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Dry Fasting

You may be wondering to yourself, “Wait, does this mean no water?” and yes it does.

No food, no water for a designated period of time. I typically set my dry fasting period for 24 – 36 hours. I pay close attention to how I feel during this time and always listen to what my body is telling me. If I need to break it, then I do. No biggie.

I have dry fasted several times and feel like it has been the only thing that has helped me with endometriosis. Although there is no proven clinical evidence for the link between dry fasting and endometriosis yet, I have directly experienced the many benefits.

Dry-fasting is a traditional form of fasting in many cultures and religions and has been increasingly gaining support in the health and fitness community due to its many benefits. Dry fasting may seem like an unlikely solution to the health problems it’s been claimed to have solved, but various research has supported the health benefits. Intermittent dry fasting is the most commonly practiced and researched form of dry fasting.

Dry fasting has been observed to aid in lowering LDL and increasing HDL in some cases, as well as aiding in controlling blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. The most obvious and widely observed benefit of dry fasting is weight loss and loss of fat levels in the body. In fact, a study has observed a direct relation between low body fat percentage and insulin sensitivity.

Have you ever tried a dry fast? Or heard of it? What do you think?


Contributing authors: Noorulain Kaludi and Amanda Munn

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