Episode #351 – 5 Day Water Fast: What to Expect on Your Healing Journey

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In This Episode:

Water fasting is one of the most ancient and powerful healing strategies known to mankind. Modern science is showing the profound benefits of water fasting on reducing inflammation, stimulating cellular cleansing called autophagy and producing stem cells to regenerate new tissue.
In this podcast, I will take you on a journey to understand what is happening in your body and what to expect as you go through a 5-day water fast.
  • 03:00 Introduction to a 5-day fast
  • 05:40 Who should not fast?
  • 06:30 What if you have diabetes?
  • 07:52 Warning signs you should break your fast
  • 10:05 Strategies to prepare for an extended fast
  • 12:20 What happens on day 1?
  • 14:10 What happens after 24 hours? An increase in human growth hormone
  • 16:05 Dr. Jockers shares on Day 2, his toughest day
  • 19:40 Understanding cellular autophagy
  • 21:17 Testing our blood glucose and ketones with GKI
  • 22:35 Top supplements to support your body during a fast
  • 25:20 How long and how often should you fast?
  • 27:45 Steps to break your extended fast

Have you ever tried a 5-day water fast? According to Dr. Jockers, it’s a pretty incredible endeavor. And in today’s episode, our favorite functional nutritionist is advising us on what we can expect on our H2O healing journey!

Are you a suitable candidate for a 5-day water fast (because not everybody is)? And what exactly happens on each day of the fast? And how should you break the fast after the fifth day? What sort of schedule should you adhere to when undergoing a 5-day fast and how often should you be doing it?

Dr. Jockers is giving us the answers to these questions – and more – as he looks at fasting strategies, supplements, and the details of different body types and physiology as it applies to fasting. 

As can be expected, Dr. Jockers covers all the angles for us in this enlightening episode that will make a 5-day water fast seem a lot less daunting to do once you’ve listened to the show. Please join us!


“I really think a water fast is one of the most powerful healing strategies that you can apply”   

-Dr. David Jockers

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