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What is Water Fasting

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Ahh, water fasting. Without a doubt this has to be our premier natural therapy. If you have never heard of water fasting, prepare to strap in. Water fasting has the ability to completely restart and support the natural healing process in you body, as well as boost any other therapies you are utilizing in order to make you a well-oiled healing machine.

The idea is so simple you will try to find ways to over-complicate it. Water fasting is literally the act of consuming nothing but water for a period of time. The longer you fast the better, and the benefits seem to have no bounds. This is a natural part of the human experience we have been drawn away from in the past century as disease runs rampid, but finally we are reconnecting and learning how to become in tune with our bodies as we realize the true healing can only come from within.

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Chris James

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Chris is a health and wellness coach who has helped hundreds of people become diabetes-free after achieving health himself. He is the Creator of A Healthy Alternative.

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  1. Im interested in water fasting but dont know how to start or what to do to prepare ! Please help me.

  2. Hi Chris, I want to join fasting academy to lose 60lbs of stubborn fat. At 53yrs and standing 5ft. 3ins. Carrying around 190lbs I am ready to let this be my last option as I am tired trying ALL diets and fads. I have done intermittent fasting for 14/16hrs and didn’t lose a pound. I need your expertise to guide me through it all. Thanks in advance.

    1. Chris James

      ???? good! Sometimes we have to hit rock bottom before we are ready to change. You can join the Academy by clicking the course tab in the main menu or go to AHAFastingAcademy.com

    2. Katherine, I was wondering how it was going? I myself am 1 year younger, 1/2 an inch taller and in the same weight range ase you. Have you gotten good tried this, and/or gotten good results?

  3. Hey Chris, I did see faster healing properties in day 4 I got some tattoo work done and they are coming along way better than any other I got done prior. I’m in the second week and notice what you call shrinking same weight ect, but my question is do you have experience or advice about adding apple cider vinegar to your water while fasting.

    1. Chris James

      I’ve never done this, and I’ve only ever suggested it for those dealing with vomiting. I’d recommend not using it tho. Nothing is more efficient that just water for the most part. Herbs can be beneficial at times.

  4. Hi Chris,
    I have been IF for about 2 months with no success. I am 156cm and weigh 257lbs. I am on day 2 of water fast. I plan to go for 5 days first to have the experience.
    Is it a good idea to drink coffee during a fast?

    1. Chris James

      Nice 5 days is a great starting point it’s my typical suggestion! I would recommend fresh juice over coffee but only if you feel like you’re about to break your fast. Make sure you stick to water only as much as possible

  5. Hi, I have been struggling with my weight for years and Im recovering from 2 minor strokes? My weight is all over the place and I want to look like my old self again; I have no idea what to do / get started? Can you give me some advise

    1. Chris James

      Hi! I would say the first place to start is to identify what is the source of your disease, only then can you move forward with a plan an to heal you. You know you better than anyone else, so as it relates to you weight and subsequently the two strokes what do you believe is your core issue?

  6. I would like to move forward in my weight loss journey. I realize I need help to initiate my water fast. Thank you for this opportunity Chris. Most of all thank God for directing my path.

  7. Has water fasting helped with healing degenerative arthritis? I have pain and bone on bone arthritis in low back hip and knees. Pre diabetic

  8. What kind of water should you drink distilled spring

      1. Where do you buy sun energized water?

  9. Hi Chris
    I am seeking information to get healthier. Suffering from hypothyroidism and starting to feel bad aches and pains in my body. Thinking it’s a side effect of the med to control thyroid function. Does water fasting help with thyroid function? How often should you water fast to see changes in how you feel and overall health? Thanks in advance for any info you could give.

    1. Chris James

      Yes, poor thyroid function can be corrected with proper diet and fasting. You’re going to want to adopt a regular fasting schedule like 3 days each week and eat well and you will quickly see your thyroid function return to normal. I outline different strategies in the ahafastingacademy.com

  10. Im a 60 yr old female I’m interested in trying the water fast, I’m doing the vegan vegetarian meals 3 to 4 days a week I’ve lost 27lbs since August 18th, I’ve notice I’m gases and bloated a lot, my 29 yr old daughter lives with me she had depression and diabetes I would love to get her on board so we can do it together, but her cravings for sweets and fried foods keeps her weight on and I want to help her as well as myself, I do have to do more research on it , do you resume eating food as some point and what recipes are best for diabetics, I read and watch more videos to educate myself

  11. Hi Chris, I have done water fasting in the past and the most I achieved was 21 days of just water fasting. Fasting is not new to me and as a muslim I always fast for the whole of Ramadan(muslim month of fasting). However, since I did the 21days fasting about 2 years ago I have been unable to complete any worthwile water fasting. I now weigh 225 at 5/4 age 49. I also have a growth on my sternum due to thyroid problem. I need help to fast at least 60 days. Please assist me.

    1. Chris James

      When you fast for Ramadan arent they daily fasts? Like you dont fast for 30 day straight correct?
      To address what your going through, have you ever prepared for a fast?

  12. Sheronda Russell

    I live in the Midwest and sun is not prevalent this time of the year. Would the gem bottles do the same as sun energized water? Thanks…I am trying to figure out where to start and to do the my fast the proper way. I noticed in the video you stated we should start a fast with water based fruit and veggies.

    1. Chris James

      There’s a couple different ways you can get structured water obviously if you collected rainwater that would be a great way to get it. You can get it from fruit juice. And then of course you can manufacture it which is a little cheaper and more consistent. If you can’t use the sun to make your some water at home you can use the gem water bottles essentially what it does is structure the water so that it’s more hydrating but it uses natural frequency to do so so it’s still a completely natural process. I actually highly recommend using the water bottles in the place of sun energizing your water if you don’t have good sunlight. If you’re interested in one of the bottles I have a few on hand I could send you the details and ship it out for you asap.

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Chris is a health and wellness coach who has helped hundreds of people become diabetes-free after achieving health himself with water fasting as the fundamental practice. He is the Creator of A Healthy Alternative.

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