FACTS: Fasting

Is Fasting Beneficial? 


That’s a controversial question.  Years ago, water fasting was the big thing and many thought at that time, the only true fast was a water fast.  That’s basically true.  The thing about fasting is when you leave out everything but water, you’re not getting any nourishment and though it does have benefits, it also has risks, especially if you’re doing it on your own or you’re under the care of somebody that is not a good fasting supervisor.  I’ve seen a few disasters from people who were on a fast.

From my own experience in personal water fasting I’ve seen what the benefits can be, but it can also be dangerous without the proper supervision. I recommend fasting under supervision, and I no longer recommend long water fasts. I recommend that people shut down their activities completely, close their eyes throughout the day and get rest as much as you possibly can.  Don’t do anything. I did some of my fasts that way. You’re actually meditating while you’re on your fast and you are just getting up to drink water and staying down as much as you can, maybe just stretching out a little bit. They were the best fasts I ever had.


I know some people who did some repeated long water fasts and ran into a lot of trouble.  I did some long water fasting also, but I didn’t run into trouble because I knew what to do. I did it because I wanted to have a complete experience about fasting.  I didn’t just want to go by what I read in a book.

If you want to go on a water fast, go to a fasting retreat and get supervision from somebody reputable who’s been doing it for a long time. Check them out, make sure they’ve done a lot of good for people and have showed them how to come out of fast. It’s very important to know how to go into a fast but it is just as important to know how to come out of it and how you decide to live your lifestyle from that point forward.

Enjoy Your Healthy Journey!








Fred’s Revised Book: Your Healthy Journey

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Fred Bisci, author, “Your Healthy Journey”, Head of the Spartan Nutritional Advisory Council (SNAC), has successfully worked with amateur, elite, professional and extreme athletes. He has been a tenacious athlete completing eighteen marathons, two ultra-marathons. He also has a history as a Navy boxing champ, has successfully competed in Olympic-style weightlifting, and still, leads an athletic life. Fred, born 1929, has lived on 100% raw plant foods for over 50 years and is a lifestyle/longevity coach, food scientist; detox/fasting expert and clinical nutritionist. He offers a natural, simple, common sense approach by showing people a well-grounded experience to the healing power, peak athletic performance and remedial capabilities of the human body.

Rory Dean