Nearly a couple years ago, one man published an article about his experience with an extreme fast, putting himself through an extended period of time without eating food: over 50 days.
At the bottom of the article, you’ll notice an update which reads:
“After a lot of reflection I probably would advise against this long a fast to anyone or do it this way again myself. I think shorter more frequent fasting is the way to go. A very long extreme fast may be beneficial in some cases of extreme sickness where all other options have been exhausted. This cant replace a healthy diet and frequent fasting.”
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The effort he undertook to see what would happen, and try to cleanse his body is incredible, and certainly respectable. Admittedly, the photo above makes it look like he aged quite a bit during the fast, he probably looks worse after than before.
The article begins with a very strong caution not to go about not eating for 53 days lightly. The author noted that prisoners of war returning from starvation have been known to pass away after eating food too quickly.
Then, the author explained that he had undergone a couple 3-day and 7-day juice fasts in the past, in which the person does nothing but drink small amounts of juice for several days, but he felt he needed to go deeper.
While exploring how to reach altered states of consciousness in his words, he started interviewing people about it. He continued to explain how his wife told him about a group of people on Facebook “withering away,” taking photos of their feces with giant strings coming out of them after fasting, even experiencing their eyes change color allegedly. The article contained some atrocious pictures of what the author defecated after fasting: giant strings of who knows what that the body expelled.
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So the author decided to embark upon something called the “Master Fast System,” designed by Gino DiSerio, who resided in the same town as the author.
The Master Fast System is an extreme, extended fast that combines intermittent dry fasting, in which the person can drink only juice during 6-8 hour windows, with weekly and monthly much more intense, extended dry fasts.
An extended dry fast is 24-48 hours with no food, and no water: the extremity of that cannot be overstated. To a person with not the best ability to handle blood sugar, being without that water could be serious. To anybody reading this, trying this would definitely be dangerous. However, the article implies that the dry fast is not so dry, with a few specific things to aid the process.
It was explained that the way the author would survive an extended dry fast, is to drink between one and three liters of concord grape juice mixed with lemon juice on a daily basis.
Also, a few tablespoons of psyllium husk mixture with bentonite clay and activated charcoal would be consumed during that extreme period of fasting, to cleanse the intestine of toxins and keep the bowels moving. That certainly makes sense, as extreme as it sounds. 3 liters of juice is quite a bit.
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Also, the author would take some herbal tinctures with a kidney tea, in order to filter the kidneys and support glands, probably the lymphatic system, and other organs during the intense detox process.
The process that was recommended to the author was even more extreme, surprisingly. They recommended 108 days of that, which is so intense it can hardly be understood.
To sum it up, the rest of the article explained that he had cleansed himself though it was extremely difficult, and a horrific long thing emerged from him, it’s too graphic to even begin describing.
If you’d like to read the rest of his experience, you can find it here. It’s quite fascinating, but definitely dangerous for some, if not all people, and it may actually age people because if you just look at that photo, the fast seemed to do that.