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A woman who hasn't drank water for a year says the method of 'dry fasting' has rejuvenated her health.
Sophie Partik, a yoga instructor who live in Bali says that she started dry fasting a year ago, and believes that it's cured a number of conditions she had, including aching joints, puffy eyes, food allergies and skin and digestive issues.
The 35-year-old nutrition coach says that she dry fasts for up to 14 hours per day, and when she does have liquids, all she has is 'living water' - this is any liquids that are derived from fresh food, like fruit and veg.
Sophie claims that all the nutrients she needs she can get from fruit, veg, juice and coconut water.
She said: "I had extreme swelling in my face and joints, as well as puffiness - I was so swollen, I looked sick.
"The doctors were telling me there is nothing wrong with me and if I'd like to get rid off the puffy eyes I could undergo a surgery. A friend who had tried dry fasting suggested it and I thought I'd give it a try.
"Pretty much straight away the puffiness started to get better so I wanted to research a bit more.
"I have been looking for answers all my life and I thought that the universe's way of sending them to me.
"Drinking bottled water and water from the faucet actually makes your kidneys overwork and flushes all the nutrients out of your body.
"You don't need water to stay hydrated, it really just makes you feel bloated. When you start dry fasting, you soon realise your body doesn't need water.
"I feel better than ever, very energised and it's so good for your kidneys - once they take a break for a few hours, they work much better after.
"At first it's tricky because your mouth gets dry and then your brain is telling you that you need a drink.
"It's in our mind that we need water, I know I am not dehydrated but it takes patience to overcome our desires.
"At the beginning it's hard but then It's very releasing, it's the best psychotherapy, instead of eating and drinking I have so much time to focus on other things.
"It's great in an emotional level, for releasing the blockages- of course you need the appropriate environment too. It's not for everyone, it has to come from within."
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