The literal meaning of the Hebrew word for “fast” is ‘to cover the mouth’.
Fasting is an exceptionally ancient remedy and powerful approach for physical and spiritual healing.
Water fasting can be traced throughout history; icons like Plato, Socrates, Jesus, Moses, Hippocrates …all used water fasting to support their body in healing and spiritual expansion.
The process essentially allows the body to rest, detoxify, and to heal. Fasting can be extremely challenging in the beginning – but one of the most beneficial things you can ever do, to restore the complete health of your body.
It goes towards healing, cleansing and most importantly; draining the dreaded, accumulated toxins out of our body.
As one’s ‘fast’ progresses, the body consumes everything that it can, that is not essential for bodily functioning.
This includes bacteria, viruses, fibroid tumours, waste products in the blood, any build-up around the joints, and stored fat. Through our own first-hand experience, Toby and I can both testify to the amazing benefits that Water fasting offers…
In a nutshell, intermittent fasting is reducing the ‘eating window’ in a 24 hour period to roughly roughly 9 hours of eating and 15 hours of fasting.
The evidence is clear with a whole host of studies to back up this new way of living.
Losing weight, better cognitive function, more energy and simplifying your lifestyle.
What we do is upon waking at whatever time, we wait 3 till hours till we eat. We have two meals a day and eat the last meal at around 5-6pm.
We do that almost everyday and once a week, we go 24 hours without eating.
This is the perfect way to get our nutrients, reduce waste in the body and give our body and mind a chance to heal, repair and detox.
An important aspect of this way of eating is the fact that we have evolved to go for long periods without food. Convenience and bad advice from governments and industry tells us we need to eat 3 to 4 times per day.
We have now each completed a 7-day Water fast, twice.
The first time was in Guatemala (…my old stomping ground) where Toby broke out with a massive rash on his hand, on the 5th day of our fast. Thankfully, it wasn’t Stigmata and I also experienced severe migraines and had many moments of feeling really sick. All is quite normal in the detox process.
In fact, many of the most dramatic changes that occur in the body during water fasting, takes place within the first three days of the fast. These occur as the body switches from one fuel source to another.
We both agreed that the results (the first time around) were impressive, but it truly was an ultra-challenging task for both of us.
and fair to say that our cravings were going ‘off the charts’, not to mention our gastric juices being really acidic.
We prepared home-made enemas together with coffee – and also drank lemon water and apple cider, with warm water in the morning to alleviate the side effects of the fast (…which I gotta say, worked wonders!).
The second time we took-on the Water fast was in Australia – and was a little more intensive, as we only drank distilled water for seven days straight.
Being a little bit more savvy this time round, we prepared with two days of green-juicing; pre-fasting – and one day of green-juicing; post-fasting, as well as 2 x colon hydrotherapy sessions.
For me personally, this was a very intense/full-on experience which honestly scared the hell out of me – as my body slowly started to take-out a horrible black substance (…as black as charcoal!).
I had never experienced anything like this before in my life (to this day, I still regret not taking it to a lab for further analysis!).
All I know is that whatever the putrid thing was, it must have been something really toxic, as right after the expulsion – I can honestly say that I felt like a million dollars.
During this time we also took barefoot walks together along the ocean shore and had a sauna every day. Each morning we had our warm litre of water – with lemon juice and apple cider (…a ritual we still each continue to this day).
Water fasting cleanses our body on a deep, cellular level.
All of our body-cells have remnant molecules of fast-food, processed food, desserts, and alcohol that we’ve ever consumed.
There are flavourings, colourings, preservatives, stabilisers – and 1000 other compounds that compose the chemical soup of modern cuisine in all of the cells in our bodies.
These substances accumulate in our tissue over time, which in-turn contributes to chronic fatigue and bodily dysfunction.
If you need any advice or help with anything related to intermittent fasting, water fasting or our experience, we’re always here to help!