Drinking Water

Re-starting Your Metabolism After a Water Fast

One week post-fast, I’m back in the gym and I’m noticing how the fast affected my strength and endurance. I’m in the process of base-building again, both cardiovascular and muscular strength. A water fast of longer than 5 days has dramatic effects on metabolism.  In that time tissue and liver stores of glycogen have been…Read the Rest »

Food After Water Fasting

Water fasting is about re-calibrating all the body systems. After fasting the taste buds are re-tuned and hyper sensitive and the sense of smell is acute. The digestive system is inactive and the elimination systems as well. Metabolism is slowed . The first food I put in my mouth after a 10 day water fast…Read the Rest »

Am I Losing Muscle During a Water Fast?

I am on Day 8 of a water fast. My body weight is 105 pounds, about 11 pounds less than when I started. Weight loss during a water fast comes from water, carbohydrate, fat and lean tissue like muscle.  I want to know how much muscle loss happens and, ultimately, the best way to preserve…Read the Rest »

What happens during a water fast?

I am on something like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride in the Reverse Universe for a few weeks and doing a supervised water fast. It is as much about resting from physical activity and normal daily stressors as it is about food. I learned about the science of water fasting from Dr. Rick Dina who teaches…Read the Rest »

Cleanse Your Body

What is cleansing? Cleansing is a practice used to promote health and healing by clearing toxins from the body. The concept of cleansing has a long history in natural medicine and has been practiced for thousands of years. What is common across all detoxification programs is that you will eat differently so that you can support…Read the Rest »

HEALTHY NUTRITION FOR ACTIVE PEOPLE

TEACHING YOUR BODY TO BURN FAT The goal of eating and training is to shift your metabolic efficiency to using fat and preserving carbohydrates over a wide range of intensities.  How you fuel your body has a direct impact on what it chooses to burn.  The more simple carbohydrates you eat, the more your body…Read the Rest »

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