Water Fasting Program

Fasting has been a common practice in many cultures, employed for physical, mental, and spiritual health. It is nature’s way of allowing your body to cleanse and heal itself. 

What is Water Fasting?

Your body’s detoxification process mainly depends on drinking water. Oxygen in the water helps your digestive system and triggers your body to eliminate harmful toxins. That’s why water fasting is also known as ‘water cleansing’. During water fasting, you take in zero calories.

‘‘Water is the only cure handed by nature.’’

Dr. Thomas Lodi, MD, Integrative Oncologist

Benefits from Water Fasting

Based on scientific findings, The LifeCo’s Water Fasting Program also employs healing principles adopted by other cultures around the world. It is essentially a juice-fasting program designed to provide a rest for the body’s critical systems.

Your body’s detoxification process mainly depends on water. Water fasting results in autophagy with 8-10 hours so that the inside of cells are cleaned out and restored to high levels of functioning. Since all the stored glucose in the form of glycogen is used up within 72 hours, the body changes from glucose metabolism to a fat metabolism called, “ketosis“. This natural response is also one of the reasons that wild animals remain so healthy. During ketosis, the body hunts down and consumes any non-viable tissue that is not necessary for healthy functioning like cysts, plaques in the arteries, tumors, etc.

There is no other way to accomplish these health benefits!

Remember: Aging is de-hydrating! During water fasting, you consume around 2-3 liters of water per day, so your system has no reason to spend energy on digestion, rather using the energy to heal. Increased water intake helps carry toxins from the body, leading to restoration of the cells and metabolism, thus rejuvenating the body from the inside out.

The anti-aging effects of water fasting are well known in science. Endothelial cells (cells that line all blood vessels) are the origin of all inflammation and chronic diseases. One of the major things that happen is beta-hydroxybutyrate (a ketone) causes the endothelial cells to regenerate. These cells are reborn and renewed so it completely shuts down the vascular aging.

During water fasting, you will not be eating or drinking anything besides water. When the body can not get energy from carbohydrates, it uses fats as the primary energy source. Your body will also switch to ketosis, just like in any ketogenic diet. This is how water fasting helps break down fats and supports weight loss.

Water is very important to maintain a healthy body. Thus, water fasting has tremendous benefits on the body from the inside out. Water fasting helps to maintain brain and other bodily functions. It reduces the risk of chronic diseases by lowering blood pressure, blood sugar, triglycerides and cholesterol.

  • Improves Body Composition and Fitness
  • Supports Fat Loss and Ketosis
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Decreases Blood Sugar
  • Boosts Your Metabolism
  • Promotes Heart Health
  • Lowers the Risk of Chronic Diseases
  • May Slow Aging and Enhance Longevity
  • Decreases Inflammation
  • Increases Resistance to Oxidative Stress
  • Improves Cell Recycling
  • Improves Cardiovascular Health
  • Protects Brain Health
  • Supports Collagen in Skin
  • Reduces Harmful Protein Production

What is Included in Water Fasting Program?

Standard Services & Therapies

  • Accommodation
  • Doctor Consultation
  • Body Composition Analysis (before and after program)
  • “Angel of Water” – colon cleansing (daily)
  • Sonic World Vibration Therapy (daily)
  • Biophoton Therapy (daily)
  • Morning Yoga and Meditation Group Sessions
  • Raw-Vegan Food Preparation Workshops
  • Use of Infrared Sauna and Steam Room
  • Swimming Pools & Gym Access
  • Educational Lectures
  • Shuttle Service to/from the Beach Bar
  • Post-Detox Guideline Booklet
  • Healthy Living and Nutrition Guideline Booklet
  • The LifeCo Gift Set

Additional Services & Therapies

    • Initial Blood Tests
    • Orthostatic blood pressure measurement (daily) 
    • Mineral I.V. Therapy *
    • Colon Hydrotherapy *
    • BEMER Therapy (twice a day)
    • Consultation with Tenzin Josh
    • A package of 3 complementary books:

              – The Science and Fine Art of Fasting – Herbet Shelton
              – The Fasting Cure – Upton Sinclair
              – Fasting for Health and Long Life – Hereward Carrington

             *Application frequency depends on the duration of your program.

Weekly Group Activies

  • Spine Healing Sessions
  • Muay Thai Classes
  • Tai Chi Classes
    • Mandala Painting Sessions
    • Rebirthing Breathing Workshops
    • Tarot Card Reading Sessions

Why Should You Choose a Water Fasting Program at The LifeCo?

What Does Water Do For the Body?

Hydration is important to maintain brain function and other bodily functions. Water is very important to maintain a healthy body and stay hydrated.  It has tremendous benefits on the body from the inside out. Drinking enough water helps you have high energy and physical performance levels in your daily life. It supports your skin strength and hair growth. Moreover, our body’s detoxification process mainly depends on drinking water. 

No-Chewing is Essential

Our brain consumes around 25% of our daily energy but around 30% is already spent on digestion, producing the necessary enzymes and eliminating the toxins through blood circulation and ultimately through the bowels. When we take a time-out on digestion and consume no solid foods, the body can use this extra energy to start cleaning and renovating itself. The cleansing starts from the blood and liver. After the program is done, you are expected to have a better functioning body inside and out (you will simply glow).

Join Anytime That Suits You

The LifeCo Detox Programs can be attended at any time during the year. Minimum 4 days are recommended but we have had guests staying for up to 30 days for our programs. During the detox retreat, there may be guest experts in our centers and you are welcome to attend their workshops or lectures. Based on the availability you may change between different kind of detox programs as well. This can be decided by yourself based on directions provided by our detox experts. The first couple of days of the cleanse can be tough, because your body can resist the change in various ways but after this threshold is passed you will start feeling the real change!

Result Oriented Approach of The LifeCo

The LifeCo offer its guests the most result oriented detox programs in Europe. Since its opening in 2005, The LifeCo has been providing services in forms of weight loss retreats, healthy nutrition programs and it has become one of the most successful detox destinations in Europe. The LifeCo centers practice holistic medicine, detox diets, weight loss programs to help you achieve your ideal weight. Wellness programs in various areas to support your body, mind and spirit. The LifeCo does not only act as a detox spa but it also provides you with the knowledge about healthy lifestyle in general. Join one of our programs and experience true well-being in Europe.

Krystle's Water Fasting Experience

The LifeCo Phuket Guest Krystle explains how a simple water fasting diet in the right environment helped her deal with RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) in a short amount of time! Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term, progressive, and disabling autoimmune disease.

”Water fasting helped decrease inflammation, swelling, and pain in and around my joints and body.”

Krystle – USA     

Water Fasting Program at The LifeCo

The LifeCo Water Fasting program offered to you is prepared by our doctors, who have accumulated experiences on the water fasting procedures for more than 50 years, aiming to achieve the best results. During this journey, you will be guided and monitored according to your metabolic needs by your assigned doctors, nurses and program coordinators.

Water fasting program can be attended for up to 41-days. We highly recommend at least 21-days for Water Fasting Program (14-day water fast followed by 7-day fast-breaking program).

The reason we recommend a 21-day Water Fasting Program is that it is just the right duration to form a new habit and dissolve the old one, besides helping you cleanse your body effectively, lose excess weight and improve your fitness.

As recommended in the program flow below, you should keep consuming enough water throughout the day.

Water Fasting Daily Program

  • 08:00 WATER
  • 09:30 YOGA & MEDITATION
  • 09:30 WATER & HIMALAYAN PINK SALT
  • 11:00 WATER
  • 11:30 READING & LECTURES
  • 12:30 WATER
  • 14:00 WATER
  • 14:00 YOGA & MEDITATION
  • 15:30 WATER & HIMALAYAN PINK SALT
  • 17:00 WATER
  • 17:30 READING & LECTURES
  • 18:30 WATER
  • 19:00 MOVIE TIME
  • 20:00 WATER
  • 21:30 WATER

Breaking the Fast

“For each week of water-fasting we strongly recommend two days of fast-breaking.”

Fast Breaking Plan

7-day Water Fasting                            +           2-day Fast Breaking

14-day Water Fasting                          +           4-day Fast Breaking

21-day or more Water Fasting           +           6-day Fast Breaking

During the water fast, the body undergoes several biological changes. When you are coming out of a fast, introducing regular foods slowly and strategically will help you break a fast safely, without disrupting your digestive system.

In order to avoid potential problems in the liver and kidneys and ease the digestion process, fast-breaking is highly recommended.

Taking it slow and easy is not only kind to your body, but allows you the opportunity to integrate your new-found clarity on your relationship to food.

We suggest you to start with melons!

As melons have high water content, about 90%, we use and serve them to provide proper hydration during the fast-breaking period. Melons are nutrient-dense and essential for maintaining good nutrition after water fasting. They have high supplies of vitamin A, vitamin 6 and B6 along with amino acids and antioxidants to nourish the body.

Standard Program Prices at The LifeCo

CenterSingleDouble
Bodrum280 €460 €
Antalya280 €440 €
Phuket8600 THB15000 THB

There are 6 Options in the Standard Program: Master Cleanse, Green Juice Detox, Green Salad Detox, Anti-Aging Program, Low-calorie Program, Ketogenic Program. Your program will be prepared once you are at the center based on your requirements and needs.

The Prices are daily rates in standard rooms including standard program. Prices will differ according to your room and number of people selection.

Reservation Inquiry for Standard Program

You can make an inquiry by filling the reservation form. Once you fill the form our team will get in touch with you to inform you about our programs. You may address additional questions to our reservations team and together you can decide on the best option in terms of dates and logistics.

Programs at The LifeCo

The LifeCo standard programs provide the essentials for cleansing, nourishing and rejuvenating your body.
This program provides highly sustainable and long-lasting results in weight loss.
Diabetes recovery program is designed to help manage and reverse diabetes naturally.

Ultimate Detox consists of a detox or healthy nutrition plan & natural therapies that accelerate the detoxification process.

An effective program to provide rejuvenation and detoxification on your liver.

An active program for those who wants to get fit fast by losing weight and cleanse the body from toxins.

Anti-Aging Program

Anti-Aging Program consists of a detox plan along with natural therapies to help to slow down the aging effects.
Water fasting, also known as a water cleanse, is a type of fasting in which you consume only water for a set period of time.

Water Fasting Program Prices at The LifeCo

 7 – Day
Accommodation
Initial Blood Test
Package of 3 Books
Mineral I.V. (as needed)
2 x Colon Hydrotherapy
14 x BEMER Therapy
1 x Consultation with Tenzin Josh
*Standard
62.370 THB
 14 – Day
Accommodation
Initial Blood Test
Package of 3 Books
Mineral I.V. (as needed)
4 x Colon Hydrotherapy
28 x BEMER Therapy
2 x Consultation with Tenzin Josh
*Standard
121.600 THB
**Breaking The Fast Daily Rate
Standard
8.600 THB
Recommended – 21 – Day
Accommodation
Initial Blood Test
Package of 3 Books
Mineral I.V. (as needed)
5 x Colon Hydrotherapy
42 x BEMER Therapy
3 x Consultation with Tenzin Josh
*Standard
190.130 THB

*These are the total prices after the 35% discount is applied.
*Prices are in THB (Thai Baht) currency and include full program and accommodation.
**Breaking the fast period is determined according to the length of your program.
You can change your reservation 14 days prior to your stay without any additional fee.

Additional Standart Services & Therapies

Colon Hydrotherapy not only thoroughly cleanses the colon of undissolved or undigested food remnants on the intestinal wall but also improves the intestinal functions. This therapy is recommended at least once during the detox program and is seen by many as a mini detox in itself.

With Colon Hydrotherapy, your colon will be cleansed with the aid of a professional nurse. This therapy not only helps you to purify the undissolved or undigested food remnants on the intestinal wall but also improves intestinal functions.

Minerals are necessary for our cells to function properly. By administering them directly into the bloodstream, the nutrients can provide an immediate therapeutic response correcting any existing deficiencies. A mixture of calcium, potassium, magnesium hydrates your system and also helps throughout your detoxification period.

You will receive Mineral IV’s that are necessary for your cells to function properly. Administering this mixture of calcium, magnesium, a complex of vitamin B directly into the blood- stream, providing an immediate therapeutic response by correcting any existing deficiencies, hydrating your system and also helping throughout your detoxification period. The number of Mineral IV’s depend on your body’s response to the program but on average, 2 Mineral IV’s are administered per week especially after 7-10 days.

Bemer is a modern therapy that improves the restricted blood flow through micro-vessels, thereby assisting the body’s own regenerative and self-healing processes. In doing so, this scientifically proven and effective procedure supports the supply and waste disposal processes in tissue and organ cells. Electromagnetic fields are used to transmit special stimulation signals into the body.

On a daily basis, you will receive BEMER therapy improving the restricted blood flow through micro-vessels, thereby assisting the body’s own regenerative and self-healing process.

He has trained for over 30 years including spending 15 years as a monk alongside the Dalai Lama in India. Initially, he was 3 years in meditation retreat in the mountains and then spent 12 years in the Dalai Lamas monastery studying in depth up to PHD level. He has practiced in all the major Buddhist traditions in India, Thailand, Burma and Sri Lanka translated various works from Tibetan to English. He has been leading and involved in over 100 retreats all over the world for the past 25 years bringing long term transformation to people’s lives.

FAQ about Water Fasting Program

Everyone can benefit from water fasting. Either you are seeking for a periodic cleans or suffer from different conditions; obesity, chronic disease, autoimmune disorders, food addictions, digestive disorders, mental and physical exhauster, depression etc.

You can follow the pre-detox guideline. However, the main things that you should take into account are as follows:

  • Try to avoid meat as best as you can; other animal products are off limit as well. Dairy products can also be consumed mindfully.
  • Try to convert 75% of your diet into raw or steamed vegetables. The other 25% should also exclude high acidic foods. If your digestion is weak, you may increase the amount of steamed or baked vegetables in your diet.
  • Eat your last meal until 19:00 in the evening. After that, herbal tea and raw nuts can be consumed as an appetizer.
  • It’s good to avoid sugar or foods with added sugar. Try to replace it with organic honey, maple syrup, date syrup or coconut sugar.
  • Avoid fried foods. If you use oil, use avocado oil, cold-pressed organic olive oil, or flaxseed oil if possible.
  • Please try to avoid any packaged food-drinks and consider the organic food certificated ones.

The program can be applied as long as you want. However, we recommend 21-day water fast program, since serious chronic illnesses cases will require at least (2) 14-day of consecutive fasting periods, and each will require an extra 7 days as Post Fasting period.

Firstly, you will get your body weight, blood pressure, blood sugar and ketone levels measured at the clinic building. After your initial consultation, you will start your program.

Angel of Water (individual colon cleansing) is recommended during the program. If you do not feel up to it, you can skip it. Massage sessions and sonic table are recommended as they reduce stress and help your body relax. It is also recommended to participate in one Yoga & Meditation class per day to balance your mind and body. Going for a morning walk, swimming and/or relaxing at the beach every day are also important activities during your program.
Normally medications are not recommended during water fasting. Doctor will advise on what medication should be stopped or not.
While Detox Shakes regulate our bowel movement, helping to remove toxins and controls our appetite, a Special Clay which is composed of volcanic ash will,
  • Remove toxins, heavy metals from the body
  • Remove worms and parasites
  • Remove toxic waste from bowel
  • Provide essential vitamins and minerals
  • Boost the immune system
  • Aid weight loss

It is not recommended and cannot smoke in the premises. Smoking is only allowed outside of the premises.

The LifeCo Water Fasting Program is implemented at our Bodrum and Phuket center.
Pregnant women, breastfeeding women, cachectic patients and under 18 years old.

Our Centers

You may enjoy the Water Fasting Program at our Phuket and Bodrum centers. Please remember, that the right program for you might also be decided after the initial consultation with our doctors and program coordinators. 

The LifeCo Bodrum is a unique destination for healing and detoxification in Europe. We are here to guide you of the way to your healing during your stay with us. Our programs aim to revitalize and connect your body, mind and emotions, re-energise and balance you fully with activities such as yoga, meditation and daily walks. As The LifeCo Bodrum, we offer our guests a wonderful combination of detox experience and relaxing holiday at Bodrum’s soothing environment to improve your overall well-being. Join us for a special experience at The LifeCo Bodrum.
We invite you to a health journey at one of Thailand’s most beautiful islands, Phuket. As The LifeCo Phuket, we are pleased to offer you one person rates for double occupancy to make you enjoy our healthy lifestyle programs and therapy packages, together with your loved ones at our Phuket Detox and Wellness Center. An unforgettable experience is waiting for you together with our 15 years of experience and the healing atmosphere of Southeast Asia.
Located within the famous 5-star Akra Hotel, The LifeCo Akra Antalya Center offers its guests Europe’s best result oriented options of healthy nutrition and detox programs. At The LifeCo Akra Antalya, you will feel renewed by a comprehensive set of therapies, a healthy nutrition plan and the ultimate soothing environment while your loved ones enjoy the city of Antalya. Ideal for business trips and family holidays, The LifeCo Akra Antalya could be your next stop for a refreshing and pleasant holiday with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Reservation Inquiry for Standard Program

You can make an inquiry by filling the reservation form. Once you fill the form our team will get in touch with you to inform you about our programs. You may address additional questions to our reservations team and together you can decide on the best option in terms of dates and logistics.

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