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.
Water fasting is a type of fast, where you trigger your body’s ability to heal through water. Your body’s detox process mainly depends on drinking water.
What is Water Fasting?
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
Health Benefits of Water Fasting
Based on scientific findings, The LifeCo’s Water Fasting Program also employs healing principles under medical supervision. It is essentially a juice-fasting diet plan designed to provide long term health benefits and a rest for the body’s critical systems.
Your body’s detox process mainly depends on water. Water fasting results in autophagy with 8-10 hours. This means inside of your cells is cleaned out. Since all the stored glucose in the form of glycogen is used up within 72 hours, the body changes to “ketosis“.
Ketosis is a natural response and one of the reasons that wild animals remain so healthy. During ketosis, the body hunts down. It consumes any non-viable tissue that is not necessary for healthy functioning like cysts, plaques in the arteries, tumors, etc.
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. Water helps carry toxins from the body, leading to the restoration of the cells. Thus it renews 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 a type of 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 foods 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 a medically reviewed water fasting plan 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 High Blood Pressure
- Decreases Blood Sugar
- Boosts Your Metabolism
- Improves Heart Health
- Lowers the Risk of Chronic Diseases
- May Slow Aging and Enhance Longevity
- Decreases Inflammation
- Improves Cell Recycling
- Protects Brain Health
- Supports Collagen in Skin
- Reduces Harmful Protein Production
- Reduces the Risk of Heart Disease
What is Included in Water Fasting Program?
Standard Services & Therapies
- 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
Biophoton Therapy is not available at TheLifeCo Akra Antalya
Krystle's Water Fasting Experience
”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. They have years of experience in water fasting procedures, aiming to achieve the best results.
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). During this journey, you will be guided according to your metabolic needs. Moreover, you will receive medical advice from your assigned doctors, nurses and program coordinators.
We recommend the 21-day Water Fasting Program. Because it is just the right duration to form a new habit and dissolve the old one. Besides, it helps 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 finish a fast, introducing regular foods slowly will help you break a fast safely, without disrupting your digestive system.
In order to avoid potential problems and side effects and ease the digestion process, fast-breaking is highly recommended.
Taking it slow and easy allows you the opportunity to integrate your new-found clarity on your relationship to food.
Start with fruits with high water content
As melons have 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 amounts of vitamin A, B and B6 along with amino acids and anti oxidants to nourish the body.
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.
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.
FAQ about Water Fasting Program
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.
- Have a balanced diet of raw and steamed vegetables. It is adviced 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.
- Dinner should be completed latest at 17:00.
- It is good to avoid sugar (especially added sugar). Try to replace it with organic honey, maple syrup, date syrup, or coconut sugar.
- Fried foods are not adviced before water fasting. 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.
Normally medications are not recommended during water fasting. The doctor will advise on what medication should be stopped or not.
Alternate day fasting is a way of doing intermittent fasting. It works as; fasting every other day but eating on the non-fasting days. This is not possible on a water fasting program.
Pregnant women, breastfeeding women, cachectic patients, people with eating disorders, health conditions and under 18 years old.
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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