I recently completed a 14 day water fast, where as the name suggests I did not eat or have a taste of anything other than water. Obviously the first thing that comes to anyone who hasn’t researched this is “that’s crazy, it’s completely unhealthy” “STARVING yourself isn’t’ healthy, is dangerous and stupid” and that’s fine to have those thoughts at first but you’ll be cheating yourself if you don’t keep an open mind and look into the facts of water fasting.
Ever wonder why when you get sick you don’t feel like eating? It’s because your body doesn’t want you to. When you stop eating for a couple of days your body shuts down digestion and focuses on healing itself and does so more efficiently than any other treatment known to man. Of course people like to say “you need to eat when you’re sick so your body can have the energy it needs to fight off the virus” but this is just something that’s been repeated so long that we repeat it too because it sounds good, and it does but it’s not the whole truth. The truth is your body has stored energy that it can use for fighting off the disease and can easily live off itself for 40 days and studies have shown most likely up to 70 (although it’s not recommended to go past 40). If it sounds too tough, keep in mind that hunger completely leaves you after a few days and you feel great (I know, sounds unbelievable but I tested it first hand and it’s true). This could be because our ancestors would travel around and would have to go many days without food.
I was particularly interested in water fasting because of its ability to destroy scar tissue and use it for fuel when doing a very long fast. If I do have scar tissue in my penis (as people theorize) that is causing issues this could be a cure. I was also interested in water fasting because of its known ability to rid your body of toxins that have been stored in cells, the kidney, and the liver.
If anyone has specific questions I can answer them but to keep from going too long here are my improvements:
I had some acne scarring on my face that has positively improved without question. This let’s me know the theory of the water fast repairing scar tissue is true. Some of the marks have gone away completely, others diminished or are hardly noticeable. If I had continued past 14 days I think I would have seen further improvements as your body really starts to dig into scar tissue when you get past day 21, but my body weight wouldn’t allow me.
My penis used to have a tight feeling to it, there was strong tension on it like it was being pulled inward. This has gone away. It’s now larger when flaccid.
I have always had erections in the morning and those continue, but now I get random erections throughout the day. This hasn’t happened in… I can’t remember how long. I thought it went away because I had matured, but it’s back and it’s a good thing.
My sleep has become MUCH deeper. I started off having horrible sleeping issues which were resolved by taking Ambien + Melatonin for three to four nights and those improvements kept with me. Now my sleeping has reached new levels of deepness. After the ambien I would say I was sleeping like a 32 year old should be, now I’m sleeping like an 8 year old.
I can’t say for sure but I believe my eyesight has improved slightly. I did not take a test beforehand so I can only speculate but I find myself not having to squint at things I used to. I really can’t make claims to this because I only like to claim things that I’m positive have improved. Other people have reported complete repair of their eyesight after 40 days of water fasting, although they may of had some other issues causing it.
I lost 20 pounds while retaining my muscle. I wasn’t fat which makes it more difficult for me to lose weight yet it still came off as it was my bodies primary source of fuel. I was worried I would lose some of the muscle mass I’ve gained but I didn’t, or at least it was such a small amount I can’t notice.
I’m not sure I even have a libido problem, but I have not noticed an increase in my libido since the water fast. Before and now after the water fast I have the urge to have sex around every three days which I believe is normal for someone my age (32) and in a relationship for 2 years. I am still going to keep an open mind for ideas on improving my libido as I would like to have the urge every day, but once again I’m not sure I even have a problem (and there’s always viagra). This doesn’t mean a water fast can’t cure libido, it means I wasn’t really a good test subject.
My cognition was already repaired because of this protocol here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6002
it has stayed the same after the water fast, not better or worse and I was not expecting improvements as I believe it’s cured.
I wanted to go a full 40 days but I was getting too skinny, I started off at 180 pounds (I’m 6’2) and was down to 160…any further and I might have started scaring people at work. I think a water fast would be a great thing for someone who is having severe symptoms from finasteride and could possibly have profound improvements if they were to go for 30 or 40 days. This isn’t medical advice, consult a physician and below is a link that shows the different stages of fasting and what happens in them. Read up on it, pretty amazing stuff and after doing this myself I strongly believe in our bodies power to heal itself.