In medical practice, about twenty-five years of dry starvation techniques have been used. Recently, this type of recovery has gone beyond medicine and dietetics and has won its fans among the broad masses of people who are watching over their health. Let's take a closer look at what dry starvation is and what effect it has on the human body.
Why fasting "dry"?
In medicine, several types of fasting are used, used for various purposes and allowing to achieve completely incompatible results. One of the most difficult and at the same time effective ways to heal the body is the use of dry fasting. This option implies full abstinence from eating food and fluids for a certain time. It is also divided into two subspecies - a soft and hard form.
During the dry fasting procedure in its rigid form, it is forbidden not only to drink liquids (as well as food), but also to prevent any contact with water - taking a shower, brushing your teeth, washing - everything should be excluded from everyday activities. The soft form is not so critical to contact with liquids, and excludes only the intake of them.
There are a variety of methods of the fasting procedure, which differ not only in terms, motivation, entry and exit from fasting, but also in goals that can be achieved with their help.
Variety of techniques
The safest options for self-conducting are techniques that involve fasting for up to 3 days. Longer periods without fluid intake require the participation of specialists and medical supervision. This is due to the possibility of dehydration, which is very dangerous for his life.
It does not make sense to conduct dry starvation sessions for less than a day, since the latent possibilities of the body to activate the reserve forces begin to manifest themselves only after twenty hours of abstinence from water and food. That is, only after this time comes a positive effect from the procedure.
The main techniques suggest the following periods of fasting:
In order to improve the overall health of the body, as well as to reduce body weight, as a rule, courses lasting from one to three days, which are repeated regularly - weekly, after a week or monthly, are used.
It happens that they conduct courses of combined starvation: a three-day fast is chosen dry, after which water is introduced into the diet. This subspecies is less dangerous in its consequences, and its tolerance by the body is much better, since it allows you to avoid dehydration.
What time is better to choose, going to start dry fasting? Feedback from those who practice these sessions regularly indicates that short periods are more easily tolerated psychologically and physically easier to withstand, but starvation for more than three days has the greatest therapeutic effect.
The body tolerates dry fasting more easily, since there is no feeling of strong hunger, and it is psychologically easier to sustain such a short time. However, in order for dry starvation to be really beneficial, one should approach it consciously, thoroughly prepare and pass it carefully.
What is useful to starve dry?
Before you decide to conduct a “hungry shake-up” to your body, it would be nice to decide on the purpose of this procedure, as well as learn all the advantages and benefits.
The benefits of dry fasting:
- During the procedure of fasting, the body is forced to find reserves of energy for life support. And he finds them already inside fat cells are actively broken down, this is their complete combustion, which leads to more long-term effect of reducing and maintaining weight.
- In addition to fat deposits, diseased tissue areas, accumulated slags and even cells that have pathological changes (for example, tumors) are also subject to burning and processing into necessary energy.
- Restores the correct metabolism.
- Occurs blood purification for the fasting period the body does not get food any harmful substances, and blood is a multiple filtering during natural purification. As a result, improved the biochemical composition of blood.
- There is the effect of rejuvenating the skin, while also cleansing them from various rashes – is acne, restores creaminess and elasticity. In addition to the skin regeneration exposed and other tissues of the body.
- Regular fasting creates a great sense of proportion in the meal and liquid. It is the loss or blunting of this ability of our body leads to immense consumption of food, and as a consequence the weight and health problems.
The result of therapeutic use
In addition to tonic and cleansing action on the human body, dry fasting can be a serious help in the treatment of certain diseases:
- Dry starvation can reduce the manifestations of diseases such as ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthrosis and some other diseases affecting the articular tissues.
- In the female organs of the reproductive system, resorptional effects are noted - ovarian cysts, and other neoplasms in this area disappear completely or their growth significantly slows down.
- In the case of fractures, bruises and suppurations, with the addition of traditional treatment methods of fasting, bone and muscle tissues recover much faster.
- A separate place dry starvation worthy to take in the treatment of various injuries of the skull - concussions and bruises. In this way, prevention of cerebral edema remarkably passes.
- In the case of a viral or bacterial infection, one-day dry fasting in most cases helps to prevent the development of the disease.
The effect of starvation on the body as a whole
In addition to the effect of losing weight, rejuvenation and treatment of diseases, people practicing dry fasting, the results noted the following.
Thus, human skin is an excellent excretory organ, through which toxins and other substances that are not necessary for vital activity go along with it. During the practice of hunger, this ability acquires the opposite effect - the body absorbs a lack of fluid through the skin. And getting her skin can even be out of thin air, so during fasting you should thoroughly approach the choice of the place of its passage and watch your contacts with the environment. An interesting result of the manifestation of the absorption properties of the skin appears after touching the products - their taste can be felt in the mouth. A regular workout allows you to check cooked food "for salt" only with your hands.
Another feature of the effect of dry-fasting is the training of willpower. When a person undergoes this procedure on a regular basis, a firm determination is developed to complete the work begun, and it is transferred to all spheres of life. The intuition becomes aggravated, and in some people, after going through long courses of hunger, even telepathic abilities are manifested.
Despite the fact that dry fasting is an aid in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases, the opinion of traditional medicine about the need for it is far from unequivocal.
Opponents of the theory of treatment of hunger give the following arguments as arguments: dry fasting not only has a destructive effect on the tissues of the body, but also because of the prolonged absence of fluid in the body, blood thickens. Refusal to eat leads to acute avitaminosis, possibly dehydration, which is dangerous for the activity of consciousness.
In any case, if you plan to practice dry fasting, you must first discuss its possibility with your doctor. Only an individual approach will help you choose the most appropriate method and eliminate the most severe consequences. But be that as it may, a short-term dry starvation (up to 36 hours) will bring the body a minimum of negative consequences.
Despite the ambiguous opinion of medicine on this issue, many are confident that “dry” fasting days bring only benefit and satisfaction to the body. Of course, after what other procedures can you boast a result of minus ten kilograms in three days?
What you need to know?
But, in order not to get a result that is completely opposite to what was intended, and not to cause significant harm to your own health, you must take into account all the nuances of the procedure. There are three main stages - preparation, direct starvation and exit from it.
For each of these stages, there are strict rules that must be complied with without fail, otherwise fasting will do more harm than good. And we must remember that if suddenly for some reason you feel bad, you must immediately stop fasting.
The quality of the preparatory stage is half predetermined by the success of any undertaking. And therapeutic dry fasting involves a thorough preparation. It is imperative that you study the literature on this issue, and it is desirable that it be written by people who regularly practice dry fasting. This will determine the maximum possible hazards. Ideally, it is during the preparatory stage that you need to communicate with people who already have experience of fasting.
To procure necessary food for the meals before and after a period of starvation and clean drinking water. To decide where walks. To set the time of entry and exit from starvation and to choose the method – hard or soft.
If you choose a long fast - 3 days or more - in advance go to a sparing diet without a flour and sweet. And in two or three days - for vegetables and fruits.
Features of the fasting period
In the period of famine, it is especially important to devote time to walking in the fresh air, preferably near open natural water bodies, far from the city rush. If you can not go out of town - a large park will do.
The room should be clean and well-ventilated, cotton clothing to make it easier for the skin to breathe. Special attention should be paid to spending time in the house - do not sit in front of the TV, as an abundance of television programs about food will influence the determination to continue dry starvation, the results of which will not take long to come.
During the entire second period it is impossible to make sudden movements. They should be smooth and measured. It is also undesirable to lie in bed - thoughts about saving forces in such a way are very deceptive. In fact, the best way to save energy is to walk without taking action. At nights, insomnia may develop, and this time is ideal for reading books.
The correct way out of dry fasting
An important feature of this period is that it is impossible to extend fasting longer than the scheduled period, even if everything is going well and it seems that there is still a lot of strength. At the time of the scheduled exit you need to drink water, take a shower or bath.
After a short amount of time, drink water again - and you can start eating with fresh vegetables. The pancreas did not work during the famine, and it should be loaded gradually. In the first two days, it is desirable to introduce protein products gradually and not to consume carbohydrates.
And of course, to reconsider your lifestyle, because without this, even the most remarkable results will quickly disappear.
Plan for a beginner
If you are planning to test the practice of fasting on yourself for the first time, you can choose a one-day dry fasting, but the best option is to choose the option that provides dry fasting for 36 hours. This period is quite suitable for regular weekly use. He also will let you know the reaction of your body to the procedure itself and feel the first effect. Consider the process of conducting the first dry fasting on the example of the “night-day-night” scheme.
So, what we do in advance:
- We study the literature on this issue, and also whenever possible we communicate with practitioners of regular fasting.
- Stocking up on clean drinking water (boiled) and fresh vegetables and fruits for food before and after fasting. They are best rinsed in running clean water, dry and put into the refrigerator in the storage area for vegetables. Select the favorite to use them with pleasure, but it is better to refrain from bananas and grapes.
- Among the purchased fruit must be present lemons.
- For the hard version of the hunger need before to redo all the works related to water – do your Laundry, clean the apartment, cook food for the household. It's advisable to take a shower, brush your teeth – as in Friday and Saturday to do will be impossible.
- In the process of preparation is determined by the specific time of entry and exit from starvation.
We define the fasting period for the weekend, in this case, the last meal, as well as water, should be done on Friday evening. Obligatory compliance with any diet before going into hunger is not necessary, but it is still better to limit or completely abandon the flour and sweet the day before. On Friday, it is advisable to use only fresh vegetables and fruits, and to drink juices from them. This will allow the body to store the necessary vitamins and minerals. These substances will be needed in large quantities during the famine day for splitting slags and fats.
Suppose you decide to go into hunger at 21 o'clock, then:
- We have dinner no later than six o'clock in the evening with vegetables and fruits.
- We finish the affairs connected with water.
- Until nine in the evening, we drink water, as much as the body requires, but is acidified with lemon.
- We go to bed early.
Saturday will pass without food and liquid, and it is better to spend it in the open air, but not doing active rest, but quietly walking in the park or in the forest, by the reservoir. The skin during dry starvation absorbs moisture from the air, so it is very important to be in nature, as far as possible from civilization. To complicate the process of hunger will be watching TV, because according to the program and in advertisements there is an abundance of food. It is better to replace it with reading light literature, viewing magazines (of course, not culinary).
On Saturday night, insomnia caused by hunger can begin. You have to be ready for this and provide for the possibility of reading or listening to your favorite music, and you can sleep on Sunday, after coming out of hunger.
On a Sunday morning, at one o'clock, when the exit from dry fasting is planned (in our example, it is nine o'clock in the morning), we take a shower, brush our teeth, drink a glass of prepared water. Half an hour later, we have breakfast with a salad of raw vegetables. A light chicken soup will suit for lunch, dinner - vegetables again. We try not to use salt and sugar on this day.
Dry fasting for 3 days or more is called long and requires much more energy from the body. It carries serious threats to health, so it will take much more time to devote to the preparatory stage. It is imperative to hold at least one session of short-term hunger before this, then it will be easier to do dry fasting for 3 days, the results will be much higher. This will also allow you to understand the reaction of the body and prepare it for serious loads of a long session.
In addition to the basic procedures described above, during the preparation stage, you will need to visit a doctor, cure your teeth and eliminate other current diseases. During the period of famine, pre-write almost every minute, set clear long-term goals (for which you decided to do dry fasting), reviews of people practicing it regularly, study and take important points for yourself.
Two weeks before the intended entrance, stop using animal products - meat, fish, milk and eggs. Ideally, go to the raw foods, but you can confine and vegetarian cuisine.
Practicing dry fasting for 7 days, you may encounter some difficulties. For example, exacerbation of chronic diseases can occur. But there is no need to be afraid of it - this is how the body begins self-medication. In the case of manifestations of severe pain characteristic of your chronic disease, you can not take medication. This is what you need to be psychologically prepared for. If there is no possibility to endure the pain, you should stop the session ahead of time, naturally, following all the rules for getting out of it.
With a strong slagging of the body or with a large excess weight, you must be prepared for the appearance of nausea, vomiting and headaches. This is a natural reaction of the body in this case. A positive impact at this point will be walking in the fresh air or dousing with cool water.
Dizziness is possible during the execution of sharp movements, therefore all movements will need to be performed as slowly as possible.
Exit from long sessions of hunger should be more carefully and very carefully load the body.
Schennikov and Lavrova techniques
One of the main long-term methods described Leonid Shchennikov. Dry starvation according to his method is the prevention of any pathologies, as a result, there is a complete rejection of medications and the immunity is restored. The basis of his technique - two days before going into hunger, it is necessary to eat only raw vegetables.
After such preparation, a fasting session begins, which takes place over different periods - from five to seven days to a record eleven-day. And at this stage there is a distinctive feature - wakefulness at night time in combination with cold baths. Otherwise, everything is as usual - smooth movements combined with peace of mind - the key to success. The correct exit from the session is important.
Cascade dry fasting is represented by the technique described by Lavrova Valentina Pavlovna. Course duration varies. Cascade starvation is based on periods of "dry hunger" and "food." At the same time, during the “meal” period a certain diet is maintained. There are different types of cascades - “gentle”, “short”, “according to Lavrova”, “cautious”, etc. Such diversity is based on various initial preparation of the organism, and even a beginner can choose a suitable “cascade” for himself.
One General rule for all cases – the period of dry fasting lasts longer than five days. It is considered that this period allows you to unlock the incredible capabilities of the human body. To five-day fasting man comes gradually, starting with one day of dry fasting and with different term breaks for "food", the body is preparing for the main session in 5 days.
Contraindications for fasting sessions
There are several categories of people who are most likely to experience the harm of dry starvation. Moreover, carrying out these experiments with their own bodies is simply contraindicated for them. This category includes:
- Children under 14 years old.
- Old people (after 70 years).
- Women during pregnancy and lactation.
- People with severe body mass deficiency.
- People with established circulatory failure (grade 2–3), heart rhythm disorders.
- People with pathologies of the endocrine system.
There are still a number of diseases in which dry fasting is absolutely contraindicated, therefore, having decided on such a step, you should definitely consult with experts.