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  • kissedbythesunshinekissedbythesunshine Posts: 416Member Member Posts: 416Member Member
    ohhello35 wrote: »
    Have you thought of the "master cleanse"? It's water, lemon, cheyenne pepper, maple syrup, and some form of fiber or laxative. This way you'll have some form of nutrients. Otherwise I think it's just starvation...

    Didn't Queen Beyoncé do this for a movie role? Dream girls? She lost a gang of weight on it. Either way sounds like hell. It's a no for me.
  • Redbeard333Redbeard333 Posts: 381Member Member Posts: 381Member Member
    a 3 day water fast dramatically increases expression of FOXO, increases autophagy, and provides a variety of health and metabolic benefits that are not otherwise easily attainable. In plain english, your body eats the old/bad cells and starts repairing itself in ways that it does not ever do to a significant extent if you maintain a fed state constantly.

    Sources? Peer-reviewed journals?

  • lemurcat12lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886Member Member Posts: 30,886Member Member
    ohhello35 wrote: »
    Have you thought of the "master cleanse"? It's water, lemon, cheyenne pepper, maple syrup, and some form of fiber or laxative. This way you'll have some form of nutrients. Otherwise I think it's just starvation...

    Didn't Queen Beyoncé do this for a movie role? Dream girls? She lost a gang of weight on it. Either way sounds like hell. It's a no for me.

    Yeah, Beyonce is most responsible for the popularity of the Master Cleanse, I believe.
  • Alyssa_Is_LosingItAlyssa_Is_LosingIt Posts: 4,684Member Member Posts: 4,684Member Member
    a 3 day water fast dramatically increases expression of FOXO, increases autophagy, and provides a variety of health and metabolic benefits that are not otherwise easily attainable. In plain english, your body eats the old/bad cells and starts repairing itself in ways that it does not ever do to a significant extent if you maintain a fed state constantly.

    Sources? Peer-reviewed journals?

    He used science words. That means it's true.

    No citations needed.

    /s
  • Alyssa_Is_LosingItAlyssa_Is_LosingIt Posts: 4,684Member Member Posts: 4,684Member Member
    Why do detoxes persist? I don't get it.

    Clever marketing.
  • pootle1972pootle1972 Posts: 579Member Member Posts: 579Member Member
    Why do detoxes persist? I don't get it.

    Because of impatient people wanting quick fixes and believing the internet.
  • KANGOOJUMPSKANGOOJUMPS Posts: 6,587Member Member Posts: 6,587Member Member
  • Ws2016Ws2016 Posts: 428Member Member Posts: 428Member Member
    I'm guessing our livers and fat contain various chemicals we've injested, but I can't imagine how a water diet would "flush" anything except water.
  • FunkyTobiasFunkyTobias Posts: 1,776Member Member Posts: 1,776Member Member
    Colon hydro sessions anyone?
    All these diseases yet noone has made the connection to even try the option of a fast..to see for themselves

    Seeing for yourself only begets a post hoc ergo propter hoc analysis.

    That's how woo persists, not how science works.
  • amusedmonkeyamusedmonkey Posts: 9,634Member Member Posts: 9,634Member Member
    Going without food for up to 2-3 days would not be dangerous if you are healthy, but why would you want to? What's the point? I mean I had to go without food for nearly 3 days a couple of months ago for the purpose of medical testing, but other than that I see no reason to put yourself through this. I admit I did fall for the "water fast" stuff in the past (which landed me in the hospital with a bowel obstruction after re-introducing food after a prolonged period of not eating) but now that I look back I think to myself, what was I really hoping to gain from that? Back then I was hoping to gain "enlightenment" and I did... my hospital stay was very enlightening and taught me not to jump head first into everything I read.
  • WinoGelatoWinoGelato Posts: 13,319Member Member Posts: 13,319Member Member
    Colon hydro sessions anyone?
    All these diseases yet noone has made the connection to even try the option of a fast..to see for themselves

    What about colon hydro therapy? It's an unpleasant and unnecessary water enema.

    What diseases? Fasting cures diseases?

    Your suggestion that people randomly try things just to see if they work speaks volumes about the plethora of things you've asked about in the forums the last few weeks...
  • ClosetBayesianClosetBayesian Posts: 834Member Member Posts: 834Member Member
    WinoGelato wrote: »
    Colon hydro sessions anyone?
    All these diseases yet noone has made the connection to even try the option of a fast..to see for themselves

    What about colon hydro therapy? It's an unpleasant and unnecessary water enema.

    What diseases? Fasting cures diseases?

    Your suggestion that people randomly try things just to see if they work speaks volumes about the plethora of things you've asked about in the forums the last few weeks...

    Suddenly the wormwood thread makes more sense....
  • lemurcat12lemurcat12 Posts: 30,886Member Member Posts: 30,886Member Member
    Going without food for up to 2-3 days would not be dangerous if you are healthy, but why would you want to? What's the point?

    I agree. It also would probably interfere with many people's workout schedules. I somewhat scheduled around Good Friday last week as it was (as I like to do more of a fast than the required one), and that's a religious thing.

  • WinoGelatoWinoGelato Posts: 13,319Member Member Posts: 13,319Member Member
    WinoGelato wrote: »
    Colon hydro sessions anyone?
    All these diseases yet noone has made the connection to even try the option of a fast..to see for themselves

    What about colon hydro therapy? It's an unpleasant and unnecessary water enema.

    What diseases? Fasting cures diseases?

    Your suggestion that people randomly try things just to see if they work speaks volumes about the plethora of things you've asked about in the forums the last few weeks...

    Suddenly the wormwood thread makes more sense....

    What is concerning to me is that there seems to be this common theme of randomly researched tips for weight loss and dealing with afflictions, always with the message of "try it, what could it hurt". That suggestion is not only irresponsible it is potentially dangerous if people try these alternative therapies without medical guidance, consideration of contraindications with prescribed medications, etc.

  • snowflake954snowflake954 Posts: 4,023Member Member Posts: 4,023Member Member
    WinoGelato wrote: »
    WinoGelato wrote: »
    Colon hydro sessions anyone?
    All these diseases yet noone has made the connection to even try the option of a fast..to see for themselves

    What about colon hydro therapy? It's an unpleasant and unnecessary water enema.

    What diseases? Fasting cures diseases?

    Your suggestion that people randomly try things just to see if they work speaks volumes about the plethora of things you've asked about in the forums the last few weeks...

    Suddenly the wormwood thread makes more sense....

    What is concerning to me is that there seems to be this common theme of randomly researched tips for weight loss and dealing with afflictions, always with the message of "try it, what could it hurt". That suggestion is not only irresponsible it is potentially dangerous if people try these alternative therapies without medical guidance, consideration of contraindications with prescribed medications, etc.

    I agree with you 100%. Lately certain posters are pushing people to experiment things they claim "could work". What happens if these people wind up in the hospital? Some of the ideas are really strange too. When posters who know better shoot this advice full of holes, they are accused of bullying----pleeeeeeeeeeease. For the lurkers--watch the posters that have a large number of posts. They usually know their stuff.
  • senecarrsenecarr Posts: 5,377Member Member Posts: 5,377Member Member
    Colon hydro sessions anyone?
    All these diseases yet noone has made the connection to even try the option of a fast..to see for themselves

    One doesn't necessarily need to observe a person's high colonic to know what the individual is full of.
  • beautifulwarrior18beautifulwarrior18 Posts: 1,021Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,021Member, Premium Member
    Your body is this amazing organism that has these amazing organs that detox your body for you. There's no need to do some ridiculous DETOX to detox your body. It does it automatically. You can help it along by not eating so much *kitten*, but you don't need to detox. And water is really all you should be drinking.
  • Carlos_421Carlos_421 Posts: 4,923Member, Premium Member Posts: 4,923Member, Premium Member
    Your body is this amazing organism that has these amazing organs that detox your body for you. There's no need to do some ridiculous DETOX to detox your body. It does it automatically. You can help it along by not eating so much kitten, but you don't need to detox. And water is really all you should be drinking.

    You were doing good up until there.
  • cerise_noircerise_noir Posts: 5,479Member Member Posts: 5,479Member Member
    In my opinion, eating clean is the best form of detox there is. You don't have to starve yourself to do it. :-)

    But...I already wash my food. I'm good, right?
    WinoGelato wrote: »
    Colon hydro sessions anyone?
    All these diseases yet noone has made the connection to even try the option of a fast..to see for themselves

    What about colon hydro therapy? It's an unpleasant and unnecessary water enema.

    What diseases? Fasting cures diseases?

    Your suggestion that people randomly try things just to see if they work speaks volumes about the plethora of things you've asked about in the forums the last few weeks...

    Suddenly the wormwood thread makes more sense....
    The absinthe cleanse, now that I can totally support.
    edited May 2016
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