Water-only Fasting

About Water-only Fasting

A Program of Education

The long-term health benefits of water-only fasting are often dependent on dietary and lifestyle modifications. In order to facilitate these changes we offer educational programs dealing with diet, exercise, proper body use, stress management, sleep, and psychology.

These programs are presented in the form of audio and videotapes, lectures, demonstrations, question and answer sessions, and individual consultations. Meals are prepared from fresh fruits and vegetables grown in the Center's own organic gardens whenever possible.

How Long Should You Fast?

The body's response to fasting can help participants determine the optimum fasting duration. Fasts typically continue for 5 to 40 days. The idea is to fast as briefly as possible, but as long as necessary, to accomplish your desired goals.

Ending the Fast

When participants decide to end their fast, they are encouraged to gradually reintroduce food into their diet. This re-feeding process reinforces good dietary habits and typically requires a period of no less than one-half the length of the fast.