Water is the elixir of life. But many people, due to their love for soda and sugary drinks, do not consume enough water. Water therapy is gaining popularity in fighting several diseases. The focus of this article is to study the benefits of water therapy in aiding weight loss.
Our body is 75 percent water while our Blood is nearly 83 percent water. It is logical that our cells have to be refreshed and rejuvenated with a regular supply of water.
How does water therapy help people trying to lose weight? Basically fat deposits in the body go up when one drinks less water. Kidneys are unable to get rid of waste due to lack of water and the body ends up storing fats. Cholesterol also gets deposited on the cell walls and liver is overburdened due to kidney not performing as expected.
Consuming plenty of water enables the kidneys to function as expected. Appetite is naturally curbed toxins are flushed out and pH is balanced. Water facilitates the breakdown of carbohydrates and proteins from food and neutralizes fat thus aiding in digestion and weight loss.
The best part about water therapy is its low cost.
How to go about water therapy?
According to Ayurveda, water therapy is called Usha Kaal Chikitsa which means “drinking water early in the morning”. Ayurvedic doctors recommend drinking 1.5 liters of water, 1 to 2 hours prior to consuming breakfast.
“Usha Kaala Chikitsa” is the Sanskrit coinage for water therapy. According to this ancient system, 1.5 liters of water should be drunk without even brushing the teeth. It is very essential to note that no drinks (like tea, coffee, and milk) or any form of solid food should be taken within half an hour to one hour before and after drinking 1.5 liters of water. Using any form of alcoholic drink the previous night is strictly prohibited.
The water should be sipped slowly, should be at room temperature and should be clean and pure. Also consuming water before meals is recommended but not necessary. Some people notice tiredness and fatigue after starting this therapy but these symptoms vanish after a few days of doing it. Doctors recommend eating a diet rich in vitamin E like wheat germ, flax seeds, almonds etc.
Water therapy is a simple method to cleanse both the body and mind from toxins. Doing water therapy one gets more benefits than one can imagine. At the physical level, various diseases are healed and at the mind level many negative habits just fade away.
The simple method that we are going to tell you will also cleanse your mind not physically but through intellect. Like the body the mind is also affected by internal as well as external toxins. The internal toxins in the mind arise through thoughts of every day actions and external toxins come from outside as stimuli from the environment. It is amazing how a simple method will cleanse both mind and body.
Drinking 1.5 liters of water daily first thing in the morning is water therapy. 1.5 liters is equal to 3.3 pints or 0.4 gallons of water or six and a half measuring cups (not tea-cups) of water.
What is Water Therapy?
Drinking 1.5 liters of water daily first thing in the morning is water therapy. 1.5 liters is equal to 3.3 pints or 0.4 gallons of water or six and a half measuring cups (not tea-cups) of water. (Details in the next few pages).
Diseases healed by Water Therapy
It is impossible to list them completely. It heals a number of ailments. These are some of the benefits that we experienced and some were reported by our friends.
Constipation, Headache, Anemia, Rheumatism, Organ Failures, General Paralysis, Over Weight, Arthritis, Improved Sexual Performance, Sinusitis, Tachycardia, Giddiness, Cough, Morning Sickness, Asthma, Bronchitis, Meningitis, Kidney Stones, Gall Stones, Dysentery, Leukemia, Hot Flashes Hyper Acidity, Gastro-enteritis, Eye Diseases, Wrinkles in Skin, Diabetes, Laryngitis, Breast Cancer, Prostrate Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophagus Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Liver Cancer, Lung Cancer, Pre-cancerous Oral Lesions, Ovarian Cyst, High Cholesterol, Ophthalmic Hemorrhage & Opthalmia (red eye), Irregular Menstruation, Rectal Prolapse, Urogenital Diseases, Blood Pressure/Hyper Tension, Pulmonary, Tuberculosis (TB).
Remember, most of these diseases are healed not with water therapy alone but in combination with the earth therapy (Diet) and/or the other four elements.
It is an irony that we think of the tiniest chemicals that are needed for our body. Hence, we give much importance to vitamins, minerals, enzymes, hormones etc. We calculate calories of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. However, we forget water is the major ingredient of our body. It is this ignorance that causes many diseases. Water is the safest supplement one can take everyday to cure and prevent diseases. If this water supplement is taken regularly, perfect health can be achieved.
When should I brush my teeth while doing water therapy ?
The previous night before going to bed, if you clean your teeth and gums (gums with hand) and next morning if your mouth is not smelling bad then you may rinse your mouth with water and gently brush with your hands and do water therapy almost immediately. If your mouth has a foul smell and if you are not comfortable with the above approach, brush your teeth and then do water therapy after 5 minutes.
Should it be drunk all at once? Why not split the water and drink throughout the day?
To clean the body one has to take a shower. One cannot keep pouring little water throughout the day to clean the body. Similarly one cannot argue that water can do its cleaning action by drinking several cups of water throughout the day. To clean you have to shower the internal body with 1.5 liters of water in the morning. Drinking water throughout the day is for thirst. Water therapy is not for thirst but for flushing all the toxins out of body and to regain good health.