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Dry-fasters' stance on off-fast water intake

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31 Aug 2011 19:40 #9071 by Nidu
Nidu created the topic: Dry-fasters' stance on off-fast water intake
If you're a believer (or "knower", if you prefer) in dryfasting, then what is your stance on water intake when you are not fasting? Do you drink a lot of water? If so, why? If not, why not? Do you eat a water-rich diet, and do you see the resulting "extra" water intake to be beneficial for you, or not?

Raw-foodist author/trainer/[water-]fasting supervisor Doug Graham (who does advocate a water-rich diet of raw fruits and vegetables) thinks dehydration is a major factor in causing disease, and he thinks a lot of people aren't properly hydrated. (IIRC, he thinks the water-rich fruit & veg supplies about enough water.)

I guess he and some people on here might've different concepts of hydration, and some here might consider his to be one of "over-hydration", believing, or having experienced, that not further hydrating one's body with an outside source of water, for some period of time, can be very beneficial, if done right.

So, what's your take on water intake?

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31 Aug 2011 23:47 #9073 by Esmée La Fleur
Esmée La Fleur replied the topic: Re: Dry-fasters' stance on off-fast water intake
I feel that when a person is eating, hydration is very important. I think eating and dry fasting are two completely different processes. I tried Tanya Zavasta's program of dry fating for 18 hours every day and finally decided that it did not feel good to me. Dr. Batmanghelidj ( www.watercure.com ) says you cannot properly digest your food if you are not properly hydrated prior to eating a meal. Obviously, if you eat mostly fresh juicy fruits and vegetables, you will need less supplemental fluids than someone who eats a SAD diet. I normally consume 3-4 liters of fluid per day when I am eating. I am 5' 6" and am only moderately active. This can be coconut water, tangerine juice, celery/green apple juice, or celery/lemon juice. I almost never drink plain water, though I will dilute coconut water or tangerine juice with plain water to make it more hydrating.

While I am in the process of re-hydrating from my 10 day dry fast, I am consuming about 5-6 liters of fluid a day and this will likely continue for a week or two.

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01 Sep 2011 02:12 #9074 by Milena
Milena replied the topic: Re: Dry-fasters' stance on off-fast water intake
I think hydration is a very individual issue. I think an awareness of how hydrated one is plays a major role in it as well. Many of us are chronically dehydrated, including myself, and drinking enough can become a mental task in this case. I know I am not drinking enough and as a result eat more then I should. It is something I am beginning to address. In the past I would not drink water at all and consume a very litmitted amount of fluids. I am convinced now that it was not good for me. I hope this answers your question.

May the Energy you free from digesting serves your Body and Spirit well!

All my posts are based on my opinions and experiences only and are not intended to replace the advice of the licensed medical practitioner.

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