A nutritionist who claims to not have consumed any water for a year has sparked controversy online by suggesting that her long-term dry fast has greatly improved her health and well-being.
35-year-old Sophie Partik used to suffer aching joints, puffy eyes, food allergies, bad skin and digestive issues, but claims that all these problems went away when she started dry-fasting. She doesn’t touch any liquids for 13-14 hours a day, and when she does it’s only living water, like the juice of fruits and vegetables. The most she has gone without any liquids was 52 hours, but she dreams of the day when she will be able to dry fast for 10 days. Sophie hasn’t drunk bottled or faucet water in a year, and claims that the need for water is only in our heads.
On the other hand, other than my coffee in the morning, I drink nothing but water, anywhere from 8 to 10 bottles a day.
I don’t drink sodas at all, it’s been a couple of years since I had a beer, and I’ll drink iced tea maybe once a month if we go out for dinner, and I’ve never felt better.
Was it a conscience decision on my part? No, I just lost my taste for everything else – except for beer. I love beer, but over the years my hangovers have gotten worse and worse to the point that even a couple gives me a pounding headache and an upset stomach to the point that it’s just not worth it to me any more.