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There are quite a few practices that you can engage in to improve your health, wellness, vitality, energy levels, sleep and all other “health categories” let’s call them. I have spent a lot of time learning about and practicing herbalism, yoga, breathwork, meditation, the use of essential oils. Healthy eating and sleeping. The list goes on and on. There’s always another way to improve your health, energy and emotional state.

I love all of it personally. That’s probably why I created Healthy Wild And Free. One practice that I have been engaging in more lately is yoga and breathwork. I’ve found that I have more mental clarity, physical energy and I feel better emotionally in a more harmonious state with these practices.

On my last trip to Costa Rica, I got a chance to visit the beach and decided to share the benefits you experience from water fasting, also known as intermittent fasting. Water fasting is the practice of going a day or two, or three, or even more without any food. Simply drinking water in an ongoing manner.

The point of water fasting is to burn fat, detoxify, reset the immune system as well as to cleanse your body on a deeper level. Many people water fast for spiritual reasons also. It definitely clears the mind, broadens your perspective and opens up areas of you that may be dormant each day.

Food is something we as humans use to survive, but also for comfort. Comfort food can come in the two forms. Junk food and healthy food. You can still stuff emotions with healthy food. I found this to be true when I water fasted for 4 days years ago in Costa Rica. I realized that I had been holding onto things mentally and emotionally that no longer served me.

It’s a really great way to reset your mind, brain, body and spirit. It’s also a great way to reset gut function, help to rebuild the intestinal lining, heal the gut and boost immunity in a big way. Watch this video to learn more of the benefits:

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Water fasting and intermittent fasting both have a host of benefits. I recommend starting with a one day fast and seeing how comfortable you feel with that first. Better yet, start with intermittent fasting. Fast till noon (12 pm) and then eat after that. Go half the day without food. Then increase this to a full 1-day water fast. If you feel comfortable enough you can try 2 or 3 days.

If you’ve never tried intermittent fasting or water fasting before and are brand new to this idea. I recommend watching this video (and subscribing to my youtube channel, hit subscribe then click the bell next to the subscribe button.) This video (click here) will help you understand safely guidelines if you’re new to all this.