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Is Water Fasting Safe?

Water fasting is an old practice that has been used by people around the world for thousands of years. It has recently gained popularity in the Western World as a means of cleansing and detoxifying the body.

Water fasting is not a new concept. In fact, it has been practiced since ancient times when people lived off the land. The only difference is that we have modernized the practice and brought it into the 21st century.

What is Water Fasting?

Water fasting is the process of completely abstaining from food and drinks that aren’t water. This can be done in one of two ways. You can either fast for a certain period of time or you can fast until your body starts to experience the symptoms of dehydration.

In this video, the biggest clinical study on the effects of Buchinger therapeutic fasting accomplished to date has been released in 2019. It was carried out at the fasting clinic Buchinger Wilhelmi, by a team led by Dr. Françoise Wilhelmi de Toledo together with Prof. Andreas Michalsen from Charité Teaching Hospital in Berlin.

The study gathered and also reviewed information from 1,422 topics (41 % male, 59 % woman), that finished the Buchinger Wilhelmi Fasting program over a duration of 5, 10, 15, or 20 days in 2016.

Under the title “Safety, wellness improvement and health throughout a 4 to 21-day fasting duration in an observational research study consisting of 1422 topics”, the research reveals that Buchinger healing fasting is secure as well as therapeutically effective. It also promotes emotional and physical well-being. The outcomes of the research study were released online on January 2, 2019, in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE.

The Clinic:  https://www.buchinger-wilhelmi.com/en/
To the results:  https://www.buchinger-wilhelmi.com/en/worlds-largest-fasting-study/

To the original research magazine: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0209353


There are some who will fast until their body starts to feel weak. This is usually a sign that their body is dehydrated. There are also those who will fast until they begin to feel faint or nauseated.


How long should you fast?

The length of time you should fast depends on several factors. First, how much weight you are trying to lose. If you are overweight, then you need to eat more calories than someone who is just trying to maintain their current weight.

Second, you should consider your health history. If you have a family history of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc., then you should consult your physician before starting a water fast.

How to Fast

If you are planning on fasting, then you should first consult with your doctor. Your doctor will be able to determine if you are at risk for any medical conditions. He/she will also be able to advise you on what type of fast you should do.

There are many different types of water fasts. You can choose to fast for a certain number of days or you can choose to fast until you start to experience the symptoms of dehydration.