,
- Duodenal ulcer,
- Ulcerative colitis,
- Irritable bowel syndrome,
- Non-insulin dependent diabetes,
- Atopic dermatitis,
- Chronic urticaria,
- Interstitial cystitis,
- Chronic pyelonephritis,
- Prostate adenoma
There are a number of conditions for which dry fasting is contraindicated:
- malignant tumors
- blood conditions,
- hyperthyroidism and other endocrine diseases,
- cirrhosis of the liver,
- heart arrhythmia,
- circulatory failure degrees II & III,
- pregancy and lactation,
- being younger than 14 or older than 70 years of age
And, as always, is best to check with a qualified medical practioner before deciding to embark upon fast of any kind.
Some problems, that canaccure during the dry fasting:
Urination can be painful after a couple of days on a dry fast and diarrhea usually will be prevalent. Additional negative side effects can include headaches, nausea, and joint pain. Emotions may become extreme and thoughts of food and water may be distracting, as well.