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Fasting has incredible benefits for your body and your spiritual health. Fasting can also help you heal many long-term medical conditions. I’m joined by Dr. Daniel Pompa, an expert in cellular health, to talk all about fasting.

About Dr. Daniel Pompa

Dr. Daniel Pompa earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Life University’s College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia in 1995 where he graduated second in a class of 150. His journey back to health continued to lead him to a voracious passion to research and learning beyond what is often readily understood.

Daniel explains that our bodies are capable and built to fast. For centuries, our bodies have faced food shortages that they’ve had to survive through. The truth is that our bodies thrive and heal when we fast for any period of time.

Fasting can transform your health. Daniel shares some personal stories of how fasting has helped cure his son’s skin condition and how Cameron George’s body innately knew how to heal itself through a fast. He encourages you to listen to Cameron’s full story in his podcast episode, How to Biohack your Fasts with Cameron George.

There are so many different ways that you can fast. Daniel explains how you can start with a partial fast, one that lasts a day or two, to help you transition into his preferred fast - the 5 day fast. Daniel also details out what exactly happens to your body during a fast and why they’re so beneficial for everyone to do.

If you’ve never done any kind of fast before, it can be a daunting experience to approach. Daniel helps to ease your fears by explaining what you should expect to feel during a fast. From initial hunger pains, perhaps some unexpected body aches, and then the clarity of mind and body that comes.

Another type of fast we talk about is a dry fast - where you drink no water for the duration of your fast. There are two types: a hard dry fast and a soft dry fast. The difference between a soft and hard dry fast is that while undertaking a hard dry fast you don’t even shower as your body can absorb the water through your skin!

Finally, we discuss the spiritual links to fasting. Most religions observe some type of fasting and there are many spiritual benefits to the practice. Daniel explains that the process of fasting brings your mind clarity and often results in mental, emotional, and sometimes physical breakthroughs.

Have you ever participated in a fast? How often will you include fasting in your year? As always, you can ask me anything and let me hear your thoughts in the comments on the episode page. If you have questions, email

In This Episode:

  • Why we’re programmed to fast
  • How fasting can transform your health
  • What a partial fast is and how it helps you transition to a full fast
  • What happens to your body during a fast
  • What you should expect to feel during a fast
  • How you do a hard and a soft dry fast
  • What the spiritual links and benefits of fasting are


“The body gets rid of bad cells. We’re program to fast to get rid of these bad cells. They build up in all of us, they’re called sebaceous cells; cells that live too long.” (15:09)

“Not everyone has to do an extended fast. I believe multiple 5-day fasts do the same thing.” (23:27)

“When you need a breakthrough, for a family member, for something that you’re looking for in your life, something bigger than you: fast. Because fasting creates breakthroughs.” (37:02)

Resources Mentioned

Buy Beyond Fasting Book by Dr. Daniel Pompa

Listen to Episode 282: How to Biohack your Fasts with Cameron George

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