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Is water fasting recommended?

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Created December 30, 2012 at 1:52 AM

I'm 17 living in New York and I have been living on tap water for nearly 16 years and a very bad diet that consisted of white rice, non organic chicken, milk that was pasteurized lots of ramen noodles, chocolate and a lot of Chinese take out. Only last year did I discover how bad these foods truly were. Will I be able to detox all of these harmful things that have stored in body for so many years? Lately I have been drinking filtered water, eating organic foods and living the paleolithic lifestyle and supplementing with various multi vitamins, probiotics, EFAs and cleansing supplements. However I worry that sometimes these are not enough to cleanse my body. Should I water fast?

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2944 · December 30, 2012 at 10:21 AM

I agree. Lots can be done in even short periods of time, for better of worse...

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471 · December 30, 2012 at 9:44 AM

AGE's cause lots of trouble.

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2904 · December 30, 2012 at 4:48 AM

Eh, there's lots of 17 year olds that have fucked up their bodies drastically. Age is not a defining factor of age. Never has been.

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4632 · December 30, 2012 at 4:21 AM

I agree, plus you're so young, I am sure no real damage has been done, cleaning up now just by changing your diet should have a great impact on your health in the future.

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697 · December 30, 2012 at 3:44 AM

3. Maybe you don't know the definition of staple; but you nothing in my statement above says just because something is a staple it means it's good. For instance, if I would of said getting sun is a popular lifestyle choice in Mediterranean countries does not mean that watching TV in america (a popular lifestyle choice) is healthy. Basically you betta check ya self before ya wreck ya self. lol

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697 · December 30, 2012 at 3:42 AM

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/top-10-hotspots-human-longevity-165933132.html Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan all have a diet that is heavy in rice. You have some fallacies in your statement. 1. It is not just a staple for poor or starving people, that's like saying flour is only for poor or starving people in the US 2. It's not mostly there to increase profits, it's there because that's what people eat in asia, that's like saying burgers sold in asia come with fries mainly to increase profits

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217 · December 30, 2012 at 2:57 AM

"...Rice is a staple in countries that people live a long time..." Wha? How? where? Rice is only a 'staple' for poor and starving people, and these folks certainly DON'T "live a long time". We in the West seriously overestimate the amount of rice that healthy Asians eat - mainly because it's over-represented in Asian restaurants in the West (i.e. it's mostly there to increase profits). Anyway, being a staple doesn't make something good. The crap Western diet is heavy in flour which makes that our 'staple' but no one here is going to recommend bread for a healthy life are they?

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2668 · December 30, 2012 at 3:35 AM

our bodies are amazingly, mind-blowingly resilient. you can always change for the better, really.

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2904 · December 30, 2012 at 4:48 AM

Eh, there's lots of 17 year olds that have fucked up their bodies drastically. Age is not a defining factor of age. Never has been.

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4632 · December 30, 2012 at 4:21 AM

I agree, plus you're so young, I am sure no real damage has been done, cleaning up now just by changing your diet should have a great impact on your health in the future.

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2944 · December 30, 2012 at 10:21 AM

I agree. Lots can be done in even short periods of time, for better of worse...

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2030 · December 30, 2012 at 4:13 AM

To answer your question, no it's not recommended. If your concerned perhaps try some bone broth or you can sip on some lemon water. Anything to support the liver would help, but if your healthy it's not necessary.

I would say eating a wide array of nutrients is better than a water fast. Zinc for example is important in forming Metallothionein which helps to detox heavy metals. So I would say just eat up, sit back and let the magic happen.

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20 · December 30, 2012 at 2:40 AM

Stress is worse for your body than all that you mentioned. Smile and eat with an awareness. It's all you can do :)

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697 · December 30, 2012 at 2:33 AM

That diet's not "truly that bad" minus the ramen noodles and chinese take out. Chocolate every once and a while is fine. I don't know how bad your tap water is in new york. Rice is a staple in countries that people live a long time. Our bodies are pretty efficient at detoxing. Just make sure you exercise enough. Just add some fresh veggies or fruits in there for vitamins. Don't stress yourself over it too much buddy.

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697 · December 30, 2012 at 3:42 AM

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/top-10-hotspots-human-longevity-165933132.html Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan all have a diet that is heavy in rice. You have some fallacies in your statement. 1. It is not just a staple for poor or starving people, that's like saying flour is only for poor or starving people in the US 2. It's not mostly there to increase profits, it's there because that's what people eat in asia, that's like saying burgers sold in asia come with fries mainly to increase profits

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217 · December 30, 2012 at 2:57 AM

"...Rice is a staple in countries that people live a long time..." Wha? How? where? Rice is only a 'staple' for poor and starving people, and these folks certainly DON'T "live a long time". We in the West seriously overestimate the amount of rice that healthy Asians eat - mainly because it's over-represented in Asian restaurants in the West (i.e. it's mostly there to increase profits). Anyway, being a staple doesn't make something good. The crap Western diet is heavy in flour which makes that our 'staple' but no one here is going to recommend bread for a healthy life are they?

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697 · December 30, 2012 at 3:44 AM

3. Maybe you don't know the definition of staple; but you nothing in my statement above says just because something is a staple it means it's good. For instance, if I would of said getting sun is a popular lifestyle choice in Mediterranean countries does not mean that watching TV in america (a popular lifestyle choice) is healthy. Basically you betta check ya self before ya wreck ya self. lol

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825 · December 30, 2012 at 2:09 AM

pasteurized milk isn't bad as long as it's organic

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471 · December 30, 2012 at 9:44 AM

AGE's cause lots of trouble.

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