The ancient Ayurveda medicine has a beneficial therapy with powerful therapeutic effects, which involves the consumption of water upon waking up.
This therapy treats various health issues, from pain to cancer, and has been known as Usha Paana Chikitsa in the Sages of India, which, when translated from Sanskrit, means “early morning water treatment.”
This practice leaves the internal system of the body, detoxifies the colon, and helps the absorption of nutrients from foods.
In the 1970s, Dr. Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, re-discovered this ancient therapy and discovered that water can naturally treat various conditions and diseases, like asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, migraines, and autoimmune disorders.
He was born in 193 in Iran and graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School of London University, where he studied under Nobel Prize winner, Sir Alexander Fleming.
In 1979 he went back to Iran, where he was imprisoned in the infamous Evin Prison as a political prisoner for two and a half years.
During this time, he discovered the miraculous medicinal powers of water and he started using only water to heal 3,000 fellow inmates suffering from stress-induced peptic ulcer disease.
His findings were documented in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology in June 1983 and his discovery was reported by the New York Times Science Watch on June 21, 1983.
Dr. Batmanghelidj escaped from Iran in 1982 and went to America. He started investigating the effects of chronic unintentional dehydration on the human body, and published the findings in 1992 and 1992.
He maintained that we often mistake the natural signals of thirst for the symptoms of various illnesses.
Over the years our body becomes chronically dehydrated, and a proper consumption of water will, therefore, solve all the issues caused by it.
Here is the water therapy explained in details:
-- as soon as you wake up, drink a glass ( 8oz) of fluoride-free or distilled water( add minerals back into to alkalize the body and reverse osmosis.) on an empty stomach.
-You should wait for about 45 minutes before eating or drinking anything.
-Drink a glass of water 30 minutes before meals and another one 2 hours after the meal.
The Japanese Medical Society claims that this water therapy is able to treat gastric issues and constipation in 10 days and lower high blood pressure in 30 days.
To motivate you to start practicing this healthy habit every morning, we list several of its benefits:
-- Water detoxifies the body. According to Kenneth Ellner, an Atlanta-based dermatologist, “Your kidneys do an amazing job of cleansing and ridding your body of toxins as long as your intake of fluids is adequate.
Getting fluids into your body right after you wake up will help your body flush out toxins first thing in the morning.” To boost the effects, squeeze some lemon juice into the glass, and it will detoxify the liver, increase the rate of urination, and boost enzyme function.
-- It jump starts up your metabolism. Drinking at least one large glass of water first thing in the morning has been shown to rev up your metabolism by a whopping 24% for 90 minutes.
-- You’re dehydrated when you wake up! After 7-8 hours of sleep, chances are, you wake up dehydrated in the morning. Drinking water helps make new muscle and blood cells and can increase the flow of oxygen, all of which are energizing.
-- Staying hydrated is very important in the cold and flu season, as it supports the health of the lymphatic system and prevents infections. Moreover, researchers have found that dehydration leads to sickness, stress, and increased cortisol levels.
-- This habit will reduce appetite. A study found that individuals who drink a glass of water before meals lost 4.5 pounds over a three-month period, since “it fills up the stomach with a substance that has zero calories”, and people “feel full as a result”.
-- Our brain tissue consists of 75% water, so if the body is properly hydrated, you will prevent fatigue, mood swings, and feeling drained, as the brain will have enough fuel to operate.
Our body is mainly comprised of water (72%), so proper hydration is extremely important for our overall health.
Researchers have found that we gradually become dehydrated as we age, so to restore your optimal health and state of mind, make sure you provide the needed amounts of water.
The habit of drinking a glass of water immediately after waking up will work wonders for your wellbeing, beauty, and health?
Tomorrow morning is the perfect time to start!