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Video Transcript: Water Fasting: The 3 Myths (Part 2)
Charlene Bollinger: Hello everyone. This is Ty and Charlene. If you caught Part 1 of Dr. Edward Group’s presentation at The Truth About Cancer Orlando LIVE, you won’t want to miss the next one.
Ty Bollinger: There are many myths surrounding water fasting. Keep watching to hear Dr. Group debunk three of these myths.
Dr. Edward Group: So, there’s a lot of water fasting myths, but the three that I wanted to share with you is, the first one you always hear, “I’ll starve to death.” That’s wrong. Fasting is beneficial, starvation is harmful. One is a valuable therapeutic measure, the other can lead to death. There’s a big difference between that because you willingly do water fasting as therapeutic, you know, if you’re starving, your mental condition is not really there. And we all know what happens when we are in a state of fear or anxiety or stress or depression or resentment or jealousy, all the negative emotions.
The only thing I could find, and I was even researching. Normally you’re not supposed to do water fasts on children, but there was actually a case by Shelton with an 11-year old girl who fasted on water for 40 days. And she ended up being fine after that. But only when the body fat falls around below five percent is when you would be in danger, according to all the research that we have looked at.
And then, “I will lose muscle mass.” You know? I’ve been saying for a long time that sooner or later, people are going to realize that everything we’re supposedly taught in school about nutrition is completely wrong or backwards, that you don’t need a lot of protein, and all the whey protein is causing the mucus and the inflammation and all the stuff that people are taking. There’s proof that, from people that have fasted for a long period of time, that they actually gained muscle. And, fasting actually increases your growth hormone and maintains lean muscle mass.
And the last one is “My blood glucose will fall.” Well, of course it’s going to fall. You guys are all familiar right now with the ketogenic diet, and you might fast for 72 hours, all that other stuff, which is great. But I’m going to explain why water only fasting has a dramatic effect on the body.
So, what happens during a water fast? A water fast is nothing more than rest for the mind, body and soul. It’s like a healing vacation. Now, who wouldn’t want a mind, body, soul relaxation? I mean that would be great.
When you temporarily stop consuming food, your body no longer has to perform its most energy-consuming function. Now this was interesting, because I’ve been involved in gut health for a long, long time. Me, like everybody else, we all talk about how important the gut is. Everything starts from the gut. If your gut is healthy, that’s where all the toxins enter the body to begin with.
But looking at all this research, it was very interesting, because the digestive process takes so much of your body’s energy. For just one meal a day, like if you just ate one meal a day, it could take up to 72 hours for your body, producing energy, it’s taking that energy away from all your healing, it’s taking that energy away from everything that you have going on in your body, to focus on digestion. Think about it.
I mean your digestive tract is the size of a tennis court. The surface area is 30-35 feet long. I mean your body is constantly utilizing all of its energy sources for digestion. That’s one meal a day. Can you imagine three, four, five, six meals a day, and snacks? I mean your body is using 80-90% of its energy stores at all times for digestive purposes.
So, how can you expect the body to heal if all of its resources are being spent on digestion?
The beautiful thing about water-only fasting is it shuts down your digestive system. And I’ve tried multiple fasts over the last year and a half. I’ve done water-only, I did water with Bulletproof coffee in the morning, I’ve done water with vitamin supplements, I’ve done ketogenic, transitioning into ketogenic, all that stuff. And the most powerful results, like even if I had a tiny vitamin capsule that I swallowed, I could tell that my digestive system was stimulated.
So, the power comes when you don’t put anything in your system. That’s why I call it hardcore. But I was also—even when I did a cup of Bulletproof coffee in the morning, or even when I did one tiny vitamin supplement, any time I put any tiny thing into my stomach, my digestive system became active. And I was actually more hungry doing that than I was on a water-only fast. Like I had the best results and felt the best. And it just confirmed all of the research that I’ve been looking at over the last year and a half.
Charlene Bollinger: Wow! That was really great information from our good friend Dr. Edward Group. We hope you learned a lot from this video.
Ty Bollinger: Yes, we sure do. And if you did, please share it on your social media and let you friends and family know about The Truth About Cancer. Thanks and God bless.