THE JAPANESE CULTURE HAS BEEN USING WATER THERAPY FOR CENTURIES, AND THEY HAVE USED THE METHOD DESCRIBED BELOW TO CURE EVERYTHING FROM HEADACHES TO CANCER.
According to the Japanese Medical Society of America, who are big supporters of water therapy, drinking water on an empty stomach can help treat diabetes, gastritis, headache, epilepsy, heart problems, tuberculosis, asthma, bronchitis, arthritis, kidney problems, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, hemorrhoids, cancer and menstrual disorders.
Our bodies are made up of mostly water (70%), so drinking the proper amount of water is essential to our health, and to keep our organs working properly. When we don’t keep ourselves hydrated, there can be disastrous consequences.
SO HOW DO WE PARTICIPATE IN WATER THERAPY?
This practice should take place first thing in the morning, right when you wake up.
The water should be fluoride-free and as pure as possible.
The water should be warm- not cold, not hot, and not room temperature.
4 (8oz) glasses of water is the ideal amount, but I recommend starting gradually and dividing the 4 glasses into two separate times. Drink 2 glasses upon waking, and the other two before lunchtime, following the same process described within.
After drinking the water, you may brush your teeth, but don’t eat or drink anything else for a full 45 minutes.
Enjoy your breakfast/lunch, but refrain from eating anything else for 2 hours.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT TO ACHIEVE FROM DRINKING WATER ON AN EMPTY STOMACH?
1. REMOVE TOXINS FROM THE BODY
Our bodies absorb toxins all day long- through our skin, through our food, and through the air we breathe. When we go to sleep, our natural systems run their course to remove waste through our bowels and urinary tract. Drinking water on an empty stomach when we first wake up helps to push those residual toxins along- leaving you with a healthier, cleaner body.
2. PREVENT HEADACHES
One of the most common reasons people get headaches is because they are dehydrated. I know, you think because you aren’t thirsty that your body doesn’t need water. Wrong.
Drinking water (even when you aren’t thirsty) can help keep you hydrated. If you are someone who suffers from occasional headaches, drink a glass of water in the morning to stave off that problem.
3. REGULATE METABOLISM
When you have a healthy metabolic system, you have a healthy digestive system. The two go hand in hand. Drinking water on an empty stomach can boost your metabolism by 24% or more.
4. CLEANSE THE COLON
If you are trying to eat healthier foods, and maintain a healthy lifestyle, then it’s important for your body to absorb nutrients. This is where the colon comes in. Drinking water on an empty stomach can help your colon to work more efficiently, so you’ll absorb (and process) more of the things your body needs.
5. REDUCE INDIGESTION AND HEARTBURN
Both heartburn and indigestion are caused by excessive acidity in the stomach or esophagus. Drinking water when you first wake up helps to dilute the acid, and makes the digestion process a less painful one.
6. BOOST ENERGY
Next time you are feeling drained and tired, try drinking a glass of water. Drinking water on an empty stomach increases red blood cell growth. More red blood cells means your blood is receiving more oxygen, which in turn helps to boost your energy.
7. PREVENT BLADDER INFECTIONS
This goes along with removing toxins from the body. Drinking water every day will gradually reduce the amount of toxins in your system- this plays a huge role in fighting against kidney stones, gallstones, and bladder infections.
8. SUPPORT A HEALTHY IMMUNE SYSTEM
When we drink water on an empty stomach, we’re helping to flush and balance the lymphatic system. This leads to increased immunity levels. As we all know, a strong immune system helps to keep us safe from various diseases and prevents us from becoming ill as often.
Keep in mind, results won’t happen overnight. Your body needs time to properly detox and recover. Try this method, drink water in an empty stomach for 30 days and see how much better you feel.
Source: Unified Soul Theory