To further support detoxification during your fast, I recommend using a near-infrared sauna, which will help eliminate toxins through your sweat. An entire chapter of KetoFast is dedicated to the use of sauna, with specific do’s and don’ts.

For more details on the science of near-infrared saunas, see “How to Achieve Superior Detoxification and Health Benefits With Near-Infrared Light,” which features my interview with Brian Richards, founder of SaunaSpace. A near-infrared sauna with low electromagnetic fields (EMFs) can cost several thousand dollars. However, you can make one inexpensively yourself.

Aside from the fact that near-infrared bulbs heat you up more effectively than far-infrared saunas do, near-infrared light (660 and 850 nanometers) also stimulates nitric oxide release and ATP production. I do a 30-minute sauna just about every day that I’m home, followed by cryotherapy (cold thermogenesis) — essentially, I just jump directly into my unheated pool. An alternative would simply to rinse off in a cold shower. If you’re brave, you could do an ice bath.

Supporting Your Fasting Protocol With Sauna Bathing

The dervish Barbari, posing as a disciple, regularly attended the weekly meetings of an imitation Sufi who imagined that he was teaching the real Way.
Every time the dervish appeared at the meeting, he asked the supposed Sufi a ridiculous question.
After he had had to snap at him several hundred times, the pretender shouted at Barbari:
‘You have been coming here for twelve years and all your absurd questions are only variations of the one which you have just asked!’
‘Yes, I know,’ said Barbari, ‘but the delight which I get from seeing you so annoyed is my only vice.’

Thinkers of the East

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Barbari y el imitador


El hombre común se arrepiente de sus pecados: los elegidos se arrepienten de sus descuidos.

(Dhu’l-Nun Misri)

Los Sufis

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