I started a dry fast this morning. Time to clean out the gut-ters.
@Lambdanaut 60 hours!! 😱
@matiaslavik what even is food 💀
@Lambdanaut don't you get a headache? I easily get that if I don'tdrink enough water..
@matiaslavik I definitely feel like crap if I eat food but don't drink water. But If I abstain from both I actually get a remarkably clear mind. Like hunter-instinct kicks in.
@Lambdanaut aah, right! Never thought about that!
But I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be in a presentable mood if I didn't eat or drink anything for that long 😂
@Lambdanaut I looked it up, as I'd never heard of ppl doing this. Could find no real evidence that fasting without water would help in any way. It sounds dangerous, if anything.
@rek It certainly does sound dangerous.
I can link you to some papers I've found interesting:
* Human study on weight-loss: https://www.karger.com/Article/Pdf/357718
* Oxytocin regulation linked to intermittent dehydration: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0306987716300792 (I've noticed this effect myself)
* Rat study showing increased autophagy over food-only fasting: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26986971/
* Animal study on increased immunity: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28404727/
I also know of some interesting ones on dry fasting healing epilepsy in humans.
@Lambdanaut Interesting hypothesis. Subject needs more eyes on it though.
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