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The Benefits of a 3-Day Water Fast

I found that fasting is one of the very best ways to “reset the system” and get back on track on the path of ultimate health. I have found that a short 72-hour water fast is the very best way to kickstart your health whenever you’ve fallen off the wagon.

I found the short 3-day water fast to be great for:

– Going through a tough period of life when you have a lot on your mind (including handling difficult situations such as grief)
– Get back on track with the raw food diet
– Improve digestion
– Eliminate depression
– Eliminate short-term pains such as headaches, bad sleeping habits, etc.

Note: This is my personal experience. Not everyone can benefit from a short 3-day fast, and you should ask your licensed health practitioner if you have any doubt. Fasting is not advised for many health conditions. Ask your doctor first.

Enjoy this video where I talk more about the benefits of water fasting, and go through a three-day fast on the camera for you!

Notes from Video Blog:

– I have a correction to make. On the video I said that intermittent fasting extends life 40% more than calorie-restricted diets. I meant to say, extend the life more than on a 40% calorie-restricted diet. The studies I referred to can be found here and here.

Frederic Patenaude
Frederic Patenaude

Frederic Patenaude has been an important influence in the raw food and natural health movement since he started writing and publishing in 1998, first by being the editor of Just Eat an Apple magazine. He is the author of over 20 books, including The Raw Secrets, the Sunfood Cuisine and Raw Food Controversies. Since 2013 heโ€™s been the Editor-in-Chief of Renegade Health.


Frederic loves to relentlessly debunk nutritional myths. He advocates a low-fat, plant-based diet and has had over 10 years of experience with raw vegan diets. He lives in Montreal, Canada.